History Film / DeathProof

24th Oct '16 10:10:36 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Death Proof''''' is the more dialogue-oriented half of ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}''. A Creator/QuentinTarantino film in which an aging stuntman uses his souped-up stuntcar to kill women on the open road. Little does he realize that a few of his second bunch of victims are ''stunt''women... and among them is Creator/ZoeBell (playing herself), who also doubled for Creator/UmaThurman in ''Film/KillBill'' in real life. Boy, is Stuntman Mike in for a world of hurt...

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'''''Death Proof''''' ''Death Proof'' is the more dialogue-oriented half of ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}''. A Creator/QuentinTarantino film in which an aging stuntman uses his souped-up stuntcar to kill women on the open road. Little does he realize that a few of his second bunch of victims are ''stunt''women... and among them is Creator/ZoeBell (playing herself), who also doubled for Creator/UmaThurman in ''Film/KillBill'' in real life. Boy, is Stuntman Mike in for a world of hurt...
24th Oct '16 10:10:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* AintTooProudToBeg: When Stuntman Mike has kidnapped [[spoiler:Pam]] and trapped her in his car, she reacts angrily at first and threatens to kill him. When she realizes she can't escape, she tearfully begs Mike to let her go and that she won't tell anyone. He mocks her situation before giving the death blow.

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* AintTooProudToBeg: AintTooProudToBeg:
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When Stuntman Mike has kidnapped [[spoiler:Pam]] and trapped her in his car, she reacts angrily at first and threatens to kill him. When she realizes she can't escape, she tearfully begs Mike to let her go and that she won't tell anyone. He mocks her situation before giving the death blow.
24th Apr '16 6:53:25 AM Maury
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* BigWHY?!: Stuntman Mike cannot understand why anyone would possibly want to do him harm.
20th Mar '16 2:50:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* BechdelTest: The second group of girls pass this just fine. They do briefly talk about the men in their lives, but they also talk about their work, films, cars, guns, and the time Zoë fell in the ditch.
10th Mar '16 12:09:29 AM hibiwareta
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* LightFeminineandDarkFeminine: Shanna as the light to Julia and Arlene's dark.


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* ReallyGetsAround: Julia.
--> '''Jungle Julia:''' Black men and a whole lotta motherfuckin' white men have had plenty of fun adoring my ass. I don't wear their teeth marks in my butt for nothing.


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* TheStoner: All of the girls (except Pam) from the first group.


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* TokenMinority: Julia in the first half of the film.
23rd Nov '15 9:21:29 AM mrnickname
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** And in the end it is [[spoiler:Stuntan Mike, lying among the ruins of his no longer death proof car, who is screaming in pain, and pathetically begging the girls (whom he just tried to murder) to "help him". They beat him to death instead.]]

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** And in the end it is [[spoiler:Stuntan [[spoiler:Stuntman Mike, lying among the ruins of his no longer death proof car, who is screaming in pain, and pathetically begging the girls (whom he just tried to murder) to "help him". They beat him to death instead.]]
23rd Nov '15 9:20:55 AM mrnickname
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** And in the end it is [[spoiler:Stuntan Mike, lying among the ruins of his no longer death proof car, who is screaming in pain, and pathetically begging the girls (whom he just tried to murder) to "help him". They beat him to death instead.]]
15th Nov '15 1:53:47 PM nombretomado
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* SlashersPreferBlondes: Stuntman Mike rattles up three blonde victims. Notable is [[spoiler:Pam, played by RoseMcGowan with blonde hair. She was a brunette in ''Planet Terror'', where she lived]].

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* SlashersPreferBlondes: Stuntman Mike rattles up three blonde victims. Notable is [[spoiler:Pam, played by RoseMcGowan Creator/RoseMcGowan with blonde hair. She was a brunette in ''Planet Terror'', where she lived]].
17th Oct '15 9:43:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* FinalGirl: Quentin himself noted during interviews about this film that he is a ''major'' fan of Carol Clover's writings on slasher films. As such, part of the thrill of the first half involves how he consciously [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] this trope in particular: Arlene/Butterfly is set up from the beginning to be a played-straight Final Girl in a standard slasher--especially how she's portrayed as rather "apart" from her friends, and not as open in her sexuality. [[spoiler: Alas, she ends up ''dying'' with the others--which, as Quentin anticipated, is a ''big'' shock to a GenreSavvy audience....]]

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* FinalGirl: Quentin himself noted during interviews about this film that he is a ''major'' fan of Carol Clover's writings on slasher films. As such, part of the thrill of the first half involves how he consciously [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] this trope in particular: Arlene/Butterfly is set up from the beginning to be a played-straight Final Girl in a standard slasher--especially how she's portrayed as rather "apart" from her friends, and not as open in her sexuality. [[spoiler: Alas, she ends up ''dying'' with the others--which, as Quentin anticipated, is a ''big'' shock to a GenreSavvy smart audience....]]
5th Aug '15 8:20:22 AM LondonKdS
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* WholePlotReference: Basically the Cronenberg ''Literature/{{Crash}}'' remade as a SlasherMovie.
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