Somehow, blood in movies and television is completely alright with me. And as Quentin Tarantino has indubitably shown us, it can be quite spectacular.
This animated scene and of course the crazy 88's are the 2 scenes that really stuck with me. The outrageous jets of blood, which must account for at least ten times as much a normal humans amount of blood, act as another canvas for Tarantino to inject his quintessential style. As O-ren's mother is killed in the bed above which she is hiding, her blood begins to pool in the mattress above. And just as the sound track begins to swell and climax, droplets of blood form and rain down in an emotionally unsettling way. That amount of blood in real life would have me heaving, but I was mesmerized in the beauty of the scene. When O-ren finally gets her revenge, blood literally paints the walls. But with Tarantino's freakish attention to detail, he leaves a bloodless outline of O-ren on the wall as her body blocks the spray in a menacing pose. It seams Quentin Tarantino literally uses blood as the paint and canvass for his art.