don’t let real life ruin your movie expierience folks. Real girls may not be like that or know all that pop culture stuff, but the girls in Death Proof did, and that’s all I need. I’m sure you two have heard of “suspension of disbelief”?
Death Proof is probably not the best example for this, but anyway…
I agree with Quentin 100% on the whole melodrama issue. It’s sad that people today are such cynical bastards who don’t want to see full-blown melodrama, they want to be assholes and make fun of everything, instead of feeling.
"we have un-sophisticated ourself out of some of the pleasures of movies"
i think the wrestler has all the elements of a good melodrama… the ram has more than a few things in common with the character played by robert stack in tarnished angels…
i like what he said about almodovar too. but my opinion is that it took almodovar 20 yrs before he could make a serious melodrama, the kind of films he really wanted to make in the first place. before Speak with her, all his films had elements of humour, they were reflexive, and some of them were almost parodies. in a way, he had to educate his audience with each film. at first, most people loved him for his over the top comedies and little by little, he became more and more serious. and with Speak with her (his masterpiece imo) he was in a position to make an over the top but super serious melodrama, without getting any bad laugh.