Grindhouse was fucking awesome

Wow, the 3+ hours was one of the best moviegoing experiences of my life.

  • Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino are the best directors of our time. Maybe Rodriguez more so.
  • One of the best-looking cinemagraphically filmed movies ever, even if content was a bit lacking. Loved the added scratches.
  • I can’t beliiieeeeeeeve this didn’t get an NC-17 rating. It just shows the hypocrisy in the rating system. I’d allow my child to see Shortbus and The Dreamers before this. Probaby the most graphically violent movie I have ever seen. Your most gruesome nightmares realized. Heads exploding, people being cooked alive, melting genitals, grusesome car accidents, limbs being torn from bodies, organs being eaten. It’s all there, and more.
  • I think I’m in love with Rose McGowan. Gun leg included.
  • Fake trailers= incredible.
  • Love how they followed old genres but updated it a bit.
  • Tarantino is a master of choosing soundtracks.
  • Casting was perfect. Love Freddy Rodriguez. Loved Sydney Poitier’s daughter. Even Rosario Dawson was bearable.
  • Ok, so there was massive glorified violence, INTENSE misogyny….but is it to be taken for face value or was it used as an homage to a movie genre or used to make a point about exploitation? Either way, not everyone who sees this movie is going to think that deeply, and the violence/misogyny will be subconsciously justified. This is the same thing that worries me about shows like South Park and Reno 911!, which is a veiled social commentary.

Like I said, Quentin Tarantino is a genius when it comes to soundtracks, and understands how it is as important as the movie (Sofia Coppola comes in a close second). Death Proof is no exception. I’m still on the prowl for Planet Terror.

[DEATH PROOF OST]

Tracklist:

1. The Last Race – Jack Nitzsche
2. Baby, It’s You – Smith
3. Paranoia Prima – Ennio Morricone
4. Planning & Scheming – Eli Roth
5. Jeepster – T Rex
6. Stuntman Mike – Kurt Russell
7. Staggolee – Pacific Gas & Electric
8. The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) – Joe Tex
9. Good Love, Bad Love – Eddie Floyd
10. Down In Mexico – The Coasters
11. Hold Tight – Dave Dee
12. Sally And Jack – Pino Donaggio
13. It’s So Easy – Willy DeVille
14. Whatever-However – Tracie Thoms
15. Riot In Thunder Alley – Eddie Beram
16. Chick Habit – April March

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s