With Quentin Tarantino’s 165-page “Inglorious Bastards” script being shopped around town this week, it comes as no surprise that two script reviews are already out.
One section of the story (Chapters 2, 4, 5) follows Tennessee-born Lieutenant Aldo Raine (potentially Brad Pitt), a man in charge of a brutal American guerilla-style soldier squadron nicknamed the ‘bastards’ out on a mission to essentially end the war early. How? By destroying the premiere of a Goebbels-produced propaganda film which Hitler and much of his command are scheduled to attend.
The other segment of the story (Chapters 1, 3, 5) focuses on a French Jewish teenager who runs the movie theater where the premiere takes place and plans revenge on the Nazis for slaughtering her family.
Other facts gleamed is that Raine has a neck scar from where he survived a lynching (but it will never once be mentioned on screen); the ‘bastards’ scalp their Nazi victims and carve a swastika into the forehead of one they let go; one of the flashbacks will be shot spaghetti western style; and the third chapter will be shot entirely in “French New Wave Black and White”.