One of my favourite Tarantino films; the original has such memorable - yet drawn-out - scenes so I was curious as to how it would work as a 1-hour edit.
I had no reason to be concerned as this is fantastic!
Thoroughly enjoyed the edit with a brave (and successful, I might add!) incorporation of Bowie music. If I have one slight negative, it's that the music is sometimes a little too loud over the dialogue (the "war room" scene specifically) but that may just be my sound system?
Personally I think ArtisDead got the toughest job here in having to create a 1hour edit from this film (it must have been incredibly tough to cut some of the scenes) but I'd say it's an absolute triumph! Job well done, ArtisDead!
English isn't my first language so I find it difficult to articulate well enough to write a review of a fanedit. This required much effort.
I've been following ArtisDead for quite a while now. I was quite impressed with his collaboration with Futon88 on Mathilda but felt that edit was mostly Futon88 with Art mainly choosing the music.
The Curious Case of Lieutenant Raine really shows us Art's unique style and ability.
The almost two and a half hour movie was already near perfect and didn't really need an edit. If you had never seen it you could easily believe that this is the real movie. The cuts are made with remarkable precision. The story doesn't suffer from any of the elements that were removed. I did miss several like the beginning which set the story in motion. Art covers that with a black and white flashback but it's still a bit brief. Zoller's infatuation for Emmanuel is completely removed which helps the story move along at a quicker pace. All of the editing here was very near perfect.
The true beauty of this edit and something that Art has become known for is the placement of new songs. All of the David Bowie songs work with varying degrees of success (nice dedication). Some work much better than others such as Cat People, Fame, Rebel Rebel and Changes. I really like how Rebel Rebel was used in the Tavern. The needle lift was perfectly timed. I also thought that the use of The Man Who Sold The World pointing to Hans Landa's "conditional surrender" was very creative. Changes at the end was an almost hilarious way to end after the theatre massacre.
The use of Psycho Killer to introduce The Bear Jew was perfectly timed and one of the best placements of music that I have seen in any movie.
The true genius of this edit is definitely the theatre massacre. As another reviewer pointed out, the use of the Pink Floyd song, Pigs was genius. A masterstroke in editing. It is placed perfectly and couldn't have been timed better. Starting the vocals at the flick of the cigarette was perfect. The look on on Goebbels' and Hitler's faces defy description after hearing them referred to in the song as "big man, pig man". It was worthy of several repeat plays alone.
This was an excellent experience and I hope the other episodes are as good or better than this one as Art claims. I certainly hope to see more masterpieces like this from Art. Thank you.
This is such a superb edit of Tarantino's best film.
The editing for the visuals is great and allows the viewer to really not miss a beat with the story despite a lot of the original being cut.
The music for me though is what sets this edit apart - I was very skeptical going into this as it is one of my favourite films but i thoroughly enjoyed every single second of it and really cannot fault it and the music choices were just perfect for each scene.
Bravo ArtisDead, you really have excelled expectations here! I am looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future.
Inglorious is my favoruite Tarantino film, and just one of my favourite films in general, so to say I was most curious to check this edit out is an understatement. Now that I've seen it, I thoroughly loved it.
The editing on display, both visual and audio, is nothing short of flawless. The story is still coherent, all character arcs still make sense, even though a lot was cut to fit the narrative in that 60-minute time frame. The newly added needle drops fit incredibly well and give scenes a new edge.
What more can I say? If you're a fan of this film, and even if you're not, this is a must-watch.
Inglourious Basterds is my favorite Tarantino film and, IMO, his masterpiece. Consequently, it can only be diminished in my eyes by excising material. Having said that, I really enjoyed this edit and its focus on the Basterds' story.
The editing is flawless and even in this abbreviated form, the story is engaging and coherent. You get just enough of each set piece to whet your whistle, so to speak, but there are no significant loose ends in the story thread. For my money, the three standout scenes in the original film are the opening scene with Landa on the LaPadite farm, the strudel scene with Landa, Goebbels and Shosanna, and the bar scene with Fassbender. We get plenty of the latter two and a brief callback to the former, which is not essential to the focus of this edit, so you don't miss the rest of that outstanding scene. In fact, trimming the strudel scene made it even more evident that Landa knows exactly who Shosanna is and is merely toying with her like a cat with a mouse.
I enjoyed the vast majority of the new music, all of which is great and almost all of which fits seamlessly into the movie. I can quibble a bit with the way Heroes was used to fade out on Aldo or how Suffragette City lingered (for me) a hair too long beneath Fassbender and Myers for the first portion of their conversation, but those are very small nitpicks. Most of the changes work very well - Fame leading us from the cinema into the strudel scene, Rebel Rebel spinning on the turntable during the bar scene, Changes chuckling behind the epilogue - but Pigs during the finale is a bona fide stroke of genius. It absolutely crushes during the chaos and carnage.
Overall, a stellar job by ArtisDead. Thank you for sharing your work and enhancing my enjoyment of an already great film. Bravo!