Movie Trivia 2 redux

LizzieLou | movies,year in review | Friday, March 14th, 2008

fuck “Deathproof”

Now that this movie is on cable and I’ve had the opportunity to watch it again (or again), I realize that the only thing, the only reason, that made it so memorable and exhilarating is the precarious and anxiety producing game of ‘ship’s mast’ and the masterfully edited skills of Z. Bell. I have to agree with Matt that the dialogue sucks. The rest of the movie is a snore (with gore) and overacted.

Instead, I must replace it with “Stranger Than Fiction” which I’ve happened across and watched again. It’s funny, profound and much more memorable and lasting than “Deathproof.” Two thumbs up – both mine – and I move it over to the faves list. Amen.


  1. Have not watched “Deathproof.” Have decided Tarentino is an overblown and vastly overrated fuckwad who has no idea how real people talk. Have seen bits of it on cable (or was it the other Grindhouse?) and decided the artificial scratchiness of the film was pretentious and irritating.

    STF, however, was magnificent in my estimation. Instantly joined my Top Fifteen (or so). Pleased to see your good taste abides.

    What has become of all the objects of my sentences?

    Comment by eelaine — March 15, 2008 @ 8:35 am

  2. Stranger Than Fiction was fantastic. I loved it, absolutely.

    Comment by Linsey — March 15, 2008 @ 9:55 pm

  3. I’m so fickle. Both the ‘Grindhouse’ movies were ok, and I liked ’em well enough, but it’s not deserving of a top spot for 2007 (and was never on the overall faves list.)

    Comment by LizzieLou — March 16, 2008 @ 4:20 pm

  4. Aha, I knew you’d come around to my way of thinking sooner or later.

    Stranger Than Fiction? The Will Ferrell one? I’ve not seen it, but I have a long-standing aversion to that Mr. Ferrell. It would take a mighty strong recommendation to make me want to see one of his films.



    Comment by Matt — March 18, 2008 @ 4:36 pm

  5. That’s the one! I agree that the Ferrell can be… stupifying. But I think ‘STF’ will be a pleasant surprise. It’s not what you’d expect.

    Comment by LizzieLou — March 18, 2008 @ 7:32 pm

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