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Screening Gotham: "One Day 'Til Grindhouse" Edition

(Photo: Open All Night)

Some of today's movie news of note from around New York:

--The Grindhouse hype machine is whirring into smoky, steel-softening overdrive this week, as evidenced by anyone with a pulse and a press credential talking about the Quentin Tarantino / Robert Rodriguez double feature opening tomorrow. Among the most intriguing reads is Glenn Kenny's, which recounts the good old days of glue-sniffing hunchbacks and attempted robbery in New Jersey while closing with a tantalizing blind item about a particularly dense colleague. Read through the trickery and see if you can name the half-wit.

--Open All Night gadfly Bennett Marcus was one of the few reporters granted entrance to last weekend's Grindhouse book signing in Midtown, featuring Tarantino, Rodriguez, Rose McGowan and Rosario Dawson. He has a word with the filmmakers and eavesdrops a bit on the rest. Hint: Rodriguez and McGowan had "plans" afterward.

--This is kind of old, but Jeff Wells passes along a link to David Fear's own grindhouse homage at Time Out NY. It's nothing necessarily Earth-shattering (sex, drugs, let's all lament Times Square, etc), but at least the individual perspectives are appealing, like this one from Blood Feast producer David Friedman: "Exploit the subject, exploit the cast and exploit the audience. It was the perfect place for equal-opportunity exploitation!” Exploit the subject? Who would ever do that?

Posted at April 5, 2007 9:44 AM

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