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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…
Quentin Tarantino knows how to grab your attention. Stylized violence, quotable scripts, memorable characters, and managing to turn relatively unknown actors into superstars. Inglorious Basterds has all those ingredients and much much more.
It was only a matter of time before Tarantino turned his attention towards a genre other than crime. What we got was this stunningly crafted alternate history war film littered with those Tarantino touches that made it unmistakably his. He gave us characters so vividly constructed that the ludicrously crazy plot seemed ever more plausible as the film progressed. Focusing on a twin story-arc that comes together in a fireball and a hail of bullets, it has one superb scene after another. From the moment Christoph Waltz…
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…
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…
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…
A movie that everybody like but I think it's eh.
Another highly entertaining film by Quentin Tarentino. Inglorious Basterds blends the setting of Nazi-occupied France in WWII with the direction of a Sergio Leone western and Tarentino's signature violent comedy. It sounds like a bold undertaking, even for the famed director, and I was certainly sceptical going in to watch it.
However, it is pulled off with finesse thanks to great writing, direction and an outstanding cast. Christoph Waltz steals the show as Col. Hans 'The Jew Hunter' Landa, putting the viewer in the uncomfortable position of 'liking' a high ranking SS official. He is the villain of the picture, yet his suave and eloquent nature makes every scene he features in irresistibly enjoyable. Brad Pitt, as Lt. Aldo Raine,…
Maybe it is too long, and it's pretty self-indulgent, but Tarantino just rolls with it all the way through, filling the film with great actors doing what they do best, and constantly brilliant dialogue. He's got an extremely firm grasp on his own style, and it never falters, making even the longest scenes riveting. Fassbender, Waltz, and Laurent are all in top form. This also has one of the best opening scenes and one of the best ending scenes of any film, ever.
This was the first Tarantino movie I ever saw, so it was really awkward watching it the first time
After a second watch, I really came to appreciate Tarantino's brilliant screenwriting, direction (as I would later come to better understand in Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs) and casting, especially Christoph Waltz and Brad Pitt. The performances complemented the writing superbly, and I will never ever forget the gut-wrenching but still memorable first scene that will go down as one of the best scenes for any movie ever.. Another honorable mention was the long scene at the bar that really made you warm and cozy inside at first, but later turned into a WTF kinda shootout..
The very few things I didn't like was probably the editing that could've been better. Cinematography was good but only in patches, and the sudden abrupt and unnecessary narrations in the middle to make up for a few holes in the script..
I found i spent most of the film reading subtitles. A lot of the film was in French or German which i found fairly irritating as it detracted from the action unfolding. Every scene featuring Brad Pitt is amazing generally filled with the violence and gore that i went into the film expecting. The remainder of the scenes, however, were quite slow with Quentin preferring to use exposition rather than drama to tell the story, something i believe doesn't go so well.
Ultimately i believe it is an average movie with some really awesome gory scenes, they don't outweigh though.
A re-watch of Tarantino's 'Inglorious Basterds' reminded me of how much I dislike 'Django Unchained'
My first 5-star movie!
It was that great and a well deserved 5-star + like combo! I don't give it for nothing. The movie was so amazing to me, I re-watched some of the scenes right after it was finished - the very beginning, the restaurant scene and the premiere.
Until this movie, I couldn't understand why Q.T. liked violence in his movies so much... NOW I DO. Tarantino is my favourite director, there is no doubt about it. The way he made that fire-in-the-theater scene happen, is splendid!
The story and the dialogues were excellent, I enjoyed them very much. But the actors, they made the characters Quentin created alive.
Don't read further, simply watch this movie!…
QUE. PELICULA. TAN. BUENA.
*se para y aplaude a Tarantino for eternity*.
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