Sunday, November 10, 2013
Grindhouse: Planet Terror and Then Came Bronson
Ok, so this might be off topic but hear me out. I just watched Tarantino's Planet Terror again. Death Proof is one of my favorite films mostly because of all the older car film references within it. I never paid too much attention to Planet Terror but it was on the tube recently so I watched it again. Say what you want about Tarantino's films, but I like them. And here's one of the reasons why...
If you are a Tarantino film buff you know within his world he likes to use the same actors. Michael Parks for instance, the sheriff who appears in a number of his films. Tarantino paid a quick tribute to Parks' past in Planet Terror. About 40 minutes into the film, Parks is home feeding his zombie wife. His radio goes off and he sets down a bowl on the end table. There on the table is a photo of Jim Bronson packed up on his Sportster and a girl on the back. The photo looks sort of photo-shopped and the bike doesn't exactly look like a Sportster other than the eye decal, but it still makes the point.