Tarantino senses Oscar snub
Quentin Tarantino has said that the decision to divide his latest film, "Kill Bill", into two volumes could have cost it any chance it had of Oscar s
16:14 11 August 2004
Quentin Tarantino has said that the decision to divide his latest film, "Kill Bill", into two volumes could have cost it any chance it had of Oscar success.
"I think we would have gotten considerably more awards play if the film had been one big, giant epic," said the cult director.
But he is unrepentant.
"If I tried to turn it into a three-hour or two-and-a-half-hour movie, all the scenes that would go would be scenes I think give the movie its weight, its resonance.
"If I truly, truly believed the film would have had more impact shorter, I would have done it that way," Tarantino said.
At last year's Academy Award ceremony, the first half of the film, "Kill Bill: Volume 1", failed to pick up a single Oscar nomination - despite being widely acclaimed for, amongst other things, its editing and cinematography.
The first film did enjoy success at less prestigious and youth-oriented award ceremonies, winning Empire magazine's "Best Actress" and "Best Director" as well as MTV's "Best Female" and "Best Fight".
But Tarantino has not given up all hope of Oscar success.
"I'm still hoping we're going to do good at the Oscars this year for Kill Bill: Volume 2," he added.
The two films follow Uma Thurman, who plays the part of a former assassin, as she takes her revenge on those who have betrayed her.