a great film in every way.
one of the things i noticed most in this viewing is how tarantino uses the camera in a similar way to that of leone’s the good, the bad and the ugly. the film is very aware of itself, this is obvious. tarantino’s use of the camera is often either about what the characters are not seeing or what the audience is not seeing. the zed scene is a great example. at one point we see the gimp being unlocked and let out of the box. rhames and willis are trying to look at what is happening, but can’t see. we see them straining to listen to what’s going on and we see the wheels turning in their heads; it’s both comical and painful. later in that scene willis abandons his chainsaw for another weapon which we don’t see for a moment. the camera pans up to reveal the samurai sword. in both instances tarantino is using the camera to heighten the mood or provide a comic moment. no matter what the purpose, tarantino is the master of ceremonies.
chronologically the final scene is of willis riding off into the horizon on a motorcycle with a twilight zone type of theme playing.