Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Inglourious Basterds

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I know you may think I misspelled those words, but I didn't. Quentin Tarantino did. I heard on the radio that when he showed his notes for the movie on a piece of paper he had misspelled the words because he is apparently a really bad speller. So someone must have told him that the words were misspelled and he decided to leave them like that. And really...he can do what he wants, can't he? It is really another little detail that can add promotion to the movie. By far I think one of the best movies of the year. Loved it. It is a very Tarantino movie as far as the way the story is told. From the opening titles you can tell is him, the music, the titles. The movie is told in chapters, the script is original and is full of dialogue- tense situations where the characters tried to look relaxed but you know they are about to explode and something very small said out of place can trigger a lot of violence. He has a gift for these dialogues, you find yourself tightening your hands to the seat or clenching your teeth. The main characters are so fantastically played and the camera angles just add to the tension. I was a little apprehensive to see this film because it is about Nazis and I don't particularly like Nazi films, however this one is a must see. It is glorious and worth every minute of it.

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