Django Unchained is Director Quentin Tarantino’s follow up to 2009’s Inglorious Basterds. What that film did for World War II films, this film does for Western’s. It takes the typical archetypes of the genre and somewhat historical scenarios, and twists them into excellent, dark, pulpy, violent entertainment.
I have no idea what I expected while I was anxiously awaiting this trailer, but I should have figured this Western would be more Pulp Fiction rather than Unforgiven. Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained is a story about a Dentist turned bounty hunter (Waltz) who sets out across America with a freed slave to retrieve Django’s wife from a plantation owner (DiCaprio). The trailer is hip and stylized, I’d expect no less from director Quentin Tarantino.
We’ve been talking about it for some time now. But now it’s here. Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds,” had its first screening ever at the Cannes Film Festival in France. What’d people think? Here’s a sampling of reviews from across the internet:
Obsessed With Film: “Absolute F**CKING quality!…. It gets a bit silly for ten minutes at the end and the brit characters are a bit shit”
Total Film: “Not only did I love every minute, if the French projectionist wanted to cue it up and roll it again from the start, I would have sat through the whole film again, with the biggest grin on my face.”
Empire Magazine: ““rather brilliant. Every bit as idiosyncratic as the spelling of its title, it’s a wonderfully-acted movie that subverts expectation at every turn”
411: “most ambitious American movie at this years Cannes Film Festival and definitely the best in competition”
The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s a perfectly good action movie… (but) I think the script’s the culprit here, I don’t think he’s given the script those juicy characters and great parts. The parts are not too interesting.”
The Guardian: “…the director’s moderate reserves of narrative interest are exhausted way before the end. He should perhaps go back to making cheerfully inventive outrageous films like Kill Bill. Because Kill Adolf hasn’t worked out.”
No matter what anyone says, I’ll be there opening day. The movie opens August 21st. Also, the official web-site is up and active. Check it out here.
Quentin Tarantino talked with the New York Times about his upcoming World War II movie, “Inglorious Basterds,” and he had a large number of interesting fun facts that he hadn’t revealed before.
For example, did you know, Tarantino said he will proof-read the script before it’s published in book form, but he typed it with one finger on a typewriter. He also considered not telling this story as a feature film, but as a 12-hour miniseries. He also said that if the film is a hit, he has a prequel half-written.
Is this like that “Kill Bill” sequel he keeps talking about? Or what about that “Pulp Fiction” follow-up? No matter, I can’t wait to see this movie. Read the rest of the article here.
A new teaser poster for Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds” has been released. It’s spare, simple and gets me excited even more excited to see the movie.
“Inglorious Basterds” will play at the Cannes Film Festival, and then open nation-wide at the end of August.
This week Quentin Tarantino was a guest mentor on “American Idol.” Last night, during the results show, they aired a :42 clip from the movie, featuring behind-the-scenes footage as well as a first glimpse of Mike Myers as General Ed French.
The wait is over. After eager anticipation, the teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds,” is out. I have a copy of the script, but haven’t dared to read it yet, not wanting to spoil any of the surprises that I eagerly await.
The movie is scheduled to premiere at Cannes and open in August. It’s a tight schedule, but after looking at this teaser, August can’t come soon enough.
Check out the trailer here.
So here’s the deal with this poster. Eli Roth is co-starring in his buddy Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, “Inglorious Basterds.” Eli Roth is also a director, best known for “Cabin Fever,” and “Hostel.” So when Quentin wrote scenes set at the premiere of the movie “Pride of the Nation,” he let his pal Eli shoot it. The Quentin Tarantion Archives has a sneak peek at the poster for Eli’s movie.
With the Cannes premiere and August release still the target, I’m thinking we’ll be seeing more and photos and set and script reviews pop up. Frankly, it can’t come soon enough. While I enjoyed “Deathproof,” I’m hoping for a return to form with “Basterds.” -Sam
Tarantino promised it. But no one believed him. Well, believe it now.
The Weinstein Company announced yesterday that Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie, the World War II action film, ‘Inglorious Basterds,’ will open in the US on August 21, 2009. A mere eight and a half (give or take) from now. Word is that they are flying through the movie and it will have it’s premiere at Cannes this May. (Tarantio promised this last May, but nobody believed him.)
This has easily moved to the top of the list of movies I cannot wait to see this year. It is a very happy New Year, indeed. -Sam