‘Inglourious Basterds’ Is a Masterpiece, Quentin Tarantino Says

Director says he has done the impossible with his latest film

  Poster for Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” with leading man Brad Pitt
Despite disappointing many fans with some of his films, Quentin Tarantino is simply one of those directors that will always hold a special place in the heart of his millions of followers throughout the world, it has often been said. It’s precisely because of this that the world, and fans in particular, are anxiously waiting for the release of “Inglourious Basterds,” of which Tarantino says it’s a “masterpiece.”

In a brand new interview with The New York Times, the always blunt director says of his intentionally misspelled film that he simply had to do it because the decade was running out and he still did not have a masterpiece to show off. “I wanted to have a masterpiece before the decade’s out.” Tarantino tells the publication – which can only mean that he now has it, movie-oriented publications point out.

Tarantino is known for his perfectionism and how he can take years to work on a project, and even drive some members of the cast mad with his insistencies. Now, taking into account that “Basterds” took a relatively short period of time of work, it is believed that either the famed director is truly pleased with what came out or he’s simply trying to buy some time, as hype for the production is quickly building up and the release date is drawing near.

“Whether bludgeoned, stabbed or shot through the head, Hitler’s henchmen have clearly got a fight on their hands and we have to say that the new art makes us more excited to see ‘Inglourious Basterds’ than ever before. We have to say, truly inspired poster art feels few and far between these days with floating heads and tedious action cutouts proving far too commonplace. It’s good to see a little flair being employed once in a while so props to QT. More, please.” Empire Movies was writing a short while back, when the first couple of official posters were released.

Speaking of hype, ever since the first official teaser trailer hit the net, online movie communities and Tarantino fans have been literally hanging by a thread waiting for new details. What is known so far is that the film will premiere this month at Cannes, but theaters in the US will get it later on, in August 2009, which means the waiting is rather long. Clocking in at 2 hours and a half, it is admittedly the “hardest” film Tarantino has ever made, as he reveals in the same interview. Hopefully, all this work and hype won’t be for nothing, fans say. 

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By    4 May 2009, 15:14 GMT