Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Story, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Edward

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    I missed seeing it a second time on the big screen; now eagerly awaiting the Blu Ray. I don't actually own a Blu Ray player just yet, but have now commenced the buying of discs in the format..... did the same with CD and DVD, which was a good move - something to play on them as soon as I acquired the player!
     
  2. Scotus

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    I saw this when it first came out. Not having seen but maybe one of Tarantino's movies, I wasn't sure what to expect. I thought it was quite bizarre but I liked it in a strange sort of way. The costumes and hair seemed to be authentically period (notwithstanding the post about black vs grey uniforms, about which I know little). A bit bloody for my taste, but I knew at least to expect that from a Tarantino film.
     
  3. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    The costumes weren't SO accurate- and of course there was some license
    used, for comic-book effect but the overall feel of the era was pretty good,
    even with the odd bit of David Bowie thrown in. I know that the costume designers were fully able to get the uniforms "right" but chose to do otherwise.
    Bizarre is quite a good word to use, actually.

    And yes, the hair was good.


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  4. Lensmaster

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    The movie was rather interesting. After I caught on that it was a spoof and not trying to be historically accurate I could enjoy it. But it kept me guessing for a while. I'm not a big Tarantino fan. He makes interesting movies but they are always a bit odd. I did like pulp fiction. In this film what I really liked was the detail he put in it. Some of the big items may have been historically inaccurate. But the small details were amazing. One that jumped out at me was in the first scene at the farmhouse when he prepared to write the information the farmer was going to tell him. The involved process of preparing his fountain pen to write was done slowly and precise. It shows how so many small moments in life used to have such ceremony to be done right.
     
  5. Torpedo

    Torpedo One Too Many

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    I would like you to elaborate on that point about the costumes, the license taken for a comic-book look, give some examples, etc. It will be interesting to hear more about this from an informed person as you are!
     
  6. jetgirl

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    Coming late to the party

    I just saw this as a special screening in a great theater and really liked the film, I actually thought it was brilliant (although of course too gory for my taste). The production design and cinematography were amazing, and I thought the characters were infinately interesting. Tarrantino has said he modeled it after movies such as "The Dirty Dozen".
    There is a brief article about the costume designer here: clothes on film. What is very interesting is her reference to the controversial color photos of Andre Zucca taken in occupied France. Fashionwise, I loved Mélanie Laurent's working outfits with trousers and the Basterd's knit and flat caps look. Here is a fantastic Zucca photo (I'll leave the controversy out of it).

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  7. clubwitsend

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    I have to say...with this one, if hes going to name-drop and scene steal from anyone, I'm happy its G.W. Pabst!!
     
  8. CliffG

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    This movie promises some awesome coats

    Inglourious Basterds
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  9. moustache

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    I hope to see this soon. Looks interesting. Not generally a Brad Pitt or Tarentino fan but I will give it a shot.

    Jim
     
  10. KeyGrip

    KeyGrip A-List Customer

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    It is different enough from his other movies that you may well like it, and Pitt isn't given enough screen time to be annoying so his character turns out being very likeable! :p The things to look forward to are the dialogue and the suspense, which play a larger role than the other Tarantino staples like violence and... more violence.
     
  11. Feraud

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    A fun film and Christoph Waltz absolutely stole the movie.
     
  12. ScottF

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    Yes, Scott - you are the only one who noticed.

    Scott <=== interacting with himself
     
  13. Christy

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    I watched this last night and it left me with some questions. Now, my questions might seem a little dim-witted so bear with me. Also, my post will containt spoilers so skip mine if you haven't watched the movie. :)



    First, why was Col. Hans Landa so angry with Bridget von Hammersmark? If he was planning to make a deal, then why was he so angry that she had helped with the plan?

    Next, was it the basterds' and Shosanna and Marcel's plan to not come out of the theatre alive?

    Last, did Col. Landa die from the carving that Lt. Aldo Raines did? The only reason I'm asking is because I covered my eyes :eek: so I didn't see what he looked like after Raines finished. Oh yeah, did it ever say what the caused the huge scar on Raines' neck?
     
  14. Edward

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    YIP - SPOILER ALERT!!

    Uhm.... that I can't remember - I should know soon (I have the BD as of yesterday, just need the player now!). Fragile male ego, possibly?

    It seems to me that it was a suicide mission, for both... Her, yes, I think it's implied.... the basterds, well.... given that two of them are sitting in the cinema with explosives strapped to their legs, I can't see any way they couldn't have avoided it being a suicide mission.

    No death. The point was not to kill him, but to ensure that he would be forced to live out the rest of his life with everyone who saw him knowing what he was - a Nazi. The depth and shape of the carving ensured that it would scar in the shape of a swastika.

    Not that I recall, though given Tarrantino's thoroughness with character background, I'm sure it's a detail he already knows, even if not explained on screen. See, for comparison, Steve Buscemi's appearance as the Buddy Holly waiter in Pulp Fiction - this was supposed to be Mr Pink in a job he was forced into as part of his parole from prison, post Reservoir Dogs heist (if you turn the volume way up and listen closely in the last minute or so of Dogs, you can hear dialogue which involves him being arrested outside the building). In any case, it's ripe for forming part of the narrative plot of the mooted Basterds prequel.
     
  15. Christy

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    Thanks for clarifiying things for me. :)

    This makes sense.


    The only reason that I thought he might have possibly died was because the carving seemed more gruesome than the last one that was shown so I thought maybe they did the carving too deep, but I didn't look at the screen in time to see so I wasn't sure if I missed something.



    That's interesting about Steve Buscemi's character, it's been a long time since I've seen both Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. I would have liked more character background in Inglorious Basterds, but it would make sense that there wasn't a lot if there is a possibility of a prequel.

    Thanks again for all of the information! :)
     
  16. anatomy

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    The blood vessels under the skin on the forehead do carry a lot so you would bleed quite freely from cuts there, but not enough to bleed to death, and the skull is also quite thick so no possibility of any internal damage, in summmary, any carving there would hurt, but not be life-threatening at all.....any doctors out there concur with my analytical prognosis?
     
  17. Tomasso

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    Probably, and some wrestlers too. ;)
     
  18. Levallois

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    I hate to be in the minority here but I didn't like the film as a whole - I thought it pretty slow in parts - the main Nazi was terrific but everyone else was annoying, especially Brad Pitt - where did he find that accent? My wife fell asleep about a half-hour in but I gutted it out to the end. Not one of Tarantino's best.
     

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