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March 12, 2010

Inglourious Basterds







Director - Quentin Tarantino

Genre - Drama/Thriller/War



Quentin Tarantino the American director who almost single-handedly jolted Hollywood into appreciating dialogue-driven films beginning with 'Reservoir Dogs' is back with another scorcher. Setting his original, self-written story in the midst of World War II in France, what we know from history is re-imagined here for a more dramatic twist. You can think of this as a graphic novel brought to screen or Tarantino's gleeful romp of what he wished had happened. Either way, it is a creative way of storytelling which did not make light of the war at all. In fact, it is one of the most gripping, terrifyingly realized pictures about war and its consequences we have ever watched. Oh, it is a rib-tickler in parts too. And Christoph Waltz? El brilliante.

4 STARS!

All about Inglourious Basterds

4 comments:

Shubhajit said...

Great that you liked the movie. Yeah, a gleeful romp by Tarantino it most certainly is. Only he could have had the audacity of presenting an alternate history of one of the darkest periods of 20th Century.

Terrific writeup as usual!!!

1minutefilmreview said...

Thank you buddy. Tarantino is as always a force to be reckoned with in cinema. His signature works have always awed us. Hopefully he will give us more surprise in years to come.

siutou_amy said...

now you're only missing Avatar. I am dying to read your opinion on that one, since most people seem to either love it or hate it, even though... at least for me, it was a sort of in the middle.

In my opinion, of all the nominees from last year, Basterds was the better film. And it was also totally snub on any Supporting Actress category... Waltz and Laurent were exquisite in their scenes together.

But I'll always burst out laughing with Brad Pitt and his Italian.

1minutefilmreview said...

Haha. Yeah we enjoyed Pitt's Italian bit too. Gorlomi. Hah!

We'll try to watch 'Avatar' soon. We're not fans of Cameron which explains why we haven't seen it. Too bad your friend chose to bet given up American movies altogether if Bullock won. Who knew Bullock is actually a better actress than Meryl Streep eh? Guess your friend was 'Blindsided'. Hah!