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    Inglorious Bastards

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    Tarantino eager to see Jewish reaction


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    Quentin Tarantino has arrived in Israel to promote his new World War II movie Inglorious Basterds.

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    Quentin Tarantino says the most important part of his first-ever visit to Israel is to gauge the Jewish audience's reaction to his latest boundary-breaking film.
    Inglorious Basterds tells the fictional story of a band of World War II-era Jewish-American soldiers turned vigilantes, who slaughter and scalp Nazi soldiers as retribution for the Holocaust.
    Speaking before the film's Israeli premiere in Tel Aviv, Tarantino defended his work of historical fiction and called the bloodbath of its Nazi characters a different brand of World War II film.
    "To me, taboos are made to be broken," he said.
    The unorthodox film depicts an alternate universe in which all the top leadership of the Nazi Party are brutally killed in a single night.

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    Not seen it yet but looking forward to it.

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    Downloaded a cam copy, see the movie review thread. If you like Tarantino you'll probabley like this. I wasn't that impressed.

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    It is a great movie and one of his best in my opinion, much better than Kill Bill.

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    I'm waiting for a DVD rip. I can't enjoy the cam versions.

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    Begbie, how does the cinematography compare with Schindler's List, they are touting this in some reviews as on the same level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    I'm waiting for a DVD rip. I can't enjoy the cam versions.
    I'm totally with ya.

    ruins the viewing experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malice View Post
    Begbie, how does the cinematography compare with Schindler's List, they are touting this in some reviews as on the same level.
    Can't say as I watched a cam version. Kinda like the Blair Witch Project in a cinema.

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    I've never been a Quentin Tarantino fan... As much as I enjoyed Resevoir Dogs and as much as I thought Pulp Fiction was excellent - like Trainspotting they seemed to be films that were trendy to like more than anything else. Borat too was appreciated more for it's poos and wees and tits and nudity more than it was for the mirror it shone on American society. The violence of Natural Born Killers also eclipsed the point of the story to the vast majority of fans and critics.

    Inglorious Basterds is very good, QT keeps the violence in check yet there is enough to satisfy the gore fans, but the beauty of this film, that only really hit me as I went to the bathroom after the end credits, is that I had just witnessed true cinema at blockbuster level - which is a rare treat in this age of money spinning films such as Transformers 2 and Final Destination.

    I can deeply relate to Tarantino in that all he ever wanted to do was show people what he could do, and despite having done that several times over - his passion for his art is stronger than ever and he is keen to share it.

    Basterds is unlike anything he has done before yet it retains the QT stamp all the way through. The cast is superb, from the Oscar worthy Christoph Waltz to Michael Fassbender, from Mike Myers (an interesting choice) to the bloke who looks like Ewan McGregor who tries to woo the films heroine - Melanie Laurent, another excellent Euro actor. Many of the scenes are very long but the tension keeps the boredom at bay and the dialogue is superbly crafted with none of Quentin's personal reverie pushed in our faces a la 'Jimmy's coffee' from Pulp Fiction.

    Neither does he go overboard trying to be different.. There are the trademark chapter markers and a nice macro close up of whipped cream being scooped off a plate but it all fits into place perfectly and compliments the story.

    You can almost smell the pipe smoke, taste the apple strudel and the whisky, and feel the boots on the wooden floorboards - it is the cinematic equivalent of a hand crafted piece of furniture in a world of IKEA popcorn flicks.

    I reckon I could do a better job than a lot of film makers out there, but not QT - if I wasn't a 'fan' before, then I am now. Tarantino deserves every bit of fortune and glory he has made for himself. Soundtrack as always was interesting - being WW2 then his usual fare would not have worked but his choice of music worked perfectly, despite not confining himself to period pieces of the era.

    It is a very self confident piece of work, and the last line in the film is 'This may just be my masterpiece' which may not be too far from the truth. Personally I would use a mallet to bang it in between Resevoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. It's proper cinema and I could not see how anybody with decent taste in film could fail to like it. If you want non stop action, go see GI Joe.

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    I saw it last week at Central; likely catch it again as now i know the story would like to focus more on the dialogue (ha - can't multi-task!) the opening scene in the French farmhouse was so tense; same for the scene in the bar with the Germans
    Unsure if Brad Pitt was best choice for that role though, but don't know who I'd replace him with, maybe it was the accent but at times he just didn't 'gel' for me.
    Overall - definitely recommend, but don't take your TG/BG.

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