A Dialogue from the Kill Bill : Vol 2 script.
It’s Bill speaking – the one who’s supposed to get killed as the title suggests. z
“I find the whole mythology surrounding superheroes fascinating. Take my favorite superhero, Superman.
Not a great comic book.
Not particularly well-drawn.”
“But the mythology…
The mythology is not only great, it’s unique.
Now, a staple of the superhero mythology is, there’s the superhero and there’s the alter ego.
Batman is actually Bruce Wayne,
Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker.
When that character wakes up in the morning, he’s Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spider-Man.
And it is in that characteristic Superman stands alone. Superman didn’t become Superman.
Superman was born Superman.
When Superman wakes up in the morning, he’s Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent.
His outfit with the big red “S”, that’s the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes.
What Kent wears – the glasses, the business suit – that’s the costume.
That’s the costume Superman wears to blend in with us.
Clark Kent is how Superman views us.
And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent.
He’s weak… he’s unsure of himself… he’s a coward.
Clark Kent is Superman’s critique on the whole human race.”
Hearing the whole dialogue makes my nerves tingle. Reminds me of a certain Sachin Tendulkar. This is not going to be a post on how great he is, or how humble he is, or his genius or even what a model human being he is. Neither is this about how the Don compared ST to himself.
One talks about his failure in the second innings’, one talks about his failure to perform under pressure, one talks about him not winning enough matches for India. One also talks about looking at mirrors.
To answer all those ‘ones’ I don’t intend to reinvent the wheel. So borrowing the well written dialogue, I rest my case.
With apologies (and gratitude) to Mr Quentin Tarantino.
Posted by Rahul.