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January 26th, 2010, 15:40
Originally Posted by magerette View Post
Rented Inglourious Basterds this weekend and glad to say, enjoyed it a whole lot more than the last contemporary nazi movie we rented (Valkyrie with the unspeakably wooden Tom Cruise) This is the first Tarentino flick I've actually seen from beginning to end, and despite the too-graphic violence aspects, makes me want to go back and revisit what I've missed. In many ways it's a film-maker's film, a pastiche of a subject usually seen as too serious and daunting for pastiches (well, other than The Producers) and a supremely competent film on all levels. And Brad Pitt showed me once again why I consider him an actor and not a 'celebrity.'
Valkyrie sure left a bad taste in my mouth, glorifying guys who often were nazis jumping a sinking ship while painting the genuine democrats as stalling, hysterical stereotypes of ineffective "politicians". Very disturbing and distorted message even though I can see the fit with both Hollywood and Cruise traditions
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