Inglourious Basterds keeps on scalping

A second weekend in a row Inglourious Basterds kept on scalping. Especially on international box offices it did quite well. It entered at the top in many European markets and stayed there in others, raising it’s international total (Reuters) while pulling in another $20 million Stateside (BOM), you can keep track of some numbers at Box Office Mojo’s Basterds pages. But let me take a step back and look at some of the media coverage recently.

There was a small buzz on the net last week over a supposedly unused Basterds poster that looked a bit like an Indiana Jones artwork. Skyy Vodka has a nice little video on the LA premiere, with lots of interviews and pictures and stuff, worth checking out. If you missed Quentin on Charlie Rose, click here, it was quite an interesting session. And there’s already lots of award talk. Quentin will receive the Kirk Douglas award at the Santa Barbara film festival in honor of him having changed the direction of American cinema forever, as the release states.  Clothes and apparel maker S.Oliver has teamed up with Studio Babelsberg, where the movie was filmed, and the original crew jackets are going to be available in limited number in their stores. We’ll try to give away a few later this month. The LA Times has a nice little piece on the scalping in the movie, with a picture. Quentin was on NPR’s Fresh Air, which you can check out online here. There’s a little analysis on how good Basterds must still do at the box office here. There’s a review arguing about an underlying message in Basterds, which I disagree with. Then there’s a piece on the marketing of the film, and finally a review in The Economist, and this wraps up my little run-down for now. Thanks for reading, join our Facebook pages, our Twitter feeds and our Community and spread the word.

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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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