I found the poster of
Dragstrip Girl and Rock All Night that inspired Rodriguez and Tarantino to do Grind House.
Here’s the Robert Rodriguez quote explaining the significance of this poster:
"I had an idea to do a double feature. I had an old double feature poster that had two movie posters on the same poster, saying ‘Two Hot Rod Flicks Together,’ Dragstrip Girl and Rock All Night or something like that, and I thought I should do something like that; they are truncated features, like each one is an hour. I forgot about it and went to show [Tarantino] his Sin City scene, and he had the same poster on his floor (laughs). I said, ‘Hey! I was thinking about doing a double feature - you should do one and I’ll do the other one.’ He was like, ‘Oh, f*** yeah, we’ll call it Grind House and we’ll do fake trailers in between for movies that don’t exist.’ So we’re just having so much fun."
I can’t wait to see what the
Grind House poster is going to look like.
Haha, it’s amazing how QT’s mind works. I’ve heard so many quotes like this where he thinks of stuff on the spot.
RR: I was thinking of doing another film involving the El Mariachi character
QT: Oh, yeah. That’d be so cool. This could be your ‘Dollars Trilogy’, alright. You should call it "Once Upon A Time In Mexico"
Uma: Hey, I was thinking of a film where a woman is laying on the floor, with all these wounds, wearing a wedding dress.
QT: Oh yeah, tha’d be so cool. And she’s been murdered by her lover and Boss, alright. We could call it “Kill Bill”.