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Is Grindhouse an independent film?


#1

I think it is. It’s Quentin’s first independent film since Reservoir Dogs, Robert’s first indy since El Mariachi. You see, as most of us know, ResDogs was done independently, then picked up by Miramax, after the fact. Pulp Fiction was a studio film all the way. We all know that it was set up at Tri-Star where QT wrote some of it and hung out with Robert, then it went into turnaround before it eventually landed in Miramax’s lap, which by that time was already owned by Disney.



So Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and both Kill Bills were Miramax films which made them all Disney films, one of the major studios. Remember Quentin’s quote about how Pulp was the first Disney film to feature an anal rape scene. So for the first time since ResDogs, Quentin has made an independent film. Now sure, The Weinstein Company isn’t a company to dismiss, but it is not one of the major studios like Disney, Fox, Warners, Paramount, Sony or Universal.



The Weinstein Company is not part of any conglemerate and it is an independent film company, probably something a lot bigger than a production company, but not quite a studio, yet.



Same for Robert. El Mariachi was made independently, obviously, then picked up by Columbia. Ever since, he’s been making films for Columbia/Sony or Miramax/Disney.



So it looks like Grindhouse is both their return to independent cinema, even though it looks like a studio film, with studio production values and studio sensibilities.



Thoughts?


#2

if you consider the fact that QT and Robert can pretty much do what they want because they are the Weinstein’s poster childs, you could say it’s an independent film, especially because troublemaker studios is pretty much independent.



but being attached to the Weinsteins, the doesn’t count for an Indie movie that much technically, because it’s a pretty company.


#3

[quote=“Stuntman Mike B”]
I think it is. It’s Quentin’s first independent film since Reservoir Dogs, Robert’s first indy since El Mariachi. You see, as most of us know, ResDogs was done independently, then picked up by Miramax, after the fact. Pulp Fiction was a studio film all the way. We all know that it was set up at Tri-Star where QT wrote some of it and hung out with Robert, then it went into turnaround before it eventually landed in Miramax’s lap, which by that time was already owned by Disney.



So Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and both Kill Bills were Miramax films which made them all Disney films, one of the major studios. Remember Quentin’s quote about how Pulp was the first Disney film to feature an anal rape scene. So for the first time since ResDogs, Quentin has made an independent film. Now sure, The Weinstein Company isn’t a company to dismiss, but it is not one of the major studios like Disney, Fox, Warners, Paramount, Sony or Universal.



The Weinstein Company is not part of any conglemerate and it is an independent film company, probably something a lot bigger than a production company, but not quite a studio, yet.



Same for Robert. El Mariachi was made independently, obviously, then picked up by Columbia. Ever since, he’s been making films for Columbia/Sony or Miramax/Disney.



So it looks like Grindhouse is both their return to independent cinema, even though it looks like a studio film, with studio production values and studio sensibilities.



Thoughts?
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Pulp fiction was independant am i wrong?

#4

[quote=“Jjp”]


Pulp fiction was independant am i wrong?
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It’s known as an independent film (misconception) but Disney actually owned Miramax at the time so it’s definitely a studio film, Disney being the studio. Recall QT’s comment about it being the first Disney film with an anal rape scene.


#5

[quote=“Stuntman Mike B”]
It’s known as an independent film (misconception) but Disney actually owned Miramax at the time so it’s definitely a studio film, Disney being the studio. Recall QT’s comment about it being the first Disney film with an anal rape scene.
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ahahhaa lol