Looking very forward to Grindhouse

posted by Jeff | Thursday, March 29, 2007, 1:38 PM | comments: 2

If you're a big movie fan, then you know that Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino have made a movie called Grindhouse. It's basically two hour-long movies with fake trailers in between. It's a tribute to the old school practice of showing shitty B-movies back to back. By shitty I mean in terms of quality and use of gratuitous violence and boobies. Can't say I know anything about the genre, but those cats are such huge movie fans that they've even seen everything that ever sucked.

I like Tarantino even if he may have peaked with Pulp Fiction. I like Rodriguez because he applies sweet style even to his movies that would be average otherwise (didn't see Spy Kids, so I won't go there). The truth is though, that even if their movies aren't great in terms of plot, they're great in that they exhibit so much passion. It really comes through in ways that are hard to describe.

The other important thing it does for me though is to consider a genre that is so whacked out that, for a screenwriter anyway, you can do something creative that's not based on your own life. Pure fiction is a hard thing for me to even think about writing, but meaningless sex and violence? I could handle that.

So a week from Friday, I expect to see it, or at least see it that weekend. One of the blogs I read said the movie is like food that's bad for you. You know it's bad, but it's delicious anyway.


draegs, March 29, 2007, 7:05 PM #

Peaked with Pulp Fiction? Not a fan of the Kill Bill movies I take it?

Jeff, March 29, 2007, 8:11 PM #

Not really. Should've been just one movie. Kinda like when Nine Inch Nails does a double album that would've been better as one.

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