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Old 29th Aug 2009, 1:53   #31
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Hey, bill. Cheers for posting up this discussion. I never gave the film's political undertones that much consideration so it's opened up a whole new angle for me and I now have to take it a little more seriously than what I have to date. I've quickly read over day 1 and you fight the corner very well. I hear what Dennis (and others) is/ are trying to say, but my feelings are that Tarantino wasn't out to disrespect the Jewish angle of WWII, but rather wanted to have some fun with it. IB is overtly silly and far-fetched, but it's surely supposed to be seen as such?

When I was watching it I thought not only is this a well made film, but it's also cool to see Nazis getting scalped!

Anyway, there's loads more I wish I had time to comment on with regards to day 1, but there just ain't enough hours in a day! When I get time I'll try read the rest and post up a few more rambling thoughts.
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Old 29th Aug 2009, 20:42   #32
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Just got back from the cinema. Daring, brilliant and hugely enjoyable. It's Tarantino's best in my estimation, though flawed in one or two particulars. I might post at more length tomorrow.
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What a pile of shite. Not quite a , more of a . The is Brad Pitt's.

A long, boring, pointlessly violent and, in some cases, mock-graphic Nazi-fantasia from a film-maker who I enjoyed the first three films of, though little they said, but have never really understood his continued waste. The only good thing to come out of it, when we look back on this film, is that it introduced Christoph Waltz to a wider audience.

Now I'm off to read bill's dialogue...
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Boy. I sure disagree with you, Stewart.
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Geez! Take it easy, Bill!
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Well, I'm sorry, but sometimes I just get so angry.
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I sure disagree with you, Stewart.
You didn't like his first three films?
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You're deliberately misunderstanding me, Stewart! No wonder I'm so angry!

I honestly believe Inglourious Basterds has it all over everything Tarantino has done before.
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I saw "Basterds" last week, and I have to say I enjoyed it more than anything Tarantino has done since - ooooh . . . "Pulp Fiction" (which I hated first time I saw it, then grew to love).

I had mixed feelings, admittedly. I never thought I'd like a Nazi, but I ended up rooting for the Waltz character. I didn't like the 'gore' but I reckon Tarantino always has to stick that in because he's such a rebellious child at heart, so I just closed my eyes and covered my ears at the violent bits. I wasn't comfortable at the clear invitation to revel in torture, even if it was of nasty characters. I was bored, at a number of intervals, during the film. I found the lack of original score distracting and lazy. Overall, it was damn silly. Just silly! But but but . . .

it did make me smile. It was highly original. It was highly suspenseful in places. Fassbinder was amazing. The opening chapter, between Waltz and the French farmer is genius. And I admired Tarantino's balls in making what is, essentially, a 'fun' adventure about WW2. And it has stayed with me, ever since.
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Strad, I think Inglourious Basterds is a no-fooling masterpiece. As in, a future classic. It is a remarkable piece of filmmaking, not just for the tavern scene, although I imagine that will be studied in film classes for a long time. I was never bored for a second, and I was absolutely exhilerated when I left the theater.

And why in the world would you root for Hans Landa??
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