Three new clips and reviews of Inglourious Basterds

Cannes is happening, my fellow Tarantinoites (or Tarantinophiles, in LeMonde’s words). There are three new clips from the movie up at that give a better impression of a) Brad’s accent and personality b) Diane Kruger’s hot french accent, c) the evil that is personified in Landa and d) the use of Morricone’s L’Arena in Inglourious Basterds. Watch the three clips right here.

Also, the first two screenings have happened (the big premiere is tonight at 8pm Cannes time, parties were on the way yesterday), and here are a few first impressions from some lucky Basterds who’ve seen the film:

  • Our friends at Obsessedwithfilm have quite a short review up, it sais: “..Absolute F**CKING quality!…. It gets a bit silly for ten minutes at the end and the brit characters are a bit shit” but since the screening was just over, they’ll update to a full review soon, so check this link again later.
  • Total Film has two “first impressions” up, one calls the film “Quentin’s best film since Jackie Brown. It might even be his best film since Pulp Fiction..” and “QT’s magpie eye has never been sharper, swooping down on Italian cinema and plucking the very best shots, framing and music to create a deserving homage to the spaghetti westerns of my youth” read the whole review here. And their second one is the anti-review, saying “much of Basterds felt flat, with a schizophrenic spaghetti western style that blasts Ennio Morricone at the start and then David Bowie later on.” and sais that “the applause at the end was muted at best”, read this rather sceptical one here.
  • Thanks to our great friends at Slashfilm, the following buzz can also be summed up: A rather negative video review from THR (click) and more:
  • Empire magazine calls it “rather brilliant. Every bit as idiosyncratic as the spelling of its title, it’s a wonderfully-acted movie that subverts expectation at every turn” (read)
  • 411 calls it “most ambitious American movie at this years Cannes Film Festival and definitely the best in competition” (read)
  • And in the Twitter universe it’s being called “friggin awesome” (FirstShowing), Tarantino’s best film since Pulp Fiction (BBC) and “ the grindhouse version of “Valkyrie””(Gregg Kilday)

We’ll keep you posted as good as we can on more reviews, make sure you dive into our Forums to discuss and learn about more reviews and comments.

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Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives and has been a fan and observer of QT for over two decades now, cherishing his work and the window in the the wider world of cinema his movies have opened up. Inspired as such, he runs the Spaghetti Western Database (SWDb), the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb), Furious Cinema, its German sister Nischenkino and The Robert Rodriguez Archives. He lives in Berlin.

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