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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #585 on: January 15, 2010, 05:42:33 PM »
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Ah well, I'm flattered you remembered me, even if I can't recall what for.

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #586 on: January 15, 2010, 07:11:57 PM »
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meh, hardly  :yabbse-smiley:

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #587 on: January 17, 2010, 12:51:41 PM »
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Yeah i think the film is so out of proportion in everything that it cannot be any bit historical and propaganda like. I did jump on the "fucking awesome" bandwagon. Probably, because some time into it, i saw no relation between the characters and the nationalities they supposedly represented. The colors are unlike any WW2 film i've ever seen and immediately put you at ease. If i saw Schindler's list in these colors, i would probably laugh. Along with some diverting dialogue and total nutcase pacing i think this is an animated feature, a comic book. I think there were plenty of obvious signs for not taking this seriously. As far as the intrinsic value of the idea, well, i just don't think it's nearly as important as the amount of sensationalism it induces. Ultimately, you're not laughing at violence in this film but more importantly, the absurdity of it. I don't think there has been one Tarantino film that didn't make me laugh. :) I am quite happy about this one even if it comes at a price of being meathead asshole. :)
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #588 on: January 21, 2010, 12:18:33 AM »
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Yes, there are people who do make sarcastic posts, but when I made the original reply, I was sincerely interested in if you had something more to say because I find it fascinating that Inglorious Basterds went from being revered on the board to attacked by a lot of people. I want some of the original applauders (besides Alexandro) to come to the film's defense and make comment, but it looks like a lot of people are just shutting up. I find that interesting.  

first off, polanski's basterd child summed it up nicely IMHO. he captures the perfect tone in a rebuttal. the perfect response to this film is a short one. because  to engage in further debate puts more attention on things that arn't important... and then... they inadvertently become important. I can only speak for myself, but i was one of "original applauders" you mention. to me, the very issue is that people are putting too much fuel into they're analysis, ultimately ending in scholar debates... so it's kinda a paradox disproving theory with more theory. now i know others will say I'm trying to silence this debate but making these comments, and what more can i say then I'm not. i'm shutting up not because i feel i've been bested or persuaded to think otherwise, i just don't think anyone's tried to tell me i'm wrong. so if i've got nothing more to say (or other defenders) then it will naturally look like the haters have stayed their course.

it's a playful film that made me laugh cringe and cheer, and most importantly i never once looked at my watch. there was a day when that's all that was needed to make me love a film. and while I'm not like that all the time anymore, and i enjoy scholarly debates myself, while i was watching inglorious i didn't go there.  god I'm glad i didn't. that's my review. I'm not shutting up, I've just made that point.  was there something else that I (or other defenders) haven't addressed? what if we don't want to passionately defend this but still really enjoyed the film?
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #589 on: January 25, 2010, 11:16:26 AM »
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Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #590 on: January 26, 2010, 10:19:26 AM »
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Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #591 on: January 28, 2010, 03:05:16 AM »
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French Chick. She's pretty hot.
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« Reply #592 on: January 28, 2010, 04:44:32 PM »
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i don't know, she's really good in all the french films i have seen of hers, but some of her scenes in IB seem off. the one where she and her lover marcel plot the burning down of the theater is particularly bad. which i guess comes from the fact that tarantino doesn't speak french and therefore couldn't direct the actors properly. and also the fact that the rhythm and style of his dialogue was mostly lost in translation. i suppose non-french speakers can't really tell, but trust a frenchy, it's pretty cringeworthy. i wonder if it's the same with the bits in german. but yeah, she is pretty hot.

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #593 on: January 28, 2010, 05:03:53 PM »
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Oui
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #594 on: January 28, 2010, 05:21:43 PM »
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Christoph Waltz obscures everyone in this movie... I wouldn't put anyone else in his category. You can count this as an official vote.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #595 on: January 28, 2010, 06:33:08 PM »
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Christoph Waltz's performance is fine, but it certainly isn't worth all this acclaim. The meat of his performance is just the creepiness to his interrogation scenes whenever he encounters somebody new. It's unnerving and scary, but it's repeated almost to a T everytime he does it. I remember feeling creeped out by it the first two lengthy scenes, but afterwards it felt systematic and predictable. A boredom kicked in everytime he came on camera like I had to wait for him to get done with his routine. That boredom made me realize that the performance didn't go beyond its one note.

It reminds me of Andy Garcia in Ocean's Eleven. Andy is excellent in being sinister, but Ocean's Eleven actually does right to his character because he's rarely used in the film. It allows him to compliment the scenes he is in because he actually does elevate the tone and change the dynamic of the scene when he's suppose to. Since Garcia's is also one note, the minimal use is appropriate. Inglorious Basterds plays into Waltz's character so much that it just hankers all the characters and scenes.
 

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #596 on: January 28, 2010, 06:40:49 PM »
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it's pretty cringeworthy. i wonder if it's the same with the bits in german.

trust me, it's the same in english.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #597 on: January 28, 2010, 07:17:04 PM »
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I guess i just really like his character. I just love rational depraved motherfuckers. :)))
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« Reply #598 on: February 14, 2010, 05:47:39 AM »
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Inglourious Basterds has been playing on TV all month where I am. Actually, it has been on every other day here so I've been allowed to catch the film at various parts and enjoy the better moments. I admit it was hard to enjoy those moments in theater because watching the whole film disrupted everything, but it has been nice to watch the finale massacre like 10 times now. That's still just fun.

In the meantime, here is my favorite Tarantino interview on Inglourious Basterds.

Done on the Rachel Maddow show and goes into the political correlations the film has to terrorism today. Tarantino admits his unintentional aspirations in regard to those issues, but goes into length how it does exist and there is a little bit of role reversal with Americans in the film. Tarantino also finds the best film possible when he compares IB to Bonnie and Clyde. I thought that was a spot on choice.

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Re: Inglourious Basterds [sic]
« Reply #599 on: February 14, 2010, 11:48:18 AM »
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Christoph Waltz's performance is fine, but it certainly isn't worth all this acclaim. The meat of his performance is just the creepiness to his interrogation scenes whenever he encounters somebody new. It's unnerving and scary, but it's repeated almost to a T everytime he does it. I remember feeling creeped out by it the first two lengthy scenes, but afterwards it felt systematic and predictable. A boredom kicked in everytime he came on camera like I had to wait for him to get done with his routine. That boredom made me realize that the performance didn't go beyond its one note.

It reminds me of Andy Garcia in Ocean's Eleven. Andy is excellent in being sinister, but Ocean's Eleven actually does right to his character because he's rarely used in the film. It allows him to compliment the scenes he is in because he actually does elevate the tone and change the dynamic of the scene when he's suppose to. Since Garcia's is also one note, the minimal use is appropriate. Inglorious Basterds plays into Waltz's character so much that it just hankers all the characters and scenes.
 

They're not the repeated tone at all. At the farm he flatters the guy before he turns the tables. At the retaurant he belittles and cuts down the girl with racist insinuations about her friend at the theater. With Brad Pitt it's a mutual admiration society.
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