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« #300 : December 15, 2009, 01:42:47 AM »

Melanie Laurent was fantastic. The acting was generally fantastic in IB, as it is mostly in QT's films.


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« #301 : December 15, 2009, 02:14:51 AM »

Well she wasn't fantastic but she was cute.




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« #302 : December 15, 2009, 02:42:17 AM »

Well she wasn't fantastic but she was cute.

That red dress with the Bowie song playing made me feel funny. >:D >:D >:D

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« #303 : December 15, 2009, 05:48:35 AM »

Well she wasn't fantastic but she was cute.

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« #304 : December 15, 2009, 08:47:26 PM »

Digital Copy is in the house! Col. Landa smirks again.

Amazon.com seemed to have the best price ($17.99), but they were talking about taking weeks to fill my order. So I went down to Best Buy and shelled out $22.99 so I could have it today. Well, you also get a bonus disc, a BB exclusive: an interview with QT by some woman critic at some event, the week before IG was released last August. The interview, plus questions from the audience, runs 68 minutes and is pretty informative, mostly about the making of the film. SL is invoked twice, Morricone mentioned once. QT also refers to European directors who came to America and, during the war, made WW2 movies while the war was still going on, people like Lang (who made Manhunt and Hangman Also Die), but also less obvious talents, and one French director I'd never even heard of before, Moguy (pronounced "Mogi" according to QT), who, apparently, made 3 films in the U.S., two about the war. QT went back to these directors to see how much fun war films could be, in contrast to the solemn way the subject has come to be treated in Hollywood the last 20 years or so.

Well, QT does have his uses: now I have this Moguy guy to research.



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« #305 : December 15, 2009, 09:17:18 PM »

Solemnity in WWII films was pretty much the name of the game until Guns of Navarone.



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« #306 : December 15, 2009, 10:50:47 PM »

Léonide Moguy

1936 : Le Mioche
1938 : Prison sans barreaux
1938 : Conflit
1939 : Le Déserteur
1940 : L'Empreinte du dieu
1943 : Paris After Dark
1944 : Action in Arabia
1946 : Tragique rendez-vous (Whistle Stop)
1947 : Bethsabée
1950 : Demain il sera trop tard (Domani è troppo tardi)
1951 : Domani è un altro giorno
1953 : Les Enfants de l'amour
1956 : Le Long des trottoirs
1957 : Donnez-moi ma chance
1961 : Les Hommes veulent vivre

Never heard of any of these...



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« #307 : December 15, 2009, 11:00:50 PM »

Action in Arabia is the only one that sounds vaguely familiar.



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« #308 : December 16, 2009, 05:35:57 AM »

Melanie Laurent was fantastic.

You don't speak French, do you?

The acting was generally fantastic in IB, as it is mostly in QT's films.

Let's agree on that (even if IB is not the best acted film by QT, by far). And that's my point. Even directors who usually are great with actors (Coen...), when it comes to direct an actor in a langhage the director don't know, they cannot do anything.



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« #309 : December 16, 2009, 10:03:18 AM »

You don't speak French, do you?



Ha ha no, not really, I've seen only the German dub version.

But even without speaking anything she would have great charisma.


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« #310 : December 16, 2009, 02:48:46 PM »

Léonide Moguy

1943 : Paris After Dark
1944 : Action in Arabia
1946 : Tragique rendez-vous (Whistle Stop)

These are the 3 he did in Hollywood and the ones QT was referencing specifically. The first two are the war pictures, and both star George Sanders. Whistle Stop is, according to reports, some sort of near-noir. I'm keen to see these all now.



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« #311 : December 17, 2009, 02:35:22 PM »

Savant, in a footnote to the article Groggy links to above, points to a filmic antecedent, a character in Lang's Hangmen Also Die (which I haven't seen).

Having just seen the film in question (which I'll comment on in the RTLMYS thread) I can't say there's a clear antecedent to Landa here. There are a lot of interrogation scenes, and thus interrogators, but all of them are pretty much typical for the time rat-bastard Nazi swines, a far cry from the cultured, sophisticated Landa. Inspector Gruber is probably the closest to Landa and yet he's a slimy, mustachioed womanizing alcoholic - hardly an analog. Perhaps someone should ask Savant to clarify.



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« #312 : December 18, 2009, 02:20:24 PM »

I don't know if I said this before but I think Laurent was too deadpan for a role that required emotion.




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« #313 : December 18, 2009, 02:26:06 PM »

I more or less agree. Shoshanna was just too boring a character to be a suitable protagonist. I thought Diane Kruger was much better in her part.



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« #314 : December 21, 2009, 02:21:24 AM »

Well she wasn't fantastic but she was cute.
That pretty much nails it.


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