Via EW, the trailer features a strange-asbord of nonsense almost as odd as Manson, but not quite. And it’s no surprise, given Dupieux’s other films were 2009’s absurdly quaint killer tire thriller Rubber to the boundless insanity of last year’s Wrong. These last films not only share a word in the title, but a performance from Steve Little (Eastbound & Down), who somehow comes off as the most normal person in this cast.
What you see featured in the motion poster inside is a shot from the very beginning from Quentin Dupieux’s Wrong. In the scene, a firefighter drops trou in the middle of the street and starts taking a number two while an unmarked white van burns to ashes in the background...
One of the many features we’re keeping track of as the Sundance Film Festival gets underway is Wrong Cops, writer-director Quentin Dupieux’s story of crooked officers trying to dispose of a body. Any time a filmmaker puts out a movie about a homicidal tire (Rubber), they have earned our attentions for at least a couple more movies to see what else they have to say.
With the imaginative but downright weird horror-comedy Rubber, writer-director Quentin Dupieux established himself as a filmmaker to watch. I mean, how many moviemakers think to make their protagonist an actual tire named Robert, who has a passionate obsession for a beautiful young woman and a telekinetic power for destruction on par with Carrie White? Just Dupieux.
As was said in the Sundance rundown, the film is about a man named Dolph (Plotnick) who is searching for his lost dog, but constantly keeps running into strange characters, including "a nympho pizza-delivery girl, a jogging neighbor seeking the absolute, and a mysterious righter of wrongs." Sadly the film doesn't have a distributor yet (hopefully its show at January's festival will change that) and, therefore, does not yet have a release date.
When a trailer for a new film comes online, I'm typically in the same boat as all of you, watching the video and determining if it's something I may be interested in. This case, however, is a different beast all together. I had the pleasure of catching Quentin Dupieux's Rubber during AFI Fest last year and I can tell you right off the bat that you are in for a treat.
What's not to love about movie posters by Boris Vallejo? Be it artwork for National Lampoon's Vacation, Barbarella, or Knightriders, the guy has proven time and time again that there is none better at making heroes look extra amazing. Just how good is Mr. Vallejo? He can even make a tire look like it's ready to save the world.
In an industry obsessed with making movies about friends with benefits, alien invasions and haunted houses, who’s got the guts to make a movie about a tire with the power to make people’s heads explode? That man is Quentin Dupieux and while he is billed as Rubber’s director, writer, editor, composer and cinematographer, he much prefers the title, “stupid creator.”
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Having gone to three film festivals in 2010, I had my fair share of chances to watch some strange films, but none were weirder or more entertaining than Quentin Dupieux's Rubber. The story of a psychic
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With all of the time I spend ranting and raving about the lack of originality in Hollywood, be it commenting on remakes, sequels or adaptations, it's nice when I get the opportunity to talk about original stories