Tarantino gives a new ending to WW IIAugust 14th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 14 (IBNS) Quentin Tarantino is all set to change history. The director will do an ultimate Hollywood rewrite job by changing the ending of the Second World War.
The Canadian Press reported that Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” puts an end to the Third Reich in a more visceral and audience-pleasing manner than the way history tells it.
The cast of the film includes Brad Pitt, the film is a traditionally Tarantino and is laced with violence yet often hilarious romps as “Pulp Fiction,” “Reservoir Dogs” and the “Kill Bill” movies.
In the film Pitt heads an international cast as leader of the title gang, an Allied commando team of Jewish troops that kills and scalps German soldiers. The Basterds eventually are assigned an undercover mission to take out the top German brass at the premiere of a propaganda film in Nazi-occupied Paris.
Tarantino, 46, said his alternate reality was an outgrowth of the way he develops a narrative, which he describes as a metaphor-paved road the characters trod, with all sorts of side roads they can turn down.
“A lot of screenwriters put road blocks among some of those roads because they don’t want their characters to go down there or they can’t afford to have their characters go down there, for whatever reason. Usually movie conventions,” Tarantino said in an interview.
“I’ve never done that. I’ve always left it as, the characters know best. They know where they’re going. I’m simply following them. So I’ve never had any road blocks that they can’t explore.
“I realized my characters don’t know they’re part of history. They’re in the here and they’re in the now, and they don’t have a clue about what exactly the outcome of the war is going to be. My characters didn’t exist, but if my characters had existed, they could have changed the outcome of the war,” Tarantino said.
Tags: alternate reality, basterds, commando team, german brass, german soldiers, ibns, pleasing manner, propaganda film, pulp fiction, quentin tarantino, reservoir dogs, road blocks, romps, scalps, screenwriters, second world war, side roads, third reich, undercover mission, ww ii