Death Proof (2007)
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In Death Proof -- director Tarantino's take on such peddle-to-the-metal shockers as White Line Fever -- Kurt Russell stars as an engine-revving psychopath who prefers to take out his beautiful victims at 200 mph. Originally released into theaters on a double bill with Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror under the Grindhouse banner, Death Proof finds a group of ladies out on the town pitted against a mysterious figured named Stuntman Mike (Russell), whose vintage automobile has been partially
Apr 5, 2007 Wide
Sep 17, 2007
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Smart attention is paid to some interesting tensions between old and new in areas as varied as pop culture, photography, effects work, automobile construction, telephony and audio recording technology.
Much of this material is terrific in purely cinematic terms; one of Tarantino's saving graces as a filmmaker is his often surprising capacity for contemplative moments and patches of plotlessness.
Although overall impact of Tarantino's homage to chick-driven actioners and auto demolition derbies remains about the same, pic's second half, in particular, benefits from the further detailing it's now received.
By the end of the film, Tarantino delivers on the action with a car chase that will get anyone's engine revving.
Death Proof doesn't simply comment on its genre inspirations - it adds to their very legacy.
As an anomaly, a curio, even as half a movie, it's a winner. As a stand-alone feature, it struggles to stand up to close scrutiny.
Freed from the constraints of the Grindhouse package, Death Proof can now spread out, find its proper rhythms, and emerge as another excellent Tarantino classic.
A comprovação de que, nas mãos de um diretor que conhece a fundo a técnica e a história do Cinema, até mesmo um exercício de estilo sem grandes ambições pode representar uma experiência apaixonante para quem ama e respeita a Sétima Arte.
Clearly the work of somebody who has ingested Carol J. Clover's Men, Women, and Chainsaws, yet it is also more
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Death Proof is superbly made. There's a terrible tension watching these beautiful and spirited young women getting too close to the flame, followed by enormous relief when the mood changes in the second story.
A well-controlled buildup of expectations, suspense, and character contrast.
While playing by the rules--scantily clad women, sudden brutality, straightforward narrative--he also gleefully subverts the genre to keep us thoroughly entertained.
Tarantino has a blast with this affectionate nod to '70s exploitation flicks, but the dialogue isn't as good as it should have been.
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- Abernathy: It's a Prada!
- Earl: I can make goddam sure he don't do it in Texas.
- Stuntman Mike: The alcohol is just a lubricant for the individual for the individual encounters that a bar room offers.
- Stuntman Mike: [catches his breath] Ohhh, ladies that was fun!
- Stuntman Mike: Well damn if you ain't so sweet you make salt taste just like sugar.
- Zoë Bell: I'm okay!
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