Great news. I can’t stand this fucking idiot. I only like him in one film - Punch-Drunk Love and that’s because he was restrained from his usual lame antics. There was a time when I was younger where I liked him, but since I’ve matured his “act” gets less and less funny and more and more lame. Since he was associated with the project, he has made some of the most retarded films - I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan? What the motherfuck? Even though I sincerely believe QT could have done something great with him, I’d much rather not bite my nails till then, so I’m well fucking happy that Sandler is not in the project. What’s more, with some of the other guys that have been associated with this film (Roth and Pegg) the casting isn’t exactly setting fires under my arse. So this news is very welcome.
I just hope we see some quality pretty soon. We have a big chunk of that already in Pitt, let’s have some more. I also want some old-school guys or QT-regulars in there, like - Bo Svenson, Fred Williamson, John Saxon, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Michael Parks however small their respective roles may be. I just want to have that
feeling that I am watching a Tarantino film, one that feels classic in every sense.
Similarly, and this is a very spur of the moment type thing for me (just like this thread response) and there is a very low likelihood of this ever happening, but I wouldn’t be adverse to seeing some QT idols in there (in some form or another) to further solidify Inglorious Bastards as “The Ultimate Quentin Tarantino Masterpiece TM”. People such as Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Ennio Morricone, Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Forster and David Carradine.
QT has undoubtedly entered the “self-referential” period in his working life. We saw glimpses of it before with True Romance but ever since Kill Bill, it’s clear that QT’s films are now absolutely about HIM. His characters (male or female) are just variations of himself. The story and plots mirror moments in his life. Also, what is the biggest factor in his life? FILM. And that’s what his own films have become about. Kill Bill, Death Proof and now Inglorious Bastards it seems are all grounded in diverse filmic genres, that he was influenced by - whether that be according to plot points, visuals, music, set pieces or just plain ol’ references. The days of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction are long gone. QT has definitely entered a new period and looks like he is staying there, at least for now whether we like it or not. His work is a celebration if cinema, and it doesn’t seem like he will deviate from that.