A show that I absolutely loved was “Freaks and Geeks”. So anytime I can speak with a former cast member, I’m always happy to do it. But when they’re promoting a movie that features Jews killing Nazis, I’ll reschedule my day to make sure I can help promote the film! And that’s exactly what I did to talk with Samm Levine last week. While he wasn’t part of the official junket schedule, when I was offered the opportunity to talk with him, we arranged to meet up and the interview is after the jump. He talked about how he got the part, filming in Berlin, deleted scenes, running time, what he has coming up and a lot more. It’s a great interview so take a look:
And before watching, 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.
- Did his friends believe him when he said he’d be in the new Tarantino movie
- How did he get the part – talks about when he first met Tarantino
- Did he read for a certain part
- Filming in Berlin – how did the German people react to the film when filming
- How was it on set – did he feel like he had to raise his game
- We talk about Christoph Waltz performance
- Did he lose any scenes in the movie – deleted scenes
- We talk about running times and what is too long
- Does he Twitter
- Talks about his other projects like Drones, Made for Each Other and Columbus Circle