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Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France...
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.
If there is one person who understands the power of language it is one Mr. Tarantino. He has already proven he is a master of dialogue and here he pushes himself even further and tries his hands at writing dialogue not only in a completely different time period but also in not one but three other languages than English.
And the thing that increases the insane amount of respect I already had for the man is the fact that he succeeds superbly in capturing the cadence and flair we've come to expect from him in all of them.
Tarantino is never one for the complicated plot, he is all about the narrative, both visual and lingual. Here, he perhaps finds…
Upon its original release I approached Inglourious Basterds with some trepidation having found Tarantino’s previous two films (Kill Bill vol. II and Death Proof) to be self-indulgent, overly long and poorly plotted. Therefore it came as quite a surprise that I absolutely loved this comic book revenge fantasy despite it suffering from exactly the same issues that dogged his previous films. So why the change of heart despite it featuring familiar complaints?
Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, is that the film signalled a return to Tarantino’s great characters and dialogue. Death Proof was torturously boring for me because the film’s characters were just as dull (with the exception of the criminally underused Stuntman Mike) yet in Inglourious Basterds the film…
The last time I watched Inglourious Basterds was in a movie theater in 2009. Upon revisiting it last night I was surprised to find I liked it even more the second time around.
I was almost surprised at how often I found myself laughing at Brad Pitt's character's facial expressions, he was really great as Lt. Aldo Raine. Mélanie Laurent was also fantastic as the brave, intelligent and dedicated, escaped Jewish Frenchwoman named Shosanna who owns a little movie theater in Nazi occupied France. I loved her character even more when she was putting on her war paint to the tune of David Bowie's "Cat People" (Putting Out Fire). There is a scene where Shosanna is unwillingly and unexpectedly sitting…
Oh yes...this is fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. Let's just review some of the things I love about it:
1. The fact that this may seem like a remake from the title, but has pretty much no relevance whatsoever to the original.
2. Christoph Waltz...his line delivery is the best in the world (looks like he's perfecting it in Django Unchained!)
3. The spaghetti western under-tones. It's possibly the first WW2 western ever, and hopefully the last.
4. The size of Brad Pitt's bowie knife.
5. Michael Fassbender's terrible mistake in the bar.
6. Mike Myer's cameo.
7. Enzo G. Castellari's cameo.
8. The name of chapter 5 (Revenge of the Giant Face).
9. Tarantino's cameo as 'First scalped Nazi'.
“Au revior Shosanna!”
Isn't every film a big lie? Almost every film creates some characters and puts them in the middle of a dramatic situation and then pretends that it is showing us the truth. Movies take some facts and by dramatizing them they make something new, something that has never existed before. This may explain the significance of cinema, you can lie and then show this lie to other people and if you’re a good liar then people will enjoy what they’re watching , but people lie when they have something to fear, when they are ashamed of what has happened. So why not to change something as…
I have watched this film at least a hundred times and each time I watch it, I love it even more!
Quentin Tarantino yet again creates a masterpiece of blood, action and revenge that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. With a well written storyline and a classy acting cast, including such names as Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger and Michael Fassbender the film boasts attributes that all great films have.
If any Director knows about the power of language, it is Tarantino. The opening scene is my all time favourite scene, the tension that is built just through a conversation is substantial.
Christoph Waltz gives the performance of his career as Nazi…
Tarantino is at his finest when he is retelling history. It's incredible to think about how diverse Tarantino's filmography is. Some directors tend to make the same kind of movie over, and over, and over again. Here Tarantino has crafted an excellent film about war, he has made a violent martial arts epic, a superb western, a crime film told out of chronological order, another crime movie that's mostly confined to one room, an adaptation of a popular book, etc.
The dialogue here is as good as he's ever written, delivered perfectly by Pitt and Christoph Waltz (new to me at this point in history). Walt in particular is the worst kind of Nazi we can imagine - suave, sophisticated, and sadistic. Mélanie Laurent as Shosanna is beautiful. Love the concept and the execution, Tarantino's love of all things film and cinema really shines through as it typically does.
A perfect script, suspense, action, humor. The perfect blend of Tarantino.
Violence changes everything:
Hands and faces,
Earth and sky,
Violence changes everything:
How you live and
How you die.
This seems like a masterpiece when thrown up against Kill Bill and Death Proof but is in fact a amusing film on a serious subject made by a man that has never left his bedroom.
Hilarious and Violent, just superb overall!
I still agree with Tarantino that this is a masterpiece. His funniest movie. His most suspenseful movie. His most powerful movie in regards to underlying themes and subtext. His best/my favorite? I dunno. Don't really care either. Pretty much perfect.
Full review/slight analysis is HERE.
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IG is a typical work of art by our beloved Tarantino, it has excessive gore, it has interesting settings and even more interesting characters with extreme personalities....yep its definitely Tarantino, and I love it!
IG follows a group of Jews plotting to get back at Hitler and his nazi's through any means possible, which include torture, slaughtering and.....head shaving? Either way IG is a brilliant movie with a great cast of actors including Brad Pitt and Christoph waltz.
"I know this is a silly question before I ask it, but--can you Americans speak any other language than English?"
Tarantino argues that cultural worldview and pop recollection are the only weapons at hand. So, of course, Hans Landa's quadrilingual savvy goes hand-in-hand with his sociopathy. But the smash cut that divides Aldo's "Apache resistance" and "Aldo the Apache" is the cultivation of image that follows through to the war's fictional end: Fredrick Zoller's exploits have already entered the Basterds' language, and there's a sad implication that, in order to execute her plan, Shosanna was forced to sit through Nation's Pride--a two-hour declaration of victory from everything that hates her and destroyed her life, and everything currently giving her (polite,…
This film gets better with every watch. Every scene is engaging and acted superbly.
The acting of Christoph Waltz and Brad Pitt is simply brilliant.
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