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[quote]“Tonight the Dobie is gonna turn into a downtown LA, New York 42 street Grindhouse Theater!” “Those theaters were alot cheaper than the ticket for this thing.” “The people that went to these theaters were drunk ol winos, Criminals on the run from the law and wanting a place to hide out and spend the night.” “If you were too chickenshit to watch a movie in those theaters then you couldn’t be considered a real movie fan.” “Towards the last reel of Policewomen we’re gonna release the rats, don’t worry they’ll just be doing their thing!” [/quote]
So think the opposite version of those film society clubs in the 1960s that showed Bergman films a.k.a. ‘Arthouse Cinemas’.
And from http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=3104
[quote]Quentin came out and did a whole thing on how what we were about to see wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just grindhouse exploitation films, that we have all types of exploitive genres like WOMEN IN PRISON FLICKS, BLAXPLOITATION, CHEERLEADER FLICKS, SUPER GORE FILMS, etc… That these films he was set to show us were films that werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t made just for grindhouses… they played in some mainstream places, as well as the grindhouses. They were the off beat exploitive films. These were the films that Ã¢â‚¬Å“If you bought a ticket for a piece of shit, you came out pleasantly surprised!Ã¢â‚¬?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“In fact, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m kinda ruining the whole fucking thing for ya right now…Ã¢â‚¬? This began a line of dialogue that was just fucking brilliant in my opinion. Quentin went on to tell us how 60% of exploitation films are Ã¢â‚¬Å“so fucking bad that you come out screaming about what a fucking piece of shit that movie wasÃ¢â‚¬?, then he talked about the 34% that are just pretty good pieces of shit, then he put Jack HillÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s REVENGE OF THE CHEERLEADERS in that category, to which I instantly voiced my disapproval. You see… for me, REVENGE OF THE CHEERLEADERS is this near brilliant insane film. Kinda like SCHLOCK or DARK STAR for that place in life where you are utterly disabled from higher brain functions. Then there is the 6% of exploitation films that you come out of just shocked at how much you loved it. And what heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s doing tonight is ruining it for us, because weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re supposed to earn our 6%, that 60% may suck like as asshole siphoning your gastank, but at least you earned the right to draw that parallel. You know of what you speak." [/quote]
Or as Quentin put it himself in ‘Sight and Sound’ over ten years ago, you have to drink a lot of milk to appreciate cream and you have to drink a lot of milk that’s gone bad to appreciate milk.