Posts Tagged ‘Eli Roth’

Inglourious Basterds Gets the Vanity Treatment

April 2, 2009


It’s not quite Gisele Bundchen losing her toga, but upper class skin mag Vanity Fair has some stylish pictures of the (clothed) Inglourious Basterds cast, snapped by Brigitte Lacombe. Things we learned: QT is still talking of the picture being ready in time for Cannes, Diane Kruger‘s character is “the stunning German screen actress Bridget von Hammersmark,” Eli Roth is “Sergeant Donny Donowitz” and the pic is being described as “Pulp Fiction meets The Dirty Dozen meets The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.” Oh, and it’s not Schindler’s List. That roughly translates as “Quentin Tarantino directs lowlifes in a really long movie.”

From Hell: Joe Dante and his Trailers

March 4, 2009

Before he directed classics like Gremlins and–dare we say it–Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Joe Dante made his bones chopping trailers for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures. Indeed, his first feature was 1968’s four-and-a-half hour The Movie Orgy, a compendium of trailers, so-bad-they’re-good clips from The Attack of the 50-Foot Woman and Speed Crazy, and even Richard Nixon’s “Checkers” speech. All of which makes him eminently qualified to be one of the panelists on Web site, where cheeseball trailers of all stripes are revered and mocked.

Trailers from Hell has often hit the road, and this year Dante and the compilation film The Best of Trailers from Hell will be at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Dante will accompany a screening at the Alamo Ritz 1 on 320 East 6th Street on Monday, March 16, 2009 … at midnight, natch.


Trailerama: Inglourious Basterds

February 26, 2009

Only Quentin Tarantino can cram a Leone reference and a nod to Aldo Ray into a trailer’s first five seconds. That, along with the Weinstein-mandated QT hagiography, is the dressing. The gristle is mostly Brad Pitt’s Dixie-fried exposition with a little war porn. Can’t be worse than Death Proof and really, who doesn’t love a dead Nazi?