Analysis Of The Movie ' Basterds '

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Inglorious Basterds is Quentin Tarantino’s sixth film in his discography and is in many aspects, the perfect culmination of what makes a Tarantino film a Tarantino film. From the deep cultural references in the dialogue to the unforgivingly in your face, some may even say offensive, violence throughout, there’s no mistaking who’s eyes you’re seeing the world through. Although it misses on some key points such as pacing and historical accuracy, Inglorious Basterds’ depth of characters, use of language, and unpredictability more than make up for its shortcomings. As someone who has seen all eight Tarantino films, and most multiple times, it is safe to say that Inglorious Basterds is a solid and memorable addition to the Tarantino filmography. Inglorious Basterds takes place in Nazi Occupied France in 1941. For most of the movie, we follow two main characters: American Lt. Aldo Raine and Austrian born Col. Hans Landa. Brad Pitt plays Lt. Raine, a man whose mission is simple: terrorize Germans and take revenge on the Nazi’s for their treatment of Jews around the world. Along with his army of eight Jewish soldiers, known as the “Basterds,” Raine leads an Apache resistance throughout France. If Raine is our lead protagonist, Hans “The Jew Hunter” Landa is our lead antagonist. Landa, played by Christoph Waltz, is one of Hitler’s greatest tools to find Jews. As the story plays out, each man’s reputation grows bigger until finally, their paths cross at a Nazi propaganda film
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