Saturday, April 24, 2004

I watched Kill Bill Vol. 2. I am now certain that Quentin Tarantino is a nasty misogynist. No doubt about that. I should explain that I have watched and enjoyed all of his movies, and even his scripts for movies. He is quite talented and original. And I like how he matches picture, camera angle, color (or black and white), word, scene, music, and ambiance all together. But it is indubitable that he relishes showing women being beaten, humiliated, insulted, smashed and thrown around. He has the imagination of a wife-beater for sure. Such movies produce images and ideas that make wife-beating, and abuse of women in general, as macho.