Chapter Eight: And Now, The Shooting Starts
Inglourious Basterds shot around Germany, with a few scenes taking place in Paris.
Tarantino and his crew kicked off in the German state of Saxony on October 6th, in an area called the Elbsandstein Mountains and production will then moved to Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam near Berlin on the 13th.
October 17 saw the first official pic from the film emerge, showing Pitt as Raine, complete with the neck scar that is part of his character.
The director later reported that Pitt spent the entire shoot talking in the accent created for Raine: “'Aldo has this big, thick hillbilly accent — he's from Tennessee — so if I asked Brad a question, he would answer with Aldo's inflection,'' Tarantino tells EW.
''It was great. I could spend all day hanging out with the character I created.''
BJ Novak also recalled his shooting experience: “There was one night of filming in Potsdam on this beautiful old street in the middle of winter.
''Brad Pitt was there in a tuxedo. Quentin Tarantino was framing a shot. And I thought, I still don't know what it's like to make a movie.
“Because this is the movie version of making a movie. This is what making a movie is like in movies about making movies.''
And despite some German worries about their depiction in the film, the fact that the movie was allowed to shoot in the country speaks volumes.
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