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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…
After a rewatch, Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds still enthralls, fascinates, annoys, and entertains throughout its bloated runtime. I can see why so many love this, as the tension sizzles like a egg on a sun-baked sidewalk and the dialogue is as dangerously sharp and witty as ever. I like the emotional core, I love Brad Pitt in this, and the climax is absolutely glorious. However, there's something jarring about this work. Nothing feels organic or free-flowing about the pacing, and it's a problem with Tarantino's recent output that is getting quite tedious.
Pulp Fiction is long, talky, and as quintessential Quentin as you can get. In spite of all that, it's also a smooth and beautiful ride, always jolting the…
Quentin Tarantino is a man who loves cinema and Inglourious Basterds is his love letter to 'guys on a mission' movies (he once promised he would make one) and to the Spaghetti Western sub-genre. The plot is simple and easy to follow (it's a revenge tale about a group of American soldiers led by Brad Pitt's Lt. Aldo Raine who will try to kill every single German in Nazi-occupied France and about Shosanna, a French girl who got her family killed by German soldiers), but it's the way Tarantino tells this homage-filled story that makes it feel truly special.
Inglourious Basterds is probably his most professional work, where the fast editing works perfectly, the handpicked soundtrack (when Quentin finally discovered…
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'.
Inglourious Basterds is a fantastic film that manages to both unique and exciting. I was completely drawn in from the very first scene, with an incredible opening sequence right up until the similarly entertaining final act. All the acting is great, with Christoph Waltz in particular being the standout with his charming yet undeniably evil character of Hans Landa. The directing and editing are also great and lead to a completely immersive experience that pretty much impressed me on all fronts.
It felt like a formulaic retread with Kill Bill in its emotional arc and it also seems really unintelligent in the irony of making this revenge-myth that simultaneously shames victims as if surviving isn't heroic, only reciprocal violence (mostly performed by WASP Hollywood-hero template types).
Probably the 100th time that I have watched IB but still love it. 2ND GREATEST FILM EVER MADE.
Please don't make me watch any more Tarantino ever again. But this was alright.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I swear: The first time I saw this movie I legitly laughed my whole sides to oblivion after they SPOILERS fucking beat the fucking shit of Hitler and burn the Theatre.
JESUS CHRIST have I laughed that hard in my life.
I love that a film about, amongst other things, the beauty and power of language has a misspelled title.
I've never seen Sergeant York. If I had, I think I'd better be able to comment on what I think Quentin Tarantino is trying to do here. If the Kill Bill saga reveled in over the top violence, Inglorious Basterds deliberately makes us question the use of over the top violence. Part of that is to do with the idea of cinema as propaganda. By not showing us what real violence looks like, cinema is able to convince us that violence can be a good thing.
The film within a film here, Nation's Pride is the story of a sniper standing in a bell tower and shooting a lot of people. We don't really see much more than that. We…
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It's about time I watched this. It's been on my watch list for 6 years.
Fantastisk film!! Da jeg satte mig i biografen for at se denne film, havde jeg aldrig hørt om Quentin Tarantino. Mødet med hans helt særlige, ikoniske og skæve måde at lave film på begejstrede mig helt umådeligt meget. Siden denne har jeg set en håndfuld andre af hans film, og lad det være sagt, at hans film svinger meget i kvalitet, synes jeg, og dette er hans allerbedste film. Denne film blev også mit første møde med Christoph Waltz og Mélanie Laurent, som - især for Waltz' vedkommende - spiller fuldkomment fabelagtigt!! Skuespillet er i det hele taget rigtig godt (Daniel Brühl og Brad Pitt står også ud som særligt gode). Filmens langsomhed i visse scener, filmens ultra-close-up-kameravinkler, filmens overdrevne blodighed hist og her, filmens replikker og filmens uforudsigelige historieforvanskning gør filmen original og til et must-see. Skønt med en film, som foregår på både fransk, tysk, italiensk og engelsk! Se og gense denne udødelige, mesterlige smaragd!
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