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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2009, 11:40:42 AM »
And no Brad Pitt playing a redneck disguised as an Italian.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2009, 09:57:27 PM »
So I'm watching the Cat People sequence again (the opening of Chapter Five) and still spellbound.  Not just Cat People, and The Crow window, and Tarantino actually writing originally...but the way he did every single sequence of that shot.  Look at the placement of faces, and lighting, and windows, and swastikas.  Amazing.  Also the colors.  Shoshanna is the Swastika as we end the scene.  She dons the red and black, and the red of the flag is throughout the scene.  Her dress, her nails.

Yeah.  This is Tarantino's masterwork.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2009, 10:27:13 PM »
I think Nacho was drinking a bit too much Gin for his last few posts there.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2009, 07:15:34 AM »
Nope!

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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2009, 10:07:41 AM »
Yip!
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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2010, 11:16:08 AM »
I concur that Basterd's is Tarantino's masterpiece. By far his best work.

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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2010, 09:16:43 PM »
All right . . . Inglourious Basterds

It's takes everything about Tarantino's style to the next level of sophistication. The fragmented use of time, the tragic femme fatale, the hypnotic dialogue, and the pop culture references are all used in a way that serves the fantasy world he's created. The mistake people make about Tarantino is not realizing that EVERY movie he's ever made is a fantasy. They all have that fairy tale quality to them.  Here that has been finessed to a historical fiction that's so magical, you wish it actually happened that way.

I thought Kill Bill was a cartoon of the "Tarantino style." And Death Proof was just a misfire. (Though I feel like I should watch it again now that I truly realize what it was, a homage to the Ms. 45/Switchblade Sisters type of exploitation. The mistake was pairing it with the horror/sci-fi/action cartoon of Planet Terror.)

Here, he went in the opposite direction of the cartoon, a sort of pulp realism that even when it drifts into over-the-top exploitation (the Basterds themselves) retains a gripping sense of dignity and gravitas.

Man, I fucking loved it.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2010, 09:38:21 PM »
Yeah.  Top five movies of the last decade, for me.  And easily his best.  I loved the 80's refs... And that, this time, the fairy tale was more classic Grimm than anything else.

I've watched it four times already! I never get tired of it.  The Cat People/Crow Bowie scene is a go-to for me when I get depressed. 

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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2012, 01:45:22 PM »
Do we not have a Tarantino catch-all thread? I thought we did...and I see a couple that can be merged into this one, which I'm now taking over as the catch-all thread (though feel free to moderate/move/merge if I'm missing the thread, RC).

Anyway... Django Unchained is planned for today with NOLA girl, who sticks her nose up at every current film except for this one. Which is awesome. And I didn't realize that Christoph Waltz is the main star. Since he made Inglorious Basterds so amazing, I can't wait...

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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2012, 09:39:45 PM »
And?

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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2012, 11:07:17 AM »
We fell through because, when she saw that matinee tickets were $11, she lapsed into a rage and ordered me to steal it as soon as possible.

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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2012, 01:39:35 PM »
Oh, but, Skyfall leaked. So we're watching that now. Adele is the worst singer in recent years. I sometimes wonder if America has lost all cultural consciousness.

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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2012, 01:58:47 AM »
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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2013, 01:51:28 AM »
You don't like Adele?!?

I could listen to her for hours.

But I don't really listen to music, so I'm no great judge.

But shut up! I like what I like okay?!?!

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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2013, 10:30:50 PM »
Don't worry. It's just me.