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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…
Some things that stood out to me this time
*Landa immediately latches himself onto the one daughter of the dairy farmer who has blonde hair.
*When Landa sees Shoshanna again he orders milk for her as a very direct way of saying he knows who she is
*Shoshanna is triggered by her experience of seeing Landa again and cannot breathe afterward. Laurent sells this beautifully.
*There is a poodle accompanying Goebbles everywhere he goes.
*Shoshanna's face projected in the smoke of the fire. A ghost seeing her own revenge.
*This just might be my masterpiece would come off as hokey almost anywhere else, but QT knows what he has here and instead it is a confident proclamation of everything we've just seen.
*This is a dumb way to review a movie on letterboxd.
“There's a special rung in hell reserved for people who waste good scotch. Seeing as how I may be rapping on the door momentarily...”
“I must say, damn good stuff, Sir.”
Inglorious Bastards is some damn good stuff!
I despise some of the lame criticism Tarantino gets on being a dialogue driven and viscerally violent filmmaker. Does it is make him any less of an artist then Malick or Tarkovsky? No. Artist paint with different brushes and strokes. His greatest tool is his pen, while others like I mentioned might be the camera or what have you. Tarantino could write circles around basically every screenwriter today. I love me some Kaufman and Sorkin but what Tarantino does sometimes is on…
The sixth film by Quentin Tarantino finds the esteemed filmmaker in sublime form as he blends the genres of war & spaghetti western into one stylish, violent & vengeful cinematic delight that brims with Tarantino's patented wordplay, fascinating characters, uninhibited violence, outstanding cast & excellent performances to deliver a thrilling ride that enthrals, entertains & satisfies on all levels, and keeps getting better with every subsequent viewing.
Set in Nazi-occupied France, Inglourious Basterds intercuts two storylines. First concerns a young Jewish girl who, after witnessing her family being killed by an SS officer, plots her revenge several years later when a German war film is arranged to premiere at her theatre. The second plot follows a team of Jewish-American soldiers who plan to assassinate…
Tricked my Ma into watching it and LO SHE LOVED IT.
So so so good
When people ask me "what's your favourite film?", this Quentin Tarantino masterpiece automatically comes to mind.
Now this is saying something since I LOVE a lot of films and choosing just one is hard enough but I don't know, this cinematic masterpiece really struck a cord in my film loving heart.
If you haven't seen this yet, do yourself a favour and please DO!
Um dos melhores filmes que vi na vida. Tarantino fez um trabalho especialmente fantástico em Bastardos Inglórios. Destaque para as atuações de Brad Pitt e Cristoph Waltz também.
quentin tarantino's best movie (fight me)
The power of imagery, language (body and speaking), screenplay, music & performances are what Trantino show in this picture.
Welcome to the history we all wished had really happeed during WWII, but Tarantino´s Style.
The movie shows a history rich in originality and creates feels in every scene. Hans Landa is now part of every film lover´s mind, and we thank that to Tarantino and the always great Christoph Waltz.
Part of the best film of the 2000´s and one of Tarantino´s best screenplays.
marcel, burn it down
"This just might be my masterpiece."
Inglourious Basterds is a feat of filmmaking.
I'm kinda mixed on Tarantino. I'm actually not a fan of neither Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction. I get why they are so beloved, they just never really hit me like they do everyone else.
Last year I watched Django Unchained however, and absolutely loved it. Along with The Hateful 8, which I very much enjoyed as well. But, this tops it off.
Tarantino becomes into other leagues as a favorite director of mine with this film alone.
I love how this movie can be so subtle and then all of a sudden become a blood fest in 2 seconds, it always keeps you on edge.
Not a big fan, but objectively its a very solid Tarantino film.
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