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Inglourious Basterds & Cold Souls

Inglourious Basterds & Cold Souls

Inglourious Basterds ***** Weinstein Company and Universal Pictures Lagoon Drama/War/Dark Comedy/Adventure Running Time: 152 minutes Director: Quentin Tarantino It”'s Vichy 1941 and Hitler is occupying much of France. The unoccupied France (Vichy), is nervous, cautious and yet determined with the other Allies (U.S. hasn”'t entered quite yet, not until after Pearl Harbor), to overthrow the Nazi regime. Quentin Tarantino”'s Brad Pitt, playing an American Jewish avenger, Lt. Aldo Raine from the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee, is a nod to Aldo Ray in Anthony Mann”'s 1957 war movie, “Men in War”. If one has seen a Tarantino film, “Inglourious Basterds” isTarantino all the way with periodic moments of humor interwoven with the grisly scenes. Deliberately spelled wrong from an Italian action pac (1978) by the same title, Tarantino”'s version is only a quasi-remake. He divides “Inglourious Basterds” into five chapters starting with a teenage girl Shosanna Dreyfus (Melaine Laurent) escaping from Nazi Jew hunter Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz) and his Nazi band. Double spy Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger), Shonsanna, Raine, Lt. Archie Hicox (Michael Fassbender), General Ed. French (Mike Myers) have a clandestine operation to appear at the premier of the German propaganda film, “Nation”'s Pride” where the Nazi brass, Goering, Goebbels, Himmler and Hitler, will be present. Raine, Sgt. Donny Donowitz (Eli Roth who was also in Tarantino”'s “Grindhouse” and “Death Proof” as “Dov)” and other American Jewish soldiers reverse what”'s happening in Germany. These men hunt and kill Nazis. Their claim to fame is scalping Nazis, living or dead. Tarantino sets a strong tone starting from the opening scene. A dairy farmer, Perrier La Paditel (Denis Menochet), with his three daughters, receives an unwelcome visit from German Col. Hans [...]

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