Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Yeah...holidays ROCK!

I'm really enjoying doing NOTHING! I'm making "puttering around" an art. Let's see...what did I do Sewed, finished reading Julie & Julia, went to the library and borrowed about a dozen quilting books to flip through, baked banana bread with Itty Bitty, and this afternoon, I watched "Inglourious Basterds".

Gotta tell you....I'm NOT a Tarantino fan. Blood, guts, and gore is not among the things I enjoy. This is definitely NOT family friendly. But it was SUCH a good story, and Brad Pitt was fantastic as Lt. Aldo Raine.

Inglourious Basterds begins in German-occupied France, where Shoshanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.

Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as "The Basterds," Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own.

The ultimate scene is ...oh...I can't even tell you...

My name is Shosanna Dreyfus
and THIS is the face of Jewish vengeance!

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a Brad Pitt fand and I'm not into blood and guts but got to admit this movie sounds good....might have to see this one! thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful Christmas!