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Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglorious Basterds' Trailer

Posted: Tue, 17th Feb 2009, 6:56am

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So the much-hyped, much-anticipated trailer for Quentin Taratino's WW2 was movie 'Inglorious Basterds'. View it here.

Aside from Brad Pitt being excellent, it still looks so-so to me. Could either be excellent or a fizzle-out movie. Kind of in the same vein of Spike Lee's recent 'Miracle at St. Anna'. (Although that looked absolutely excellent)

Still, I dunno. The pacing of the trailer/voiceover seems kinda odd- I can't tell if it's a patch of bad acting or poor timing, but the whole 'and our boot heels....and edge of our kniiiiiiives...' just seems cringe-worthy to me. Still can't figure out why.

Other than that, pretty shipshape stuff. Terrific casting of Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, BJ Novac, etc. Looks to be interesting.

What do you guys think?
Posted: Tue, 17th Feb 2009, 7:35am

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I haven't read up much on the film and it's the first time I've seen the trailer. To me, it looks terribly odd. It looks to be another exploitation flick but I can't be sure, maybe I was expecting something more subtle?

Heh, subtle, this is Quentin Tarantino we're talking about!

I'm a huge QT fan so I have no doubt in his ability to make a great movie and because of that I'll go watch the film either way. Only then will I be able to pass comment on the content of this rather odd idea of a movie.
Posted: Tue, 17th Feb 2009, 7:46am

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Did you think 'Death Proof' was one of these so-called 'great movies'? biggrin
Posted: Tue, 17th Feb 2009, 8:04am

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I don't know what you guys are talking about, this looks amazing. I can't wait.
Posted: Tue, 17th Feb 2009, 8:09am

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I enjoyed Death Proof a lot. So yes, one of his great movies, for me.
Posted: Tue, 17th Feb 2009, 8:22am

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Ouch.......I disagree completely.

Oh, and Aculag, I think this movie still looks badass. I just think the actual film could go either way.
Posted: Tue, 17th Feb 2009, 10:18am

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Seems extremely strange to me. Can't really get my head around the concept. I think I'd be more comfortable if it was made by unknowns, to be honest, rather than a big stellar cast. It seems like it should be a down-and-dirty, straight to video exploitation flick.

So yeah...I'm just a bit confused about it.
Posted: Tue, 17th Feb 2009, 3:39pm

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Am I the only one who thinks QT tries so unbelivably hard make the dialogue in his movies sound ultra-uber-hyper cool that it actually comes off completely forced and a little hammy?

Don't get me wrong, I'm a big lover of Kill Bill, and the only decent part of Death Proof (the car chase) will not be bettered for some time. But this guy always struck me as the awkward nerd trying hard to sound hip.

Still, the trailer looks "hmmm". I'm going to keep an open mind on this one, could be incredibly good... but then again he does seem to be almost sending up one of the most horrific episodes in Human history as well.
Posted: Tue, 17th Feb 2009, 3:57pm

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This film will be on the same lines as Death Proof, an exploitation flick. Although why he feels he has to remake a classic is anyone's guess.

I feel his best films are behind him now, though, still a great filmmaker in my book. smile
Posted: Tue, 17th Feb 2009, 6:42pm

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The trailer was badass, but like Atom said, I'm not to sure about how the actual film will turn out. Ah well, it's a good cast at least.
Posted: Tue, 17th Feb 2009, 8:15pm

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We're gonna to be doin' one thang and one thang only... killin' Naatzis...

Sooouund Good!?

SIR YES SIR!




Brilliant.
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Ouch.......I disagree completely.

Oh, and Aculag, I think this movie still looks badass. I just think the actual film could go either way.
I'm with you on that one. Watching women talk for two hours with a car chase at the end is a terrible idea for a movie.

I'm not to sure about this one. It kind of looks like a film made just to show violence. Hard to judge, but it seems there is little other substance to the story. I did have to laugh at the site of Hitler throwing a 3 year olds' temper tantrum at the end though lol
Posted: Wed, 18th Feb 2009, 1:09am

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I bet this will be awesome.
Posted: Wed, 18th Feb 2009, 1:27am

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Rockfilmers wrote:

It kind of looks like a film made just to show violence.
This is a terrible argument. We're talking about a film by Quentin Tarantino, here. Every one of his movies is a showcase of violence, and there's no reason to assume this one would be any different.

I highly doubt the violence will take a higher priority than the story, but it's obviously going to be extreme. That's part of the appeal!
Posted: Wed, 18th Feb 2009, 3:41am

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That's part of the appeal!


Maybe just for you wink.

I know his movies are violent, but just because HE made it, doesn't make it good. I don't like over the top violence, it's distracting and usually makes me lose interest. That's why I don't care for him to much.
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Seems a little rough if the whole movie is going to be the way the trailer is making it out be.
Posted: Wed, 18th Feb 2009, 4:31am

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Atom wrote:

Did you think 'Death Proof' was one of these so-called 'great movies'? biggrin
Death Proof had some flaws, but it was an alright movie...Plus you cant go wrong with Mary Winstead hot as hell man.
Posted: Wed, 18th Feb 2009, 5:00am

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Since my wife is German (born & raised) we probably will not be watching this movie together. I like QT's movies, Kill Bill I&II being my fav's, I will just have to rent the DVD and watch it some late night out in the studio. I thought Brad Pitt rocked in the trailer though.
Posted: Wed, 18th Feb 2009, 5:18am

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Btw, the title of this thread is spelled correctly, which makes it incorrect. I believe it's "Inglourious Basterds".

And honestly, you're complaining about violence in a Tarantino film? Either accept it or don't watch it - but don't complain about it - it's basically a given.
Posted: Wed, 18th Feb 2009, 5:39am

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Rockfilmers wrote:

I know his movies are violent, but just because HE made it, doesn't make it good. I don't like over the top violence, it's distracting and usually makes me lose interest. That's why I don't care for him to much.
I'm just saying complaining about violence in a QT movie is like complaining about talking animals in a Disney movie.
Posted: Wed, 18th Feb 2009, 7:45am

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Heh. People say 'this looks like vacuous, no-plot/depth/character-driven action/gore/violence' of trailers for upcoming movies all the time, but when it's a Tarantino movie it's all-of-a-sudden "just how he does it, get over it or get out!". smile

Hey, I say the same thing of Michael Bay films regarding the action/fun/badass factor of his films, but the whole bias is amusing itself.
Posted: Wed, 18th Feb 2009, 9:47am

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Atom wrote:

Heh. People say 'this looks like vacuous, no-plot/depth/character-driven action/gore/violence' of trailers for upcoming movies all the time, but when it's a Tarantino movie it's all-of-a-sudden "just how he does it, get over it or get out!". smile
If you think Tarantino's films are vacuous and have no plot/depth/characters then you clearly haven't been paying attention. smile

Note: I haven't seen Death Proof.
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I'm just amused at how bad Brad Pitt's acting is in this trailer.
Posted: Wed, 18th Feb 2009, 10:30am

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Tarn wrote:

Note: I haven't seen Death Proof.
Ouch, I can't wait to see what you think of it. smile

And on the trailer, I'm not saying QT's work doesn't have depth- I'm just saying it's amusing people turn so sharply on those that very justifiably argue that this looks vacuous and/or over-the-top in a bad way. The whole 'well that's just how his style is, you just don't 'get' it!' is funny. Especially considering this movie generally does look like any other ridiculous, poor, over-the-top movie. smile

And Ashman: Seriously? Aside from the awkwardness of the 'and the edge of our kniiiiivvvesssss' comment- which I can't figure out what is wrong with it- Brad Pitt seems to be the saving grace of this trailer.
Posted: Wed, 18th Feb 2009, 10:42am

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Atom wrote:

And on the trailer, I'm not saying QT's work doesn't have depth- I'm just saying it's amusing people turn so sharply on those that very justifiably argue that this looks vacuous and/or over-the-top in a bad way. The whole 'well that's just how his style is, you just don't 'get' it!' is funny. Especially considering this movie generally does look like any other ridiculous, poor, over-the-top movie. smile
Yeah, fair enough. I agree that the vacuous etc comment can apply to this trailer quite happily. But I'd say that Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and (to a lesser extent) Kill Bill are packed full of depth, characters bla bla bla.
Posted: Wed, 18th Feb 2009, 2:20pm

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I'm just saying complaining about violence in a QT movie is like complaining about talking animals in a Disney movie.
I'm not complaining, I'm just stating why I don't want to see it. If you want to go see, then by all means.
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ashman wrote:

I'm just amused at how bad Brad Pitt's acting is in this trailer.
Wrong.

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Posted: Wed, 18th Feb 2009, 10:41pm

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And Ashman: Seriously? Aside from the awkwardness of the 'and the edge of our kniiiiivvvesssss' comment- which I can't figure out what is wrong with it- Brad Pitt seems to be the saving grace of this trailer.
For sure but I feel having 'Directed by Quentin Tarantino' stamped midway through was the real saving grace.

You asked what peeps thought of it and I gave my honest response to it. I feel the trailer is odd. To date this is the worst bit of acting I've seen from Pitt, but this could be the way the trailer is cut.

As for 'Death Proof' it set out to do exactly as intended. It's faithful to the exploitation style on which it's based in every way, if you don't like those films it won't appeal to you. Do you like, Jim Van Bebber's, films? If so chances are you'll love Death Proof. There isn't a huge audience for this type of movie even though I'm glad they tried.

I'm not saying Death Proof is perfect, it's far from it, I'm just saying it should be viewed within the context as intended amd when it is it's rather enjoyable. Same director sure, but completely different experience from his previous offerings. He's diversifying just like Kubrick did.

It's like asking twelve year old's to enjoy Tarkovsky films over Micheal Bay's. It's going to be a very rare occasion.
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The thing with Death Proof that I found really interesting was (and this is a spoiler) the way he toyed with the good guy/bad guy dynamic that is usually quite obvious in mainstream movies. Here, not only did the bad guy only become "bad" halfway through, but he became the victim by the end with the second set of girls acting as "bad guys". Not quite sure what the point is, but it's pretty interesting in that regard.

I still think it's just slightly better than mediocre, though...
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Seems to me like the pause between the "kniiiiives" line and the preceding one is too long.
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I just watched this, and can't say I'm impressed. To me, it looks incredibly cheesy and seems like it is intended to be a Hollywood flick with very little plot. I also don't think the acting was very good. It seemed way too forced. I'll keep my eye on this, but the trailer hasn't sold it to me yet.

EDIT: Anyone else think the background music sounds like Rush? unsure

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This has to be a joke to some degree. Brad Pitt is WAYYYY over the top in a self-conscious way. Hitler pounding the table "Nien Nien Nien Nien!" was goofy- a caraciture of Hitler like they used to have in Disney or warner bros. cartoons of the time. This is a bit tongue in cheek-self- aware and ironic to be a real "war movie" It is too stylized. It may or may not be entertaining, that is left to be seen, but it WILL be absurd- and maybe that is the point. ANyone who missed the absurdity of this approach really doesn't get it.
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Bryan M Block wrote:

This has to be a joke to some degree. Brad Pitt is WAYYYY over the top in a self-conscious way. Hitler pounding the table "Nien Nien Nien Nien!" was goofy- a caraciture of Hitler like they used to have in Disney or warner bros. cartoons of the time. This is a bit tongue in cheek-self- aware and ironic to be a real "war movie" It is too stylized. It may or may not be entertaining, that is left to be seen, but it WILL be absurd- and maybe that is the point. ANyone who missed the absurdity of this approach really doesn't get it.
Maybe it's just me, but I thought all that was pretty blatant. It's a Tarentino film.
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Serpent wrote:

Bryan M Block wrote:

This has to be a joke to some degree. Brad Pitt is WAYYYY over the top in a self-conscious way. Hitler pounding the table "Nien Nien Nien Nien!" was goofy- a caraciture of Hitler like they used to have in Disney or warner bros. cartoons of the time. This is a bit tongue in cheek-self- aware and ironic to be a real "war movie" It is too stylized. It may or may not be entertaining, that is left to be seen, but it WILL be absurd- and maybe that is the point. ANyone who missed the absurdity of this approach really doesn't get it.
Maybe it's just me, but I thought all that was pretty blatant. It's a Tarentino film.
It's not just you.
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Guess I'm the only one who loses interest when something gets the "directed by Quentin Tarantino" stamp...

Never enjoyed his movies much myself, with the exception of Reservoir Dogs which I found somewhat entertaining. I found them all to be pretty boring mostly. Especially Kill Bill 1 after which I had zero desire to watch Part 2, despite the fact everyone told me it's sooooooo much better - then again, the same people told me, Pulp Fiction was brilliant.

I assume I'm just not into his style. He sure does what he does very well and knows what he's doing. The result is just not my thing.

This looks no different.
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Serpent wrote:

Bryan M Block wrote:

This has to be a joke to some degree. Brad Pitt is WAYYYY over the top in a self-conscious way. Hitler pounding the table "Nien Nien Nien Nien!" was goofy- a caraciture of Hitler like they used to have in Disney or warner bros. cartoons of the time. This is a bit tongue in cheek-self- aware and ironic to be a real "war movie" It is too stylized. It may or may not be entertaining, that is left to be seen, but it WILL be absurd- and maybe that is the point. ANyone who missed the absurdity of this approach really doesn't get it.
Maybe it's just me, but I thought all that was pretty blatant. It's a Tarentino film.
I thought so too- but then why complain about "Cheesy acting"? unsure
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Sollthar wrote:

I assume I'm just not into his style. He sure does what he does very well and knows what he's doing. The result is just not my thing.

This looks no different.
Yeah, but you don't like anything.
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Aren't most people aware now that Tarantino's movies are always half camp and half pulp? He basically makes nothing else. Which I enjoy mostly, but some of it gets to bizarre.
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I see Kill Bill in WWII form in this trailer. looks promising to me!
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Yeah, but you don't like anything.
I like you... Isn't that enough? Do you always have to ask for more?
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I often wonder what all the hype is about - I see him as a very lucky B-movie director.
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pdrg wrote:

I often wonder what all the hype is about - I see him as a very lucky B-movie director.
Yes- I could agree with that.
But honestly I think "Pulp Fiction" was a masterpiece- it plunged you into this world where the stereotypes were kind of turned upside down, there was bizarre-ness around every corner- and it was a great cast. That said, fracturing the narrative and putting it into a different linear structure was THE stroke of genius. If the movie hadn't had the fractured narrative, it might have just seemed like an over the top "B-movie" but with the narrative all cut up- it kept you watching and wondering what piece of the puzzle you were going to get next. He also did some cool things as a "filmmaker" that you didn't see very often- he has an entire conversation with Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames and he never cuts to Ving. He lets Bruce carry the entire scene with his face and reations, not cutting away at all. There are other moments like that that were very artistically satisfyng to watch for me.

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