Just came back from midnight screening. Apologies if this is somewhat incoherent. There is so much here, so much I need to parse...
-This movie is in love with movies. It exists within its' own world, its' own history, which bares very little relation to ours. Call it Tarentinoland. IB has some epic historical revisionism that would give World War 2 historians coronaries, but within the world that Tarentino builds not only is it acceptably, it's exactly what I wanted. The audience I was with went into a cheering frenzy when Donowitz guns down Hitler.
-Surprised how little the Inglorious Basterds of the title are actually on the screen; they are definitely the center of the movie but it is as much about the Shosanna Dreyfus character as it is the Basterds.
-Christoph Waltz is a lock for best supporting actor. Lock. Put all the money on this cause there is no way he is not getting nominated. Out-standing performance!
-The pacing is all over the place and I suspect there is a longer version of this film. Hopefully we'll get it on the DVD release.
-There are scenes that don't work and one musical cue - a David Bowie song - that pulled me completely out of the film. And not just any David Bowie song but the theme to Cat People, which, I am sure QT was alluding to in the sequence it being placed. Still, didn't work.
-the Mike Myers cameo had people in giggles, which I don't think was the intent.
-Great- No, let me re-phrase: GREAT use of Ennico Morricone. Wow, to hear the Master on the big screen. Absolute treat!
I can't wait to see it again.