Thursday, August 22, 2019

Top 250 Movies From the Last 10 Years ~ Inglorious Basterds 2009

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.  

I know I've said a million times that I don't like scary or violent movies.  And I really don't like Quentin Tarantino movies . . . with two exceptions.  Inglorious Basterds is one of the exceptions for two reasons.  

1.  Nothing makes me laugh more than listening to Brad Pitt speak in a Appalachian mountain twang except Brad Pitt speaking "Italian" with a mountain twang.

2.  Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa.  So European, civilized, and evil at the same time.

Academy Awards, USA 2010
Oscar Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz

Oscar Best Motion Picture of the Year
Lawrence Bender

Best Achievement in Directing
Quentin Tarantino

Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Robert Richardson

Best Achievement in Film Editing
Sally Menke

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Michael Minkler
Tony Lamberti
Mark Ulano

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Wylie Stateman

Believe it or not, I found a couple of other movies with similar titles.  All of them involve WWII.

The Office of Strategic Services parachutes two Austrian naturalized citizens Fred Mayer and Hans Wijnberg back into the Austrian Alps to strike back at Nazi Germany during "Operation Greenup".
In 1944 France, a group of escaped American military prisoners en route to Switzerland volunteers to steal a Nazi V2 rocket warhead for the Allies.

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