Watch: How Quentin Tarantino Masterfully Uses Suspense
Inglourious Basterds has got to be one of my favorite Tarantino films besides Pulp Fiction, and I see myself watching the movie at least once every year. Lessons from the Screenplay on Youtube has done an analysis of Tarantino’s work, and breaks down how brilliantly the movie introduces the villain, Hans Landa.
It interesting how Tarantino is able to mask exposition with mundane dialogue and as well as build so much tension after 22 minutes of people just talking. There’s also some influence from horror master Alfred Hitchcock when it came to building up the opening scene — all leading to a superb “climax.”
If you’re an aspiring filmmaker, or if you just love movies, I suggest you check the channel out. There’s some pretty interesting breakdowns of films like Ghostbusters, Independence Day, and Gone Girl. I also like his analysis of The Dark Knight and how it presents the “Ultimate Antagonist.”