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Post by MotionPictures » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:56 am

Hey, I keep thinking about the different movies I think QT might try to draw from for Inglorious Bastards (if that's what it ends up being called). Obviously there's The Dirty Dozen, but I was thinking of a few others:

The Big Red One     (Samuel Fuller, 1980)
Slaughterhouse Five     (George Roy Hill, 1972) (plus the source novel)
Where Eagles Dare     (Brian G. Hutton, 1968)
The Train      (John Frankenheimer, 1965)
The Execution of Private Slovik     (Lamont Johnson, 1974)
A Man Escaped     (Robert Bresson, 1956)
Ashes and Diamonds     (Andrzej Wajda, 1958)
The Thin Red Line     (Terrence Malick, 1998)
Stalag 17      (Billy Wilder, 1953)
The Bridge on the River Kwai      (David Lean, 1957)
Too Late the Hero     (Robert Aldrich, 1970)
Sahara     (Zoltan Korda, 1943)
The Guns of Navarone (J. Lee Thompson, 1961)

Any on your mind?
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Post by Jjp » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:04 am

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Post by ThaDuke » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:16 am

This is a good topic. It would be a good idea to freshen up on our war movies to prepare ourselfs for IB. -sorta like what we did for Grindhouse.

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Post by Jjp » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:49 am

Red Dawn
The Longest Day
Apocalypse Now
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Kelly's Heroes
A Bridge Too Far
Definitely Causalitys of war, because it is his favorite war film.

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Post by KILL BILL vol.3 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:13 am

cross of iron
and also many italian war movies, or more specifically, "guys on a mission" movies.

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Post by me » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:28 am

ThaDuke wrote: This is a good topic. It would be a good idea to freshen up on our war movies to prepare ourselfs for IB. -sorta like what we did for Grindhouse.
Yeah we have a good five years to study up on our war movies ;D

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Post by Bad Max » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:54 am

Leones westerns!  :)
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Post by Jelle » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:25 pm

The Dirty Dozen...
We don't know his motivation, nor his love-affair. All we know is that he's a hired-assasin ready to kick some butt.

He's called:

The "BICYCLE GUY"

When justice is done, he goes on...

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Post by Sebastian » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:34 pm

- Inglorious Bastards
- Five for Hell

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Post by Dantes Inferno » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:57 pm

There's gonna be a lot of Spaghetti Western-influence too. Didn't QT say the film was going to be like a SW set in WWII? He did at least say that Inglorious Bastards will be to WWII what The Good, The Bad and The Ugly was to the Civil War.

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Post by Pete » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:10 pm

Yeah he has said many times its supposed to be to WW2 what The GBU was to The Civil War. But it sounds like its much more than that at the same time.

Sounds like he was influenced by everything from German films to French New Wave to American Grindhouse films to Italian Neo-Realism, Macaroni Combat & Spaghetti Westerns. Basically everything he loves in his film collection!!
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Post by Sebastian » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:15 pm

not to mention "one of Tinto Brass's Italian B-movie rip-off's of Visconti's "The Damned" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064118/)"

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Post by Pete » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:23 pm

I havent seen alot of Tinto Brass' movies, but I do own Caligula which he directed. Which is one of the most decadent looking films Ive ever seen.

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Post by Sebastian » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:24 pm

which is a good thing, right? I think I've only seen Yankee, his endeavour into the Spaghetti Western genre

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Post by Pete » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:27 pm

Yep. With QTs encyclopedic knowledge of film, its almost like everything he writes is connected to another film he loves. He doesnt write closeups of peoples faces. He writes Sergio Leone close ups. He doesnt use a flashback, he uses a spaghetti western flashback. You know the drill.
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Post by Sylvia » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:45 am

Aldo Raine sounds like "Aldo Ray" an actor mentioned by QT on My best friend's birthday, remember?

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Post by cyber-lili » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:19 pm

Sylvia wrote: Aldo Raine sounds like "Aldo Ray" an actor mentioned by QT on My best friend's birthday, remember?
Yeah, Pete mentionned it on another topic too.
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Post by Kinick » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:35 pm

I thought this was a pretty funny little tidbit I came across there.

I was just browsing through teletext a while ago and was checking tonight's movie previews. On BBC 2 tonight there's movie on called Taking Sides.

Here's what was in the synopsis:

"Post WWII drama. During de-nazification, a brilliant German orchestra conductor is quizzed about his role in the Third Reich. Starring Harvey Keitel. (2001)"

Thought it was pretty interesting after skimming through IB a few hours before, haha...  ^-^

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Post by Crazy Love » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:45 am

I know the silent classic 'The Kid' gets discussed in one scene, along with Leni Riefenstahl's mountain climbing films. This, of course, means I'm renting them tout de suite. I want to be in-the-know for my first watchthrough of IB.

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Post by Bob Rock » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:01 pm

Brad Pitt as a redneck, who's into German scalps. Y'all know what movie I'm talking about.
When Enkidu heard this pronouncement of Ishtar,
he wrenched off the Bull's hindquarter and flung it in her face:
"If I could only get at you I would do the same to you!
I would drape his innards over your arms!"

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Post by Ify » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:15 pm

Kinick wrote: I thought this was a pretty funny little tidbit I came across there.

I was just browsing through teletext a while ago and was checking tonight's movie previews. On BBC 2 tonight there's movie on called Taking Sides.

Here's what was in the synopsis:

"Post WWII drama. During de-nazification, a brilliant German orchestra conductor is quizzed about his role in the Third Reich. Starring Harvey Keitel. (2001)"

Thought it was pretty interesting after skimming through IB a few hours before, haha...  ^-^

Where are you from?

And what film was being shown on BBC 1 at the same time? None other than Kill Bill: Volume 2!
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Post by Dantes Inferno » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:05 pm

Bob Rock wrote: Brad Pitt as a redneck, who's into German scalps. Y'all know what movie I'm talking about.
Actually not. Enlighten me.

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Post by Snake Eyes » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:42 pm

Hell is for heros
Where Eagles Dare
The Dirty Dozen
The Longest Day
The Victors
The Train
Causalitys of war
Gallipoli (ok its WW1 but id thought id throw that out there because i wouldn’t mind seeing some freaky French electronic music break out in some scene )
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Post by Bob Rock » Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:12 pm

"Brad Pitt as a redneck, who's into German scalps. Y'all know what movie I'm talking about."

Perhaps I misspoke. Not exactly redneck, let's say...woodsman.
When Enkidu heard this pronouncement of Ishtar,
he wrenched off the Bull's hindquarter and flung it in her face:
"If I could only get at you I would do the same to you!
I would drape his innards over your arms!"

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Post by Kinick » Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:59 pm

Ify wrote: Where are you from?

And what film was being shown on BBC 1 at the same time? None other than Kill Bill: Volume 2!
I'm from Norn Iron. Damn right I watched it last night too, hadn't seen it in a while. Quite enjoyed it more than Vol. 1 last week. The only part where it started to drag was when the "I really like comic books" and pregnency part came in.

Pulp Fiction's on BBC too the night as well. 

EDIT: Or tomorrow night even. 8)
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Post by Laydback » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:36 pm

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^In the same league as Dirty Dozen with the title group being a rowdy and fearful bunch of U.S. & Canadian soldiers who got their nickname from the German forces.
Crazy Love wrote: I know the silent classic 'The Kid' gets discussed in one scene, along with Leni Riefenstahl's mountain climbing films. This, of course, means I'm renting them tout de suite. I want to be in-the-know for my first watchthrough of IB.
This is a great idea. Remember (For the Shosana section of the film) it's either gonna be propoganda night at the German theater or a celebration of German cinema. I'm actually gonna watch plenty of early German cinema in preparation. Among my watch-list:

The Blue Light
Warning Shadows: A Nocturnal Hallucination
The Student of Prague
Tartuffe
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La Habanera
The Hands of Orlac
Faust
Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (An all-time favorite of mine)
Secrets of a Soul
The Golem
Metropolis
The Blue Angel
Nosferatu

And for propoganda night, all you need is this:
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Re: Possible influences on IB?

Post by Bob Rock » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:46 am

Or not even woodsman...oh, heck: I'm talking about Legends of the Flucking Fall.
When Enkidu heard this pronouncement of Ishtar,
he wrenched off the Bull's hindquarter and flung it in her face:
"If I could only get at you I would do the same to you!
I would drape his innards over your arms!"

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Re: Possible influences on IB?

Post by Bob Rock » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:00 pm

*Slight Spoilers*

What surprised me in the script was the amount of explicit references made to European, especially German pre-war cinema. Before Inglorious Bastards coming out we must all watch "The White Hell of Pitz Palu", starring Leni R.
Also, there are references made to:
- the character of Sherlock Holmes
- certain scenes from The Good, Bad and the Ugly; Once Upon A Time in America
- several versions of the Golem film
and lots more, but haven't counted them all yet.
When Enkidu heard this pronouncement of Ishtar,
he wrenched off the Bull's hindquarter and flung it in her face:
"If I could only get at you I would do the same to you!
I would drape his innards over your arms!"

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Re: Possible influences on IB?

Post by me » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:52 pm

I haven't seen Cross Of Iron, but it could possibly be a influence on IB.

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Re: Possible influences on IB?

Post by Bob Rock » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:16 am

In the script there are these references as well:

* SLIGHT SPOILERS*

References to:
Leslie Charteris's novel "The Saint in New York"
Paul Martin's 1936 film "Glückskinder" ("Lucky Kids")
actor George Sanders from the time of "The Saint" movies
actress Pola Negri
writer Edgar Wallace
character of Winnetou
character of Bulldog Drummond
actress Brigitte Helm
director G. W. Pabst
When Enkidu heard this pronouncement of Ishtar,
he wrenched off the Bull's hindquarter and flung it in her face:
"If I could only get at you I would do the same to you!
I would drape his innards over your arms!"

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