Sometimes you need to sell a movie. Other times you can just write a new Quentin Tarantino movie is opening this Friday!
As most of you know, Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” hits multiplexes this weekend and I definitely recommend checking it out. While some may have issues with the violence or the long running time, I was into the film from the beginning to the kick-ass ending. So to help promote the movie, I got to interview most of the cast and the one you’re about to watch is with B.J. Novak. In the film, B.J. plays one of the Basterds. During the interview he talked about getting the part and tells a great story about meeting Quentin. Watch it after the jump:
And before the interview, I’ve provided the official synopsis and here’s a link to some movie clips from “Inglourious Basterds”.
In the first year of the German occupation of France, Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.
Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift, shocking acts of retribution. Later known to their enemy as “the basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquis, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own….
Employing pulp and propaganda in equal measure, Quentin Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS weaves together the infamous, oppressed, real and larger-than-life stories of WWII.
- Woody Allen talk (has to do with the shirt I was wearing)
- Was this a dream working for Tarantino
- I ask how he got the part
- Did he have a nerdgasm when he first met Quentin
- How is The Office going