The Final Scene
Some people would pay good money to get slapped around by three beautiful girls in pink, but Death Proof shows the other side of that coin in a gruesome finale. Tarantino pulls no punches in the final scene as Stuntman Mike is put through a carousel of female fury with each blow. The final scene is a quick, effective and bloody death capped off by a heavily cheered boot to the head.
Never before has a song made ears hurt so badly as “Stuck in the Middle with You.” Tarantino is a master at using music to elicit emotion and for misdirection in his kill scenes. And in Reservoir Dogs, he does it better than ever in the most gruesome Tarantino hit scene to date. A beat-up and bound cop sans earlobe, a nearly bled-out undercover cop posing as a mobster and a gangster with phenomenal dance moves: who do the odds favor in this Tarantino setup? The slick moves and music distract the audience, giving it a light feel as gasoline is dumped on the cop. However, it also distracts Mr. Blonde, who does not see an Orange bullet coming his way…