Quentin Tarantino and the cast of “Inglorious Basterds” are at the Cannes Film Festival and early buzz from Roger Ebert and CNN seems to be good, especially if you’re someone who isn’t keen on brutal violence pasted on the silver screen just for kicks. It seems this Tarantino film has more talking than gore, of course this is also a war movie and sometimes war violence is treated with kid gloves because, well, it’s war. And war is hell. And bloody. And well, you get the idea.
Here’s what CNN’s Matthew Carey had to say (read the full post here):
“Quentin Tarantino is making a strong bid for the second Palme d’Or of his career. He won his first in 1994 for “Pulp Fiction.” He’s back at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009 competing for the festival’s top prize with “Inglourious Basterds,” his WWII film starring Brad Pitt. I saw it today and loved it. The movie contains the kind of spectacularly creative and entertaining dialogue Tarantino is known for. In fact, it begins with a very long dialogue scene which may make some viewers restless because of its length. But if you’re someone who savors Tarantino’s writing, it’s great.”
Roger Ebert was less than forthcoming, vowing to hold his thoughts until the movie’s August 21st release, but he is a fantastic writer and chronicles the “Inglourious Basterds” press conference with pictures and YouTube video. You can check out his notes, thoughts and media over at Roger Ebert’s Journal.
I’ve been excited about this movie since the first trailer, but with more and more positive vibes coming from those who have seen “Basterds,” I wonder if this film has the chops to be nestled in the hearts of Oscar voters next winter.