Aug. 21, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST
He was amazing
Aug. 21, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST
But I havent had one before :(
Aug. 21, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST
Aug. 21, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST
...no justice in the world!!!! amazing performance. perfection in acting.
Aug. 21, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST
He didn't, did he?
Aug. 21, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST
I mean together they almost equal a whole person.
Aug. 21, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST
I want to know what it was like to work for QT on a movie about killing Nazi's, then to turn around and make a movie (Far Cry, by Dr. Uwe Boll) where he was paid in Nazi gold.
Aug. 21, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST
Mike Myers what do interviews with AICN anymore? Wha happened?
Aug. 21, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST
Hasn't been on the late shows (unless I missed it). That guy will promote movies just because he's heard of them.
Aug. 21, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST
<P>December 25 2009 <P>Spoonen your cornhole ... FUCK YEAH<P>The Tree of Life Makes Avatar look like Steamboat Willie!
Aug. 21, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST
and the last time he went to the cinema, charlie chaplins latest movie was out. if that's your endorsement tarantino, you're fucked!
Aug. 21, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST
That scene is such an amazing transformation, from conversation to carnage in the blink of an eye.
Aug. 21, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST
...in the restaurant. ordering the milk. awesome.
Aug. 21, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST
Like every Mallick film, already overshawdowed by The Fountain. Maybe if he didn't take forever to make his films.
Aug. 21, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST
Since when did he become a film critic?
Aug. 21, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST
about tales as homosexuality and ban hammers....fuck I hope some.
Aug. 21, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST
I actually don't think The Tree of Life even covers the same ground as the Fountain does. I think he's taking a lot of concepts from his old project "Q" and applying them here. The title is there for more thematic reasons than anything else. Then again, I could be wrong, cause he's being so secretive. But from what's been revealed, it's apparently more of a suburban drama set within the framework of this sort of metaphysical history of the universe. Sounds weird.
Aug. 21, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST
Seriously, so I was so taken aback by him. In a movie of amazing performances, he really shined bright.
Aug. 21, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST
Well Saving Private Ryan was not about the same thing as The Thin Red Line, didn't stop it from being over shawdowed.
Aug. 21, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST
That's a good point. That still bums me out, too.
Aug. 21, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST
this chris waltz cat is a new papa on my block!<P> who gets my will first? stretch my purse, make my boy buns hurt!
Aug. 21, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST
Not my own name. I'm an idiot.
Aug. 21, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST
Brad Pitt is barely in it. The movie is NOTHING like the trailers. Just shitty overrated crap
Aug. 21, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST
Aug. 21, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST
Must be a treat to really sink the teeth into the subject matter with someone who's not only clearly given a great deal of thought to his craft, but who can express the concepts behind that so eloquently. Well done, Mr. Beaks!
Aug. 21, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST
Where do you think Hugo Boss learned to make suits so well?
Aug. 21, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST
Not quite. He's directed four Oscar-nominated performances (Travolta, Uma, SLJ and Robert Forster), but no wins there. Won Best Original Screenplay for Pulp Fiction, but that's it so far.
Aug. 21, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST
which is saying much for a beaks article.
Aug. 21, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST
He used to seem like a pretty nice guy, now he just seems to around making asshole-ish pronouncements all over the place. Hope he gets over his bad self.
Aug. 21, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST
I thought it was "members only," lol.
Aug. 21, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST
and I became instantly terrified. If thats not oscar worthy...
Aug. 21, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST
That certainly is MUCH better than an Oscar...
Aug. 21, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST
That's a performance. Most everyone else in that movie is acting or reproducing their established screen persona. But Forster is splendid.
Aug. 21, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST
Is an amazing character played to perfection by Christoph. I could watch this movie at least 3 more times (seen it twice so far) to catch a lot more about him. Today my daughter and I were discussing the milk he orders "Emmanuelle". I love this movie!!!
Aug. 22, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST
Well done, Mr. Beaks. You transitioned between questions seamlessly. You didn't just read a list of questions, you actually had an organic and informative dialogue with the man. Kudos.
Aug. 22, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST
and when I said "pronouncements" I guess I should have said "public pronouncements" in order to sufficiently clarify my meaning for those who like to shake their heads.
Aug. 22, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST
Aug. 22, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST
Christoph Waltz sounds like he's a really smart guy... apart from his misuse of the notion of "quantum leap".
Aug. 22, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST
waltz made the movie for me, very very good and glad to see german and french being spoken most of the time.
Aug. 22, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST
by Rev. Slappy
I think an Oscar is a foregone conclusion. Granted it is a great role, but it's one of the most towering screen performances in recent memory. Basterds is far and away the best movie I've seen so far this year--just a great experience in a cinema. I know Quentin likes to cast guys he likes and he often brings careers back from the dead (Travolta, Greer, Forster). And I know he likes to cast a lot of international actors that might not be familiar with American audiences. Give the casting director that got Waltz to Quentin a raise.
Aug. 22, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST
Thought the movie was a bait and switch. Where is Samm Levine and the two M60's from the trailer. I felt like my wallet got stolen but the thief left a Rolex on my wrist. That is only cause Waltz delivered an amazing performance.
Aug. 22, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST
by Kaiser Soze
I'm curious if he thinks, in the restaurant scene when he is talking to Shoshanna and orders the milk, and before he leaves, says that he was sure he wanted to ask her something else but can't remember, DID Landa know it was her? With the milk, I assumed he did recognize her, but if so, why didn't he act on it? And why didn't he shoot her when she was running away in the opening scene? It seemed out of character for him and I wondered what motivated him to twice let her go unscathed?
Aug. 22, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
I've been reading the screenplay online, and there's an additional scene following Shosanna's escape where Landa is being driven away, and his driver asks him why he didn't kill her, and Landa basically talks about the extremely unlikely odds of her finding shelter, or someone who won't turn her in, or of her dying of exposure in the woods, then adds "...or maybe she will escape, make it to America, and be elected President of the Untied States", then kind of laughs. He basically thought that she had so little chance of survival, he didn't need to put a bullet in her back.<BR><BR>As for whether Landa recognized her in the restaurant scene, I doubt it. The aforementioned deleted scene depicted how Landa thought she was as god as dead in 1941, so why would he expect to meet her again in 1944, and running a movie theater to boot? Plus, did he even know what she looked like? The only time he saw her was from the back, covered in blood, and halfway across a field as she ran. The whole milk thing...maybe Landa just *liked* milk, and it was a piece of irony. Of course, Shosanna supposedly didn't understand English in 1941 (did she have any English dialogue in the film at all? I forget), so she wouldn't have known about the milk thing anyways.
Aug. 22, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST
I hope I'm not the only one who pictured him with a jean jacket full of fake gems. XD</p> <p>Seriously, though, he was really really great in the movie. He kind of reminded me of the Merovingian. Where did he go? I liked him. Anyhoo, I hope Waltz at the very least gets nominated. Nice interview, Beaks. </p>
Aug. 23, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST
...the way i saw it, he totally knows it's her in the restaurant, it's cat and mouse. i know waltz doesn't see him as a sociopath but he totally is, always in control. and the way he says he forgot what he was going to ask her is just another way of scaring the pants off her. he knows she is now hosting the première so there is plenty of time to kill her. another thought but not one i totally believe in is that he may also know that of course she would want revenge on him and is not likely to flee the second she is out the building. almost like it's an inescapable fate they are both resigned to. anyway just my interpretation. i'm sure QT will leave us all guessing, which is of course the beauty of film :-)
Aug. 23, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST
she did know about the milk because he said that in French before switching to English. As for whether Landa recognized her, it's deliberately vague. it could just be him being condescending to a woman, since he didn't even ask if she would like an espresso as well. or it's part of the cat and mouse game. i doubt he would have recognized her from a great distance from behind the only other time he's seen her, but he probably senses that she's got something secret in her life and he's intrigued by that.
Aug. 23, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST
the fact that it's either # 106 or # 108 on IMDB really, really turns me off. These days, the classics are dying out! Stop fucking voting these new releases in. Fucking retards.
Aug. 23, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST
To all QT Haters, Moonface is laughing at you. 37.6 mill was it?...
Aug. 23, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST
Watching Landa in the movie, I was often reminded of the Merovingian character from the Matrix sequels. They both have the same occasional boysterous way of speaking and physical mannerisms, and even the facial features seemed similar. I actually had to look him up on IMDB when I got home to confirm it wasn't the same actor in both roles. Did anyone else think of the Matrix' Merovingian when watching Landa in this film?
Aug. 23, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST
...i've repressed any memories that any sequels to the matrix exist :-)
Aug. 23, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST
Best part. Just laughs right in her face at how lame that cover is. I loved it.
Aug. 23, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST
I was definitely reminded of that character watching Waltz's performance. They both had a kind of playful, mischevious attitude to them.
Aug. 23, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST
They both had the uncanny ability to "tower" over you while still sitting down.
Aug. 23, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST
I dont think he knew who she was. He ordered milk for her, because thats how you serve Strudel to children in austria and germany, it usually comes with milk. He patronised her and treated her like a child, but he didnt know who she was.
Aug. 23, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST
Aug. 23, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST
Its a lot like Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men, its a performance so brilliant, calculating and menacing, you simply HAVE to see it twice just to take it all in. But no, I don't think he recognised her in the resterant scene, its just played that way so you feel her anxiety as to whether he has or not.
Aug. 23, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST
Give Samuel L. Jackson the Oscar. Your Victory was Bullshit. ANYWAYS. Christoph Waltz.........BRAVO! You fucking OWNED in this one man!!! Congrats on the Oscar Nomination that will come and Best Wishes for A VICTORY!
Aug. 24, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST
Hans made Basterds kickarse. In the opening scene when it went from english back to subtitles & Hans called for the farmers daughters to come back in; the dread of the situation was breath taking. I loved how he took pleasure in integating people to uncover the truth. When the missing shoe was pulled out for Bredget von Hammersmark & Hans watched her expression; & she asks "what now?"... he pounced on her & started choking. A TRULY EVIL BADARSE. hands down, Best evil dude created in movies.
Aug. 24, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST
The acting of the Hans character made the film for me. I enjoyed the rest of the film, but it was a bit of an unintentional (?) comedy really. However, every scene with Christoph Waltz was breathtaking. I was glued to his every word, expression, and movement.
Aug. 24, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST
And what an incredibly articulate, intelligent guy. He deserves every award he's going to be picking up in the coming months.
Aug. 25, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST
...QT's flicks are essentially expensive student films, overusing techniques, just film-making-as-masturbation...give me some Carpenter any day...