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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #435 on: August 24, 2009, 06:37:27 PM »
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A cinema in Sweden is the wrong place to find out that half the movie's dialogue is not in English, as Swedish subtitles don't help me.

But, I figured out what was going on and enjoyed the movie a lot.  I'll have to see it again to actually enjoy the dialogue, but it's a credit to the simplicity of the story (which I think is a positive thing anyway) that I was never confused about what was going on.

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #436 on: August 24, 2009, 08:39:26 PM »
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just wanted to note the great weekend box-office (37.6mil).  This outgrossed Gindhouse in 2 days.  I'm pretty certain it will easily beat Pulp Fiction's total gross too.  Very pleasing to see Quentin have another bonafide hit after all these years. 

Also predicting that this is a shoe-in for a best picture nod this year, as well as a bunch of other noms.  Very exciting.   

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #437 on: August 24, 2009, 08:42:49 PM »
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It appears to be a hit. Well deserved. I'm sure nobodies more happy than the Weinstein's.

I don't think it's going to get a best pic nod. This year is stacked and the best has yet to come (Tree of Life should just get all 5 nods)

EDIT: Forgot about there being 10 nods. Yeah, it will probably get one.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #438 on: August 24, 2009, 10:59:31 PM »
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 I bet everything that Tree of Life will be 2010

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #439 on: August 24, 2009, 11:29:00 PM »
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Pssst! Here's 'Inglourious Basterds'' secret Oscar campaign strategy
Source: Los Angeles Times

Surely, the question has occurred to you: Why isn't Oscar-mad Harvey Weinstein releasing "Inglourious Basterds" in Oscar-friendly November or December? Doesn't he have faith that "Inglourious Basterds" can run the derby? Hey, Quentin Tarantino proved himself in 1994 when "Pulp Fiction" was nominated for best picture and Tarantino won best screenplay.

Last year, Harvey held back "The Reader" to the last possible stretch, giving it a limited opening in Los Angeles and New York in December, then wide release in January. The strategy paid off with five Academy Award nominations -- including a surprise bid (to some, not us) for best picture -- resulting in the Big Win at Long Last for Kate Winslet as best actress.

Answer: Harvey plans to reserve that last-minute, ambush strategy he employed for "The Reader" for his other major Oscar pony, "Nine," Rob Marshall's adaptation of the Tony-winning musical starring Penelope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis and Marion Cotillard. For "Inglourious Basterds," he plans to use the "Crash" campaign model.

By releasing "Inglourious Basterds" in theaters now, Harvey can give the flick a second wave of ballyhoo when the DVD comes out late this year. Because the DVD will be a mass release, it won't need to be watermarked with numerals identifying each disc with the name of an academy member or other award voter. That's one of the sneaky ways "Crash" beat front-runner "Brokeback Mountain" for best picture of 2005 -- Lionsgate blitzed Hollywood with more than 120,000 cheap DVDs.

To manufacture and ship a watermarked DVD costs about $20. The cost for a non-watermarked equivalent: $5.

Beware, Hollywood. Given how red rivers flow in Tarantino pix, the town will be engulfed in a blood tide this December when Harvey unleashes his "Inglourious Basterds" DVD campaign. It will probably pay off with two Academy Award nominations: best screenplay (Tarantino) and supporting actor (Christoph Waltz). Maybe more. "Pulp Fiction" got nommed for best picture when there were only five slots; this year there will be twice as many.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #440 on: August 25, 2009, 12:02:20 AM »
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well considered me :shock: too. i'm not allowed to doubt on the guy ever again. in fact, i thought about how the 14 year old me coming out of Pulp Fiction for the first or fourth time i watched it in the theater wouldve Bear Jewed my pissin on QT ass.

i just wasnt terribly into this from the moment the script hit the net covered with the misspelling of the title and WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ME ME ME! never read it save for the title page which said to me the thing would read as pretentious and the final product would be nothin but. and there are too many title misspellingy moments in this movie that desperately needed to be done without - couldve been a classic if they were done without. neverthelessious, this was a version i'm surprised he went with but could not have been more pleased that he did.

i met QT once back in '99. it was following a screening of some forgetful indy movie called Shoeshine Boys and he stuck around afterwards so we stuck around afterwards and we listened to him talk about what he liked about the film. we listened to this dude standing before us in a small theater, wearing a flight jacket, board shorts and monkey boots ramble on and on and on and on. and on. at the time i could have listened to the guy go many more 'and ons' but he did stop which reaches my point. he told us that this movie we just watched which from what i remember did have a few decent funny moments had inspired him and he was working on a script at the moment that involved these type of disturbing comedic scenes. the script was about World War II and he told us he was off to work on it and then he left. i only wonder now what that version in progress was like compared with the one i saw last night. the final product. the movie filled with such rich flavors i did not expect such a product would be fulluv.

like brockly said somehow the guy has me hooked with but a credit sequence. save for the music, an otherwise bland credit sequence at that. how does one accomplish such a thing? it brought me back to 14 year old me witnessing PF's credit sequence. how too does one introduce a character as a terrorizing soul by simply having the character request a glass of milk?? during such talky tension building scenes he has used such props as cheeseburgers, leather gloves, flutes, truth darts and now spoilerd strudels.

as said and said, what a find Waltz was. i could imagine all those other considered yadas in so and so roles but i could not do so for his. loved every ounce he gave and hope he gave even more to deleted scenes to come. speaking of deleted scenes, is that where the Basterds are? the movie needed more of what the title claimed it to be about. spoilerds alls we pretty much got with the title characters was them carrying out the same plan Shoshanna was conducting. more back Bastard stories should have been. how they ALL came to be such Basterds. btw, fyi, Shoshanna putting on her war paint makeup to Bowie was the best scene i've seen in a film for some time.   

anyways, thanks for not making Kill Bill WWII, Quentin and for reminding pushing thirty year old me of how great you can be.         


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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #441 on: August 25, 2009, 03:38:01 AM »
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spoilerds  Shoshanna putting on her war paint makeup to Bowie was the best scene i've seen in a film for some time.   

FUCK! Thats the scene i got up and went to piss during. Guess I'll have to see it again.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #442 on: August 25, 2009, 07:53:27 AM »
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there was one cut that really bothered me - during Pitt's speech when it cuts to Roth with the douchey grin and then immediately cuts back and he's straight faced - but that's nitpicking.

minor spoils


the other thing that bothers me - no Nazis in the lobby at all? all those uppety people and not a single one excuses themselves to the restroom to pee or anything? no snack bar attendant wondering what's going on?

that might have been interesting if the guy blocking the door would have confronted a high class lady returning to the theater and how he would explain it away without her going apeshit.

it also seems you would want to save the bodies, especially Hitler, to show as proof instead of blowing them up and shooting their face up beyond recognition.

other than that - i really enjoyed it. you see returning motifs in his work - the female hero - couldn't help but be reminded of the animated KB sequence where the girl is hiding under the bed when the family were hiding under the floorboards.

then of course Tarantino's Mexican standoffs - guns at balls - reservoir dogs.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #443 on: August 25, 2009, 08:40:42 AM »
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Anyone think the last line of the film is just Tarantino's opinion of the film? How's it go? "This could be my best work yet."
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #444 on: August 25, 2009, 09:01:27 AM »
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there was one cut that really bothered me - during Pitt's speech when it cuts to Roth with the douchey grin and then immediately cuts back and he's straight faced - but that's nitpicking.

minor spoils


the other thing that bothers me - no Nazis in the lobby at all? all those uppety people and not a single one excuses themselves to the restroom to pee or anything? no snack bar attendant wondering what's going on?

that might have been interesting if the guy blocking the door would have confronted a high class lady returning to the theater and how he would explain it away without her going apeshit.

it also seems you would want to save the bodies, especially Hitler, to show as proof instead of blowing them up and shooting their face up beyond recognition.

other than that - i really enjoyed it. you see returning motifs in his work - the female hero - couldn't help but be reminded of the animated KB sequence where the girl is hiding under the bed when the family were hiding under the floorboards.

then of course Tarantino's Mexican standoffs - guns at balls - reservoir dogs.

See, none of these things bother me because of the universe that the film is set in. If it was set in a more realistic universe then these may have gotten to me too. It's revisionist history so all the unrealistic stuff just doesn't bother me for some reason.

I REALLY, REALLY want to see this again.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #445 on: August 25, 2009, 10:35:22 AM »
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spoilerds  Shoshanna putting on her war paint makeup to Bowie was the best scene i've seen in a film for some time.   

FUCK! Thats the scene i got up and went to piss during. Guess I'll have to see it again.

you need, http://www.runpee.com/ great iphone app too.

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #446 on: August 25, 2009, 12:09:05 PM »
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SPOILER***

they didn't know the explosives were there, probably high on the killing nazi's and were going to leave after all their mags were out... but didn't get the chance.  if i'm not mistaken didn't the jew hunter plant it there?

no 'cause aldo had some on his legs too
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #447 on: August 25, 2009, 01:27:36 PM »
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I remember Lantz telling Aldo and Little Man that he planted the bombs right next to Hitler and Goebbel's so he had a part in their killing too.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #448 on: August 25, 2009, 02:07:15 PM »
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I remember Lantz telling Aldo and Little Man that he planted the bombs right next to Hitler and Goebbel's so he had a part in their killing too.

didn't it cut to a shot showing him sliding the bombs he took from Aldo underneath their chairs?
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #449 on: August 25, 2009, 02:14:23 PM »
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I guess I'm the only one who was annoyed by Tarantino's stylistic choices.

There were some incredible parts to this film, no doubt. The opening scene for example. Just incredible and it really shows how god damn good of a writer Tarantino is. He writes scenes like a musician writes music. There's something so lyrical about them, they start slow, build up, and then reach a crescendo and it's absolutely beautiful. However, there are other scenes I just can't get over. The Bowie song, followed by the 80s montage. I mean really? That scene made me what to punch Tarantino in the face. I feel like his boner for shitty cinema gets in the way of him making something truly meaningful because some of his stuff just borderlines on the self-parody. I also felt that Brad Pitt was the worst part of the movie. Was his southern accent that bad on purpose? He just seemed like a caricature that somehow superimposed itself over another performance.


 

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