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 “Basterds,” producer of all Quentin Tarantino’s films as well as the Academy Award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Good Will Hunting.” 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
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