Inglourious Basterds: Making Fun of You

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Corrupted : People love Tarantino because of his style, Dialogues and characters, not the violence..

Alvaro Rivas Bustamante : You are asuming that people only liked this movie because of the excesive violence. This is your flaw as a viewer, not ours, and certainly not mine. Just because you made this utterly stupid and basic mistake doesnt mean we all did. Haha.

failtolawl : I shit you not I watch Tarantino for the dialogue.

All The Artsy : "Is it hypocritical that we can praise violence in a film, yet denounce it in reality?" NO. Real violence, and violence as represented in film (or any other art form or popular media, in fact) ARE NOT THE SAME THING. If you're reaching to say that violent films make us bad, hypocritical people, then you know nothing about catharsis. And don't do it on a Tarantino film because Tarantino himself explicitly rejects that. There are ways to cleverly dissect violence in film; you're hammering of your limited point across is not one of them.

NateTalksToYou : Personally, whenever I go back to rewatch scenes from Inglorious Basterds, I tend to prefer the moments of dialogue. For example, when Hans Landa interrogates the farmer or when the U.S. soldiers go undercover at the German bar. These characters are in a verbal battle of wits, trying to figure out what the other one is really thinking. How boring would the violence in these scenes be if it wasn't for the suspenseful dialogue that builds up to it? My point is that while Tarantino's films tend to show an absurd amount of violence, they're much more than that.

Axl Kss : I never laught watching inglorious bastards

BlackAdderLXX : Makes the point in 30 seconds, repeats it over and over

Neo-Mad Dog : Although the concept is interesting, you didn't do a good job of providing evidence. In fact, I found the video very repetitive. You say, "the audience of Nazis in Inglorious Basterds watching Nation's Pride is just like us watching Inglorious Basterds," every thirty seconds.

BadAssEngineering : I see no difference between "nations pride" and "American sniper" lol

Mr Duke Silver : Frederick Zoller shot US Army soldiers, not russians, lol

jim jimjim : Tarantino is brilliant with dialogue as well as outright gore and violence.

Nolan : I just don't buy a therm "unnecesary violence" in films such Django (slave owners) and Inglorious Bastards (nazis), sorry :)

WaaDoku 【和ァ独】 : And yet, nipples are still banned by YouTube terms and conditions...

Rivaldo Zoet : Do you like hurting people?

lupinearsenalALT : I don't know why there are so many dislikes. This guy has a very solid point. Artists including filmmakers historically try to sneak in hidden satires into their films... to me, it's brilliant. Well done commentary.

Joshua Hayles : You've got good ideas but some of your points are a stretch at best

DM Gaina : Russian Soldiers, calling Goebbels "The Director", "Chozzana", "Friedrich" Zoller Have you even watched the movie or are you just recapping what you have read online?

TheHueisOver™ : I wonder what would napoleon dynamite be like if tarantino directed it.

Ryan Phipps : Me: It's 1am and I have college in the morning. Go to sleep. Inner me: Become an expert in the art of film making.

MistaSmith : the channel should be called "Overinterpreting Movies"

Shalashaska 994 : You make a lot of stretches here but you make them come off as a matter of fact. Like the names of Inglorious Basterds and Nation's Pride are not really that similar. The shot of the guy getting blown out of the window is at best slightly similar to the one in Nation's Pride. And the main point, there is a massive difference in getting enjoyment out of watching Nazis get killed and watching American GIs get killed.

FD S : *Americans*. Not Russians. The Russians didn't fight in Italy.

Matt Keilty : I remember laughing really hard at the Nation's Pride scene because I knew right there what Tarantino was trying to tell me. The people sitting next to me looked at me with confusion.

Angello Rodriguez : When "American Sniper" came out last year, I thought to myself, shit... This is the real life American version of the "Nation's Pride." They are actually making a movie of a sniper just because of the huge amount of people he killed. Apparently we are not that far off from the people in that audience.

ttv0 : Tarantino uses violence for 2 things - for fun to add to an action sequence by being over the top, and to raise the stakes or emphasize the consequences of a scene.

Tom Sanders : Zoller is shooting Merkans

Navaros : There is a big difference between what the nazis were watching and this movie. This movie gave people with charming personality and an in depth story. Yes they kill people and it's entertaining, but the entire movie isn't just killing one person after the other. There things going on to advance the story further each time in between. In the movie the nazis were watching, there was just some guy in a tower shooting people. That is literally it. You don't know the people he's shooting at all and you don't know the main character. There's no dialogue and really no story. So yea, there's a little bit of a difference

Detroit Skills : But, the fact he did this... Proves its not senseless violence, its beautiful art in the form of a film.

James Burgess : Why would you leave out the great dialogue moments in his movies that every fan would say that that part is their favorite scene in the movie. Yea, from someone who never actually seen Tarantino movies, they would think it's only about violence, but it clearly isn't. Hateful 8 for example, while it had violence, it was towards the end and wasn't as grandiose as other films, yet it was one of my favorites from him because of the dialogue between characters.

Wotso Videos : Very insightful. I have watched a few of your videos and they are explained well and demonstrate a deep understanding of film. Great job!

Charles Batkin : Most of these assertions are invalidated by comments made by Tarantino in interviews. While his movies contain gratuitous violence, these scenes are only compliments, the majority of the movie stays enjoyable because his dialogue is entrancing. Now a point could be made that his movies provide much needed catharsis, and he does highlight how he uses his movies to discuss certain things he believes are not discussed enough (like maltreatment of black people). I would wager that 'Nations Pride' was not to make fun of the audience, but actually a refreshingly simplistic dichotomy of the characters, Tarantino doesn't get held up giving the bad guys depth, Nazis are bad, Americans are good, Americans kill Nazis, and that is good. Nazis are made fun of because they just laugh at violence, not everything has to be an extended metaphor you know.

Si_Vis_Pacem Para_Bellum : Not Russian soldiers, American soldiers... looks at the helmet, uniform, more importantly, their guns, M1 Garand, M3....

AngelofDethMetal : Has Tarantino commented on the scene? He’s definitely saying something about an audience and/or cinema but that doesn’t automatically mean he’s making fun of us. Alternative hypothesis would be that he could be humanizing the Nazis. Or he could even be criticizing his own film Inglorious Bastards for essentially being American propaganda (quite possible considering the movie completely rewrites history). Those are just the two I came up with on the spot and am sure other people could interpret the scene in any number of ways as well.

ignition. : Frederick Zoller slaughtered American soldiers, not Russian (watch the small film). Tarantino was putting the shoe on the opposite foot. He was practically mocking Hollywood cinema and its audience which cheer over-exaggerated U.S war/ action films that are commonly linked to hoorah-like patriotism.

John Wall : To put it quite simply: no.

King MultiGenre : I honestly think you took this way too seriously, personally and completely missed the point. This theory was so overshot it is approaching outer space. This generation (especially Generation Y: Hipster, SJWs, etc) is completely over analytical to the point where you can't even enjoy simple things anymore.Over-analyzing what's supposed to be simple entertainment sucks all the fun out of whatever you're watching, doing, reading, etc. The list goes on and on. This is probably why people in their teens to early 20s are so miserable and complain about every slight. Consider Occam's Razor: The best explanation is usually the simplest one. Quentin Tarantino Loves making overly violent action movies. He's very good at it. He has an almost permanent coke or meth-high attitude (maybe it's not just an attitude) and it resonates with the movies he does. He's full of passion and energy so naturally you'd expect the same from his films. Art imitates life, and so on. And now YOU see it.

Nika Zardiashvili : Well noted that whenever we see the audience in the film it may or may not be a comment of the audience of the film itself, however as far as Tarantino's comments about his own audience and their lust for violence goes, I think you're actually wrong. The reason being that very, very small percentage of Tarantino fans go to see his films for violence. We all know violence will be in it, but it's nothing more than an icing on the cake, since Tarantino uses violence so delightfully. The main reason why people love Tarantino is far moer likley his great writing, very distinctive dialogues, clever editing, sensitive use of soundtracks and so forth. Nevertheless, well-made video, mate!

Paladin : nazi's drink water, we drink water, looks like we are nazis

Enoc Uzumaki : This guy is sometimes good. Here, he screwed it.

Unoriginal Name : Tarantino has said multiple times he wasn’t making fun of the audience

IAMPEDRO 101 : You are overthinking the simple context of violence used in the film.

John Zyski : Interesting, though, I think "Making fun of" is over simplistic. Basterds had a lot of commentary, and talking to the audience through characters.

LinkTheCoward : You made some very poor points here. If you know Tarantino you know his opinion on violence in movies, namely, that a movie is a fantasy, therefore it is perfectly fine to use violence as a theme that can be enjoyed while watching a film. This very opinion is the exact opposite of your point, that he somehow tries to judge us for enjoying that knowingly placed (ultra-)violence. While it is true that Stolz der Nation and Inglourious Basterds share a similar style, the Nazi crowd is cheering because they admire a German hero killing enemies. They do not enjoy the film purely for the violence, but rather the glorification of Germany. This video could have made some interesting points, but the ones you pointed out are based on nothing.

ManHunter Junior : For all I care, I just need to know where the scene in the end was from.

Justin Chow : I fell like Quentin Tarantino did not intend for this reflection to occur, but I can see how it may be true even though it wasn't intentional

Jesse H. : I would interpret it more as Tarantino poking fun at HIMSELF, first and foremost.

George Hamilton : For a while, you were just restating the same things. But you make a pretty good point. I don't think people like being criticized.

Garret LeBuis : Nation's Pride is supposed to take place in Italy, and Zohler is shooting Americans. Minor point, but thought it should be clarified.

Geoffrey Zoref : In Nations Pride he kills Americans.

Erling A. Ø. Thommesen : Xcuse me? The director? His name is joseph goebbels and was an important figure in germany