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Friday, August 28, 2009

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on Inglourious Basterds

It took more than a decade for Inglourious Basterds to get made and I have to say that it is quite possibly the best film Quentin Tarantino has directed since Pulp Fiction.

While the marketing for the film focuses on Brad Pitt and his band of Nazi-killing soldiers, the film is really an ensemble piece that focuses on many different stories.

It was a brave move by Tarantino to have most characters speak their native language, since this resulted in a large portion of the film being done in either French or German. However, I'm sure this all meant to help pull of the feel of the European film styles, such as French New Wave, that clearly inspired Tarantino in this film.

This was definitely a fine film and I would be surprised if it gets a few nominations come awards season.

10/10

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).