Left to its own devices the Kermode Uncut blog recombined the Boorman and Tarantino items to generate an explosion of energetic, elevated and enterprising discussion to which I am here delighted to alert you.

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  • Comment number 38. Posted by jeremy_ahn_pimp-poet

    on 6 Oct 2009 02:09

    Vive le Kermode!

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  • Comment number 37. Posted by bgh1968redux

    on 24 Aug 2009 13:09

    Im sure there are many nightmares for Mark such as Gore Verbinski or Micheal Bay remaking The Excorcist with Shia Lebeouf as the priest and Megan Fox as Regan.

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  • Comment number 36. Posted by KubrickandScott

    on 22 Aug 2009 23:40

    Mark, which would be worse - watching Exorcist II: A Heretic once a week for a whole year, or watching all three Pirates movies on a 24-hour loop for a month?

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  • Comment number 35. Posted by youngian

    on 19 Aug 2009 14:09

    Also a crossover between the Cropredy and Vincent Cassel as you featured Ade Edmonson and his band in the background.
    Cassel was in Rick and Ade’s Guest House Paradiso.

    This painful film also featured Fenella Fielding’s film role since Dougal and the Blue Cat.

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  • Comment number 34. Posted by godforgives-idont

    on 19 Aug 2009 00:58

    Mark; can you do a blog on the topic of spaghetti westerns in the near future? it ties in with the tarantino topic i,e, tarantino and pal rodriguez pastiche, and Tarantino has starred in the mainrole for a spaghetti western recently as 'Django'!

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  • Comment number 33. Posted by bradavon

    on 18 Aug 2009 18:50

    I seriously doubt QT had any say over how British TV producers decided to air the advert his latest film. As I understand it, in Finland at least it is advertised in it's full Inglorious Basterds title.

    Which btw, which is it spelt wrong?

    As to QT. Reservoir Dogs excellent (his best), Pulp Fiction excellent, Jackie Brown excellent, Kill Bill Vol. 1 good fun, Kill Bill Vol. 2 drivel, Death Proof good fun.

    That said I won't be seeing Inglorious Basterds because I completely agree QT started to believe his hype and stopped making proper films. Like I said I enjoyed Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Death Proof but please start making real and interesting films again!

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  • Comment number 32. Posted by zampano

    on 18 Aug 2009 14:00

    Re: Friedkin

    I think Dr. K. has one rule for certain directors and another rule for other directors.

    Friedkin hasn't made a really good film since 1985, a quarter of a century ago.

    Dr. K's devotion to "the film that shall not be named", means he's willing to absolve Friedkin of the same cinematic sins commited by both Boorman and Tarantino. Which doesn't exactly smack of integrity now does it?

    I'd argue that no other director has fallen from grace as much as Friedkin. Not Boorman, not Lumet, not Coppola, not Scorsese, not De Palma, not Spielberg, not Scott, not even Tarantino.

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  • Comment number 31. Posted by samcofilms

    on 18 Aug 2009 13:03

    Dr. K
    Surely the running trend of directors turning a once promising career into a laughable pastiche must come to a head with M. Night Shyamalan, i've recently been watching through all of his films and i still can't grasp the fact that the same person who wrote/directed 'Unbreakable' and 'The sixth sense' also wrote/directed 'Lady in the Water'. It once again proves your theory Mark, that when a director begins to beleive their own hype, beleive people who call them an auteur that is when they start getting sloppy with their work. However despite the decline of his most recent work i still have to admire him as a film maker for at least trying something different which is the same reason i admire most of QT's work however good/bad it can be.

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  • Comment number 30. Posted by KlingonFilm

    on 18 Aug 2009 12:56

    My advice would be to thoroughly enjoy IB for the romp that it is; compared to next week's trash (and there is a lot of it!), this is a relative masterpiece.

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  • Comment number 29. Posted by MarkoosMuse

    on 18 Aug 2009 08:32

    Would changing the title from "Inglourious Basterds" to "Inglourious" really be up to Tarantino? Surely this was a departmental decision by someone at Weinstein...maybe Harvey himself.

    On that note, I saw the film yesterday. I thought it was fantastic, and his best since Pulp Fiction. OK I am glad not every director is knocking out films with cheesey references to old grindhouse cinema and spaghetti westerns but with just Quentin doing it, it is refreshing to go and watch something like Inglourious Basterds and simply indulge.

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