Analysis Of The Movie ' Basterds '

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Inglorious Basterds is the sixth of eight films in Quentin Tarantino’s filmography 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 have even said offensive, violence throughout, there’s no mistaking who’s eyes you’re observing the world through. Although it misses on key points such as pacing and leaves several questions left to assumption, Inglorious Basterds’ character-driven plot and use of dialect is more than enough to 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 the majority 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-American 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 until finally, their paths…
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