Monday, February 08, 2010

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23 comments:

Walter L. Hollmann said...

Diane Kruger is my favorite part of that movie. How did she get that good?

Sebastian Gutierrez said...

"Am I the story of the black man's journey to America?"
"No"
"Then I must be King Kong!"

RYAN M said...

Genghis Khan?!?!

One of my favorite scenes from the entire movie.
If only it would win Best Picture...then I would be so happy.
Buuuuuut I doubt the chances of there being a vote split between Avatar and The Hurt Locker. Not that I hate those two films or anything, but still...

Jim T said...

We get it! You love Michael Fassbender. You don't need to hide behind movies to post pictures of him. We love him too :p

Graham Greenlee said...

What I love about this scene, and noticed from the very first time I watched, is how the name on the cards play to interests or character traits to the most of characters sitting to their left.

Stiglitz picked King Kong - Famous bigger-than-life movie character known for his brute strength, amongst other traits.

Hellstrom picked Brigitte Horney - A german actress of the era, who I discovered was in a German production of "Baron Munchhausen" about the time this film takes place.

Hicox picked G.W. Pabst - German director, referenced several times in the film.

Von Hammersmark picked Marco Polo - Which doesn't directly tell anything about her, but shows that she's playing the game in the broadest way.

It's because of that attention to detail that I continue to find new things every time I watch Basterds.

Liz said...

Immediately after we left the movie, my friend and I ran right home and played this game for about three hours.

Not sure if that's good or bad.

Bryan said...

You've officially made the big time, Nathaniel! Drug spam!

Stella said...

I *just* finished rewatching this! Great as ever, but I found Michael Fassbender annoying this time, with his little affected gestures and forced airs. The best was the guy playing Max's father, especially during the "Mexican standoff".


On another note, I wondered if the idea for this scene had been inspired by "Marie Antoinette".

Stella said...

I *just* finished rewatching this! Great as ever, but I found Michael Fassbender annoying this time, with his little affected gestures and forced airs. The best was the guy playing Max's father, especially during the "Mexican standoff".


On another note, I wondered if the idea for this scene had been inspired by "Marie Antoinette".

Anonymous said...

Where do you get your movie stills, Nate? I love these pictures...

Jack said...

Best scene of 2009.

Graham Greenlee, I also noticed that Fassbender's character had written Pabst on his card. Nice little detail. I tried to read into what the others had written but there didn't seem to be anything there to me.

Robert Hamer said...

I wish I understood why everyone loved this movie so much. As it stands, that photo of Stiglitz pretty much captures my reaction in the theater as the credits rolled.

Anonymous said...

This is my #1 pic of the year, but this scene seems a little out of place. Maybe because we have none of the lead in it and it's so long. It's not bad, but I was expecting it to end so the film would carry on.

Drew said...

Definitely the best section of the film. It didn't take long for Kruger and Fassbender to become my favourite characters, and the tension and humour were so strong.

Runs Like A Gay said...

To Graham Greenlee,

I hate to contradict you but von Hammersmark writes Brigitte Helm (who played Maria/The Robot in Fritz Lang's Metropolis) a nod to the idea of dual identities.

Wilhelm Wiki, the Austria born Jew who travelled across the continents to join the US Army picks Marco Polo.

I didn't know Horney was in Baron Munchausen and I'm rather hoping that's a nod to the fantasy world the Baron creates.

Cliff said...

Aargh. I just wish this movie would go away.

NATHANIEL R said...

anon 8:08... REALLY? it's my favorite scene in the movie. I wish more directors would let scenes totally play out. everyone is always cutting cutting cutting desperate not to bore audiences. But Tarantino just lets scenes play and assumes you'll be entranced.

which you often are.

anon 8:08 said...

really, I liked it fine, but it seemed really.. stretched. I know what you mean with letting the scenes play, but there was no point for this one. At least not without Shosanna, Landa, or the Basterds there.

Jim T said...

Hey offtopic: Soderbergh will make an actio-thriller with Kate (the best one)!! Actually it seems like an ensemble movie with Matt Damon as the lead. Anyway, here for details:
http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/article/soderberghs-contagion-cast-looks-strong

jc said...

kruger is the new penelope cruz. with one brilliant performance, she won the hearts of those who intially didn't get the fuzz about her.

NATHANIEL R said...

katey and i played this game on camera for a vidcast and the camera wasn't recording. SO SAD.

it was so funny because without us knowing it we both chose characters from UP.

Sebastian said...

This scene played too long for me too (I think it was the drunk new father that irritated me the most), but the tension that built up there was amazing. Quentin really is a master at that. It was just as psychologically unnerving as the opening scene with Waltz and the creme scene with him and Laurent. And yes, when did Diane Kruger become that awesome? I mean, "Troy" people?!?!

Anonymous said...

Kruger and Fassender were so good in this. Wished they were nominated.