could you further explain what you mean by DP being his more european film?
Well, in my opinion, if you cut the 2 or 3 action scenes in Death Proof then the film becomes a full-dialogue film, without action, even without story, the only important thing are the characters and their relationship with the other characters, and this style of making cinema is european, is especially Eric Rohmer but also french cinema in general, New Wave, nordic cinema, italian neorealism, …
The american cinema is more about storytelling, could be action or not, but there is always a story, a couple of situations, of course, also characters, but not only the characters.
QT has always put many things from the european cinema style in his films but in Death Proof all the exploitation thing is a mask, what really lives in the film is the charaters and the dialogues of the girls. But, of course, is not an european film, is not a Rohmer film, is a Tarantino film and he gives us a touch of slasher and a touch of Russ Meyer to make a risky cocktail that, for me, works as a swiss clock.