As an already avid fan of the films of Quentin Tarantino, I was struck by the absolute simplicity of the linear diptych format of the film Death Proof. Already a diptych of films with Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror, the film is part of a double feature, a historical homage to the film industry.
Tarantino’s only film to have a purely linear format, the film questions the content occupying the diptychal image and presents instead the dualistic dialectic as superseding to the narrative content. Playing off of the genre of exploitation films the spectator is draw into a false sense of repetition; however, the framing of the first constantly haunt the viewer into engaging into the lives of the second half. //
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