BEST "MOVIE(s)" EVER...or, a 3 hour Vallentine to my bleeding Geek heart.
GRINDHOUSE....words can't describe the 50 cc's of cinadrenaline that's racing through my veins. This 3 hour epic of exploitation is like tapping into my brain, which is direclty attached to my balls, and squeezing, hard. Thing is....I LOVE it.
Seriously, it's almost 3am and having gotten back from the first show of GRINDHOUSE at the Chinese, Im still in shock.
Frankly, my dong is still swelled with blood...there's just too many little details that I adored, from the title design to the red flare during the elevator scene in PLANET EARTH to every second of DEATH PROOF(Im sorry naysayers, but it's brilliant in it's B-ness)...GRINDHOUSE reaffirmed why I love film, why Im not ashamed to say that I hold CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST or SHORT TIME in the same high cienmatic light that i do SCHINDLER'S LIST or FRENCH CONNECTION, and the movie made me want to make another film RIGHT NOW, to recapture that sense of fun admist the chaos...to giggle behind the monitors again.
GRINDHOUSE is 150% percent pure fucking fun, and if you dont like it, well...dont expect kind words from me, sir/madam. It was 3 hours that went by in 3 minutes, and I wanna see it again and laugh and enjoy every fucked up and distressed frame of it, and remember when I was first truly appreciating the art form and what a director really does, when two guys made two movies (Reservoir Dogs & El Marachi) that made me yearn to tell stories visually, in my own kooky way...and by any means neccessary. I would not be where I am now without them, and while I was wary of any dissapoinment it could have brought if it didn't deliver...brothers and sisters...The Fucked Up Fed Ed truck came early, and the package is a gaddammed doozy.
Please, do yourselves, and us fans a favor, and see GRINDHOUSE this weekend. See it with a crowd, as it was meant to be seen on the big screen, with all the pops and splice marks we've all come to miss, frankly. Fuck THE REAPING...smart putting it out for Easter to get all the bible bangers out PASSION style, but even Jesus would rather see GRINDHOUSE upon rising from the grave...I bet he'd be gearing up for the midnight show.
I wanna see GRINDHOUSE again tomorrow....and the next day. Then give myself a week to digest, then see it at the Drive-In.
Thank you Quentin. Thank you Robert. You've filled my geek heart with love.
PS: "White Meat, Dark Meat...all will be carved".