You know I couldn’t go too long without an obligatory Inglourious Basterds post. I actually calmed the jets the other day when a quote from Harvey Weinstein reiterated that there’s to be no cuts made to Quentin Tarantino’s WWII wild-out—-news that made me smile, almost enough to string together a brief post here highlighting the good announcement. I resisted, though. Figured that I shouldn’t comment on every little Basterds thing out there. Leave some alone. Not come off as some pseudo-Basterds-stalker.
When a new trailer shows up online, however, I’m pretty much powerless. A little bitch for the preview to manipulate and excite. Especially when said trailer is as dynamite as this new international one for Tarantino’s flick. The first domestic trailer caused some concern, giving the film too heavy of a dark/sort-of-horror tone, far from your typically free-spirited Tarantino fare. I loved it, but understood the cautious sentiment. Then came the second domestic trailer a couple of weeks ago, which was unquestionably better—-showed much more of the Tarantino tone, full of wit, energy, and awkward laughs.
Well, if that second trailer impressed you, then wait ’til you get a load of this international one. If there’s been any doubt as to how much fun Inglourious Basterds could potentially be, get ready to have your perceptions flipped. Switched from “Off” to “On.” Ignited, now the world’s excited. There’s more of Melanie Laurent’s pivotal “Shoshanna” character, including one climactic shot that I’m clamoring to see go from script page to the big screen (though I won’t divulge which, for spoiler-avoiding purposes). The best bit here, though, is the last moment—–Christoph Waltz’s evil “Col. Landa,” the “Jew Hunter,” botching simple American slang. I don’t recall that dialogue exchange from the script, but I’m glad it’s here. [After the jump, the Inglourious Basterds international trailer]: (more…)