Tuesday, February 22, 2011

From Thunder Alley to Thunder Bolt

Just found another homage that Tarantino made in Grindhouse. I'm sure Tarantino fanatics knew this one but here it is anyway.

Before the Death Proof title card comes up, the audience sees that the original title of the film was "Thunder Bolt"--a nod to the way that pictures were frequently renamed, usually in hopes of garnering new life at the box office:
Thunder Bolt

The font treatment and similarity in name can be seen originally in Richard Rush's auto racing picture Thunder Alley:
Thunder Alley

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