Pai Mei Awaits

March 29th, 2011 by in Artsy Sh*t, Movies

By Tim Doyle:

In the film, when the Bride ascends the staircase to Pai Mei’s mountaintop home, and we get our first look at Pai Mei- I knew we had just shifted gears into a new genre. While the ‘House of Blue Leaves’ bit from part 1 had been a Japanese/Yakuza send-up, this was clearly going to be a Chinese-style Shaw Bros. influenced training segment, and I couldn’t have been happier. I spent several Sunday afternoons in my youth watching badly dubbed Kung-Fu epics on UHF 27 in Dallas, and Pai Mei was a recurring character in a lot of those films. This was truly a brilliant choice by a very smart nerd- Tarantino does not disappoint.

Tim has done an iconic image from each of Tarantino’s films for Spoke Art‘s Quentin vs. Coens art show at Bold Hype Gallery. Slashfilm got ahold of the first four, which you can see here, and they will be revealing the rest of the prints tomorrow.