I'm not sure if this one is for me... the tone of this trailer? But it was very high on my list prior to seeing this, because I can't miss a QT.
The 'WE CAN'T WAIT' wrap
Directed by QT
Starring BP, DK, DB, ER, TS, MM and SL.J,
Synopsis a band of Jewish-American soldiers spread fear through the Nazi ranks with brutal scalpings. Are there other kinds? A movie theater plays an important role in their plans. Ooh, meta!
Brought to you by Universal and Weinstein Co
Expected Release Date Aug 21st but don't hold your breath. Release dates are always subject to change even in the best circumstances. When it comes to the subject of release dates the Weinsteins could never be considered "the best circumstances"
The tiny slice of footage we've seen of this makes it look more like an awkwardly badass action comedy than a WW II drama but it's always a little foolish to try to assume we know exactly what Quentin Tarantino will serve up. One can only be safe in assuming that the movie will be very very very good. I mean, when haven't they been? Pssst, I'm ignoring Death Proof on purpose because if I pretend it didn't happen he's four for four or five for five (depending on how many fingers you use for killing bill).
JA: Nathaniel, never did I think I'd have to threaten a ring-removal towards you, but if you don't step off Death Proof a vengeance will rain down. QT is 7 for 7, my man, and your math could only be comprehended by crazy people.
So that outta the way, the only thing that gives me pause here is the swiftness with which Basterds (ack that e) has been brought unto us. Or yes, is supposed to be brought unto us, in case there's a release date switcheroo. But that seemed more likely to me prior to this week when suddenly lo and behold we have actual real footage proving this movie has actually been shot. Anyway my point is Quentin's always so damned slow in spilling out his masterpieces that the quickness with which this one is being delivered is the only thing giving me pause.
And yes, I realize I sound like an unrepentant, on bended knee, QT fanboy, and that is because it is wholly true. That is what I am. I will follow this crazy man anywhere and love every f-bomb arterial-sprayed laced second of it.
Whitney: As a person, Tarantino bugs the shit out of me. As a filmmaker, I've really liked what he's done with pastiche. I hope this is as far from a WWII drama as it can possibly be.
While still being a WWII drama?
Joe: I'm on pins and needles for this one, and because it's Tarantino, I don't even know what I'm on pins and needles for. It's rare that I have that much trust in a director, and it's weird that I'd place my faith in such clearly unbalanced hands, but he's never let me down once (I'm firmly in the "Death Proof was awesome" camp), and I can only imagine what he's going to produce with that cast, that subject matter, and that rogue "e."
Nathaniel: If only Brad Pitt would learn to spell!
Whew. That "We Can't Wait" series was endless. For those of you who are trying to break the anticipation/disappointment cycle of modern movie culture, it's safe to come back out now! Perhaps in the future I should make like the Academy and the guilds and pretend that only 6 or 7 films are released each year. Twenty Too Many. WahWah.
A big thank you to Joe @ Low Resolution, Fox @ Tractor Facts, Whitney @ Dear Jesus and JA @ My New Plaid Pants for chatting with me about 2009. Now, let's wrap up 2008 with Oscar and FiLM BiTCH Medals. All this week.
In case you missed any entries they went like so...
We Can't Wait:
#1 Inglourious Basterds, #2 Where the Wild Things Are, #3 Fantastic Mr. Fox,
#4 Avatar, #5 Bright Star, #6 Shutter Island, #7 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
#8 Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, #9 Nailed, #10 Taking Woodstock,
#11 Watchmen, #12 The Hurt Locker, #13 The Road, #14 The Tree of Life
#15 Away We Go, #16 500 Days of Summer, #17 Drag Me To Hell,
#18 Whatever Works, #19 Broken Embraces, #20 Nine (the musical)
intro (orphans -didn't make group list)