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Episode No. 34: Quentin Tarantino’s DEATH PROOF (2007)

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​Much has been written about Quentin Tarantino’s influences – the Spaghetti Westerns of Leone and Corbucci; the French New wave, particularly Goddard’s Band of Outsiders and Breathless; and, more significantly McBride’s 1983 remake of Breathless. And let’s not forget the Italian horrors of Mario Bava and Dario Argento; Fukusaku’s Battle Royale; and American Slasher films. With Death Proof, Tarantino creates a fascinating combination of these influences within the framework of a Slasher film.

In this episode, David Kleiler and I take on the unique genre mash-up that is Death Proof, Tarantino’s tip-of-the-hat to Grindhouse cinema.

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About Stephen Slaughter Head

Stephen Slaughter Head was co-editor of the Star Wars website TheForce.net, co-founder of the much-loved movie news website IGN FilmForce, and editor of the movie section at AOL’s Propellor.com. As a film journalist he has more than 2,000 published articles at IGN.com. His work has also appeared on AOL.com, and in Esquire magazine and the Boston Phoenix. Stephen hosts the Diabolique Webcast.

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