Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Inglourious Basterds

I enjoyed this movie. Great suspense leading up to riotous bursts of violence.

However, I'm not 100% keen on these modern movies that have no distinct main character--and way too many secondary ones. Like Michael Meyers thrown in for a cameo. (I felt the same way about Woody Harrelson's bit part in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN--which, overall, I loved.)

Thematically, it struck me that, while the Nazis are watching the propaganda film about their war hero, laughing at the countless deaths of their enemies (that's all their movie seems to be about), Tarantino's holding up a mirror for us--we're watching the same kind of film! Except we're not Nazis... right?

"I think this might just be my masterpiece"--I don't know about that, Tarantino. Even if you're saying it through the mouth of one of your characters.

Which film do you believe to be Tarantino's masterpiece? Comment below... and don't you dare say FROM DUSK TILL DAWN...


Unknown said...

Tarantino wrote a movie called TRUE ROMANCE, with Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette and just about everyone else you can think of. It is a fantastic movie.

D.L. Snell said...

Yeah, love that one! Natural Born Killers is also one of his best stories, I think; Oliver Stone did a great job with it.

David L Tamarin said...

Tarantino hated NBK, if you read his script it is nothing like the film, in fact he has said he went to the theatre to watch it and left after 10 minutes.
My favorite Tarantino will always be Reservoir Dogs.
Least favorite- Four Rooms

Finney and Snell said...

You know now that you point that out about NBK, it makes sense. For the longest time I didn't even know Tarantino wrote the script; it never felt like a Tarantino.

Reservoir Dogs is an excellent film. The part about tipping reminds me of Seinfeld for some reason.