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Analysis of the Movie Inglorious Basterds by Quentin Taratino

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As time goes on, history has a way of getting distorted from its most truthful form. Time causes people to drift away from accuracy and become more interested in what they want to remember. Hollywood has a reputation of creating films that cater more to the average viewer, rather than the history buff. Inglorious Basterds, by Quentin Taratino, take very liberal liberty with a history story, and creates a story that will sell to the crowd. This may seem dubious, but it is often not such a bad thing. Hollywood can take a story that may have one connotation, may it be serious or dreary, and turn it into something that evokes different emotions, will still addressing historical issues or topics. Taratino chooses to film a movie of this type…show more content…
Although Taratino skips accuracy to please the crowd, he does give the audience a more realistic approach to the enemy. Throughout the movie, there is large sense of American pride, but at the same time, there is a portrayal of the Nazi that many Americans have never seen before. Inglorious Basterds starts with a scene in occupied France, with a local dairy farmer being questioned by Hans Landa, an SD officer in charge of rounding up the remaining Jews in France. This position has earned him the name of the “Jew Hunter”. Landa seems to be very much enthralled by his job, and personally likes his nickname. Landa, without seemingly any evidence, correctly assumes there are Jews hiding in the house. This is the first Nazi introduced in the film, and it is quickly determined what he portrays. He is the Nazi that is cunning, yet sadistic. He enjoys rounding up the Jews, and does it with charm and wit. Landa is the Nazi that you would love, if only he was not a Nazi. Landa goes on in the film to be one of the main characters, and the one that is constantly fighting with the Basterds. Unlike essentially any other Nazi in the movie, he is the only one that really counters their resistance. So many films have portrayed the Nazi as dimwitted compared to the Americans, but Inglorious Basterds gives the Nazis a fighting chance, even making it seem as they are going to win. While the “Basterds” are killing
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