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'Basterds' hailed, panned

August 29, 2009

Quentin Tarantino's new film "Inglourious Basterds" pumps the adrenaline back into World War II. After decades of history-laden films about the era, with Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List" setting the high bar, Tarantino deconstructs the genre by working with fictional characters, delivering up the past with dust-free immediacy to a contemporary audience.

The film's manipulation of history increases its suspense; finally, a WWII film with an unpredictable ending!

In his mincing review ["His Bloody Pulp," Aug. 21], Kenneth Turan shows how out of touch he is with the culture he's paid to advise.

James Roman

Los Angeles

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Kenneth Turan lists five "bloody" scenes in "Inglourious Basterds." The explicit gore in these five scenes comprise all of one or two minutes in a 2 1/2 -hour film. Go see it. Eyelids are designed to close at will.

It took me a day to figure out why Turan and other liberal critics berate this movie. It promotes the liberal anathema that "torture works."

John A. Saylor

Long Beach

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I attended a screening of Quentin Tarantino's film "Inglourious Basterds" last night and feel compelled to share my outrage at the film.

It was the worst film I have ever seen. I want my money and time back, and an official apology from Quentin Tarantino himself! And this is putting it mildly.

Jennifer Fordyce

Los Angeles

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