Chapter Six: A Leaky Script Hits The Web
Even as Tarantino tried to gather a cast for his film – word had it he’s after Brad Pitt for the lead, a Nazi hunting GI known as Lieutenant Aldo Raine – the script, or what proposes to be a draft, arrived on the ‘net.
New York Magazine’s Culture Vulture gave it a read, and broke the plot down roughly. Spoiler alert for anyone trying to stay pure…
“The first chapter, set in 1941, introduces Shosanna and the film's antagonist, a Nazi officer named Landa who's known as the ‘Jew Hunter.’
“The second chapter introduces the Bastards and their tactics: They kill Nazis on sight, take their scalps, and — when they let one go — carve a swastika into his forehead.
“The third chapter, set in 1944, reintroduces Shosanna in Paris ("This whole Chapter will be filmed in French New Wave Black and White").
“The fourth sets up the Bastards' attack on the theatre.
“And it all comes together in Chapter Five, which plays fast and loose with history, to say the least.”
You can still find it here, though QT has apparently made some changes as shooting progressed, so don’t expect it to be identical to the final movie.
The leak did one other thing –it finally revealed the Inglourious Basterds spelling, though that wouldn’t officially be confirmed until an October press release.
Now, it was really time to find some soldiers - not to mention the rest of the characters…
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