Friday, 14 August 2009

[227] Inglourious Basterds (2009) Review

Now published over at Den of Geek is my review of Quentin Tarantino's latest film, Inglourious Basterds. Quite a tough one to get my head around, this. I'm a big fan of QT's work, but this film just didn't sit comfortably with me.

Quentin Tarantino has been talking about Inglourious Basterds for almost 10 years; over time, it grew, changed shape and medium - from television mini series to novel, and back to film. After Grindhouse, he stepped into gear, reportedly writing a screenplay that took a lean approach to his bedraggled epic. Then he shot it, gathering momentum and getting the film finished, in under a year, for exhibition at Cannes in May.

With a final edit, it is now released to the international audience - and is being greeted with the anticipation and scrutiny to be expected of any new work from such a household name auteur. The result is probably Tarantino's most ambitious and provocative film - and is in equal parts his most underwhelming, and fractured work to date.

Read the full article here.

1 comment:

Bill Nye said...

I been waiting to c Tarentino in the directing realm again...