Good afternoon to all HTMLGiant readers–
Let me introduce myself as Brittany Dennison. Blake Butler has kindly offered me the opportunity to do some posting here at HTMLGiant. If you’re interested, you can deduce my likes and dislikes from my tumblr, or by googling “Brittany Dennison” (here is a link in case you aren’t familiar with this process). You can also find me on facebook, but I can just tell you now that my profile is set to private. I can also recommend searching flickr or vimeo for additional clues; I’m not sure there’s anything featuring yours truly on youtube, but if there is, please let me know, as I’m curious. I am in two of these photos.
Blake, to answer your question, I saw Inglourious Basterds just the other week, and my feelings towards the film undulated as much as Brad Pitt’s hold on a Southern drawl. To be fair, I have a lot of mixed feelings towards Tarantino in general; glorification of violence seems like a petty trick and a cowardly way out of true cinematic exploration, but I do recognize that he is a genius storyteller and filmmaker. Part of my repulsion is guilty pleasure that leads to mere guilt (yes they’re vile, but I just can’t stop watching), and part of it is the feeling of inadequacy I feel when I watch his films. I have a novice understanding of film, so many, if not all, of his references allude me. So, I was caught off guard when I found a shocking similarity between a scene in Inglourious Basterds and another film…
Weakass list of the famed ex-movie rental clerk director’s top 20 favorite films since ’92 (via Bright Stupid Confetti). Unbreakable? Speed? Really? Knew he was kinda dumb, but good lord.
BTW, who’s seen Inglorious Basterds? Thoughts?
Anybody else want to post a better top 20 since ’92?