Monday, October 08, 2007

Death Proof


Half of the "Grindhouse" project (a double-feature film done together with Robert Rodriguez which aimed to recreate the typical 1970's sessions in B movies theatres, including fake damaged film reels), Death Proof could be described as the story of a man obsessed with killing beautiful women in car crashes. But there's much more to it... actually, if you count them, we only have two main "action" scenes in the movie, as the rest is all about pure Tarantino-like dialogues, cool characters, cool shots, cool music... Even more direct than usual with Tarantino, everything then leads to the two "action" scenes, the first one ending the first half of the movie and being an iconic massacre (including an unbelievable shot of a leg flying...), while the second one ends with a car-chase that is virtually breathtaking. Loaded with the purest form of adrenaline (my advice, don't go behind the wheel after seeing it, or you'll happily want to run over everyone you dislike), you could also call it another ode from Tarantino to women in general. Clearly an act of love.

1 comment:

andré garcia said...

Hi. Great review on Deathproof, i agree with you, entirely, its Tarantino at its Best. I think its slightly underrated. I think the critics despised this movie, cause they'd not expect an association with talentless Rodriguez. The Tarantino really stands out as a film (the dialogues might just be the greatest after Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction), whereas Planet Terror, is a sad excuse for a film, it has some interesting aspects, but all in all, it doesn't deliver completely, its competent but it lacks Tarantino flair and scripting genius. I think, they were right about cutting the Grindhouse Features in half. The Rodriguez film is all reference and no content, whereas Tarantino is all reference and all content...