Friday, August 21, 2009

Inglourious Basterds

Description from Netflix: A Jewish cinema owner (Mélanie Laurent) in occupied Paris is forced to host a Nazi movie premiere, where a radical group of American Jewish soldiers called the Basterds, led by Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt), plans to roll out a score-settling scheme. The face-off is about to go down -- that's if Col. Hans Landa aka "The Jew Hunter" (Christoph Waltz) doesn't get in the way. Quentin Tarantino directs this World War II-set spaghetti Western.

The commercials for this movie do not do it justice. First off, 75% of the movie is subtitled because the dialogue is in either French or German. Brad Pitt has maybe 20 minutes of screen time max. There are maybe 4-5 violent scenes and they last under a minute each.

With the exception of the final scene, the whole movie could have been done on stage. I walked out of the movie feeling like I watched a really great play. The dialogue and acting was just perfect.

Also, I should mention that there is no historical accuracy to the movie at all.

It's awesome and I highly recommend.

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