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A Fresh and Fun Spin on Paris During World War II

  • Jan 5, 2010
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Tarrentino brings World War II Paris to life in a new fashion.  A young Jewish girl escapes a search of a farmhouse by Nazis and makes her way to Paris.  Somehow she gets the identity of Emanuelle, an owner of one of the top Paris movie houses.  One day she is changing the titles on the marquee when she is approached by a young German soldier.  He becomes smitten with her but she tries being cold back to him to no avail.  It turns out he is somewhat of a big hero in Germany because he single handedly killed many enemy soldiers while being a sniper in a bell tower over a three day period.  Goebbels has made a propaganda movie starring the soldier as himself.  Later on the soldier comes up with the idea of showing the movie in Emanuelle's theater.

The movie also focuses on a group of Jewish soldiers headed by a Tennessee leader (Brad Pitt) who infiltrate Nazi controlled areas and kill Nazis by either scalping them or leaving them to the Jew Bear with the bat (one of Pitt's men), also referred to as the Golem.  When Pitt's group ambushes Nazis he likes to always leave one man alive to tell the story of what happens.  The one left alive is not so lucky because Pitt will use a huge machete like knife to carve a swastika in the surviving German's forehead, to forever mark him as a Nazi.

Tarrentino uses the "chapter" method used successfully in his Kill Bill films.  Along with that the ending of the film definately has the feel of a Tarrentino film.  Tarrentino does a remarkable job of shooting each chapter almost as a separate tale but each chapter converges by the end of the film.  Tarrentino does change history quite a bit but the movie is so good that the audience can forgive him and go along with how the movie turns out.

A fresh and fun new telling of WW II.

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January 28, 2010
I guess ssomewhere before the credits roll the sniper and Brad's boys meet up?
January 28, 2010
I hope I am not being a spoiler but the sniper and the theater owner have the confrontation.
January 28, 2010
Two unrelated stories then.
January 28, 2010
Not really. The big move of Pitt's group is to happen at the premiere of the sniper's movie. Things go a lot differently than planned. The theater owner has a big part in what happens as she was the girl who escapes in the first scene of the movie.
January 28, 2010
Oh. I've never been a big fan of PULP FICTION, but I finally saw KILL BILL1 & 2 and hae to admit that I liked it, if only because I liked the source material QT stole it from. I suppose I'm going to see eventually too. Brad Pitt's a big selling point.
 
January 07, 2010
nice review. I like Tarantino...I fear that he can just shoot a wall and I'll still like it. LOL! This was good, not as great as PULP FICTION but still good.
 
January 05, 2010
Excellent review. Sounds like this is a movie that is well worth your time.
 
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Inglorious Bastards

Inglorious Bastards is a 2009 war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.  It was released on August 21st 2009.  It stars Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger and Christopher Waltz.

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Although Quentin Tarantino has cherished Enzo G. Castellari's 1978 "macaroni" war flickThe Inglorious Bastardsfor most of his film-geek life, his ownInglourious Basterdsis no remake. Instead, as hinted by the Tarantino-esque misspelling, this is a lunatic fantasia of WWII, a brazen re-imagining of both history and the behind-enemy-lines war film subgenre. There's a Dirty Not-Quite-Dozen of mostly Jewish commandos, led by a Tennessee good ol' boy named Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) who reckons each warrior owes him one hundred Nazi scalps--and he means that literally. Even as Raine's band strikes terror into the Nazi occupiers of France, a diabolically smart and self-assured German officer named Landa (Christoph Waltz) is busy validating his own legend as "The Jew Hunter." Along the way, he wipes out the rural family of a grave young girl (Melanie Laurent) who will reappear years later in Paris, dreaming of vengeance on an epic scale.

Now, this isn't one more big-screen comic book. As the masterly opening sequence reaffirms, Tarantino is a true filmmaker, with a deep respect for the integrity of screen space and the tension that can accumulate in contemplating two men seated at a table having a polite conversation. IB reunites QT with...

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Director: Quentin Tarantino
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: August 21st 2009
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Quentin Tarantino
DVD Release Date: December 15, 2009
Runtime: 149 mins.
Studio: The Weinstein Company, Universal Pictures, Universal Studios
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