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What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do with hi... - 2/12/2012 1:54:44 AM   
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In recent interviews Tarantino has more and more talked about the fact that he does not want to be making films well into old age, and wants to finish out on top as he views 'death proof' as his worst movie but he enjoys the film and is happy with that being the worst of his output. He has said that 10 films would make a nice 'artistic statement' for him. Combining that with the fact that he hates the idea of filming in digital and never will, we could see the end of Quentin Tarantinos directing career in the next 6-10 years. Considering he has made 8 films or 7 if you count kill bill as 1 film (i guess its more important how Tarantino counts it) and Tarantino seems to tackle his films with genre in mind with Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction being his crime output, Jackie Brown being Blaxploitation, Kill Bill 1 and 2 being western/kung-fu, Death Proof with Horror, Inglourious Basterds with War and now Django Unchained as his full-on western, what would you like to see Tarantino tackle with his remaining 2 or 3 films if he sticks to his word?

Personally i'd like to see a Prohibition-era Gangster film or a 1950's noir, with his film knowledge i'm guessing he would have a lot to say/do in that environment in terms of style/story.

Another is Sci-Fi, it's really the only other type of film that he has yet to tackle, although the reason for that may be that even though his films have moments of the ridiculous, none of them are especially fantastical and no matter how crazy they are the events in the films could have happened in the real world. So perhaps that's why he's never tackled a sci-fi film because he's not interested in the fantastical.

So what about you?

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 2/12/2012 3:02:50 AM   
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Personally i'd like to see a Prohibition-era Gangster film or a 1950's noir, with his film knowledge i'm guessing he would have a lot to say/do in that environment in terms of style/story.



I would highly agree on this. He could milk this into a very well made film.

As for Sci-fi, even though he hasn't tackled this kind of genre yet, I think there's a reason for it, and personally I don't think he should. It just doesn't seem like his cup of tea, unless he can make something like Inglorious Basterds in Space and get away with it.

I also like to see him writing/directing a drama, something based on a real story. I always admired his dialogues, and would love to see that incorporated in something more than a quirky comedy. Another thing I would to see from him is something similar to Pulp Fiction and/or Inglorious Basterds. I enjoyed these two to a very high extent, and if he can keep this charm on another film of the same kind, that would be amazing. If it ain't broke, then why fix it.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 2/12/2012 12:42:05 PM   
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Spy thriller - he missed out on Casino Royale. so maybe a retro spy film as a kind of homage to all the Bonds/Avengers/Flint/UNCLE etc of the 60s. with someone like M Fassbender, C Owen or even a previous 007 (Brosnan) as a nameless Bond like character (unless EON let him do a proper Bond film - a one off lower budget possibly R rated experimental retro thing after Craig finishes and before they restart with another guy for the present day)

as mentioned - SciFi. maybe something similar to the J Carpenter films of the 70s/80s. even a 3rd 'Escape' with K Russel (Escape from LA seemed abit Tarentino-esque) or maybe a homage to 50s/60s SF - really retro like Forbidden Planet/Star Trek original series, but rated R/18.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 2/12/2012 2:42:53 PM   
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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 2/12/2012 4:10:44 PM   
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To be honest, I'll love anything he does so I'll just be savoring every moment until he retires. He did say a while back that Django Unchained might be part two of an unofficial trilogy - the first being Basterds - but it's anyone's guess as to what genre the third one would be. Maybe it will be a kick ass sci-fi.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 2/12/2012 8:55:50 PM   
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Well, since Death Proof is not a horror film, I would like him to do one. Zombies, perhaps?
Of course, From Dawn to Dusk is his script, but he didn't direct.
What about a superhero action spectacular? But it has to be a wisecracking superhero, not humourless stiffs like Superman or Batman.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 2/12/2012 9:04:39 PM   
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Well, since Death Proof is not a horror film, I would like him to do one. Zombies, perhaps?
Of course, From Dawn to Dusk is his script, but he didn't direct.
What about a superhero action spectacular? But it has to be a wisecracking superhero, not humourless stiffs like Superman or Batman.


Death Proof is a slasher movie with the car as the murder weapon. It may change into a female empowerment movie by the final quarter and it's told through the idea that it's a grindhouse film so there's mostly talking and only a few beats of action but it's Quentin Tarantino's version of a horror film.
Same as how there's not a single battle in Inglorious Basterds, it's still a war film as told by Quentin Tarantino. Reservoir Dogs is a heist film, you don't see the actual heist but it's his version.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 2/12/2012 9:43:15 PM   
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As for Sci-fi, even though he hasn't tackled this kind of genre yet, I think there's a reason for it, and personally I don't think he should. It just doesn't seem like his cup of tea, unless he can make something like Inglorious Basterds in Space and get away with it.



An Ice Pirates remake or sequel.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 2/12/2012 10:08:30 PM   
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Well, since Death Proof is not a horror film, I would like him to do one. Zombies, perhaps?
Of course, From Dawn to Dusk is his script, but he didn't direct.
What about a superhero action spectacular? But it has to be a wisecracking superhero, not humourless stiffs like Superman or Batman.


Death Proof is a slasher movie with the car as the murder weapon. It may change into a female empowerment movie by the final quarter and it's told through the idea that it's a grindhouse film so there's mostly talking and only a few beats of action but it's Quentin Tarantino's version of a horror film.
Same as how there's not a single battle in Inglorious Basterds, it's still a war film as told by Quentin Tarantino. Reservoir Dogs is a heist film, you don't see the actual heist but it's his version.



You're kidding, right?

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 2/12/2012 10:21:50 PM   
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Well, since Death Proof is not a horror film, I would like him to do one. Zombies, perhaps?
Of course, From Dawn to Dusk is his script, but he didn't direct.
What about a superhero action spectacular? But it has to be a wisecracking superhero, not humourless stiffs like Superman or Batman.


Death Proof is a slasher movie with the car as the murder weapon. It may change into a female empowerment movie by the final quarter and it's told through the idea that it's a grindhouse film so there's mostly talking and only a few beats of action but it's Quentin Tarantino's version of a horror film.
Same as how there's not a single battle in Inglorious Basterds, it's still a war film as told by Quentin Tarantino. Reservoir Dogs is a heist film, you don't see the actual heist but it's his version.



You're kidding, right?


I'd agree with giggity. There's no difference between Stuntman Mike and say, Michael Myers. They're both crazy and they both like killing young kids, only the former prefers a car over a knife.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 2/12/2012 11:42:57 PM   
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Yep, Death Proof is a horror. It's more in the vein of say Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer than Dawn of the Dead, but it's still a horror.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 2/12/2012 11:58:10 PM   
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What about a superhero action spectacular?


I think Matthew Vaughn beat him to the punch on that score with Kick-Ass, or Quentin Tarantino's Spider-Man as I like to think of it.


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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 3/12/2012 12:03:21 AM   
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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 3/12/2012 12:21:15 AM   
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I'd actually like to see a return to the Vega-verse - if QT's still got it in him.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 3/12/2012 12:02:40 PM   
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I'd actually like to see a return to the Vega-verse - if QT's still got it in him.


It could be cool if he did his long-gestating film about Vic and Vincent. Of course, the only way he could do it was if he changed up his original idea to suit their ages - which I think would be awesome - but then that wouldn't make much sense after the events of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs...

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 3/12/2012 12:18:21 PM   
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I'd actually like to see a return to the Vega-verse - if QT's still got it in him.


It could be cool if he did his long-gestating film about Vic and Vincent. Of course, the only way he could do it was if he changed up his original idea to suit their ages - which I think would be awesome - but then that wouldn't make much sense after the events of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs...


maybe he could set it in an alternate reality where they didnt get killed. i wouldnt put it past him

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 3/12/2012 3:03:53 PM   
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I'd actually like to see a return to the Vega-verse - if QT's still got it in him.


It could be cool if he did his long-gestating film about Vic and Vincent. Of course, the only way he could do it was if he changed up his original idea to suit their ages - which I think would be awesome - but then that wouldn't make much sense after the events of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs...


maybe he could set it in an alternate reality where they didnt get killed. i wouldnt put it past him


Well I guess he changed the events of WW2 quite radically, so why not?

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 3/12/2012 6:28:43 PM   
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Yep, Death Proof is a horror. It's more in the vein of say Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer than Dawn of the Dead, but it's still a horror.


You're all crazy.
So every film with a killer who murders 'kids' is a slasher horror film?

wikipedia: Death Proof is a 2007 American action thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

imdb also lists it as an action thriller

Grindhouse film does not necessarily mean horror film. I think Death Proof is Tarantino's homage to carsploitation films like Vanishing Point and Death Race 2000, rather than to Halloween and Friday 13th. Don't you think?

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 3/12/2012 6:39:26 PM   
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Yep, Death Proof is a horror. It's more in the vein of say Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer than Dawn of the Dead, but it's still a horror.


You're all crazy.
So every film with a killer who murders 'kids' is a slasher horror film?

wikipedia: Death Proof is a 2007 American action thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

imdb also lists it as an action thriller

Grindhouse film does not necessarily mean horror film. I think Death Proof is Tarantino's homage to carsploitation films like Vanishing Point and Death Race 2000, rather than to Halloween and Friday 13th. Don't you think?


It's an action/thriller as well as a horror.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 3/12/2012 7:10:32 PM   
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Yep, Death Proof is a horror. It's more in the vein of say Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer than Dawn of the Dead, but it's still a horror.


You're all crazy.
So every film with a killer who murders 'kids' is a slasher horror film?

wikipedia: Death Proof is a 2007 American action thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

imdb also lists it as an action thriller

Grindhouse film does not necessarily mean horror film. I think Death Proof is Tarantino's homage to carsploitation films like Vanishing Point and Death Race 2000, rather than to Halloween and Friday 13th. Don't you think?


It's an action/thriller as well as a horror.



The killer's identity is not concealed in any way. He doesn't pick his victims one by one. There is no Final Girl. All four girls from the second group survive. We learn nothing of the killer's past or motives.
This is not a slasher film.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 3/12/2012 7:39:26 PM   
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Yep, Death Proof is a horror. It's more in the vein of say Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer than Dawn of the Dead, but it's still a horror.


You're all crazy.
So every film with a killer who murders 'kids' is a slasher horror film?

wikipedia: Death Proof is a 2007 American action thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

imdb also lists it as an action thriller

Grindhouse film does not necessarily mean horror film. I think Death Proof is Tarantino's homage to carsploitation films like Vanishing Point and Death Race 2000, rather than to Halloween and Friday 13th. Don't you think?


It's an action/thriller as well as a horror.



The killer's identity is not concealed in any way. He doesn't pick his victims one by one. There is no Final Girl. All four girls from the second group survive. We learn nothing of the killer's past or motives.
This is not a slasher film.



Obviously it's not a slasher in the generic sense, but nobody has argued that it is.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 3/12/2012 8:01:21 PM   
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I'm sure Tarantino also referred to Death Proof as a horror film.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 3/12/2012 8:12:26 PM   
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wikipedia: Death Proof is a 2007 American action thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.



If you're going by Wikipedia, it also says this

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This inspired Tarantino to create a slasher film featuring a deranged stuntman who stalks and murders sexy young women with his “death-proof” car.[1] Tarantino remembers, “I realized I couldn't do a straight slasher film, because with the exception of women-in-prison films, there is no other genre quite as rigid. And if you break that up, you aren't really doing it anymore. It's inorganic, so I realized—let me take the structure of a slasher film and just do what I do. My version is going to be fucked up and disjointed, but it seemingly uses the structure of a slasher film, hopefully against you.”[2]

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 3/12/2012 9:37:17 PM   
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Wikipedia used both for AND against an argument?

HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE.

WHAT WORLD IS IT IN WHICH WE LIVE IN*?








*Paul McCartney helped with the grammar in this post.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 4/12/2012 2:17:07 AM   
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Yep, Death Proof is a horror. It's more in the vein of say Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer than Dawn of the Dead, but it's still a horror.


You're all crazy.
So every film with a killer who murders 'kids' is a slasher horror film?

wikipedia: Death Proof is a 2007 American action thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

imdb also lists it as an action thriller

Grindhouse film does not necessarily mean horror film. I think Death Proof is Tarantino's homage to carsploitation films like Vanishing Point and Death Race 2000, rather than to Halloween and Friday 13th. Don't you think?


It's an action/thriller as well as a horror.



The killer's identity is not concealed in any way. He doesn't pick his victims one by one. There is no Final Girl. All four girls from the second group survive. We learn nothing of the killer's past or motives.
This is not a slasher film.



Obviously it's not a slasher in the generic sense, but nobody has argued that it is.





So it's a slasher in a specific sense?

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 4/12/2012 2:28:50 AM   
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wikipedia: Death Proof is a 2007 American action thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.



If you're going by Wikipedia, it also says this

quote:

This inspired Tarantino to create a slasher film featuring a deranged stuntman who stalks and murders sexy young women with his “death-proof” car.[1] Tarantino remembers, “I realized I couldn't do a straight slasher film, because with the exception of women-in-prison films, there is no other genre quite as rigid. And if you break that up, you aren't really doing it anymore. It's inorganic, so I realized—let me take the structure of a slasher film and just do what I do. My version is going to be fucked up and disjointed, but it seemingly uses the structure of a slasher film, hopefully against you.”[2]



Exactly. And didn't I just point out the ways the structure of Death Proof differs violently from the structure of a slasher film? Or is 'guy kills women' the structure of a slasher film?
It's ridiculous.

I guess if you want to call Death Proof a horror film, that's up to you. But for me, it's an homage to a different subgenre of exploitation. It has the sound, look and feel of a carsploitation flick from the 70s. Not a horror film and certainly not a slasher. We don't see anything through the killer's eyes. We don't share his experiences, only his victim's.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 4/12/2012 11:21:42 AM   
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Yep, Death Proof is a horror. It's more in the vein of say Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer than Dawn of the Dead, but it's still a horror.


You're all crazy.
So every film with a killer who murders 'kids' is a slasher horror film?

wikipedia: Death Proof is a 2007 American action thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

imdb also lists it as an action thriller

Grindhouse film does not necessarily mean horror film. I think Death Proof is Tarantino's homage to carsploitation films like Vanishing Point and Death Race 2000, rather than to Halloween and Friday 13th. Don't you think?


It's an action/thriller as well as a horror.



The killer's identity is not concealed in any way. He doesn't pick his victims one by one. There is no Final Girl. All four girls from the second group survive. We learn nothing of the killer's past or motives.
This is not a slasher film.



Obviously it's not a slasher in the generic sense, but nobody has argued that it is.





So it's a slasher in a specific sense?



We're obviously not going to agree here. For me it's a contortion of the slasher/horror genre, while also being an aforementioned action/thriller. There's no rule book that says: "slasher films must have this that and the other". Slasher is just a flexible subgenre of horror that usually refers to real life killings rather than something supernatural, and all Death Proof does is take that subgenre and twist it about.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 4/12/2012 1:01:57 PM   
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The cinema of the 1970s is something of an artistic inspiration for you. You've done blaxploitation, action movies, and martial arts. What was your inspiration this time around?

Quentin Tarantino: Two things. My starting off point was that I wanted to do a slasher film. I thought that fit in really well with the whole idea, but when I started thinking about the slasher film, that genre is so rigid. I thought if I did that, it'd be too self-reflective and [the audience] would be too outside of the experience. But I still kind of liked that genre, so I tried to do a completely different thing and use the structure of a slasher. People are asking me, "Is this a revenge film?" or "Is this a feminist film? Because the film empowers women and that's not like the exploitation movies you took this from." And I say, "That's not 100 percent correct." Actually, exploitation movies dealt with female empowerment in violent genres in ways that Hollywood never did. You just brought up blaxsploitaiton and there was no A-list, white, Hollywood equivalent of Pam Grier in the 1970s. She stood alone. There was [an equivalent] in Japan, there was in Hong Kong, and there was in the last act of every slasher film. There's always a final girl that stands up and has the moral fortitude to beat the boogeyman. That's always been the staple of that genre and here there isn't one final girl, its three, and they all play it chipperly but it still follows the basic rules of the genre.


http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/death_proof/news/1672079/qt_talks_death_proof_whats_different_in_the_dvd_release/

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 4/12/2012 1:12:03 PM   
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He should retire now instead! I honestly can't remember the last QT movie i enjoyed (OK i'm lying, i can, it was Pulp Fiction).

I'd like to see QT tackle either action or rom com, just for the hell of it.

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RE: What would you like to see Quentin Tarantino do wit... - 4/12/2012 1:21:42 PM   
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Yep, Death Proof is a horror. It's more in the vein of say Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer than Dawn of the Dead, but it's still a horror.


You're all crazy.
So every film with a killer who murders 'kids' is a slasher horror film?

wikipedia: Death Proof is a 2007 American action thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

imdb also lists it as an action thriller

Grindhouse film does not necessarily mean horror film. I think Death Proof is Tarantino's homage to carsploitation films like Vanishing Point and Death Race 2000, rather than to Halloween and Friday 13th. Don't you think?


It's an action/thriller as well as a horror.



The killer's identity is not concealed in any way. He doesn't pick his victims one by one. There is no Final Girl. All four girls from the second group survive. We learn nothing of the killer's past or motives.
This is not a slasher film.



Obviously it's not a slasher in the generic sense, but nobody has argued that it is.





So it's a slasher in a specific sense?



We're obviously not going to agree here. For me it's a contortion of the slasher/horror genre, while also being an aforementioned action/thriller. There's no rule book that says: "slasher films must have this that and the other". Slasher is just a flexible subgenre of horror that usually refers to real life killings rather than something supernatural, and all Death Proof does is take that subgenre and twist it about.


I'll tell you what is definately is though:

Shit.

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