Quentin Tarantino is back with his new film ‘Inglourious Basterds’ with all his trademark elements. From parting the whole film into chapters, brilliant dialogues, excessive violence and a gripping screenplay. But he missed his famous non-linear screenplay. This time the field he took to implement all his ideas is in Nazi Occupied France, in 1941.
Film starts with the Chapter 1 title card flashing, ‘Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France, in 1941’. German colonel Hans(Christopher Waltz) comes to a Farmer’s home and having a long conversation before bathing the whole house in blood. The Jewish-Amerians forms a group called ‘Inglourious Basterds’ under the leadership of the Aldo Paine(Brad Pitt) and their aim to kill 100 Nazis individually. Now the story moves to 1944, where a German war hero Zeller meets a young French lady who runs a theatre. A film was made on Zeller’s war heroics and it is about to be Premiered. As he likes her much, he wants his film to be premiered in her theatre and there she want to take her revenge on the Nazis as most of the important leaders in the Nazi going to be present there. Meanwhile the Inglourious Basterds knows about this Premiere and wants to grab their chance to finish the Nazis. And what really happens forms the climax.
Every actor has given a strong performance but the stand-out performer was Christopher Waltz. The way he speaks itself sends chillness to the spine. Even the way he eats makes us to scare. A strong contender for this year’s academy award. Brad Pitt speaks English in a very different accent which I found really difficult to understand. He sleepwalks through his role and was as ruthless as Christopher Waltz in action.
I liked the French Actress.. She is really beautiful 😀 😀
Technical Aspects and Art:
The cinematography is so apt and perfect. There are lot of close-up shots and the camera captured the fear and revenge of each people superbly. Editing is so perfect that the scenes were seamlessly and never makes us to yawn. In a period film art direction is equally important and the buildings craved for this film, makes us to travel to France of 1940s.
Quentin’s films are not about story but the way he presents them makes the fans to stand-up and watch it. This time he didn’t took a non-linear approach in presentation. But there are lot of chilling moments, like, a Nazi officer who was thrashed to death by a member of Inglourious Basterds and the whole first chapter is gripping and Chilling. In this film, Quentin takes only field(Second world war) and woven his own story around it. So if you expect a historical film here, you will be disappointed. It’s pure entertainment. On the whole, another successful attempt by QT as director and Screenplay writer.
Inglourious Basterds – A must watch for QT’s fans and those don’t mind excessive violence will appreciate this film.
This is it:
This is a documentary made on the rehersals of the last concert of Michael Jackson which didn’t seen the stage. ‘Its a pity that it didn’t seen the stage’ – This is what I can say after seeing this amazing documentary.
The film starts with MJ announcing his plans on the concert just for the fans named ‘This is it’. From then on, a glimpse of the audition took place to select the dancers for the show is chosen and rehersals took place for each song to be performed in concert. MJ is aged and very thin too, but he was really energetic and didn’t shown any sense of discomfort while dancing or performing for the songs. He is completely in command on what he needed from his team. From the way the things to look on stage to the little notes of the music, he has a clear picture in mind. He encourages his team members, appreciates them and corrects them to perform better. In one place he tells to a guitarist, ‘This is the moment for you to score and we are all here with you’. The work they put behind this one is really amazing and it looked to me like, its a real concert. Such is the effect.
I really loved a part in this documentary in which MJ performing for a song(forgot it) and all the members were enjoying it and whistling at it. After finishing the song, MJ said, ‘Atleast I got a feel of it. Bless you all’.
This documentary has all the MJ’s greatest hits which means we are for a great musical journey. From the ‘Beat it’ to ‘Earth Song’ every song is feautured in it. Even though there are lot of criticism and different opinions on MJ’s personal life, no one can deny that he is one of the world’s great entertainers. This documentary once again proves that fact.
Director Kenny Ortego has done a great job in making this documentary, which didn’t have a dull moment. I didn’t felt bored at any point. Crisp editing made this possible.
Its really difficult to believe that this man was died with he still entertaining us. His death is really a great loss for music world. Thanks MJ for all the entertainment you have provided all these years and for the years to come. R.I.P MJ.
This is it: Don’t miss it MJ fans.