The Next QTs
I know the reason why Grindhouse did so poorly at the box office this weekend. Its target audience was busy making YouTube videos, trying to be the next Quentin Tarantino.
Check it out. Here are some of the more interesting ones I found: "The Showdown" by Brandon Schneider and Kevin Eichenbaum. Looks like the 24 writers are fans, they stole the arm trick.
"Can You Dig It?" shows off some pretty good production values.
Here's Joel Cantwell's "McPhew," based on one of my favorite John Wayne movies, McQ. The cool thing about this video is that they filmed it in 1975, which was way before YouTube founders Hurley, Chen and Karim were even born! It probably sat in a box somewhere at the back of a garage, just waiting for YouTube to give it new life!
"Disco Cop" by Matt Clark & Paul Moloney is sort of Jakie Brownesque. Love the wigs. I also love that they used a most awesome song, The Osmonds' "Crazy Horses."
This next guy, Stuart Meads, from the UK, has a real thing for gemstones. I'm not quite sure what's going on there.
And finally, from Finland, "Cock Norris and the Russian Drug Lord." My mom always said Finns were strange people.
Chalk it up to my short attention span, but you have about a minute to spike my interest, or I'm moving on. Life is short. I'm thinking that QT is a one hit wonder. And that was only a hit because he had a washed up actor making a comeback in a very quirky movie, with no message. Zed is dead. What the fuck is that all about?
Posted by: Casca at April 09, 2007 10:06 PM (2gORp)
well, I enjoyed some of his other movies also, but yeah, Pulp Fiction was by far the best. Rodriguiz is a bit overrated too. I thought I would like to see any movie with both Kurt Russell and Bruce Willis in it, but the chick with the leg gun was a big turn off to me. Some things are just too weird.
Posted by: kyle N at April 10, 2007 02:50 AM (hwEFM)
Are you fuckin' with me? Reservoir Dogs beats the shit outta Pulp Fiction.
But yeah, for the most part Quentin's movies are vastly overrated. I do plan to see Grind House, though, on the recommendation of a colleague whose movie tastes are sometimes pretty quirky.
Rodriquez . . . well, I'd just swear off him altogether if not for Sin City and Desperado. (Yes, goddamn it, I kinda like Desperado. OK? I blame Salma.)
Posted by: Matt at April 10, 2007 02:31 PM (10G2T)
sin city? unwatchable. i fast forwarded through most of it.
Posted by: annika at April 10, 2007 05:22 PM (WfR6S)
I agree with Matt, except for the part about liking Desperado.
And, why did the Finnish guys dress up for a Deliverance remake? I didn't know Europe had rednecks too.
Posted by: reagan80 at April 10, 2007 08:16 PM (fO04l)
I didn't expect to like Sin City, and I'm still not sure what about it appealed to me (leaving aside Jessica Alba). But something did.
Posted by: Matt at April 11, 2007 09:22 AM (10G2T)