Tweets in reverse chronological order during Q&A after Jewish community screening of Inglourious Bastards, hosted by The LA Jewish Journal, the Consulate General of Israel, and the Board of Rabbis of Southern California. Q&A With: Lawrence Bender, producer of â€œBasterds,â€ producer of all Quentin Tarantino’s films as well as the Academy Award-winning documentary â€œAn Inconvenient Truthâ€ and â€œGood Will Hunting.â€ Christoph Waltz received the Best Actor Award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of Nazi Col. Hans Landa. Rob Eshman, Jewish Journal Editor led the Q&A. Session filmed by Weinstein Company. [Note: I updated the spelling of Inglourious Basterds — which I had spelled Inglorious Bastards in my Tweets.]
Got to see my son killing Hitler — Bear Jew’s Dad at Inglourious Basterds screening
Audience loves Waltz, Tarantino!
Tarantino references tons of classic WWII films. He must have seen then all.
The level of suspense on a 30 minute sequence in German. Not been done before Inglourious Basterds. — Tarantino
Movie is only fantasy when story veers from history. In WWII language was a matter of life or death. — Tarantino
Had my characters existed, it could have happened. — Tarantino
Until they kill Hitler at end, it’s not fantasy. All the WWII films have imagination. — Tarantino
Thought they might not find an actor for lead actor of Lada, the lead Nazi. Without Waltz no Inglourious Basterds. –Bender
Audience loves Tarantino.
Tarantino did a ton of research — powered by his imagination. Would make up stuff, and look it up and find he was right.
Inglourious Basterds has many many parallels to things that happened in real life. — Tarantino
“Once upon a time in occupied France.” It’s a fairy tale. Says Tarantino re Inglourious Basterds
Tarantino attending! Seems the whole cast but Brad Pitt is here.
There is a propaganda movie inside Inglourious Basterds.
Inglourious Basterds will get more people interested in the holocaust. — Bender
What does it say that this is the Holocaust film of our era? And the Blurring of history and fantasy? — Michael Birenbaum
The survivors start taking — Inglourious Basterds would have never happened. Jews didn’t take revenge.
Christof’s son wants to be a Rabbi.
@rabinkos a ton of violence but surreal.
Tarantino and Bender visited Israel, Yad VaShem. Theater went nuts when at end of film we see The Face of Jewish Revenge.
Could a German or Jew have made it? It needed Tarantino — Waltz
Discussing Nazi. How was Inglourious Basterds received in Germany and Israel? http://yfrog.com/373gqij
I am having flashbacks to working on the set of The Pianist
How did Inglourious Basterds hit Jews on the gut level?
Is Inglourious Basterds “good for the Jews?” — I guess that is why we are here.
At Q&A w/ Christoph Walz and Lawrence Bender after Inglourious Basterds screening w/ Jewish Journal’s Rob Eshman
Special screening of Inglourious Basterds (@ The Landmark – West LA in LA) http://bit.ly/6EfOrw