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05.25.2009

UPDATE: Variety's Anne Thompson has more about the below-mentioned edits. Tarantino obviously rushed post-production to make Cannes, but still has some breathing room in order to retain final cut, which would require an additional 19 minutes of footage. [SPOILERS] "He'll edit together one scene that he shot but didn't assemble; it comes right before the La Louisiane sequence featuring Michael Fassbender and Diane Kruger as a British soldier under cover and a German movie star who wants to help him bring down the Third Reich. The scenes featuring Maggie Cheung as Madame Mimieux, the proprietor of a Paris cinema who takes in Shosanna Dreyfuss (Melanie Laurent), won't be restored. It doesn't add to the narrative." Tarantino will also preview the movie in the US and do additional fine-tuning and tweaking before its August release.

5.23.09 -- Quentin Tarantino's WWII "guys on a mission" film INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS has finally been seen by a few eyes at Cannes, and the most common criticism seems to be that a few lengthy dialogue scenes could stand a trim.

Word is that Universal (the Weinsteins' partner on the movie) wants an edit of the epic before it hits US screens in August. Ah, but the twist: will the new cut be shorter, longer, or just different? According to Anne Thompson at Variety, QT may indeed be hitting the editing room soon, but reminds them that the Cannes version clocks at two hours and 27 minutes, "well under his contractual final cut length of two hours 48 minutes."

So what might get spliced back in? As Twitch points out, Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung (HERO, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE) filmed scenes for the movie that were carved out before Cannes. Will she be rescued from the cutting room floor? Guess we'll find out in a few months...

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Extra Tidbit: Brad Pitt claims that a bong and several bottles of wine may have contributed to his participation in the movie.
Source: Variety

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9:38PM on 05/27/2009

meh...

Ill keep saying, this movie is going to blow. I seriously hope Im wrong though..
Ill keep saying, this movie is going to blow. I seriously hope Im wrong though..
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7:16PM on 05/27/2009

Bit worried...

I've been dying to see this for a while, but the negative points mentioned in reviews, such as much of the acting being poor, pointless dialogue, and lack of action, are too consitant to just simply ignore. I love the dialogue in Tarantino's films, and the clips of action that have been shown look excellent (albeit brief). But three hours of mainly chat is going to get tiresome; and I quite liked Death Proof, but know many that hated it because of the rambling dialogue which they found
I've been dying to see this for a while, but the negative points mentioned in reviews, such as much of the acting being poor, pointless dialogue, and lack of action, are too consitant to just simply ignore. I love the dialogue in Tarantino's films, and the clips of action that have been shown look excellent (albeit brief). But three hours of mainly chat is going to get tiresome; and I quite liked Death Proof, but know many that hated it because of the rambling dialogue which they found boring. This was touted as a Men on a Mission film, Tarantino's Where Eagles Dare, to neglect any real action set pieces is stupid. Tarantino did not really deliver on his promise of what Death Proof was supposed to be - a slasher movie at 200mph - so, please, lets hope Inglorious does deliver what it promises.
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12:27PM on 05/26/2009
Hey, whatever it takes to make this better, I'm all for it. I'm surprised it didn't do better at Cannes, considering he's a bigger hit in Europe than here.
Hey, whatever it takes to make this better, I'm all for it. I'm surprised it didn't do better at Cannes, considering he's a bigger hit in Europe than here.
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11:49PM on 05/25/2009

Don't get it...

Why people are complaining about a dialogue heavy QT film is beyond me. It's what he does (and he does it well). Give me Pulp Fiction set in WW2 before any other bullshit film that's come (or is coming) out this year.

I love the Extra Tidbit. Brad Pitt is the man...I'd hit a bong and drink a few bottles with Pitt any time.
Why people are complaining about a dialogue heavy QT film is beyond me. It's what he does (and he does it well). Give me Pulp Fiction set in WW2 before any other bullshit film that's come (or is coming) out this year.

I love the Extra Tidbit. Brad Pitt is the man...I'd hit a bong and drink a few bottles with Pitt any time.
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10:15AM on 05/25/2009

i smell part 1 part 2

i smell part 1 part 2... we still don have ''Kill Bill:the whole bloody affair'' and now this... greed vs director vision...
i smell part 1 part 2... we still don have ''Kill Bill:the whole bloody affair'' and now this... greed vs director vision...
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4:40PM on 05/24/2009
Im still hyped to see this despite the so so reviews...he needs to do what he needs to do to make it better another dud at the box office isn't good for him and future films he'll make.
Im still hyped to see this despite the so so reviews...he needs to do what he needs to do to make it better another dud at the box office isn't good for him and future films he'll make.
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4:09PM on 05/24/2009
I hope he squeezes in as much material as he can and makes it as long as possible.
Because there is no such thing as a "too talky" Tarantino movie. Just people who say there is. And this is what I say to those people: "No, you're too talky. Now shutty."
I hope he squeezes in as much material as he can and makes it as long as possible.
Because there is no such thing as a "too talky" Tarantino movie. Just people who say there is. And this is what I say to those people: "No, you're too talky. Now shutty."
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12:12PM on 05/24/2009

eeeh

its probably best that it is cut. most reviews are saying that its a bit talky. i know its QT and all that crap, but too much talk doesnt make a good movie, and just cuz its a QT doesnt mean its guaranteed good. RD and PF had a good bit of talk, but it was about stuff that was going on in the movie, and not many conversations extended past 5 minutes before some action happened. Take death proof, about 90 of the movie is talk, and its almost impossible to sit through more than once. dialogue
its probably best that it is cut. most reviews are saying that its a bit talky. i know its QT and all that crap, but too much talk doesnt make a good movie, and just cuz its a QT doesnt mean its guaranteed good. RD and PF had a good bit of talk, but it was about stuff that was going on in the movie, and not many conversations extended past 5 minutes before some action happened. Take death proof, about 90 of the movie is talk, and its almost impossible to sit through more than once. dialogue doesnt always mean character development as much as it means plot deprivation.

he needs to have a good mix of action and dialogue to make a good movie.
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4:43AM on 05/24/2009
Of course there's going to be lengthy dialogue scenes. Reservoir Dogs is almost completely comprised of lengthy dialogue scenes. I'd be more concerned if there wasn't lengthy dialogue scenes. I say leave the film as is. If I know Quentin Tarantino like I think do, I'm pretty sure these scenes will be written and well acted and easy to watch.
Of course there's going to be lengthy dialogue scenes. Reservoir Dogs is almost completely comprised of lengthy dialogue scenes. I'd be more concerned if there wasn't lengthy dialogue scenes. I say leave the film as is. If I know Quentin Tarantino like I think do, I'm pretty sure these scenes will be written and well acted and easy to watch.
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2:30PM on 05/23/2009
you dont make cuts to a tarantino film. release the long long version!
you dont make cuts to a tarantino film. release the long long version!
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11:43AM on 05/23/2009
It's hard to know if this is good news or bad news. I mean, QT's movie dialogue is what makes them great. Can there really be too much talking in a QT movie?

Also, regarding the recent whining on the strike back section of this site... good for you JoBlo for banning those individuals. I too would like to believe that MOST people who come here are respectful. This is hands down the best movie site out there, so keep up the good work!
It's hard to know if this is good news or bad news. I mean, QT's movie dialogue is what makes them great. Can there really be too much talking in a QT movie?

Also, regarding the recent whining on the strike back section of this site... good for you JoBlo for banning those individuals. I too would like to believe that MOST people who come here are respectful. This is hands down the best movie site out there, so keep up the good work!
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7:32AM on 05/23/2009

HOW IS THIS NEWS?

Just Kidding. I Love this site, yo!
Just Kidding. I Love this site, yo!
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7:28AM on 05/23/2009
just make the cuts, QT, we'll see the rest of it on the DVD. Not everyone is a diehard fan of yours (although I am).
just make the cuts, QT, we'll see the rest of it on the DVD. Not everyone is a diehard fan of yours (although I am).
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3:32AM on 05/23/2009
When do you guys think QT will reach 2009? He'll be making movies about Soulja Boy and shit when we're all old.
When do you guys think QT will reach 2009? He'll be making movies about Soulja Boy and shit when we're all old.
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3:26AM on 05/23/2009
QT needs Roger Avary back
QT needs Roger Avary back
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12:37AM on 05/23/2009

Oooh! Maggie Cheung!

She's awesome. I hope she stays in the movie.

LOL @ your extra tidbit. That doesn't shock me.
She's awesome. I hope she stays in the movie.

LOL @ your extra tidbit. That doesn't shock me.
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