Thursday, 14 May 2009
While in France earlier this week, we visited the war museum La Coupole, a former Nazi V2 rocket factory and launch site. An impressive, Bond-like structure with 5 metre-thick concrete walls, the place was not only a reminder of Hitler's determination to conquer Britain, but also of the particular brutality of his army.
Quentin Tarantino is bringing us Inglorious Basterds, a remake of an Italian Dirty Dozen rip off from the 70s. The trailers so far suggest Guns of Navarone meets Kill Bill, and if he can avoid the self-indulgence of Death Proof, he might have another hit on his hands. All will be revelaed in Cannes later this month, where the film will screen.
In the meantime, you can't go wrong with Sam Fuller's The Big Red One as one the best WW2 films ever made.