Saturday, February 17, 2007
The gears are starting to grind as the buzz revs up for the hotly anticipated or dismissively loathed (your pick) premiere of Quentin Tarantino and Richard Rodriguez's Grindhouse, scheduled to open nationally April 6.
The Twitch team is, of course, all over it. They started reporting on the project back in May 2005 and have continued right on putting up Troublemaking Studio's teaser posters, The New York Times preview article, the latest trailer and some recent Grindhouse art.
Not only that, they've got the YouTube trailer of Hobo With A Shotgun, one of the popular leads in the South By Southwest's "Make Your Own Grindhouse Trailer" competition. They also focus on another entry in that competition, Too Dead To Die. Tarantino and Rodriguez will handpick their favorite fanmade Grindhouse trailers to screen at the SXSW panel discussion on the film. Ain't It Cool News has rounded up several of the entries that are already up and "splattered" on YouTube.
Tarantino and Rodriguez promote their interest in this sticky four-minute Yahoo clip.
Meanwhile, over at IMdb's profile on the flick, there aren't any external reviews up, of course, because the film hasn't opened; but, check out their miscellaneous offerings!
If you're craving some historical context on grindhouse films, Wikipedia has about as succinct a summation as you're going to find but over at Greencine Eddie Muller's online republished installment's of his study Grindhouse rubs your nose in it. So far there's an intro and (count 'em!) one, two, three, four, five installments!
Cross-published in a slightly-condensed version at Twitch.