Quentin Tarantino has never been one to shy away from lauding his filmmaking heroes for their work or heaping on the homages to other cinema classics in his own works, and fans of the “Inglourious Basterds” and “Pulp Fiction” director’s films often find much to explore and discover within his frames. One such example are some of the (very sexy) parallels between Tarantino’s still-maligned “Death Proof” and Brian De Palma’s similarly overlooked “Femme Fatale,” especially when it comes to a pair of tantalizing dance scenes.
Candice Drouet, an actress who also routinely crafts some stunning video essays, has now made a quick hit looking at the similarities between “Femme Fatale” and “Death Proof,” and how Tarantino pays homage to De Palma with his bar-set dance scene involving a gruff Kurt Russell and Vanessa Ferlito as the, er, friendly stranger who gets pretty intimate with him in service to an all-timer of a lap dance. Interspersed with Tarantino’s scene are shots from De Palma’s feature, which sees Rebecca Romijn getting similarly slithery on an also quite gruff Antonio Banderas.
Check out the (maybe NSFW, depending on where you work) video below.
You can also check out the rest of Drouet’s (very cool) work on her official Vimeo page.