Re: RARA-AVIS: Grindhouse, anybody?

From: Nathan Cain (
Date: 13 May 2007

I finally broke down and saw Grindhouse a while back. I liked Rodriguez's entry. It had some truly inspired background bits, like a cereal named
"Great White Bites," and a lounge version of the Dead Kennedy's "Too Drunk to Fuck," on the radio during an attempted rape scene. Tarantino did a great thing casting Kurt Russell in his half, but wasted him. Russell has been in a couple of B Movie classics (Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China). It's too bad that 3/4 of "Death Proof" was dialogue and shots of women's feet. Tarantino hit his peak with Jackie Brown. I think a lot of that had to do with the source material. Elmore Leonard's books make better movies than they do books.

On 5/13/07, William Ahearn <> wrote:
> --- Kevin Burton Smith
> < <>>
> wrote:
> > His
> > first three films all seemed witty and smart and
> > fresh (and were all,
> > coincidentally, crime films) whereas both KILL BILLs
> > seem like adolescent, self-indulgent wallow
> > disguised as "homage".
> Kill Bill would have been a dazzling long single
> movie. I saw them back to back and came away thinking
> I needed to learn a video editing system so I could
> release a viewer's cut. Lucy Liu would end up with
> about 5 minutes of screen time and no backstory. That
> whole section was dreadful.
> William
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