Vanashing Point is a great film. I remember watching it as a double bill with ‘Death Proof’ and I stil lthink it is way better. One of the greatest “car” films. Makes me want to run from the law in a desert somewhere… sort of like the film ‘Badlands’ does (especially if I could find a Sissy Spacek to accompany me in the case of the latter).
I actually couldn’t stand the ‘Kill Bill’ films… even if many thought I’d love them as I like a lot of the cast (Uma Thurman, Carradine and Michael Madsen… though I prefer Virginia Madsen! ) and the films that Tarrantino is emulating/references… but I couldn’t. I just found the violence not very stylish (unlike the much older, and better, ‘Baby Cart’/‘Lone Wolf And Cub’ films, or even the Hanzo ones and certainly not most of the Spags).
I respect Tarantino and like ‘Reservoir Dogs’ (and I liked ‘Jackie Brown’ but I haven’t seen it since the 90s… so I am not sure whether I will today) and ‘True Romance’ (which he wrote) and think he has a good taste in films, but I just don’t like th majority of his films. I am more of a Coen bros fan as far as 90s Directors go. I think some of it has too do with the violence; I like it stylised but not too unrealistic. And I am not a fan of “slickness” (if that is the right word?).
I didn’t really hate ‘Death Proof’ and quite liked the car chase (and loved that it wasn’t all CGI) and I am a big fan of Kurt Russel so it was good to see him again, but I still couldn’t get into it.
Sorry guys, I’ll get my coat (rig and hat).