Friday, October 06, 2006

The Grind House

This past Tuesday, while driving home from school, I was feeling bad for myself because I just took a quiz and it did not go so good. It was one of those things where I knew the information, for the most part, but got all freaked out when the test was in front of me. I was nervous because it was timed, and the professor continually interrupted us to tell us things about what we would be going over next week.

A bit loquacious, she is.

That same day, right before the quiz, I had gotten back a test I took the week before. I scored a 95 on it and was only able to be proud of myself for a few short hours before the gloom of my performance on the test I just took set in.

Any-hoo…………

When I drive home from school, I either take the highway (mopac to 183) or I take the scenic Burnet road to 183 rout.

This day, I felt like going down Burnet, and I am glad I did.

There I was, sitting at the light on Burnet right in front of the Omlelttry (a yummy eatery) mentally beating myself up for my poor performance. I looked over at the Omlettry and noticed that there were all these cameras set up.

Film cameras.

Then I noticed that they had the joint blocked off from foot and vehicle traffic.

Then I noticed all the cops guarding the joint.

My eye focused on a bright yellow muscle car with black racing stripes parked right infront of the building.

“Cool, maybe I can spot a celebrity”, I thought, because a scene from a movie was obviously being filmed. Because the cops were there, I figured some big named celebs must be involved.

Sure enough, out walks this man:
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He goes up to the car and starts talking to whomever (or whoever , I always forget which is correct to use) is sitting in it.

I got all excited and thought about snagging my camera from my bag to snap a quick photo.
My thoughts at the moment:
“Damn, the camera is deep in the bag and I can’t get to it in time”.
“Maybe I should yell something….Hey, QT!!!! Love your stuff”
“No, that’s stupid”
“why Is Quentin wearing a long sleeved black shirt? It’s 95 degrees out here?”
“Shit, the light is green”

So you see, spotting Quentin Tarantino took away the misery I was feeling due to my poor test performance. The rest of the way home, I just thought about what I would say if I met him. Then I fantasized about meeting him and getting cast in the movie because he liked me so much. That turned into me thinking about that I would have to quit school and move to Hollywood to be a big star. Then I decided that I would not want to be a big star, but only star in one movie and make some nice cash so that I could buy a cool house and a new car.

IMBD says that QT is here in Austin filming this:
The movie is Grind House- “Two full length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez put together as a two film features. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.”

Awesome.

6 Comments:

Blogger Tracy Fennell said...

I've seen them filming on South Congress several times and on Lamar somewhere, don't remember exactly where. Saw the the primer black car with the skull and bones on it that is Kurt Russell's car and the yellow and black one you mention.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Miss Bee said...

How fun! I'm glad it distracted you, even if it was only for a moment. Speaking of movies filmed in Austin, The new Chainsaw Massacre film comes out this weekend. I doubt I'll go see it, but I might, just to support Mr. Producer Man. ;)

2:47 PM  
Blogger sarahsmile3 said...

Tracy,
Are you going to the yeah yeah yeahs?

Miss Bee,
I wil go with you to that movie!!!!!

5:47 PM  
Blogger sarahsmile3 said...

and by "wil" I mean "will".

5:48 PM  
Blogger j3 said...

saw TCSM...

over to my blog for a full review:

http://therootdown.blogspot.com

6:11 AM  
Blogger Tracy Fennell said...

No, didn't get tickets after all and being a general loser instead.

10:03 AM  

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