Quentin Tarantino’s DEATH PROOF is a white knuckle ride behind the wheel of a psycho serial killer’s roving, revving, racing death machine.Robert Rodriguez’s PLANET TERROR is a heart-pounding trip to a town ravaged by a mysterious plague.With Freddy Rodriguez, Rose Mc Gowan, Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson. R: Language, extreme violence, drug use, sexuality/nudity. The claim that the Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino two-film project "Grindhouse" is an homage to the Grade Z exploitation movies that played on the alternative urban theater circuit in the '60s and '70s is baloney.
The origins of the term “grindhouse” are fuzzy: some cite the types of films shown (as in “Bump-and-Grind”) in run down former movie palaces; others point to a method of presentation -- movies were “grinded out” in ancient projectors one after another.
Frequently, the movies were grouped by exploitation subgenre.
“Lianne as Tarantino’s girlfriend was a little too juicy,” said Mike White, who helped bring the plagiarism allegations to light on his blog, Impossible Funky.
In a post on Saturday, White said that Mac Dougall, who uses the pen name Lianne Spiderbaby, lifted blocks of text from other blogs and review sites in two recent articles published by horror culture site FEARnet.“I was pretty taken aback and I was amazed to see how blatant the plagiarism was,” said White.
Granted, this is not just any dialogue, but home-brewed Tarantino espresso dialogue, tough, vulgar repartee that has given everything since "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction" a special Q. "Planet Terror" is nonstop zombie violence, a comedy of gore that ratchets "Shaun of the Dead" up about 3,000 ticks.
A virus infects humans and victims are noticeable by soulless eyes and pulsating boils.
Pick, the daughter of Israeli songwriter and composer Tzvika Pik, reportedly began dating Tarantino in 2009, having met while the director was in Israel promoting “Inglourious Basterds.” The pair broke up some time after but later resumed their relationship. However, Tarantino did give himself some wiggle room, telling GQ that “I’m not saying I’ll never get married or have a kid before I’m 60.
In 2009, Tarantino said in an interview with GQ that he didn’t intend to marry, at least while he was still working. But I’ve made a choice, so far, to go this road alone.” Tarantino has said he intends to retire from filmmaking after his 10th film.
Inspired by the unique distribution of independent horror classics of the sixties and seventies, these two shockingly bold features are presented together on a drive-in style double bill, replete with fake trailers, missing reels and plenty of exploitative mayhem.
The impetus for Grindhouse began during a time before the multiplex and state-of-the-art home theaters ruled the movie-going experience.
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