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Analysis of the Movie Inglorious Basterds by Quentin Taratino

As time goes on, history has a way of getting distorted from its most truthful form. Time causes people to drift away from accuracy and become more interested in what they want to remember. Hollywood has a reputation of creating films that cater more to the average viewer, rather than the history buff. Inglorious Basterds, by Quentin Taratino, take very liberal liberty with a history story, and creates a story that will sell to the crowd. This may seem dubious, but it is often not such a bad thing. Hollywood can take a story that may have one connotation, may it be serious or dreary, and turn it into something that evokes different emotions, will still addressing historical issues or topics. Taratino chooses to film a movie of this type because of the way he can portray a very serious topic in way that no one has before. He picks the topic of World War II and the Nazi’s, but does not take the generic portrayal of it. Many previous movies of this subject have been released either show heroic American that battle insurmountable odds, or forsaken Jews that fight threw the worst. While it may seem dark to make a movie that takes a serious subject so lightly, it is part of the process of history. As it becomes more and more distant in time, there is less and less truth and seriousness put into it. It is seen in many other Hollywood movies, such as The Patriot (2000), 300 (2007), Braveheart (1995), and Django Unchained (2012). The interesting thing in many of the movies like these, is the enemy is often portrayed in an extremely negative, almost so extreme, they could be compared to the Nazis. Hollywood uses that Nazis as the level setter for enemies, it does not get worse than them. It is interesting to see how Taratino portrays the ... ... middle of paper ... ... taken with a grain of salt, because everyone will show his or her true colors when the time comes. Inglorious Basterds creates an atmosphere that has never been matched in a war film. It addresses the most serious issues with the leisure of a comedy. At the end, the film ends how the audience wants, but not without a bit more difficulty than expected. Especially remembering the type of films Taratino makes, there was a real chance that the Nazi would win. They had the adversity the whole movie, they were on their heels, they were the underdog. The Nazi nearly pulled this one out. Taratino keeps his audience guessing, and keep them on their toes throughout the whole movie. In the end, the audience is left with a new vision of the Nazi, a more respected view. The Nazi is often regarded as so evil, that it is forgotten what type of opponent they were; they were human.

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