Song of the Day #4,087: ‘Cat People (Putting Out Fire)’ – David Bowie

Continuing my countdown of the films of Quentin Tarantino:

#2 – Inglourious Basterds

Tarantino cheekily ends his 2009 World War II fantasy Inglourious Basterds with the line “I think this just might be my masterpiece.” He was on to something.

That line is spoken by Brad Pitt’s Lt. Aldo Raine, after carving a swastika into a Nazi’s forehead so the man will never be able to blend into polite society after the war. That uncompromising thirst for justice drives this film, which rewrites history in brazen and thoroughly satisfying ways (much as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood would a decade later).

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