Inglourious Basterds: A Screenplay
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With such iconic films as the Oscar-winning Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2, and Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino has become the most famous and revered writer/director of his generation. Now he's back with his most ambitious movie yet: the World War II epic Inglourious Basterds. Starring Brad Pitt and filmed on location in Germany and France, it has the largest cast of characters of any Tarantino film to date. The movie will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2009.
The action tale follows the parallel story of a guerilla-like squad of American soldiers called "The Basterds" and the French Jewish teenage girl Shosanna who find themselves behind enemy Nazi lines during the German occupation. When the Inglourious Basterds encounter Shosanna at a propaganda screening at the movie house she runs, they conspire to launch an unexpected plot to end the war. Pitt plays Lieutenant Aldo Raine--the leader of the Basterds. Raine is an illiterate hillbilly from the mountains of Tennessee who puts together a team of eight Jewish-American soldiers to hunt down the Nazis.
Filled with Tarantino's trademark electric dialogue and thrilling action sequences, Inglourious Basterds is destined to become one of the most talked about films of 2009 and a landmark in cinematic history.
told us what you told us. They’ll shoot ya. But they’re gonna wanna know, why you so special, we let you live? So tell ’em we let ya live so you could spread the word through the ranks what’s gonna happen to every Nazi we find. HITLER You are not to tell anybody anything! Not one word of detail! Your outfit was ambushed, and you got away. Not one more word. PVT. BUTZ Yes, mein Führer. Pause. HITLER Did they mark you like they did the other survivors? PVT. BUTZ Yes,
MARCEL, is the cinema’s projectionist. We see him for a moment, taking the film reels off the projector and placing them on rewinds. INT—AUDITORIUM CU SHOSANNA Still sitting in her seat. Except for her, the auditorium is empty. The owner of the cinema, an attractive-looking French woman, who we will later know as MADAME MIMIEUX, appears in one of the cinema’s opera-box balconies. Looking down from her porch at the young girl, sitting in the empty cinema. The DIALOGUE will be spoken in
No one inside is getting out. No one outside is getting in. The young German sergeant YELLS in ENGLISH to the outside: GERMAN SERGEANT You outside! Who are you? British, American, what? Aldo’s voice YELLS down the hole: ALDO’S VOICE (OS) We’re Americans! What are you? GERMAN SERGEANT I’m a German, you idiot! ALDO’S VOICE (OS) You speak English pretty good for a German! GERMAN SERGEANT I agree! So let’s talk! ALDO’S VOICE (OS) Okay, talk! GERMAN
to. What would of been the next step? BRIDGET Tuxedoes. To get them into the premiere wearing military uniforms, with all the military there, would have been suicide. But going as members of the German film industry, they wear tuxedoes and blend in with everybody else. I arranged a tailor to fit three tuxedoes tonight. LT. ALDO How did you intend to get them into the premiere? BRIDGET Hand me my purse. They do. And she opens it and takes out three tickets to the film
Shosanna’s office. As Aldo stands in the lobby, more and more people enter the auditorium, till it’s only Aldo and the six Nazi guards/ushers in the now-vacant lobby. INT—SHOSANNA’S OFFICE—NIGHT Shosanna’s cinema manager’s office. It’s small, cluttered, and dominated by a desk. They both enter. Col. Landa closes the door behind him and LOCKS IT. Bridget notices but says nothing. Now the two Germans are alone. COL. LANDA Have a seat, Fräulein. Pointing at one lone chair in