Friday, May 22, 2009
Inglorious Basterds - the screenplay
Its an amazing, high adrenaline read, no doubt about it. There s no two way about Tarantino's ability to entertain an audience. Be it with his writing or his cinematic treatment.
Reports are in that the film hasn't gone down too well with the audience in Cannes, but thats ok, Cannes is not the ultimate authority. I would rather recommend cinefans to read the screenplay - its a 168 page non-stop, one hell of a roller-coater ride. Even when he writes, there s so much of energy, enthusiasm and passion for it. It just shows. You would want to be seated besides him and laugh out loud and be with him on this journey.
And notice what wonderful anecdotes he comes up with when he is writing. clearly making a huge difference between both the mediums - visual and written and then proving that how he has almost mastered both of them. I have read Death Proof's screenplay too - which again is an amazing treat to read.
And boss!! hats off - even when you write, there is a deeper meaning in the way the stories, incidents and characters pay out. In this case, the Cinema, the War and the Revenge. And what a marriage it turns out to be in the end.