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By Mark Ames


So I finally saw Inglourious Basterds the other night. I’ll admit, I was more than ready to avoid Tarantino’s new film, even after reading Eileen’s enticing review. The film sounded wrong on every level–what could possibly be good about another World War 2 movie that capitalizes on the Holocaust and evil Nazis?

But I was wrong–Inglourious Basterds is everything a great movie should be: fun, wild, surprising, violent, sexy, challenging. Moreover, it’s a brave movie in ways most idiots don’t get. That’s because Inglourious Basterds is, above all, a gorgeous tribute to the European Race when Europeans still had a pulse–and fangs.

Although the film is ostensibly about Jewish revenge against evil Nazis, in reality, you dipshits missed the point: Tarantino loves his whitey, when Europe’s whiteys were still worthy of an artist’s time. And what makes Tarantino’s tribute to and love of his Europeans and Aryans so great is that he loves whitey in a way beyond the idiotic simplicities that your average racist or anti-Semite claims to love whitey. Tarantino’s Nazis and collaborators are fun and lively and interesting not because they’re “superior” or because they’re po’ crackuhs being exploited by evil Jews ‘n blacks, but rather because they’re just fucking interesting. And what makes them so interesting is that World War 2 was the last time Europeans had fangs. It’s the last time they were werewolves–and the last time they weren’t afraid to be as werewolfish as they once were. I’ll be the first to admit–goddamn I miss those werewolves! I don’t get any pleasure in taunting them for being the Eurofags we now know them as. Well, I do enjoy that–but it doesn’t mean I wouldn’t prefer the old werewolves to today’s Eurofags.

I’m amazed no one has recognized this about Inglourious Basterds yet. But we’re too crude today. The rightwing stormfront types fell into the easy trap of denouncing the film without understanding what was really going on, while the usual Nazi-hunting crowd is too smug and simple-minded. The giveaway is obvious: the German characters have all the depth, dimension, comedy, tragedy and complexity; the Jewish characters and the black guy who works at the cinema are as two-dimensional flat as they come. It’s odd, don’t you think, that Brad Pitt, the only whitey-European-Christian in the squad of Jewish Avengers, gets all the creative attention (it’s probably Pitt’s best performance ever). Tarantino simply isn’t interested in his Jewish characters–not because he’s stooped to idiotic racism or anti-Semitism, but because he’s too caught up bringing these now-extinct European whiteys to life again, and all the exciting possibilities that offers him.

Compare that to three of the best Aryan characters: the SS officer Col. Hans Landa has more fun than anyone, fully abusing his power with a giant cat-like smile on his face, as oily and sleazy (and patient) as Komissarov from Dr. Zhivago, but much more fun and self-consciously sadistic than Komissarov; or the German soldier in the basement bar celebrating the birth of his son Max–he’s the most human, most “American” character in the entire film, vulnerable, scared, desperate to stay alive; or the Nazi-killer Hugo Stiglitz, the most bloodthirsty of all the Aryans in the film, yet the Aryan on “our” side. Even the Brit is more 3-dimensional and interesting than the Jewish characters–again, not at the expense of the Jews, but because the Nazi victims have been fleshed out a million times already, while everything cool and interesting about Europeans pre-1945 has been abandoned by the art world. Until now.

This is what makes Inglourious Basterds a very brave film, if anyone sniffs it out. Maybe that’s why he indemnifies himself by having the Jews play the brave heroes, and bringing in Samuel Jackson as the narrator. It lets all of us enjoy the best that whitey had to offer, before that buffoon Hitler came around and ruined Europe forever.

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  • 1. Radio Raheem  |  August 30th, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Your concept has been done many times before.

    Silence of the Lambs: Hannibel Lector is Landa with a better accent

    Star Wars (the original): Darth Vader and the evil empire rule because they’re dressed in S&M black and have British accents

    Schindler’s List: The evil Nazi played by Ralph Fiennes is the most interesting character in the movie

    Do the Right Thing: Sal the Pizza man is played by the best actor in the movie and is by far the most interesting character.

    And so on.

    And spare me the Eurofags are wimps cliche. Put it up next to the “Freedom Isn’t Free” sticker on your SUV. When Bush asked them to go along and help invade Iraq, the French and Germans told him to go to hell. The Americans went along like sheep.


  • 2. Ed  |  August 30th, 2009 at 10:11 am

    I guess the bit where Yitzak Shamir and the Irgun offered collaboration with Germany:

    ….got left on the cutting room floor!

    Now that Tarantino has “paid up”, perhaps he will go back to making films with a semblance of credibility.

  • 3. Radio Raheem  |  August 30th, 2009 at 10:15 am

    What was SUPPOSED to have made Inglorious Basterds different was that the Jews were supposed to have been as violent as the Nazis.

    But Tarantino made them boring because he was probably afraid subconsiously he’d be called anti-semitic.

    Too bad. Jews are always depicted as boring by Hollywood maybe because the one thing all Jewish Americans are interested in is Israel and Hollywood usually (with the exception of Munich) steers far, far clear of the subject.

  • 4. Sunstein  |  August 30th, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Ames. You totally hit the spot!
    While being a jew living in Munich, that was one of the best (and most satisfying) movies I have seen so far.
    Landa has made my month.

    Actually, tha thing that rarely anybody gets is, that the actual twist happens when Landa doesnt kill the chracterless jewish girl. This makes him not only more human and less nazi-brainwashed (as actually most of germans were in WW2), but also one of the most complex charactes to set off a chain-reaction of events (and also actually profiting from them).

    By the way, my bavarian boyfriend enjoyed Inglorious Basterds just as much as I did.

  • 5. Realist  |  August 30th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Mr. Ames…

    This was not a world war. More like a silent cry for love.

  • 6. Expat in BY  |  August 30th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    You are starting to make this movie sound like it is better than Zentropa/Europa. Can’t wait til it starts showing in Minsk (whenever that’s going to be).

  • 7. Graham C  |  August 30th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Fantastic. For his next movie, he can make tribute to the American Race back when WE still had a pulse.

    And then maybe we can all get on with the business of pretending the last half century never happened.

  • 8. Mads Mikkelsen  |  August 30th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    “Basterds might offer Jeffrey Goldberg the chance to experience a kosher wet dream—and another opportunity for Germans to scold themselves—but then, as incredible as it may sound, this Bob and Harvey Weinstein-produced film includes some of the most anti-Semitic portrayals of Jews that have ever seen the light of day in America. […] Put another way, if one were to imagine the ultimate anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi propaganda film about how the Second World War was marked by distinguished German officers being terrorized by a band of Jewish maniacs, would it look much different than Inglourious Basterds?”


  • 9. LBJ  |  August 30th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I think Tarantino is becoming wildly overrated. He’s a one trick pony – after Pulp Fiction he hasn’t been able to produce something truly original, just the same self-referencing splatter kitsch, full of winks to connoisseurs of one or another B-movie genre, the sort of graduate phonies who make a living recycling Lacan. When PF put his face – so much like Sandra Bernhardt’s – on every movie rag, I thought it looked funny. Now I think that permanent scowl is nothing but evidence of arrogance, and I hope he meets the same end of the Travolta character in his freak masterpiece.

  • 10. Padilla  |  August 30th, 2009 at 3:24 pm


    I am a Eurofag (and of some species of Eurofag scoundrel as well.)

    Perhaps as a “Eurofag wannabee” I want to get two-fisted by the American giant Matthew Vadum.

  • 11. timmy  |  August 30th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Like Walter Sobchek said – Say what you want about the tenants of National Socialism but at least its an ethos!

  • 12. Padilla  |  August 30th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    By the way, James Murdoch also says that Europeans are Eurofags:

    And I say: Bring back the guillotine!

  • 13. KKK for knowledge  |  August 30th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Milton did it better in Paradise Lost, remember? Milton’s God was a stiff while the Devil was a kewl dude. What was that.. 1667? Yawn.

    Oh wait, I’m sorry, I’m too much of a fucking idiot to realize that this has nothing to do with what Ames wrote about. I guess I shouldn’t be commenting here, except that the others are at least as thick-headed as I am.

  • 14. james  |  August 30th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    They should have made The Patriot like this Gibson and the American colonists kicking the shit out of German Hessian troops.

    Didn’t the Jews in post war Poland do this to German civilians massacring them detailed by Jewish author John Sacks in his book An Eye for an Eye: The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans in 1945.
    Highlights Solomon Morel who ran the death camp who emigrated to Israel probably still lives there.

  • 15. BlottoBonVismarck  |  August 30th, 2009 at 9:55 pm


    The boy who still likes pulling the wings off flies and torturing small animals?

    But what does a man have to say about it?

    > “We in old Europe know about war and we don’t want anymore war. We hate war.”

    Q. Why is there a war on terror?
    A. “Because the US has not learned how to hold itself together without an external enemy.”

    @ 3:32 “When you declare a War on Terror you create a neurosis among people … that ceases to be reasonable. You enslave them, actually, to your fears. I don’t believe that we are as much at threat as we are daily told.” “The horror to me, at my time of life, is to see the movie coming round again.” 1998, 1999, 1990 (?dates?) – the chance to remake the world. “There was absolutely no grace or creativity … at that moment.”

    @4:50 “Under Thatcher, whose influence upon my country I detest … we dignified greed and materialism. A dignification much extended by Blair.” “These are not the gloomy perceptions of an old man. They are the objective perceptions that anyone can make. My children are making.” “America could not think itself out of a posture of beligerance. We in old Europe know about war and we don’t want anymore war. We hate war. The United States, alas, has still to interpret politics in military terms and that’s a catastrophe.”

    @7:15 “These days it’s very hard to buy, or to read, uninfluenced, unbought, opinion. Whether in the press, in politics, on radio, on television. Increasingly people are afraid of offending against the corporate or the collective voice. I have always regarded it, not just as a privilege, but as a duty, to speak against authority. I want to speak truth to power. And I recognize that because I have a small voice and it is not dependent upon anyone’s approval I also have that duty to speak.”

    – Part 3 –

    Why does Europe hate war? We all had grandfathers, and now great-grandfathers, who lived through the nightmare of WW1. Many of us remember the effects upon those men with a child’s clarity of vision — indelibly imprinted living memories — and WW2 was worse. WW1 – dead and casualties –

    A brilliant evocation of the horror that was WW1, from France – A Very Long Engagement – Audrey Tautou –

    What was done –

    Who and How? – Klaus Barbie –

    Protected By and Escape Organized By – Guess Who – US (un)intelligence. –

    The Queen of F Section and her search for the missing agents of SOE.

    Torture: The Capitalist Tool – John Pilger – Torture is _so_ American – School of the Americas – Archbishop Romero –

    SO YOU CAN TAKE your prepubescent masturbatory fantasies – ‘genocide is cool’ and ‘pop a jaunty little bonnet on it and shove it up your shitter with a lubricated horse cock’, to coin a phrase. Peter Capaldi – In the loop –

  • 16. Sunstein  |  August 30th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    13. KKK for knowledge

    So tell me.
    Who is a good dude and who is a bad dude in Inglorious Basterds?
    Except ofc for the obvious Hitler who gets like 5 seconts in the whole movie.

    This should be interesting.

  • 17. eric  |  August 31st, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Ames, I’d be interested to see an essay on exactly how and why (or what part of) American culture is any less faggy than current European culture. Europeans at least have the balls to vote for leftists, to fight for affordable health care, etc. Germans were storming media buildings and blasting cops/bankers in the 70s, after America had been fully Nixonized and was ready to start sucking Reagan-cock. The only real superiority America offers, IMO, is its cultural mix (for example having led to the development of blues, jazz, rock) and the relative edginess (compared to western Europe) of its “fuck you” culture (see: punk). Also, we’ve kept our guns. I find the crackers in America to be frankly much more annoying than the crackers in Europe, every bit as bourgeois and materialistic, with little or nothing more to say about the current strait-jacket we find ourselves in. American literature, one of the great artistic hopes of the mid to late 20th century, has degenerated just as much as European literature, and has become a fucking grad seminar workshop. Its cultural impact is now barely felt, if at all. When I consider whether I’d rather have grown up in Wisconsin or Saarland, I’ll take Saarland anyday, especially if I’d still be allowed to have English as a native language.

  • 18. napoleonkaramazov  |  August 31st, 2009 at 7:34 am


    Blatant stereotyping of Europe.
    At least we have healthcare, social conscience, more equality.

    While Europe may be said as being ‘socialist’, America is essentially a ‘national socialist’ country.
    By that I mean you have all the benefits of socialism, free healthcare, housing, college education, travel round the world, pension on ‘retiring’ at 40– All you have to do is join the US military, march around in uniform, salute the flag, and kill poor brown people in a country far away for uncle sam. Leave your independence of mind and your conscience at the recruiting station door.

  • 19. AIG  |  August 31st, 2009 at 10:32 am

    European werewolves are still around, it’s just that they are not in Europe anymore. They are in Israel. All the hardcore israelis come from the european milieu, sure they fancy themselves as hebrews or some ancient race, but in reality they are made of the best characteristics of the old German, italian, french and british man.

    God bless those werewolves

  • 20. Klaus  |  August 31st, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Very punk this, calling for violence against bankers while praising Nazis for having balls and personality. Well, on behalf of 55 million victims of Euro-Werewolves from WWII(plus however many died under Euro-Werewolf imperial rule – another hundred million?): Fuck you, Ames. Which is the attitude you prefer, right? Happy to please your aesthetic sensibilities.

  • 21. abc  |  August 31st, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Actually, you kind of missed the genius and shock of this film altogether. It isn’t about charismatic Nazis. It’s about revisiting the notion of terrorism, and suicide bombing within that.

    Would everything we as Westerners are taught about Jihad be the same if we were terrorizing the most caricature-like evil personas of modern history, the Nazis? Would suicide bombers be heroes, rather than terrorists, if they were Jews strapping dynamite to blow up Hitler?

    I think that’s the true shock of this film, if anyone “sniffs it out” as you say.

  • 22. porkers-at-the-trough  |  August 31st, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    bla bla bla bla bla bla. Bla. (That’s what I get for posting an incredibly long comment that no one will read.)

  • 23. Radio Raheem  |  August 31st, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    All the hardcore israelis come from the european milieu,

    Neocon twaddle. Charles Krauthammer says the same thing. So does that wanker up in Canada.

    But in reality:

    1.) Suggesting that Israealis are European imperialists who have stolen land from brown skinned people in the third world is liable to get you called anti-semitic

    2.) The “best” of Europe never depended on American money and arms to keep down a million impoverished refugees.

  • 24. Dantes  |  August 31st, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Yes Landa was brilliant, as was the French who pointed out the Jews. But Brad Pitt? That is the WORST Southern accent and impersonation I care to recall. He was so clearly a metrosexual, neatly manicured, play-soldier. As Achilles the aristocrat, believable. As a pikey, believable. But in this one, no way. He lacked the brute stupid boisterous vital prole roughness. And his Marlon Brando impersonation nearly ruined the Italian farce.

    But you’re right, that was the most Nazi sympathetic movie I’ve ever seen. It seemed to confirm the White Nationalist’s worst nightmares of persecution and treachery, in a way I’ve never seen artistically portrayed. Having just read a sociological study of the Roma, I found Landa’s speech persuasive. I left the film far more sympathetic to WN’s prejudices.

    And what was Tarantino’s counterpoint – that Hitler and co. were buffoonish nerds? The absence of Holocaust footage was the key to the film’s pro-Nazi impact. The scene where the orangutan-like bat-waving Jew-thug kills the brave German captain reversed the victim/aggressor and civilized/barbarian narrative. It was a scene straight out of gangsta rap, underlining the dialogue-implicit Nazi grouping of blacks and Jews.

  • 25. aleke  |  August 31st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    The problem is capitalism. Even the stupid, mythist fascists tried to regulate it. Liberal capitalism now rules with its boring, cruel, beige fist. “Socialism in Europe”? HA! Maybe under Stalin

  • 26. Christo  |  September 1st, 2009 at 2:44 am

    Mark Ames, sometimes you write some great stuff but this is reactionary drivel (like your piece whining about people taking E).

    Give me a “Eurofag” over a loud “Yank” any day.

    I’m totally with this guy:

    “It seems to me that the film, for all its pretense, is essentially a 300 for liberals, allowing those who imagine themselves urbane and sophisticated to enjoy the same uncomplicated sense of righteous violence and masculinity liberated from feminist “oppression” that the hoi polloi experience in the typical action movie.”

  • 27. Zver Muzhik  |  September 1st, 2009 at 4:59 am

    This movie sucked … not enough time was devoted to any single character, there was no discernible plot, and no ‘human’ questions – like redemption, justice, revenge – that drove QT’s previous films. Ames’ analysis is plausible, but requires a bit of guesswork, as there just isn’t enough film there to analyze.

    The Hans Landa character, however, is excellent and makes the movie worth seeing.

  • 28. geo8rge  |  September 1st, 2009 at 7:11 am

    I didn’t see the movie, but did look at the trailers. I might catch it at the $5 Wednesday matinee in a few months. It looked to me like a neo con attempt to justify the barbaric and more to the point counter productive interrogation and assassination tactics used during the Bush-Wars by photoshopping “Good War” visual elements on GWOT stick figures. In particular it is interesting to compare the high class look of the 1940s to America today.

    The film would be useful to non Americans in that it shows the imagination of America’s intellectual class and what they are thinking when you disagree with them and they start daydream because you are starting to talk about facts and figures. And you thought they were fantasizing about sex you silly Mo$%^& F$%^ing %&%*$. Stop flattering yourself, they want to beat your skull in with a baseball bat.

    Another minor thought is “so what”? The course of the war, unconditional surrender, was decided at Yalta. Sending a bunch of Jews with baseball bats to kill nazzies would not have changed anything. That is why an assassination policy was overruled during the real WWII.

  • 29. Dr. Luny  |  September 1st, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    @28 I think you’re allowed to say Mother Fucking Cunt in the exiled comments.

    I haven’t seen the movie, but I do think its time to get rid of the whole “can’t say anything bad about a jew or Israel because of the holocaust” thing. Most thinking people don’t buy the argument anyway, so I think it can be safely dropped from the public orthodoxy.

  • 30. Jess  |  September 1st, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    @Raheem: “keep down a million impoverished refugees”

    What a load of bullshit. A billion hapless Muslim peasants the world over would love to have it as bad as the Palestinians. That’s why the “crisis” will never be “resolved”: even in relatively modern countries like Jordan and Egypt, the common people are poorer than these “refugees”. One might tell them to get over it and get on with their lives in some Muslim country, but it’s clear that would not be in their interest.

    They say they want Israel to disappear. Take a look at the gangsters they choose as their leaders, and try and keep a straight face while you tell me that the Palestinians would be better off if Israel disappeared tomorrow.

    ps to eurofags: the way to demonstrate that you’re not a eurofag is NOT to whine that you’re not a eurofag.

  • 31. RedBastardGod  |  September 1st, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I’ve only seen about 5 minutes of Pulp Fiction and that was the boring part where the guy with the Afro hairdo and a gun just talks and talks and talks. I’d rather watch Sponge Bob.

  • 32. Shane  |  September 1st, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Bill Hicks, gone and forgotten. And it’s only been, what? fifteen years? Shame. So, here’s the man himself, telling you what you should already know:

    But you know I saw this movie this year called last year called er,
    ‘Basic Instinct’. Okay now. Bill’s quick capsule review:


    Okay now. Yeah, yeah, end of story by the way. Don’t get caught up in
    that fevered hype phoney fucking debate about that Piece-of-Shit

    “Is it too sexist, and what about the movies, are they becoming too

    You’re, you’re just confused, you don’t get, you’ve forgotten how to
    judge correctly. Take a deep breath huuh, look at it again.

    “Oh it’s a Piece-of-Shit!”

    Exactly, that’s all it is. Satan squatted, let out a loaf, they put a
    fucking title on it, put it on a marquee, Satan’s shit, piece of shit,
    walk away.

    “But is it too, what about the lesbian connot.. ddddd.”

    You’re, you’re getting really baffled here. Piece-of-Shit! Now walk
    away. That’s all it is, it’s nothing more! Free yourself folks, if you
    see it, Piece-of-Shit, say it and walk away. You’re right! You’re
    right! Not those fuckers who want to tell you how to think! You’re
    fucking right!

    Got it? Inglorious Bastards, mispelt title or no, is a PIECE OF SHIT. Period. End of discussion. Now turn off your computer, read a book, go outside, DO SOMETHING!

  • 33. Tam  |  September 2nd, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Obnoxious stuff, Mark. If you ever had any German friends, I’ll bet you don’t after writing this.

    Like you, I thought it was much better than I expected but it was the usual very American take on the war and I don’t get why they even bothered making the Basterds Jewish seeing as that didn’t really have any bearing on the plot whatsoever. But it was more about the myths of the war (and war movies) than the reality.
    Check out Paul Verhoven’s (Dutch) Black Book film from a few years ago for an equally lurid but more interesting and realistic take on living in an occupied country at that time.

  • 34. Your Old Hole  |  September 2nd, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Ames: afraid that it will look like he doesn’t ‘get it’ if he admits this film was a steaming dog turd (despite a few actors doing their best).

    AWFUl, trite, ugly, pointless trash.

    It creeps me out that people are watching this farce and actually cheering.
    It doesn’t work as a war film, as a comedy, as a horror, as a b-movie or as a drama.

    By the way AMES, come over to Northern Ireland and shout ‘they’re always after me lucky charms! they’re magically delicious’ at a few people, see how many pints the locals buy you.

    just because i like to deep throat leprechauns doesn’t make me a eurofag. does it?

  • 35. five to one  |  September 2nd, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    @32 haha yeah i remember that, you made my day

    just went to youtube to watch again. some good stuff. as for the rest of the comments, they were depressing

  • 36. Colonel Richard Hindrance (Mrs)  |  September 3rd, 2009 at 4:32 am

    Hey, Jess.

    Actually the best way to prove you’re not a “Eurofag” is not to jump through crappy hoops set up by cock-knockers like you and say it like you see it.

    Have a nice day, fuckwit Yanqui wage slave.

  • 37. case fair  |  September 3rd, 2009 at 6:19 am

    “SO YOU CAN TAKE your prepubescent masturbatory fantasies…to the loop”

    I completely agree.
    Ames confuses infantilism with originality.

    The other thing is this: it’s funny how Ames describes “Europeans” as Eurofags…how they used to be “werewolves”…blablabla… and all that from a country where most of the population is so fat, that it can hardly move…not without an SUV, anyway…hahaha

  • 38. machete  |  September 3rd, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    the germans and its allies killed off 20-30 million marxist russian soldiers. without the german soldier marxism would have conquered the globe and you would all be speaking russian today. bow your heads when you speak of the german soldier. and they did all this while stabbed in the back by the woosy american soldier who out-numbered the german troops 20 to 1. what an accomplishment.

  • 39. machete  |  September 3rd, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    what people fail to realize is that the post war barbarism against germans actually did occur. Pleas read “After the Reich” by Giles McDonough. Innocent german citizens were mercilessly tortured, beaten with pipes, robbed of all possessions. Hundreds of thousands of german women, girls, grandmothers, nuns were raped by americans, russians, poles, czecks(the worst of them). Millions of innocent german soldiers (who stopped stalin from conquering europe and the world) were then starved and frozen to death by eisenhower et al. This movie fails to deliver the barbarism that was foisted upon innocent white christian germans. Waaaaa! The poor germans–they were such nice guys too!

  • 40. machete  |  September 3rd, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    The movie failed to detail the millions of germans and its allies who were then deported to siberia to work in death camps and then executed or starved to death. Every day, I cry for those germans, because seriously they were such nice guys, all of ’em.

  • 41. tam  |  September 3rd, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    @32 – Shane

    Brilliant post! But there was quite a bit more to that sketch…

    ‘saw a movie this year called Basic Instinct. Now, Bill’s quick capsule review: piece of shit. Thank you. . . .

    Anyway, after I saw it about eight times . . . come to find out, after seeing this film, all of the lesbian sex scenes were cut out of this film because the test audience . . . was turned off by them! Boy, is my thumb not on the pulse of America. I don’t wanna seem like Randy Pan the Goatboy. . . but that was the only reason I went to that piece of shit film. Sorry. If I had been in that test audience, the only one out front protesting that film woulda been Michael Douglas demanding his part be put back in.’

  • 42. ben  |  September 6th, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I wish Ames would edit some of the idiotic comments here.

    Several of my posts have been infantile babbling and could use editing.

    I am a regular reader of Exile, and I will be for the rest of my life.

  • 43. james  |  September 13th, 2009 at 5:10 pm


    Maybe because it was set in France.

    Funny because I look at the top Communists from Beria to Andrapov and none of them are actually Russian.

    Do you mean the Communists the west gave sanctuary finance trained and gave millions of dollars/pounds to in the 1917 coup where Russians were a minority.

    The idea that the Soviet union could conquer Europe when it couldn’t even take Finland is a joke.

  • 44. ColJack  |  September 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    #9 LBJ – NAILED IT! In Pulp Fiction, he actually had something to say. One of my favorite movies of all time. Everything else he’s done has been geekboy rehash.

  • 45. latexsolarbeef  |  September 21st, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I really hate it when a director/writer uses an historical event as background (meaning the foundation is there, without any creative effort on their part) and then turns around and fucks history in the ass with some outlandish, almost sci-fi, fact-twisting nonsense. I didn’t think Tarantino would take such liberties this time, but he really outdid himself here. Then add to the terrible mix, THE big star of the day (le soup de jour). And Pitt sounds like a big fucking dummy throughout the flick. Tarantino is just not smart enough to create within the boundaries of genre, so he goes totally nuts with the plot and expects everyone to play along.

  • 46. Neuth  |  September 25th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    What’s this jewish obsession with nazis anyway? Ames, you’re a jew, so tell us, will you? OK, so the nazis tried to get rid of you guys, so what? You’re not exactly known as God’s kindest children. Expelled from every country in Europe, huh? The nazis failed exterminating you and you’ve been making them (and the rest of us) paying you for that big time ever since.

    So now you dig up the nazis and kill them again? In those silly movie fantasies. Don’t you people realize there’s something seriously wrong with you? As individuals and as a group. You need help.

    Hitler said something about punishing the Jews the worst by making them all live in their own country. Seems he was right.

  • 47. Some Dink  |  October 18th, 2009 at 3:52 am

    Great review. I’ve always wanted to watch a fucking degenerate like Quentin Taratino shoot his hot mongrel sperm on the chest of the master race for 90 or so minutes.

  • 48. franc black  |  October 21st, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Totally agree…but can’t admit it outside of this pseudonym posting on Exiled…

    Tarantino is a sly bastard. Bless his cold, little aryan heart.

    I burst out laughing when I read “Eurofags”…never mind Iraq, look how impotent they are in Afghanistan…and with their energy future so uncertain, you figure they’d pitch in a little more.

    keep it coming

  • 49. sonya  |  March 9th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Your racism is offensive and your commentary on the film is full of self-reinforcing delusion. Go get some therapy please.

  • 50. Vlad  |  September 18th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    This movie was interesting, and I particularly loved the portrayal of the Nazi’s. Although I must admit, I enjoy anything to do with the Nazi’s as they are among the most impressive groups of people the world has ever seen. Efficient, united and exceptionally intelligent. In my opinion they’re attitude towards the jews was no different than every other nations attitudes to obstacles in the way of their own assent. The Russians had the Poles, The USA had the Indians, Ancient Rome had Carthage. In all honesty the amount of whining done by the Jews over the holocaust is completely disproportionate. How many Jews died? Latest news would say its not even 6 million. 6 million jews. 30-55 million Russians died in that war. 15 million Germans died in that war. They hardly whine about it. The Germans dont say a word, and the Russians simply celebrate the fact that they won.
    My stance towards the Jews: Shut the FUCK up and grow some balls.

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