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Christopher Cooper

I love DEATH PROOF, but it still bugs me that IRL the Challenger does not have door window frames that you could put a belt around. QT is a great writer/director, but he ain't a car guy.

Jaime

Here ya go, Ms Morgan. She ain't in a car but she's sure as hell drivin' and shootin':

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Jeff Clem

I learned of Sunset Gun from the time you co-hosted on TMC with Robert Osbourne, and I've enjoyed reading your stuff since then. Thanks for turning me and others on to "He Ran All the Way" and "Something Wild".
I really enjoy the way(s) you express your opinions and observations, even if I do not always agree with them. The older I get, the more interested I am in the OTHER point-of-view, especially if it is intelligently written or expressed.
You had me up until you went into Tarantino territory - maybe he does "get" women and maybe he doesn't, but these women, when they're sitting in the diner talking all of that film-geek stuff? I don't buy any of it on any level at all - these are strictly idealized, Tarantino-women who don't exist anywhere except in his fantasy world, and they are so far divorced from any reality, I can't stand it. It's kind of like Aaron Sorkin's "West Wing" - those people were SO idealized away from ANY reality, that it made me angry to watch it. If Tarantino would back off from the self-indulgent stuff and give us moderately-idealized characters that are a little closer to reality (whatever that is!), I'd enjoy his stuff more.
I DO enjoy your writing and I will continue to read as long as you keep writing.

Kim Morgan

Jeff Clem: Thanks for the nice comments and I'm so happy you enjoyed the TCM appearance. That means a lot.

Regarding Tarantino, I do see some of your points about QT, but this one, I have to disagree: "Maybe he does 'get' women and maybe he doesn't, but these women, when they're sitting in the diner talking all of that film-geek stuff? I don't buy any of it on any level at all - these are strictly idealized, Tarantino-women who don't exist anywhere except in his fantasy world, and they are so far divorced from any reality, I can't stand it."


Well... I am a woman and I have those movie obsessed discussions in diners. I also hunt for old cars. And I know William Wellman to William Castle, Walter Hill to Jack Hill, Nicolas and Satyajit Ray... The fact that I have to defend this seems kind of silly since my entire blog is devoted to this stuff. I mean, yeah, the point of this piece is I wish MORE women were movie/car obsessed, but indeed, some DO exist and even if these are idealized women, I'm happy to see them on screen...

Thanks again and keep reading!

Jeff Clem

Kim - bottom line? I don't know the right women! Just kidding.....anyway, fair enough. Maybe "idealized" wasn't the right term.....but howzabout this: didn't the "voices" of those women in that diner scene ALL kind of sound LIKE Tarantino? Maybe that's what bothered me. Does he write convincing character-dialogue? Does he write over-idealized characters? Or do some/most/or all of his characters sound a little bit too much like Tarantino?
Thanks for the brain candy and response.

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