Phantom ‘Bill’ slays ’em

'Vol. 2' preem wows crowd

Snoop Dogg displayed an uncanny knack for film criticism at Thursday night’s ArcLight preem for Quentin Tarantino‘s “Kill Bill Vol. 2.” “I thought the shit was fly,” Dogg said, going on to praise the helmer. “He has it together. And I like the happy ending.”

Across the room from Dogg at the Ivar Club after-party, Tarantino confessed it felt “weird” being at the premiere. He had been making fixes up to 10 days prior and felt like he was still in production. “It’s like a phantom limb kind of thing,” the helmer said.

“By the time I get to, like, the London or the Italian premiere I’ll feel like I’m about done with the movie.”

The after-party was unusually lively for a post-preem affair, primarily due to Texas flamenco rock band Del Castillo, with Robert Rodriguez sitting in on guitar. The crowd actually paid attention to the band, which might be a preem first.

Also at the party was Miramax’s Harvey Weinstein who said Tarantino’s “pantheon is just beginning”; producer Lawrence Bender; and star David Carradine. When told his work in the film was “iconic,” the latter retorted, “Just my usual shit,” with the merest hint of a wink.

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