Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Way Back Wednesday - From Dusk till Dawn

While waiting anxiously for the release of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, I thought I'd highlight one of my favorite movies by him. Although Tarantino is normally behind the camera or writing the script, in this movie we get to see his acting abilities on screen with George Clooney.

From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 action/horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino. The movie stars George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino, and Juliette Lewis.

The movie starts out with fugitive bank robbers and brothers Seth (Clooney) and Richie Gecko (Tarantino) fleeing the F.B.I. and Texas police. The Fuller family — Jacob (Keitel), the father and a pastor who is experiencing a crisis of faith; his son Scott (Ernest Liu); and daughter Kate (Lewis) — are on a vacation in their RV. They stop at a motel and are promptly kidnapped by the Geckos, who force the Fullers to smuggle them past the Mexican border.

This unlikely group ends up at the "Titty Twister", a strip club in the middle of a desolate part of Mexico which turns out to be a haunt for vampires (yeah, I know, you're probably tired of vampire movies, but I do try to rein myself in - if not, I'd highlight vampires several times a month).

Favorite quotes:

Richie: Shit, I started to get worried. Where the fuck ya been?
Seth: Sight seein'.
Richie: What'd ya see?
Seth: Cops.

Seth: Rule number one: No noise, no question. You make a noise...
[holds up gun]
Seth: Mr... 44 makes a noise. You ask a question, Mr. 44 answers it.

Kate: Where are you taking us?
Richie: Mexico.
Kate: What's in Mexico?
Richie: Mexicans

Seth: So what are you, Jacob? A faithless preacher? Or a mean motherfuckin' servant of God?
Jacob: I'm a mean, mhm mhm servant of God.

Seth: And I don't want to hear anything about "I don't believe in vampires" because *I* don't believe in vampires, but I believe in my own two eyes, and what *I* saw is fucking vampires!

Seth: All right, ramblers... Let's get ramblin'

Seth: All right, vampire killers... let's kill some fucking vampires.

Seth: Well, your best better get a hell of a lot fucking better, or you are gonna feel a hell of a lot fucking worse.

Seth: Fight now, cry later.

Kate: Are you okay?
Seth: Peachy, Kate. The world's my oyster, except for the fact that I just rammed a wooden stake in my brother's heart because he turned into a vampire, even though I don't believe in vampires. Aside from that unfortunate business, everything's hunky-dory.

This movie is rated R for strong violence and gore, language and nudity.

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