Monday, May 28, 2012

Scene of the Week: Kill Bill: Vol. 2

By Sati. Monday, May 28, 2012 , ,
You don't even know what fucking day you work
directed by Quentin Tarantino

The scene: Budd, Bill's brother, who is a bouncer in a lousy bar gets told off by his boss Larry. What we witness in that barely 3-minute long scene is an epic exchange worthy of the best of Tarantino's moments. Larry takes a marker and proceeds to cross Budd's name on the calender, which is especially funny since Budd, former assassin who is very dangerous, just stands there looking calm, resigned and pretty damn put in his place.

- You looking for me?
- I don't know what car wash you worked before you came here that let you stroll in  minutes late, but it wasn't owned by me - and I own a fuckin' car wash.         
- Larry...there ain't nobody out there, so...
- What's your point? That you're not needed here?
- My point is...l'm the bouncer, and there ain't nobody out there to bounce.    
- You saying that the reason that you're not doing the job that I'm paying you to do is that you don't have a job to do?
- No...
- Is that what you're saying? What are you trying to convince me of, exactly? That you're as useless as an asshole right here? Well, guess what, buddy? I think... you just fucking convinced me. Let's go to the calendar. It's calendar time. Calendar time for Buddy. OK. You working tomorrow?
- Yeah.
- Mm. No, you're n... You don't even know what fucking day you work. Here. You're not working tomorrow. You're working Wednesday. Here you are. There you go. Workin' Thursday?
- Yeah.
- I don't think so. Friday. There's your name.
- If you say so.
- There used to be your name. OK? Saturday. There used to be your name. Uh, Monday... Here. How about that? Fuckin' with your cash is the only thing you kids seem to understand. OK? Now, I want you to go home till I call you. Till I call you. Before you leave, talk to Rocket. She's got a job for you to do. And... the hat. That fuckin' hat. That fucking...How many times have I told you, don't wear that fucking hat here? How many?
- Customers wear hats.
- Well, I'm not the boss of the customers. I'm the boss of you. And I'm telling you that I want you to keep that shit-kicker hat at home.


20 comments:

  1. That is a great scene. After all, it is an indication of what Budd has become. A weary man who seems to have been filled with regrets and knows that the Bride is going after him. Yet, he can take all of that and just swallow it. Michael Madsen's performance is very underrated I think and I think it's the best thing he's done.

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    1. He is truly fantastic in the movie, I liked how Budd genuinely felt what he did to her was horrible but his self preservation instinct still kicked in.

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  2. Great scene from a great movie! Budd is my favorite assassin of the group.

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    1. My favorite was always Elle, probably because she was so amazingly vicious.

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  3. Larry Bishop was so great in this scene.

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    1. He was terrific, Tarantino should work with him more often.

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  4. What an awesome scene! Great highlight matey

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    1. Thank you! I always watch it as a motivation since I'm never too keen to do my work wither :)

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  5. I'm sure you could've highlighted any scene from this fine film. Of course this scene showcases what's become of Budd after leaving the gang. The answer is...not much.

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    1. And so does the following scene with the Rocket :)

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  6. Holy shit, yes yes yes, love this scene.

    I love the way he says "You don't even know what FUCKIN' day you work" and, "That you're as good as an asshole right here?"

    Larry Bishop killed it in that role.

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    1. He wss so funny in that scene, I think this may be one of the funniest moments from both films.

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  7. Terrific scene. I love it. I don't love Vol. 2, though. I think it has some fantastic scenes, but I much prefer Vol. 1.

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    1. I like both movies, but I do prefer Volume 1 as well. The last 40 minutes of it is just so iconic and entertaining.

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  8. Nice choice for a scene. I have got to re-watch both those Kill Bill films. Pretty sad that Madsen is probably working as a bouncer somewhere right now in real life. I saw where he got arrested for being drunk and beating up his teenage son, has declared bankruptcy, and is being sued by creditors. Seems like a lot of talent going to waste, very sad.

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    1. Yeah his life is really falling apart recently, so it seems. I hope Tarantino works with him again some time, that may be a shot for comeback for him.

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  9. YES! I'm so glad this scene gets some recognition. I love it ridiculous amounts. Truly a brilliant Tarantino moment. Madsen is brilliant as always, and I don't know where Tarantino found Larry, but he's gotta keep that guy in his pocket.

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    1. Absolutely. So glad I'm not the only one loving this scene! It's such a gem.

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