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’
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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!
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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
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
Brad Pitt is a Basterd! The Weinstein Company and Universal have co-debuted (via Ain’t It Cool News) a brand new character poster for Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. As you might’ve guessed, it only features Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine (and his huge neck scar), with the tagline mentioned above. I really hope they make a series of eight of these, because I’d love to see the poster that says “Eli Roth is a Basterd” and every other Basterd from this as well. Word is that these will start showing up around Cannes soon, which is where I’ll be located starting May 10th onwards. Check this out in all of its full-size glory below.
During World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “the Basterds” are chosen to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris that is targeted by soldiers.
Inglourious Basterds is both written and directed by the infamous Quentin Tarantino, of everything from Reservoir Dogs to Pulp Fiction to Kill Bill to Death Proof previously. The Weinstein Company and Universal have partnered to bring us Tarantino’s WWII masterpiece in all of its brilliant glory. Inglourious Basterds will officially hit theaters worldwide on August 21st later this year after its world premiere at Cannes.
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