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Re: Seen Inglourious Basterds? Post Here (Spoilers Within)
Postby robertdiggs36 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:50 pm
I loved the movie so much. Not much more I can say that has not been said. Having said that, I would like to add a few comments. I dig Omar Doom’s character (Omar) in the movie. He reminds of the Italian character in Inglorious Bastards in so far as every time he comes on-screen he is hilarious and steals the show. His character also reminds me of Brad Pitt’s character in True Romance, not that Omar is a long haired stoner hippie in the movie, but when he is in a scene-hilarity ensues.
I also liked the couple of Scarface homages. One, right before Omar (damn am I gay or do I just have a man crush, I am hoping for the latter) and the Bear Jew burst in there blastin’, during a scene in Stolz der Nation, a man falls from a building into a fountain a la Tony Montana. Second, when Omar (fuck, it might not be the latter) makes a grizzly countenance (with blood on his face resembling a scar) while he is turning the cinema into a bullet festival is pure Scarface. "Say hello to my little friend."
Also, this movie evokes similarities to David Lynch films. I love his interpretations of what is real. In Inglourious Basterds every character, with the exception to Aldo Raine, is not what they seem to be (like the owl in Twin Peaks). Maybe that is why Aldo survives, but that is a whole other story. Back to the story at hand, in the chapter titled “Revenge of the Giant Face,” the Jew Hunter tries to re-write the history books by scheming his way out of his war crimes. It is very plausible that this has happened before in what we call “real life.” Is history really “real?” This brought my attention to actual history books and they are usually written from the winner’s perspective. Is that real? Inglorious Basterds had such a David Lynch feel, which is really not a bad thing.
Sticking with the Lynch theme, in the chapter titled “Operation Kino” during the briefing the room has a similar feel to the Hollywood room in Mulholland Drive and in the wacky rooms in red in Twin Peaks. And in Inglourious Basterds, Winston Churchill is the weird guy in the corner of the room.
Just a few thoughts on the great film that is Inglourious Basterds.