We all know that Quentin Tarantino is an audacious filmmaker. If there’s a genre of filmmaking that he loves, he will produce his take on it at some point – and he really, really loves spaghetti westerns. For his version of a spaghetti western, though, he doesn’t just explode the conventions of the genre – he does for slavery what he did for World War II in Inglourious Basterds. The result is seriously bloody fun.
Quentin Tarantino has created some of the most memorable stories and characters of the last 20 years. In honor of his new western, we do a retrospective and a preview review of Django Unchained.
Aaron, Salim and Guest Reviewer Aaron Neuwirth pick their favorite Quentin Tarantino movies and do a ‘preview review’ of Django Unchained.
Two classic Tarantino films are on the big screen this week! Courtesy of Fathom Events you can see Reservoir Dogs Tuesday, December 4th and Pulp Fiction, Thursday December 6th. I’m not going to waste time telling you how great these two movies are. You already know! Check your local theater for time and location. These are one night only events!
The Tarantino XX 8 Movie Blu-ray set is looking sweet indeed. I’m real tempted to buy this even though I already own 5 of these films on Blu-ray. On Amazon this set is only $90. That’s quite a deal for this awesome collection of movies. Let’s recap. On Nov 20th, fans of Tarantino can own 8 of his classics on Blu-ray. The collection includes Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds. Today they released a shot of what the interior of the set will be.
This fall is shaping up to be one very expensive season for Blu-ray collectors. Today we have Indiana Jones – which I promised myself I wouldn’t buy since I own this on DVD, but I could not help myself. Next week Avengers, Dark Knight Returns AND Bond 50. Then we have E.T. in the next few weeks and now we have this. On November 20th, we get the Tarantino XX – 8 Film Blu-ray collection.
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Has Brad Pitt ever been in Box Office Hit? I’m hard pressed to think of one – besides the Oceans series. Inglourious Basterds is on track to be the number one movie this weekend, pulling in an estimated $65.1 million worldwide and $37.6 million in the US. Not bad numbers at all for a film that didn’t have a huge marketing push. Quentin can buy himself a lot of crack with that money. Last weekend’s top film in North America, TriStar Pictures sci-fi thriller “District 9,” slipped to No. 2 with $18.9 million. After 10 days, the Peter Jackson-produced film has earned $73.5 million and “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” was also down one to No. 3, with $12.5 million. The three-week haul for the action movie stands at $120.5 million. Which reminds me I still have to post my Ray Park interview.
While it might be fair to say that Quentin Tarantino never met a genre he didn’t like, there are some he loves more than the others. Inglourious Basterds is kind of a hybrid of two genres: the World War II movie and, to use his phrase, “men on a mission” movies. While Basterds is only loosely based on the B-movie, Inglorious Bastards, it does play with the tone of that movie and takes the basic premise to outlandish and highly entertaining extremes.
One of Tarantino’s favorite devices to tell a story by creating a series of timelines that proceed at different paces and in different tones – each beginning at a different time – and then coming together at just the right moment to provide the biggest impact. This is true of Basterds, though the movements through time aren’t nearly as obvious, or puzzling as, say, Pulp Fiction, which almost literally explodes when that moment arrives.
Whenever I review a Quentin Tarantino I feel like I have to establish where I am on the Tarantino curve. So before we begin, I love Pulp Fiction (who doesn’t?), love Kill Bill, hate Kill Bill 2, don’t like Jackie Brown, loathe the dialogue in Grindhouse and think Reservoir Dogs is just ok – I’ll watch it anytime it’s on TV but it’s just an OK film for me. In this body of work comes Tarantino’s latest Inglourious Basterds. I’m of two minds this, on the one hand the film is pure Tarantino “cliché,” there’s the dialogue – I’ve never understood why everyone thinks it’s always the best – personally I find his judicious use of the N word obnoxious and offensive, I was waiting to see how he works it in here and he does. Of course you get the black title slate that separates each act, the fantastic use of music, the directing style it all screams Tarantino. But there’s a been there done that feeling to watching Basterds – if you judge it purely based on Tarantino’s body of work. On the other hand, in this year of bland, boring, visionless studio films by hacks like McG and Brett Ratner, Ingourious Basterds is a fun, inventive breath of fresh air that I just wanted to keep breathing in and hold as if my life depended on it. There are many things you can say about Basterds but bland isn’t one of them.
I just watched the Original Inglourious Bastards on DVD last week and enjoyed the heck out of it. The one special feature on it was a 20 minute interview between Quentin Tarantino and the director Enzo G. Castellari. Of course Tarantino’s version sounds like it’s going to be radically different from the original and I’m sure he’s going to work in the judicious use of the N word – which really pisses me off about Tarantino films. The ahole gets away with it because he has his black characters use it every other word, so that somehow makes it alright. Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (yes this is how they are spelling it) began principal photography last week on location in Germany. The ensemble cast of Inglourious Basterds includes Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Brühl, Eli Roth, Samm Levine, B.J. Novak, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard, Paul Rust, Michael Bacall, Omar Doom, Sylvester Groth, Julie Dreyfus, Jacky Ido, August Diehl, Martin Wuttke, Richard Sammel, Christian Berkel, Sönke Möhring, Michael Fassbender, Mike Myers, Rod Taylor, Denis Menochet and Cloris Leachman.
Inglourious Basterds reunites Tarantino with Academy Award-nominated editor Sally Menke, Academy Award-winning director of photography Bob Richardson, and production designer David Wasco. Joining Tarantino for the first time is Academy Award-nominated costume designer Anna Sheppard.
Academy Award-nominee Lawrence Bender is producing Inglourious Bastards. Erica Steinberg and Lloyd Phillips, and Bob and Harvey Weinstein are the film’s executive producers. The co-producers are Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser and Henning Molfenter. Pilar Savone is the associate producer.
The Weinstein Company and Universal Pictures, through its newly formed International Studio, are co-financing and co-presenting the film with TWC handling domestic distribution and Universal handling international distribution. The two companies are partners on the project.
Zehnte Babelsberg Film, a subsidiary of Studio Babelsberg AG, is producing Inglourious Basterds. The film will shoot at Studio Babelsberg as well as in Berlin, Saxony and Paris.
Inglourious Basterds begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.
Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as “The Basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own…