Saturday, April 07, 2007

the scoop on the "REAL" Grindhouse

Thanks to Mike White for pointing this out and posting it over on his blog. Seems like some kinds have these delusions that QT some how "stole" their title/concept from their film that they sent them. They have set up a website to bitch and moan about their loss. Here are some excerpts from Mike's blog entry. Click here for the whole thing.
"I was recently emailed a URL for "The REAL Grindhouse," a low budget mess of a film that happens to share its name with the cinematic experiment out this weekend from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. On his website director Stephen Tramontana relays the tale of how he tried to suckle at Tarantino's teat like thousands of other fanboys."
"I hate to break it to Tramontana but titles can't be copy written. Remember that film that won all those Oscars a few years ago, CRASH? No, not the one based on the J.G. Ballard novel, also called CRASH, but the other one. I wonder if Oerd Van Cuijlenborg is foaming at the mouth over David Fincher's ZODIAC since his 2001 film had the same name. Probably not."

1 comment:

Dion Conflict's Personal (for now) Blog said...

Another reason for good ole' Canadian Spadian Avenue piracy. I wouldn't DREAM of putting the money in the hands of a hodge podge of "directors" I can't stand, but I might check out the pirate edition and gleefully support the Yakuza! LOL!