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Wednesday June 12th 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Universal Pictures’

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 [...]

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