Oscars Challenge 2010: Inglourious Basterds

inglourious-basterds-poster4INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

Up For:
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Achievement in Directing
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Best Achievement in Editing
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Nothing like eight Oscar nominations to tell you how great this film is. Quentin Tarantino has finally produced something Oscar-worthy and I could not be prouder.

Once again, any and every award that this film takes home, it deserves. From the editing, to the sound, to the cinematography, all were done exceptionally well.

Tarantino writing and directing this piece shows you how diverse his talents lie. Sure, Kill Bill 1 & 2 & the Grindhouse films were original and done well, but neither compare to the masterful film he has produced this time around.

The star arising from these nominations should be Christoph Waltz. By the end of the film, you hate him with your entire body. You love to hate him, and without having viewed any of the other nominees, I feel comfortable in saying he deserves this award, not mention all the awards he has already won for this part.

Not sure this film will bring home the Best Picture, with contenders like Hurt Locker, Up In The Air, & Up (…and Avatar I suppose). You never know however, and if it brings home any number of awards, that can usually solidify a spot as Best Picture of the Year.

Brad Pitt is the glue that holds this whole film together. The star power that brought people to a sub-titled filled, long segmented film. Pitt was the most hilarious I have ever experienced him (Burn After Reading just did not do it for me with Pitt). Without Pitt, I feel this film would have fallen off into obscurity. Another notable cast member was director turned actor, Eli Roth, who performed beautifully. I would love to see him in more films.

Top off the cast with German vixen Diane Kruger (Wicker Park is my second all time favorite film) and French vixen MĂ©lanie Laurent, and it is hard to deny this film anything that is coming to it. This film finally has me excited to see what Tarantino has in him next.

(35 FILMS TO GO)

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