BSP Episode 258: Four Rooms
It’s a Quentin Tarantino Love Fest!!
Release date: 12/25/1995
Directed and Written by
- Allison Anders
- Alexandre Rockwell
- Robert Rodriguez
- Quentin Tarantino
- Lawrence Bender
- Ted the Bellhop
“The Missing Ingredient”
“The Wrong Man”
“The Man from Hollywood”
- Chester Rush
The hosts review:
- Robert Rodriguez’ clip was good… kinda weird… enjoyable.
- Quentin Tarantino’s was also really good.
- “The Misbehavers” could have been a standalone short.
- “The Missing Ingredient”… missing a whole lot more.
- The reason you watch the whole thing, all four stories, is for the very last five minutes.
- The reason for some of the witches being topless didn’t make sense.
- It would have made more sense if “The Misbehavers” was first.
- Tarantino’s short was typical of his long films, long mundane dialogues that explode into insanity.
- What, exactly, brought these four writer/directors together? And, was it a good idea?
- Alison Anders biography reads almost like a Tarantino script.
- Robert Rodriguez followed up the first three Spy Kids movies with Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
- The hosts can’t really recommend the whole movie, but the opening credits and Tim Roth’s movements were very Pink Panther-ish.
- Ione Skye… aged well, looked good!
- Madonna… meh, why was she there?
- A discussion of Madonna’s… oh, let’s just call it her movie career for the sake of argument.
Trivial bits ‘n pieces:
- “Five Rooms” was the original title of this movie, but Richard Linklater withdrew before production began.
- Salma Hayek is the dancing girl in TV in “The Misbehavers.”
- The role of Ted the Bellhop was originally written with Steve Buscemi in mind.
- Bruce Willis is not credited because he violated SAG rule by acting in this film for no money, doing it for fun and as a favor for Tarantino. SAG agreed not to sue Willis if his name was not included in the credits.
- Robert Rodriguez and Antonio Banderas filed their segment one week after finishing Desperado.
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This episode was recorded: 2/7/2013