Being a big Tarantino fan I was psyched when the man himself announced, that his next movie may be in cinemas, at the next Cannes Festival. The flick is a WW2-movie called Inglorious Bastards, and he’s been working on it for more than a decade. We all know Tarantino is heavily inspired by his own favorite movies, and a Tarantino movie mixed with classics like The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape, and Where Eagles Dare sounds extremely interesting to me. Anyway, a couple of movie blogs got a hold of an excerpt from the script and now I’m even more hyped. I’ll quote a bit of it, this is Lt. Aldo Raine, who may be played by Brad Pitt:
But I got a word of warning to all would be warriors. When you join my command, you take on debit. A debit you owe me, personally. Every man under my command, owes me, one hundred Nazi scalps. And I want my scalps. And all y’all will git me, one hundred Nazi scalps, taken from the heads of one hundred Nazi’s or you will die trying.
A bigger preview of the script can be seen here.
Earlier this year I wrote a small post about Grindhouse, saying that I expected to rate it 10/10 and that it definitely would be the best movie of 2007. So far, the movie from this year I've rated highest is Hot Fuzz, with 7/10 (I'm still considering changing it to 8/10 though), and when I rate movies I very rarely hand out 10s, even though some movies probably have deserved it, because I feel like it's nice to have one grade exclusive for the movies I personally like most. Therefore I have a hard time handing out tens and at this point I've only given 10/10 to Amélie and Fight Club, a lot of people probably disagree but they are my top favorite movies. I could probably find more movies that I think deserve 10/10, but I find it kinda hard most of the time (12 Monkeys and Pulp Fiction are some of the movies that are pretty close to getting it).
Obviously I've never rated a movie with a 10/10 after only watching it once either, at this point you can probably see where I'm going; I've never in my entire life felt compelled to clap in a cinema, but I did after watching Death Proof. It's simply a masterpiece and I cannot believe how Tarantino can continue to create so incredibly great movies. The dialogue (of course), the gore, the action-stuffed scenes, the humor, it was all top notch. While watching it I was pretty certain I'd give it 9/10, when the movie was halfway done, but after the ending I had no choice but to rate it with the highest grade. It's just fucking awesome, and this was only the first part of Grindhouse! All hail Quentin Tarantino.
Death Proof: 10/10.
I managed to turn off my Xbox 360 and post a small entry. The full theatrical trailer for the Rodriguez/Tarantino project Grindhouse has been released, and I'm going to be disappointed if I rate it with anything less than 10/10 (well, let's say 9/10 just in case). Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Willis and Kurt Russel, how can this not be fantastic?