From Dusk Till Dawn
Much has been made about the sudden left turn From Dusk Till Dawn takes at the halfway point, but back in 1996 the marketing was definitively selling us a vampire movie. So for many of us, the only surprise was how long it took for the bloodsuckers to show up. Fortunately, the movie has a lot more going for it than that twist.
It was particularly interesting to discover how we felt about the first half and second half now, what those reactions meant for the sum total of our viewing experience, and how many indicators there were for the different paths Tarantino and Rodriguez would take after this.
Topics include: how familiar we were with these filmmakers before we saw this movie, how our feelings about them have changed in the last two decades, Chris' theory about the days Tarantino was on set, the best piece of diegetic music we've heard since Masters of the Universe, the pros and cons of this risky story structure, the creature effects that still work, the ones that leave us with more questions, and much much more!