Quentin Adds More Basterds
Say you’re Quentin Tarantino, and a studio gives you a time limit for how long your new war flick Inglourious Basterds can be, knowing that you’re one to be somewhat long-winded. Say your cut of that new movie runs about 2 hours and 27 minutes, just under the time limit by about 21 minutes. Would you turn it in to the studio with a smile on your face, happy that you could express yourself as you wished, even with constrictions? Of course you wouldn’t! You’re QT, dude!
According to Variety, Tarantino has decided to go back to the editing room where he'll add a scene to his two and half hour opus. Early reviews from Cannes have ranged from outright praise to overall disappointment, with many complaining about a lot of blabbering and a lack of Nazi killing. Quentin hopes to fine-tune the movie with these edits by making a more cohesive and “finished” picture, after having rushed in order to make it to Cannes. With The Weinstein Company distributing and an August release date, Inglourious Basterds may need a little more than a re-edit to win over audiences, especially after the undeservedly cold reception of Grindhouse.
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