Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Inglourious Basterds

I love Quentin Tarantino's directing style. I honestly don't know what it is about it but there's something brilliant and legendary about it. When I first watched Inglourious Basterds it made me laugh and I loved it so much. Re-watching it, it brings back part of the reason I fell in love with it.

The way he chooses his cast is massively one of the reasons. Brad Pitt playing Lt. Aldo Raine, an American who enjoys is hunting the Nazi's for their treatment of jewish people. He such an amazing character and his emphasis on the American accent always makes me chuckle. Especially when he carves the Nazi symbol in to one of their heads. Tarantino has that ability of once you see an actor playing the part, there isn't anyone else you could see playing the role. 

Eli Roth playing the psychopath of the Nazi killing group, such brilliant casting. There is something slightly terrifying about his characteristics and his proudness from battering the Nazi's with a baseball bat. I think one of the reasons he terrified me even more is how similar he looks like Zachary Quinto playing Sylar in Heroes.

Christopher Waltz playing Col. Hans Landa. Wow. The man is a brilliant actor and the way he calmly can be so threatening towards other people is terrifying. I think he is in particular is one of the reasons I enjoy the film so much.

Another thing I love about Tarantino's films and in this one is his ability to pick piece's of music that are brilliant suited to situations. This one of the reasons I love Kill Bill so much. He is just a brilliant director who seems to have so much thought out before entering a film to see the vision of the effects of how everything builds. 

I have to admit I haven't watched the original, is it any good if anyones seen it? Worth watching? How does Tarantino's compare?

1 comment:

  1. Wahey, I finally figured out how to comment without having a blogspot account! It kept giving me weird verification things before. Anyway, I don't really have a lot to say other than that because I only watched this film on account of it having Brad Pitt in it... imagine my disappointment when they started scalping people. Rach xxx