Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Before They Were Basterds

Scarecrow Video, which must be an incredible independent video store in Seattle, has compiled a list of movie references in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. They are still working on the list, but they are up to 149 movies so far. I told you this was a movie about movies! For instance, Les Vampires is on the list because the poster for the film is in Shoshanna's office. Here's another weird reference -- who would have thought Disney?!

Disney Treasures: On The Front Lines
This collection of rarely seen WWII era Disney animation is absolutely incredible. Be sure to watch Der Fuehrer’s Face (originally titled Donald Duck in Nutzi Land) where Donald has a nightmare about living under Nazi rule and Education For Death, possibly the darkest film ever produced by Disney.

They've compiled the list not just from films that Tarantino has mentioned in interviews, and all the films he used for soundtrack music, but films that are similar to scenes in the movie. Carrie is a favorite horror film of Tarantino's, the fiery end of Basterds certainly evokes the ending of that film as well.

I knew I was missing a lot of movie references while watching it, but holy moley! I learned a lot by reading through the references listed.

Hat tip: Rope of Silicon

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