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Re: Inglorious Basterds
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2009, 06:16:03 PM »
That reminds me: I need to check out the Maximus/Minimus truck downtown :)

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Re: Inglorious Basterds
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2009, 07:00:38 PM »
Glenn Kenny on Inglourious Basterds's structure and the audacity of making a 2 1/2 hour film that has only 16 scenes.
Yea, I noticed how few scenes were in the film yet each one was so freaking long. That was one of my problems with the film.

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Re: Inglorious Basterds
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2009, 07:04:24 PM »
I haven't seen mentioned yet, but also loved: the uncredited voices of Samuel L. Jackson and Harvey Keitel.
Who are they voicing? I had to suffer through the dubbed version :(
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Re: Inglorious Basterds
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2009, 07:07:06 PM »
I haven't seen mentioned yet, but also loved: the uncredited voices of Samuel L. Jackson and Harvey Keitel.
Who are they voicing? I had to suffer through the dubbed version :(
They are the narrators I believe.

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Re: Inglorious Basterds
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2009, 07:24:42 PM »
I haven't seen mentioned yet, but also loved: the uncredited voices of Samuel L. Jackson and Harvey Keitel.
Who are they voicing? I had to suffer through the dubbed version :(
They are the narrators I believe.

Narrator for Sammy and the general on the phone at the end for Harvey, I think.

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Re: Inglorious Basterds
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2009, 07:28:28 PM »
FLY's got it.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2009, 07:53:49 PM »
The word is used too often, nonetheless this movie is a masterpiece. Plain and simple. When I get of my iPhone I will elaborate.

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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2009, 11:46:31 PM »
The word is used too often, nonetheless this movie is a masterpiece. Plain and simple. When I get of my iPhone I will elaborate.

I completely agree. Might have even shot to my favourite of the year so far.

Also, I'm pretty sure the Mike Myers thing was supposed to be giggle-inducing. In fact, that scene, to me, was the funniest in the movie. I couldn't stop laughing. They were just so over-the-top British.
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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2009, 12:13:50 AM »
Uh oh, we may be approaching critical mass.

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Re: Inglourious Basterds
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2009, 01:38:01 AM »
This is one of my favorite movies in a long time. It is easily Tarantino's second best movie, and dare I say it, it might be better than Pulp Fiction. I thought it would be pretty hard for The Hurt Locker to be surpassed as my best of the year, but IG easily takes the #1 spot.

The acting is almost universally great, although I did not love the Mike Myers cameo. Waltz puts on a performance that is guaranteed to earn him an Oscar. I hated Brad Pitt in the trailer but I loved him in the movie. He is perfect.

Do you tell James Joyce that he should not write in stream of conscience? Do you tell Picasso he should have painted with water color and not oil? Of course not. And you dont tell a film maker that he is not allowed to structure his film any way he chooses. Especially when it works so well. I loved the chapter structure and slow burn of the scenes in this movie. The scenes are long but they build to a crescendo in every case.

Take the first chapter, and the best in my opinion. It is a 25 minute conversation that slowly builds to a violent explosion much like the 1812 Overture builds slowly to the cannon fire. Chapter one is a love poem to Leone and Morricone. It even has the famous scene framed by the door. This is the single best scene I have watched in many years.

This is a revenge fantasy. It changes history. This is not a fault of the movie but a strength. It is not meant to be accurate. Everything about this film is a love letter to spaghetti westerns and mission films.

It is a masterpiece.



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