History Film / InglouriousBasterds

21st Jul '17 7:17:18 AM EraserheadBayB
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''Inglourious Basterds'' (2009) is the seventh film by Creator/QuentinTarantino. It is told in five chapters:

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''Inglourious Basterds'' (2009) is the seventh sixth film by Creator/QuentinTarantino. It is told in five chapters:
16th Jul '17 11:37:40 PM FordPrefect
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* TruthInTelevision: UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill (who has a [[TheCameo cameo]]), actually commissioned a team of British soldiers for special assignments behind enemy lines. The official records remain sealed to this day. Among the members were cousins Creator/IanFleming and Creator/ChristopherLee.

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* TruthInTelevision: UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill (who has a [[TheCameo cameo]]), cameo]]) actually commissioned a team of British soldiers for special assignments behind enemy lines. The official records remain sealed to this day. Among the members were cousins Creator/IanFleming and Creator/ChristopherLee.
16th Jul '17 11:26:59 PM FordPrefect
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* BlatantLies: In the opening scene Hans Landa speaks impeccable, erudite and near-native level French with Monsieur Lapadite, only to very politely inform him at one point that he's 'exhausted' his 'limited' abilities in French, and that the two should go on speaking English. [[spoiler: even if that should have tipped off the Dreyfus family hiding under the floorboards, from their point of view staying put was likely still far more prudent.]]

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* BlatantLies: In the opening scene Hans Landa speaks impeccable, erudite and near-native level French with Monsieur Lapadite, only to very politely inform him at one point that he's 'exhausted' his 'limited' abilities in French, and that the two should go on speaking English. [[spoiler: even Even if that should have tipped off the Dreyfus family hiding under the floorboards, from their point of view staying put was likely still far more prudent.]]
14th Jul '17 9:06:39 AM MBI
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: InUniverse, Hicox speaks German pretty well but his accent is shaky; he comes up with a cover story about his accent coming from an obscure Swiss village but it still apparently arouses suspicion.
14th Jul '17 8:54:02 AM MBI
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* HidingBehindTheLanguageBarrier: Hans Landa switches from French to English during his conversation with the farmer in the opening scene. He claims it is because his French is limited, even though he's obviously fluent; he is in fact making sure the Jews hiding under the floorboards can't understand the conversation.
12th Jul '17 10:18:23 PM theknack101
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* ThirdActStupidity: Hans Landa is made out to be a smart mind, but in the final chapter he decides to trust his opponents' words and delivers himself to them without a backup plan.

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* ThirdActStupidity: Hans Landa is made out to be a smart mind, but in the final chapter he decides to trust his opponents' words and delivers himself to them without a backup plan. Of course he possibly had no idea who he was dealing with. [[spoiler:His deal with the Allies was legitimate and any normal soldier probably would have delivered him and the other Nazi soldier to the Allies as he had planned. Unfortunately for him, Aldo wasn't any normal soldier.]]
12th Jul '17 10:14:57 PM theknack101
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* BittersweetEnding: On the one hand, [[spoiler:Hitler's dead and the war's over.]] On the other, [[spoiler:pretty much every sympathetic character (and most of the unsympathetic ones, and a couple of guys we really didn't know that much about...) had to die to make it happen.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: On the one hand, [[spoiler:Hitler's dead and the war's over.]] On the other, [[spoiler:pretty much every sympathetic character (and most of the unsympathetic ones, and a couple of guys we really didn't know that much about...) had to die to make it happen.]] And Landa will get away with everything he has done with almost no consequences (aside from getting a swastika painfully carved in his forehead.)]]
28th Jun '17 6:40:29 PM Javertshark13
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** There's quite a bit of evidence that Landa isn't that in line with Nazi ideology, [[spoiler: foreshadowing his betrayal of them]]. In the opening scene, he speaks negatively of Reinhard Heydrich, saying that he deserves his nickname "The Hangman", and admits that he doesn't like Hitler's propaganda about the Jews. In his scene with Shosanna, upon learning that she employs a black projectionist, he admits that they might do well in that line of work. He ''does'' tell her that Goebbels wouldn't trust Marcel to do the job right, but it would still be quite unorthodox for a Nazi to suggest that a black man might be suited for a job other than manual labor.
24th Jun '17 10:05:31 AM nombretomado
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** [[http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/02/03/pandagon-why_inglourious_basterds_should_win_best_pictureand_why_it_wont/ Some people]] see this movie as a deconstruction of the [[OscarBait traditional]] Hollywood historical epic, particularly those about WorldWarTwo. Such movies often play faster and looser with history than the average viewer realizes, and can be unintentionally insulting in their reductiveness. By intentionally writing an alternate history, and going for fun action over a serious statement, Tarantino disputes whether such movies really work as actual history lessons, or at the very least, mocks how seriously these movies take themselves.
** Or, if you take it as straight-forward, the film is formatted [[InTheStyleOf in the style of]] a UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo propaganda movie made as though it was made in 1944-45 just as the Normandy Landings are happening. In this, ''Inglourious Basterds'' is no different than ''Film/MrsMiniver'', ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'', ''Film/DesperateJourney'', or other war films made ''while the war was still raging'', meaning the real ending [[spoiler:of Hitler committing suicide in his bunker]] hadn't happened ''yet''. Meaning the ''Basterds'' could depict its version of the war however it liked.

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** [[http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/02/03/pandagon-why_inglourious_basterds_should_win_best_pictureand_why_it_wont/ Some people]] see this movie as a deconstruction of the [[OscarBait traditional]] Hollywood historical epic, particularly those about WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Such movies often play faster and looser with history than the average viewer realizes, and can be unintentionally insulting in their reductiveness. By intentionally writing an alternate history, and going for fun action over a serious statement, Tarantino disputes whether such movies really work as actual history lessons, or at the very least, mocks how seriously these movies take themselves.
** Or, if you take it as straight-forward, the film is formatted [[InTheStyleOf in the style of]] a UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII propaganda movie made as though it was made in 1944-45 just as the Normandy Landings are happening. In this, ''Inglourious Basterds'' is no different than ''Film/MrsMiniver'', ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'', ''Film/DesperateJourney'', or other war films made ''while the war was still raging'', meaning the real ending [[spoiler:of Hitler committing suicide in his bunker]] hadn't happened ''yet''. Meaning the ''Basterds'' could depict its version of the war however it liked.
10th Jun '17 10:03:36 AM nombretomado
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** Mike Myers as General Ed Fenech, and Rod Taylor as WinstonChurchill.

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** Mike Myers as General Ed Fenech, and Rod Taylor as WinstonChurchill.UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill.



* TruthInTelevision: WinstonChurchill (who has a [[TheCameo cameo]]), actually commissioned a team of British soldiers for special assignments behind enemy lines. The official records remain sealed to this day. Among the members were cousins Creator/IanFleming and Creator/ChristopherLee.

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* TruthInTelevision: WinstonChurchill UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill (who has a [[TheCameo cameo]]), actually commissioned a team of British soldiers for special assignments behind enemy lines. The official records remain sealed to this day. Among the members were cousins Creator/IanFleming and Creator/ChristopherLee.
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