Category: Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino: Brad Pitt Is My Robert Redford

Friday, Aug 21, 2009

This one’s for Brad.

“For a long time I’ve thought, ‘One of these days I hope I can write a character that would be terrific for Brad Pitt and we can have a collaboration that will be like a Babe Ruth home run.’ So as I was writing the character of the leader of the Inglourious Basterds, I was like, ‘OK, this is the one for Brad.’ But then I started getting nervous. I was like, ‘What if he doesn’t like it, what am I gonna do?’ I sent him the script and we had a meeting and, after a long night of talking a about movies and a few bottles of wine, he was ready to sign on.”

Why he hearts Brad.

“Brad is a wonderful actor, but what I also got was a terrific movie star at the zenith of his iconic status. We’ve been around about the same amount of time as far as the business is concerned — he came out with Thelma and Louise in ’91, I came out with Reservoir Dogs in ’92 – and I’ve loved watching him do his thing over the years. There were moments when I was framing him up in the view finder, that I was like, ‘God, I feel I’m experiencing what Sydney Pollack must have felt shooting Jeremiah Johnson and looking at Robert Redford. Brad has that same quality that just shines through on camera. He’s just the man right now.

Source: Parade Magazine

Pitt, Tarantino alter WWII history with `Basterds’

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt have spun some revisionist history on how World War II ended. Their war saga “Inglourious Basterds” premiered Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, presenting a band of Jewish Allied soldiers led by Pitt who play a pivotal role in taking down the Third Reich with a strategic strike against the top Nazi brass. “It was definitely outrageous, which I’m always game for,” Pitt said of Tarantino’s rewrite of the history books. The band’s exploits culminate in a bloodbath at the premiere of a Nazi propaganda film in Paris as Pitt’s commandos exact savage revenge for Adolf Hitler’s genocide against the Jews. Continue reading Pitt, Tarantino alter WWII history with `Basterds’

Brad Pitt and his fellow “Basterd”s

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Brad Pitt sits down with his “Basterd” cast members at the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival Press Conference. He’s promoting his Quentin Tarantino directed film, “Inglourious Basterds”. More photos coming soon!

• Appearances from 2009 – “Inglourious Basterds” – 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival Press Conference
• Appearances from 2009 – “Inglourious Basterds” – 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival Photocall

Brad Pitt Back in Cannes, Awaiting Angelina

Monday, May 18, 2009

As the sea along the Cote D’Azur shimmered in the sunshine, Brad Pitt arrived to add some further sparkle to his familiar springtime haunt, the Cannes Film Festival.

Pitt, 45, was spotted Saturday at the Hotel du Cap, having lunch on a balcony after flying in from the U.S. It is said he is staying in a chalet on the grounds of the highly exclusive hotel, just along the coast in Antibes, on the Riviera. Continue reading Brad Pitt Back in Cannes, Awaiting Angelina

Tarantino, Ledger are focus at Cannes

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The economic downturn may take its toll at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, which opens Wednesday night. But as always, the show will go on.

Studios are cutting back on parties and all the glitz that goes with them, according to news reports. Moreover, there will be fewer people around to cover Cannes, as news organizations around the world trim costs. (Several, in fact, have tightened up by eliminating their movie reviewers.)

Nevertheless, those who attend may see a bumper crop of good and intriguing films, Variety’s Jay Weissberg told Reuters. “We’ve all been hoping Cannes would pull something out of the bag to make us feel good again. On paper, they have.” Continue reading Tarantino, Ledger are focus at Cannes