Short and Tweet Review of Death Proof: A Screenplay

Short and Tweet Review of Death Proof: A ScreenplayDeath Proof: A Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino
Published by Weinstein Books on April 6, 2007
Genres: Action & Adventure
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback
Source: Owned, Physical TBR
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Jungle Julia is the hottest DJ in Austin. Ready for a night out, Jungle Julia and her girls turn heads all over Austin until they settle at Huck's, the coolest dive in town. There they meet Stuntman Mike, an aging rebel with a badass muscle car, a silver jacket, and a long scar on his face. The girls drink and dance the night away as Mike sits at the bar and watches. But Stuntman Mike is no innocent drifter. He has a secret weapon--and it's parked outside.
Death Proof is the latest masterpiece by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Quentin Tarantino, starring Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Bell, and Kurt Russell. With its pulse-pounding action, electric dialogue, and hardcore thrills, Death Proof recharges the exploitation film genre and drives it straight into the 21st century.

In order to review as many books as possible without stressing myself out, I’m going to be super mini- tweet style reviews to balance my usual review style. I love reviewing books, but sometimes writing a long review is daunting, and then I end up not reviewing the many, many books I’ve read. All my Short and Tweet reviews will be 140 characters or less. ;) Thanks to Tif from Tif Talks Books for the idea!

 

shortandtweetI love Tarantino and this is the screenplay based on one of my all time favorite movies. So much fun to read! “Whatever with your however!”

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    • says

      I know his style isn’t for everyone, but I love it. Death Proof is my favorite because it features some truly kick ass women, and I love the dialogue.

    • says

      Yup! I own several- my first was From Dusk Til Dawn. My friends gave it to me in college, and then we attempted to do a live reading in our basement… it was a lot of fun. ;)

    • says

      I used to be all about reading those Novels Based On The Movie books, because I loved movies so much. Some were/are amazing, and some are just awful. I didn’t start reading screenplays until the mid 90s, and even then only if they’ve been officially published. But I own several now, and it’s a cool way to see how the writer’s initially conceived the scenes and characters. Plus sometimes there’s subtle dialogue or scene differences.

  1. says

    I’m with Felicia–Tarantino is very hit or miss for me too. Four Rooms is a perfect example. I loved the room with the kids that the bellhop was supposed to look after. It was hilarious. The rest of them . . . not so much. BUT, I haven’t actually watched this one (which is surprising, b/c I’d thought I’d seen them all), so I will definitely check it out. Is it weird that my comment is like twice as long as your review? ;)
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    • says

      Four Rooms featured four directors- Robert Rodriguez directed the room you loved, Tarantino’s was the last room (if I remember correctly!), the one where the finger gets cut off? I love Rodriguez’s films, and actually Death Proof was the second movie in Grind House- Rodriguez’s Planet Terror (about zombies) teamed up with QT’s Death Proof (about a stuntman who uses his car to kill). The two directors are really good friends. I definitely recommend watching both movies! Although, warning, Planet Terror is a little gross, because you know, zombies. ;)