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Death Proof
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Directed By
Quentin Tarantino

Written By:
Quentin Tarantino

Cast:
Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Tracie Thoms, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Zoe Bell, Michael Parks, Quentin Tarantino, Monica Staggs, Electra Avellan, Elise Avellan, Michael Bacall, Nicky Katt, Helen Kim, Jonathan Loughran, Tim Murphy, Eli Roth, Marley Shelton, Omar Doom, James Parks, Tina Rodriguez, Marcy Harriell, Marta Mendoza


 
Death Proof (2007)
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Movie Review by Melissa
November 18th, 2007

Tarantino fans will enjoy

I am a die-hard Tarantino fan. So two years prior to the Grindhouse films coming out, I was reading up on it and getting geared up for what was sure to be an amazing month at the theatre. And I was right!

Death Proof was the second film in the Grindhouse release of the two films (other film being Planet Terror, directed by Robert Rodriguez) and although it wasn't as action-packed, it was amazing.

As any die-hard Tarantino fan knows, Quentin has a way with his dialogue, and feet. And at many points in this film, you begin to wonder if he is poking fun at himself with his pop-talk (a bit of funk, stereotype, and pop-culture) and foot fetish. But really, that is part of what makes this film so damn good.

It starts off with four girls celebrating their local-celebrity friend Jungle Julia's birthday. They go bar hopping and are being stalked by none other than Stuntman Mike, in his death proof car. At the last bar of the night, Stuntman Mike introduces himself to Rose McGowan (not part of the foursome) and offers her a ride home. He is actually stalking the foursome, but uses her as a way to not seem so obvious. It's a long opening sequence to any action, as it is some character development and LOTS of talking, great music and a lap dance.

After leaving the bar, chaos ensues when he kills McGowan's character off in an evil way in his car, and then begins his hunt for the foursome. He finds them and kills them in the most memorable kill scene I've ever witnessed. It is done so well I thought it was CGI, but alas, they used a real stuntman and stunt car. Genius.

A 14 months later he is on the prowl looking for his new 'girlfriends' and stalks another group of girls leaving their movie set. These girls, however, aren't falling for his bullsh*t and take matters into their hands proving how awesome chick fights can be, and how much of a pu**y he really is.

Watch this movie prior to Planet Terror. It'll get you pumped up and ready for the adrenaline rush that Rodriguez produced. I promise any Tarantino fan won't be disappointed. There is a Big Kahuna burger reference, his signature cigs, and cameos by Eli Roth, Robert Rodriguez and Tarantino himself. Enjoy!

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