Reels and Wheels celebrates Halloween by sitting down on Halloween night and talking about Quentin Tarantino's tribute to classic Grindhouse movies, Death Proof!
Death Proof is a Horror/Thriller for car guys, layered with references to all the great classic car chase movies covered on this podcast, like Vanishing Point, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, and Bullitt.
It's also a Tarantino movie, so there's tons of snappy dialogue and a few key points of extremely graphic violence. We have some amazing cars - the psychotic Stuntman Mike, played to perfection by Kurt Russell, choose both a 1971 Chevy Nova and a 1969 Charger. Our protagonists show up in a 1972 Mustang, dead set on getting a test drive of an Alpine white 1970 Challenger similar to the Vanishing Point car!
How much Tarantino is too much Tarantino? How deep to the tributes and references go? How unintentionally creepy is the movie?
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