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Repo! the Genetic Opera
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Interview with the Vampire
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Tarantino tops himself.
I just watched this film and I have to say "WOW!!!" I have seen all of the Tarantino theatrical films and I love each and every one of them. Before seeing this "Pulp Fiction" was his untoppible Magnus Opus. But with "Inglourious Basterds" he managed to strip away everything that makes him the director he is. That's right, Tarantino cut back the dialog that is relate-able and everybody can quote a million times over. There are no more Khuna Burger or Jack Rabbit Slim references.
As soon as that had entered my mind, I was somewhat worried. After all, how do you know a Tarantino film without the rapier fast wit dialog? But it is without all of those things that the audience can fully sink into the film and be moved. One of the first characters we meet is the despicable Col. Has Landa, giving us the things we have come to expect from film Nazis: fear, anger, hatred and least of all pity. We don't feel pity for him, but for those in his way.
And then we meet the heroes, or well the Bastards.
Brad Pitt wears his character like a second skin. Never mind the fact that he is a big star, he is given the chance to prove WHY he is.
This review would not be complete with out mentioning the wonderful performance of Shoshanna. The actress has a big career in her future and if I had my way an Oscar for her role in the movie. Very little is done in the way of makeup for her, and she disappears completely in her role.
Do not expect you know everything that Quentin Tarantino is capable of. Seven films in, and I know he has yet to show us everything he can do.