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Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 12:19 PM


Arguably one of the best films I've seen in a long time and one of the few I've seen in recent months that I would dub a "must see". It's Quentin Tarantino's latest film, a strange hybrid between spaghetti western and World War II epic. Sure there's a lot of blood and a large body count in true Tarantino fashion, and Tarantino takes some huge artistic liberties with actual historical facts, but it's a brilliant film nonetheless. I would highly recommend it to any Tarantino fans.

Mrbojangles  (Level: 16.6 - Posts: 231)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 12:23 PM

Second only to his "Pulp Fiction." I agree, it is a must see.

Lodi  (Level: 106.0 - Posts: 2144)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 12:26 PM

I can't wait!

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 12:30 PM

We were supposed to go today but my back is out again and the movie is over 2 1/2 hours long.

Hafta wait until after my next round of cortisone shots later in the week.

Hoping next weekend ...

Godwit  (Level: 81.2 - Posts: 435)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 12:50 PM

What round of cortisone shots? Are you ill, Smoke?

I've been avoiding the movie because of the predictable gore. I can go to bed at night with the images bright in my mind.
Not pleasant. Is there a book? Or I need someone who has seen it to sit with me and tell me when to close my eyes.
TOO much violence in the media.

What makes it so worth seeing?

Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 1:23 PM

I too can't stand gore, but I only had to close my eyes a couple of times. Actually this one was pretty light on gore for Tarantino. As for what makes it worth seeing? Clever, snappy dialogue, irreverent quirky humour, wonderful characters and amazing acting. Most of the cast is unknown to American audiences. I'd say about 90 percent of the cast are German and French actors whose talent I might have never had the pleasure of seeing on the big screen if it weren't for this film. This truly was an international collaberation the likes of which I haven't seen since Wim Wender's "Until the End of the World."

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 1:26 PM

Brad Pitt.

Not ill, just a pinched nerve causing too much pain when I sit.

M48ortal  (Level: 261.6 - Posts: 3826)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 2:28 PM

Can't wait to see the history classes trying to straighten out students after they see this. It's about like a Disney version of mythology, Hugo, or Pocahontas. When I was in 3rd grade, my parents took me to an outdoor drama about a local Civil War battle. Naturally, the plot played up the 'brother-vs-brother" theme. While the rest of the play was fairly accurate so far as dates and outcome, that play formed my perception of the entire war until we came to that time period in a history class a couple of years later.

M48ortal  (Level: 261.6 - Posts: 3826)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 2:31 PM

Only a minimal connection, but it relates to the way that movies influence how we see the world.

Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 2:54 PM

Too true Mike. History teachers have their work cut out for them. But having had two Jewish Great Grandparents who just barely escaped Europe before the Nazi occupation, I think I prefer Tarantino's version of events. At least it's a far cry better than the revisionist history movement that claimed that there never was a holocaust, in my humble opinion.

Bobolicios  (Level: 119.6 - Posts: 1745)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 7:14 PM

LLLLLLLLove Tarantino can't wait to see it. Maybe tomorrow my day off!

Godwit  (Level: 81.2 - Posts: 435)
Mon, 24th Aug '09 5:52 AM

I'm convinced.
(I can't quite get excited about Brad Pitt. He's so darn pretty. Maybe in another five years or so he'll get some character on his face. I liked him in Benjamin Button.)
Will check out the link to how movies affect us. Am interested in media studies.

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