CINEMA REMEMBERED: Inglorious Basterds and the “WAIT FOR THE CREAM” Moment

Another week, another reblog of Cinema Remembered. This my weekly column at THAT MOMENT IN, looking back at some of the most pivotal moments in my favourite films.

This is my favourite CR article so far, and one of the best movies in recent years – Quentine Tarantino’s INGLORIOUS BASTERDS.

Enjoy the Moment!

That Moment

THIS WEEK:Inglorious Basterds (2009). Several story-lines culminate around an assassination attempt on Adolph Hitler, including vengeful American soldiers, a lethal Jew Hunter, and a French cinema owner.

Enjoy the moment.

HOW IT STARTS: Shosanna (Mélanie Laurent) attends a dinner at a fancy restaurant when a horrifying character from her past, Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz  in an Oscar winning role)(aka The Jew Hunter), enters and joins her dinner party.

Mélanie Laurent (The Weinstein Company)

THE PREFACE:Quentin Tarantino is the writer and director of 2009’s best movie. While outlandish and over-the-top at times, the entire story is framed on the delibrately slow-brewed emotionally terrifying opening sequence.

Tarantino is known for his flavourful writing and a little bit of the ultra violence. Earlier in PULP FICTION, he really nailed delaying our expectations. As hitmen approach the door of their target, they realize it’s not time yet…

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