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Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Date: Sep 30 2009

Themes: Alternative, News

Grammar: Third Conditional

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Revenge is sweet, especially in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, Inglourious Basterds.

In the film, the Basterds are a team of Jewish men who go around killing lots and lots of Nazis. They get some help from a beautiful French-Jewish starlet, whose entire family was murdered by the Germans. The plot isn’t exactly a true retelling of history, but Jason thinks the movie offers a better version of reality. Listen to him and Devan discuss the glory of Inglourious Basterds.

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Jason

Jason

Devan

Devan

Jason:  You know what movie I want to live in?

Devan:  What?

Jason:  Inglourious Basterds.

Devan:  You want to live in that movie?

Jason:  It’s two and a half hours long and I just didn’t want it to be over. It was so glorious!

Devan:  But do you really want to live in World War II?

Jason:  No, but I just want to live in the world in which eight guys can just get away with killing Nazis, you know, at will.

Devan:  But they had that officer following their every step and he was really scary. I wouldn’t want to mess with that guy.

Jason:  Yeah, that guy was a really scary villain. No, I just think it’s really cool that those guys could get away with that, you know, that there’s this band of eight Jews who are just so mad that they just go throughout Nazi Germany doing whatever they want. I feel like that didn’t really happen, and that never really happens, and it’s just a cool world of vigilante justice where the villains get their just desserts.

Devan:  Yeah, absolutely. I think that if things had really gone down the way they went down in that movie, that would’ve been pretty awesome. As cool as that movie was, though, I wouldn’t want to live during that period of time.

Jason:  Only if it went down like that.

 

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Discussion

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In Inglourious Basterds, a group of Jews gets revenge on the Nazis. Jason likes the idea of the Nazis getting their just desserts. He says he wishes things had actually happened that way. He thought the world of the movie was really cool.

Devan thinks it would be hard to live during World War II. She also thinks it would be scary to be pursued by a Nazi officer like the villain in the movie.

Do you think revenge is sweet? If you could live in any time period, which one would you choose?

 

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Fatima888

Russian Federation

The revenge is not sweet at all. I think it is on the dark side of the human being.


I would choose only todays and only my life. I celebrate it!!!!!

07:24 PM Apr 25 2013 |

barbeque

barbeque

Hungary

Is the revenge sweet? NO, Not at all. World War II was  a painful experience.
But despite this, this movie was for me, the one of the best Quentin Tarantino's made it. And Brad Pitt yankee's( I think) accent was great:)

link for movie trailer:

http://youtu.be/5sQhTVz5IjQ

12:35 PM Apr 18 2011 |

kpl

kpl

Taiwan

It seems always to go down on a green with a new job. Because that your officer nearly follow your every step , this way usually mess with the effect of work . Don't treat new guy as a starlet , as at will .

07:23 AM Apr 15 2010 |

super1987

super1987

Italy

lsdknjskld

07:28 AM Oct 04 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I really think that revenge is sweet in some cases,mainly in cases of injustice,preconception and violence…I don't know,I think like that! We had a concrete demonstration of cruelty during World War II and people were slaughtered unjustly!

I'm fascinated by Medieval Age and one of my "Lifes" was in 1250AC…So I would choose that time period ;)

11:46 PM Oct 02 2009 |

Guada. A.H.

Argentina

Didn't see the movie, but after doing the lesson i got hyped on the idea of watching it…It seems very interesting and entertaing..By the way, the vocab words and expressions in this lesson are pretty helpful, really liked them!! Laughing

08:03 PM Oct 02 2009 |

godyorker

godyorker

Cuba

I haven't seen the movie, but if i had seen this movie, i would have said a different comment at this one.

04:14 PM Oct 02 2009 |

Mamacita619

United States

Love this Movie :D

02:54 PM Oct 02 2009 |

max1983

max1983

Germany

ok I agree that the movie is good likely. But I don't understand what going to happen in movie world. There are a lot of movies about the World War 2. Why actually? I think that all movies about war provide the people with bad massages. 

08:18 AM Oct 02 2009 |

semaho

semaho

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i saw this movie, one of the best movies by Tarantino, Smile

12:36 AM Oct 02 2009 |

tiagon85

Brazil

I´m gonna watch that movie, it will be very nice and cause I like every Quentin Tarantino´s movies as Kill Bill and Pulp Ficiton, He is one of the best directors nowadays.

11:48 PM Oct 01 2009 |

L_a_d_a

L_a_d_a

Ukraine

i`m agree with veniceboy Tarantino is perfect

02:38 PM Oct 01 2009 |

veniceboy

veniceboy

Italy

Quentin Tarantino is a really capable movie director!

12:30 PM Oct 01 2009 |

cabbage19270101

China

Thx Rosendo! The website is useful,so I added it to my favoriteCool

Anyway, it is a funny mistake!

02:11 AM Oct 01 2009 |

nada

nada

Saudi Arabia

Do you think revenge is sweet?

No , not at all   

 coz my Religion  does'nt teach us to revenge from anyone , but There is a difference between being a peaceful person, and a coward hypocrite in my Beliefs .

If you could live in any time period, which one would you choose?

i'll choose the period of prophet MUHAMMAD (( peace be upon him )) .

 



 

10:13 PM Sep 30 2009 |

dream4ever

dream4ever

United States

Gosh. I wish I'd seen the movie while it was still in theatres.

This seems like a really interesting movie just by reading the summary. 

And guys, its just a movie. Past is past, lets just forget them and continue on with our beautiful lives while it lasts. Laughing

09:55 PM Sep 30 2009 |

joaco

joaco

Argentina

the only thing you get with revenge, is more hate…....useless….

08:39 PM Sep 30 2009 |

noguti

noguti

Brazil

well…. I think revenge is not full and not sweet.

All I have to say is: revenge is never full, it kills our soul and poison it

04:41 PM Sep 30 2009 |

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