Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Robert Rodriguez

After watching a film called Planet Terror by Robert Rodriguez I saw an watched an interview with him and Quentin Tarantino at the Comic Conference. They were there to answer questions and they were advertising their new double of "Grindhouse", which was Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" and Quentin Tarantino's "Deathproof".

In this interview they both spoke about they're influences for their pieces and what effect they wished to gain. When Robert Rodriguez was asked about influences he mention that he was inspired and wanted to create a piece in a similar style to the old drive-in's and Grindhouse cinemas. Grindhouse is an American term for a cinema that showed exploitation films (often single screen cinemas). These used to show films of a violent and pornographic nature. The films shown at these places were mostly quite a poor standard as the film reels had travelled to and from states all over America. This included dust and scratches on the film as well as colour fading and melting because of the ware and tear they had been through.

He also mentioned how the posters for the films were often the best part and how they really showed them in a good light. This poster design above was created to imitate this style of poster but include these 2 contemporary films. He got the idea from a poster that both him and Quentin Tarantino owned. This was a double feature poster for Roger Corman "Rock All Night" and Edward Cahn's "Drag Strip Girls" shown below.

He maybe continuing to make films like as a cast has been announced for another film called "Machete" which was a fake trailer he had at the beginning of "Planet Terror".

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