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An excellent movie,barring the ending......,
This review is from: Inglourious Basterds [DVD] (2009) (DVD)
I feel it is unnecessary to stress the absolute mastery of the set emanating from Tarantino's direction,especially where "violence"is the "issue on hand".He has long ago established himself as one of the masters in this field.All in all a great movie.With a fantastic actor, a true pastmaster of the art of acting,Christopher Waltz,giving free acting lessons to anyone concerned.
But.Yes,there is a but that,to me ,at least,raises significant concerns.
In the last few years we see,more frequently than ever before,historical or pseudo-historical movies emerging from Hollywood.Unfortunately with every passing year it seems that respect to historical fact evaporates more and more.It is ,however,one thing to observe movies completely misrepresenting what took place twenty, or even thirty,centuries ago(believe me,being Greek know very well what this means)and a completely different,as well as alarming,or even frightening thing,to watch a total twist of major historical events that took place only a few decades ago.
No matter how gullible one is,one cannot possibly believe that today's totally historically illiterate youth,will be aware that Adolf Hitler and his cronies were NOT killed in a movie theatre in Paris by a few "heroic" american commandos(or assassins),but continued to cause terrible bloodshed to the bitter end in Berlin,many months later.Please note that I refer to the same youngsters who think that Joseph Goebbels probably was a great German football player or that Charles De Gaulle must be some reknown French fashion designer.
When you teach youngsters,in any way,(be that the intennet,movies,TV series or fairy tale books)of a past that never existed,a lot of things can happen,none of which could be good.Inability to distinguish between historical fact and fiction is very dangerous,as well as a potential means to en end.A very nefarious end.
For,as the great George Orwell put it in his visionary novel"1984" : ""He who controls the present,controls the past.And he who controls the past,controls the future"".