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BY BONNIE DATT
. sssss 5, 5 55555~
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.
"This should be an interesting
Christmas release - red
blood and green blood."
-Greg Nicotero, From Dusk
Till Dawn Special-effects artist.
Jack Frost nipping at your nose.
"There's no angst. There's just a
bunch of rat-bat f-kin' monsters."
- Quentin Tatantino
bTI ranting 105 1Kober
Ro0driflo1c c cleasc
-aersir hristiais scant'
Stc Nnovwi'to ii.<
iooci, ltt -.violets vc
imar . l'eseriloir iob. ant.
Dts 'xecotivs' produces; tt
airs : crip : as t: aics IC
rxV w a:; shelved, Do:- tes
i0 g~) oc runm ots: o
-terking ire. ,video' stote
inc inmo writing scripts
char_ woulti wir at s'\cade-
?nv skwatma Toden
looe,. anne.'P'saime
a"nto national aor
nrernationam acclaim.

lRodrigue-kno5wn. for his
bloody, ultrioenots'et lfunnyEl
Marusehs and Despesrado- directs,
edos, executivc prosduces, shoots..
Fleck, he piobably hrings the coffee
andt dooughnots.I list's after he
skeclhes the vampites for the spc-
stas -effcts people to cre atec Aod
throwvs together some,"fake" trailers
Ticy'rc too gseryt get past the rae-
negshboard, he says' But thcs kcep
thec'rewis'excited.").And 'xpcesi
wets swithi sound effects sitshis
compuster is home.
hink Rohcrt wss shototin"
Mov c it hnis lat litimc say:
etiii soiduc=5 sirecitis ci
se.'hee: e 'sits' sitting
neon',t.'OKSits'' re'a'-'gingis "5
's'c 'his%' Youss se,*h c teasits
it( :eos" cost reslttsh'r ae
' ('ata'nowss' tsr sbssit to 's'
'ccs'it:is'u sit sitters Oese,
set'e scd ters' nisit he lightins'
Ce si thaits' 'inure, !don',
its ,tiso s'isssansi t
Asheu s to ashes
lib -m .cdsts.sat suitsw
t)sac i''raninoisssndiiRssdrsgoc
: ;aiisd or terfect iminag,
Xtliirs Benaderswhosalsoprsidusce('
?log.insd Pslp. Quentin said,
'Wcllt Ill doitr sf Rohert wants to
ires it.'And that was swhat smade
his wose thing expiode.'
'Ansoexplode it does, in greets
nonster goo. But not right off the
)a iso pun 'ntended). Come on.
-',- alksssg Iarantino.
5 straight-on suspense,
sansgrec p iowa" saind of film -'
.intil _t urns this corner,"'rTarantino
'as. *nd 'torei'sturns that corner.
-o 'sein a completely other movie.

Quent"in
Tarantino
and Robert
Rodriguez
deliver
a gory
holiday gift
Whets seopie irst sadtes cript
thsea hart isisideas swhat sitssasand
thess all ssf a sudden. wsess shes' go'
ts pags 70 (soundsteffsct its surnins
page)n - What she sell:
Tser wsere likesqusessssonssnsthesr
"ow's saisr" I s thi s ar' sginst
o'it [It becomsni m eas1-h isin"
norsorefhlm fotsrthe nisrror-ilmsas.s
i rassinisiisiRIodrisgue'-'attit'
avte' i si e 1 r s'pp'' 'f the'''., ss'
)x-leass rhese norsor rans.' 'sin,
smaksng astill-onttirrossisa lmtsatottan
crowd, and eeryosse eissis invitesi
alt right?" 5 tranin sttssas's.I "h
lois ex-pectf5Pu lp'enosmensos'
"Wsgot tiks I 12 millitoss ds-
tars, which is, uh, they don'teser
shost scomsedies tor that these dass
Rodriguez says. We though:
would he a gosod svac to keep cre-
'tive freedom --he ahle to do what-
ever we want hecause we serers':
spending a tot, yet make it look real-
sy big and expensive so that we could
do crazy things and gee away with it.
If you make a higger movie for a reg-
ular studio, i ithas to be a middle-of-
the-road kind of horror film. it is
'o appeal to more people hecausc:
they spend more money and have te
make hack more money.
"All we have to do is go after sut
horror fans- people who just like
horror mie s ifInohodyic
wants isa see its all right Sesats
II'l still sake Sack nought axose,..
Bus.Iaasninosassismits..th 'u
ristsd ands5ethe Ds, ' rssn't
sncessarilysothatsdifferents"the,,
could he hangine ot othte it's
tart si thiS iapas-thesame or
aer sit the prisons sard.
Also hanginsg sat ini that y ardl ast
Iuliette Leswissand lHarsvey Kssresisa
strangers to ITsrantinotscsripta;
shech M"carinsandasa'Ists ['atek;
nit strang~ers tis Rodriguez ilms;
'Tins Satins..nsitiranger tsitsreta
hlms;isidtGeoarge s Isisnes uns,
Clooneytesidistbight on5 5 1'!P
sussess, niade a good muse in doing
a losv-hudgst horror flick, Rodriguez
says. "Istsead of doing some middle-

of-the-road, hip-budget, Americass
cnmedyswhere hie",- just he part of
the desoraion, he gets ts come ini
here and take overit a lows-hudget
situation, where, worse ts worst, he
can alwasjusehlants me,"
Cloones and ITarantisso play the
pangp.e Gecko hrothers, whts go oii
bloody crinesspree culminating isa
she kidsnapping os' the Fuller faimily
(Keiel plays the sainister father;
essis, ihedauhters. It the Fuller
RV, thes all trail foe thsehorder,
whrecthekGeckoss pronasse toilci the
Fullers gsa But itthile horder ts the
sitsyITwister has, which just sap-
pens to he operated ba vampires.
Anti these aresa syouravesraps
"aumi'pres.Cometn, tsrre tailkinig
Rosdriguez.
"Thee're stihl't'hse ghosulish
msosnsters anrs eesything,"ITaranti-
nays "sButsi'3 gseatsts hiss this
mintdlof Me~xicsla n t The moissi
neveactualls'stop:iso do d its'sbur
"itu lee 't it the architecture. You

see it isa the Titty Tsvister, which
used to he this temple for hundreds
of years. 'They just huili this tiiiy
har around to disguise it.
"The productioss designer acsi-
ally dresw this swhole suhiext - nor
the easierns Europeanasampire myth,
hut th' Mayast/Mexican/Aztec -
withosit chaisging anything"
Water, not stakes and garlic, i1
the weaposs of choice against these
mnssters --lausnchesd siths guns,
halloonis, condoms.
C ondosa Well.sve are talkisig
'Taranisas ans' Roidriguez. But still,
vanmpire minse at C hristnmas
"Usuiall'; don' gpsisee ass'.
movisesisteChrsisnmas," Rodrigues
sayss You get uhers, everyonie'sI
smsiling aisdl 'appr alt the time,
ssanti to see s "eat sniense movie."
'ltd sBossssse Iiti sbost'I'he Bosnnie

In From Dusk Till Dawn, Robert Rodriguez
directs bats out of hell.

Quentin Tarantino gives George Ciooney a hand.
16 U. via-a-ziaie December 1995

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