Directed and written by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz and Mélanie Laurent. The film tells the fictional story of two plots to assassinate the Nazi Germany political leadership, one planned by a young French Jewish cinema proprietor (Laurent), and the other by a team of Jewish Allied soldiers led by First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Pitt).
The title of the film was inspired by the English title of director Enzo G. Castellari’s 1978 war film, The Inglorious Bastards. When asked for an explanation of the film’s title spelling during a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival, Tarantino said, “I’m never going to explain that”. When pushed on it, Tarantino would not explain the first U in Inglourious, but said, “The Basterds? That’s just the way you say it: Basterds”. Tarantino later stated in an interview that the misspelled title is “a Basquiat-esque touch”. He further commented on Late Show with David Letterman that Inglourious Basterds is a “Quentin Tarantino spelling.”
(Source: anonymous-was-a-woman, via kinodna)