Film Junk Bonus Podcast: Inglourious Basterds

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Once again, here is the bonus podcast that continues our discussion about Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds from the Film Junk Podcast Episode #232. It’s about 35 minutes long.

Warning: This podcast contains spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, enter at your own risk!

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  • thank God, I felt the original podcast was way to lite on discussion..can’t you just do a separate section in one podcast, even one day wait ruins the whole thing and makes life an unbearable series of meaningless events until the additional material comes on-line. I literally had a gun in my mouth.

  • kris

    C’mon baby, come ta’ papa, I’ll kiss ya’ fuckin’ dalmatian.

  • Big Hungry

    sweet…
    I love this “Spoiled Junk”

  • Raph

    I read somewhere that the scene where BJ Novak gets caught was cut.

  • Rusty James

    BJ Novak showing up in the back of the truck throws a lot of people for a loop. There’s a lot of things in this movie that you just have to kind of go with.

    Something I really appreciate about this movie, and makes it feel unique, is that there is a lot going on off screen and between the scenes. From our meeting of Shossana running in the field to her hanging the marque, it’s like a whole movie has happened.

  • The thing with BJ Novak is a little bit messy, because Tarantino wanted IB to be a mini-series where he would’ve explained everything extensively …

  • there are a ton of items in the movie that made me think we would see a director’s cut released to theaters or a special DVD. I’m suprised QT is not down with this.
    first, QT has said publicly that he had tons of other chapters, character sets, the largest being the whole African American group, he totally had to drop.
    second, the films introduction of the one basterd with the title card seems so out of place since QT didn’t do this for all of the other basterds, even Pitt’s character. It screams for a director’s cut with all the basterds introduced. In the orginal script, I only read like the first 20 pages, the Jew bear was introduced back in Queens or Jersey.
    three, things like BJ Novak getting caught and other shit

  • Maopheus

    Just saw this movie and I have to say that I thought it was awesome. I thought that the scenes weren’t boring but they were long and you had to get into them, especially with all the foreign languages. I happen to love foreign languages, I don’t speak any of the ones in the movie (other than taking German in college), but I just love listening to them and picking out words that I can understand. I for one hate dubbing and this movie obviously can’t be dubbed because it would ruin the whole idea of having the different languages. Tarantino makes a conscious effort here to present each language authentically and he even uses it as a plot point with the SS guy noting that the British guy has an odd accent. Just as we can pick out someone speaking English with a foreign accent so can a German.
    I’m a huge QT fan going back to the RD and PF days. I never saw RD when it came out but as soon as PF came out I went to find and watch RD and True Romance also. I consider TR to be a QT movie even though he was not involved in its production. It’s totally a QT movie through and through though. I also consider From Dusk Till Dawn a QT movie or at least he gets half the credit from an auteur standpoint. He got me into watching a ton of movies and really appreciating film history, especially film noir and B-grade crime and pulp movies. I think he’s personally responsible for a lot of younger people getting interested in film study and appreciation and enrollments at film schools. That whole independent movement at the time had to be inspiring and influential.
    I lost some faith in him after his too-long layoff between Jackie Brown and Kill Bill. He futzed around and it seemed that he couldn’t commit to anything. He had all these scripts in the works and way back then I had heard about IB. I wasn’t too impressed with KB. I thought it was too derivative, and overly violent. I thought the violence went against his usual use of violence which is sparingly throughout his movie but when he does use it, it’s very graphic and its not exploitative it’s part of the story. In this regard IB was certainly more like PF and RD in its use of violence. But I was getting the feeling that QT was just trying to do a B-movie genre world tour. Like it was, blaxpoitation, check, vampire horror, check, martial arts, check, World War II, check. When I heard he was doing IB, I wasn’t too impressed because I thought and still think that WW2 is way overdone and we need to stop making WW2 movies. I thought he was taking a detour into a genre that he shouldn’t be. Having seen IB now, I think that it was not what I expected from a WW2 perspective and it was a different and unique take. I guess I should not have doubted QT with regard to his storytelling chops. He is top-notch close to non-pareil in that regard. With IB, QT used WW2 as more of a background to set up his different themes and allow him to draw upon his different genres, like Spaghetti westerns, revenge fantasies, and spy/suspense. His obvious disregard for actual history shows that he was not beholden to making simply a WW2 movie.
    Now even though he made a great movie and it’s his baby and I have no doubt that he is real passionate about it, I really wish he’d get back to crime/gangster stuff. I still think he has lot to mine in that genre and I think that that particular genre has been missing a great classic. For about 6-7 years you had some amazing crime/gangster movies like Bad Lieutenant, RD, PF, Goodfellas, Casino, Usual Suspects, King of New York, etc. I would love to see QT go back to that. But that’s just me. I always thought that he was most comfortable there.

  • Maopheus

    I should add Se7en as well to that early-mid ’90’s period of great crime movies. Amazingly influential ones as well.

  • rrpostal

    I loved some of the scenes. The opening farmhouse scene and the bar scene were brilliant and would have been astounding “shorts” if such a thing existed in cinema. But, as a whole, I disliked the movie. Quite a bit actually.