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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'.
Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds has finally clicked with me. Simultaneously a masterful ode to the different flourishes and details of language as well as a fantastical revision of history; Tarantino's overindulgent WWII Western succeeds because of the staggering breadth of its screenplay and the spectacular bursts of the theatrical.
I guess my only defense is that the film was so jam-packed with information that it flew over my head, but honestly even that sounds like a cop out. Sooner or later, you have to bow down to Tarantino unreservedly, and I thought the extent of my adoration had been used up by Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained. Boy was I wrong.
“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…
Bad-ass, ballsy... I can't talk about a Tarantino movie without using those words. They always fit, though... Inglourious is a real ticking time-bomb of a movie, a series of small explosions leading to a grand finale of fireworks... And Christoph Waltz! How good is he? Really good. Better.
"I think this is my masterpiece."
Tarantino knew it when he wrote it.
The man is good at one thing: making entertaining movies. He doesn't really make you think. he doesn't really challenge the limits of the medium, and he isn't even 100% original. But he makes entertaining movies, and he's one of the best in that respect.
This is probably my favorite Tarantino film, although I'm gonna probably run through them all just for kicks pretty soon and who knows what I may discover. It's one of his most inspired and clever films and it actually supports its own indulgence. It's a string of extremely memorable and perfectly polished scenes that balances a very tight rope between ridiculous and…
Tarantino's stylistic choices are not my cup of tea but I do respect his work as a filmmaker. This one has some fantastic moments.
The opening sequence is near perfect. Also, not nearly as violent as I was anticipating.
"I think this just might be my masterpiece."
This - not Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown or Reservoir Dogs - is Tarantino's magnum opus.
Centrosarca con Ines
Loved seeing this again on the big screen. Definitely forgot just how loud this movie could be. Absolutely loved all the sets in this film and how they are all torn apart with bullet holes and blood by the end of their respective scenes.
i am shoshanna
Siento que es más un rejunte de escenas geniales que una historia cohesiva. Pero qué escenas!
Tarantino... diálogos interessantes, violência e entretenimento, todo filme do Tarantino tem os mesmos elementos, mas ele sempre consegue deixar o seu novo filme tão interessante quanto os passados.
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