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The 'Bill' mill

October 18, 2003

I found it odd that reviewer Manohla Dargis named many films from which Quentin Tarantino nicked ideas for "Kill Bill" ("It's Bloody Tarantino," Oct. 10) but left out the most obvious one, from which Tarantino has stolen his entire plot: Francois Truffaut's "The Bride Wore Black" (1968), in which Jeanne Moreau obsessively hunted and killed each of the five men who, minutes after her fairy-tale wedding, had murdered her new husband.

Alane Vouras

Los Angeles

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AFTER all the uproar about "Kill Bill" is over, I hope audiences will find out that it is a very obvious remake of the brilliant and underrated Sam Peckinpah movie "The Killer Elite."

A simple revenge flick with James Caan and Robert Duvall, "The Killer Elite" is much better and doesn't fawn over itself the way "Kill Bill" does.

Clancy O'Hara

Torrance

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