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Movies | Inglourious Basterds – the script and intriguing tales about the production, director, writer, cast

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Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS script received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. And I found Tarantino to be a most gracious fellow in person.

Screenplay Inglorious Basterds Quentin TarantinoINGLOURIOUS BASTERDS is a 2009 war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz and Mélanie Laurent.

The film tells the fictional story of two plots to assassinate the Nazi Germany political leadership, one planned by a young French Jewish cinema proprietor (Laurent), and the other by a team of Jewish Allied soldiers led by First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Pitt).

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Quentin Tarantino director of Inglourious Basterds

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Development on INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS began in 1998, when Tarantino wrote the script for the film. Tarantino struggled with the ending and chose to hold off filming and moved on to direct the two-part film Kill Bill.

After directing Death Proof in 2007 (as part of the double feature Grindhouse), Tarantino returned to work on INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.

The film went into production in October 2008 and was filmed in Germany and France with a production budget of $70 million.     Continue reading »