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Possible Tarantino Trilogy: Basterds and Django Could be Connected…

Rumor has it that director Quentin Tarantino is planning a loosely related trilogy that includes Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and a yet unknown third title. Tarantino explained to Total Film that:

[quote]“I don’t know, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained bespeak a trilogy…As different as they are, there is a companion piece quality. There might very well be a third one. I just don’t know what it is yet.”[/quote]

It would appear that thus far the link between the films is a version of alternate history that could carry over into a third film – with another alternate history. The Playlist suggests that third part could turn out to be the “1930s gangster picture he’s mentioned in the past? Or the Len Deighton spy adaptations he was also considering?”  

Hard to say, at the moment, which might be the case as Tarantino himself admits he doesn’t know what it is yet. Still, it will be interesting to see if the director turns out a third film that ties in with the other two. Only time – and Tarantino – will tell.

What would you like to see as a third film tying in with Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained? Sound off below!

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Fade Out: 25 of Hollywood’s Greatest ‘Closing Lines’ – THE SEQUEL

I have always found it fascinating how the last line in a movie usually helps me decide how I felt about it. For example, on my last list of the top 25 closing lines, Casablanca: “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”. After a sad moment in the movie, that line gave me a chuckle, and I took the DVD out of my player with a smile on my face. How a movie ends can either ruin the entire film, or make it ten times better. Since July 6th of 2011 when our last closing lines list was published, many readers have left comments about movies that were not mentioned, so we’ve decided to expand a bit. This is part deux of the list. Enjoy!

WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

“Look, you fools. You’re in danger. Can’t you see? They’re after you. They’re after all of us. Our wives, our children, everyone. They’re here already. YOU’RE NEXT!”

Army of Darkness

“Hail to the King baby!”

Inglorious Basterds

“You know somethin’, Utivich? I think this just might be my masterpiece.”

A Clockwork Orange

“I was cured all right.”

Apocalypse Now

“The horror. The horror.”

King Kong (1933)

“Oh no. It wasn’t the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.”

Some Like it Hot

“Nobody’s Perfect.”

Chinatown

OH… WAIT…

“Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.”

What Dreams May Come

“When I was young, I met this beautiful girl by a lake.”

Gangs of New York

“My father once told me we was all born of blood and tribulation; so then, too, was our great city. But for those of us who had lived and died in them furious days… it was like everything we knew was mightily swept away. And no matter what they did to build this city back up again — for the rest of time — it would be like nobody even knew we was ever here.”

Black Swan

“I was perfect.”

Of Mice and Men

“And I get to tend the rabbits.”

American Beauty

“You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure. But don’t worry: you will someday.”

The Big Lebowski

“Say, friend – you got any more of that good sarsaparilla?”

Gandhi

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it. Always.”

The Lost Boys

One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires.”

Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

“Oh my God. You were his mother.”

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

“Why was I not made of stone like thee?”

Red Dragon

“What is her name?”

Sunset Boulevard

“All right Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup.”

Magnum Force

“A man’s got to know his limitations.”

Soylent Green

“You’ve got to tell them soylent green is people. We’ve got to stop them somehow.”

Alien / Alien 3

“This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.”

Caddyshack

“Hey, everybody, we’re all gonna get laid.”

Full Metal Jacket

“I’m in a world of shit, yes. But I am alive. And I am not afraid.”

Radical Review: Time Bomb

It turns out the Mayans were right, the world does end in 2012. How they predicted that Hitler’s top-secret doomsday device would be discovered and then accidentally triggered is beyond me though. Fortunately for the human race the “New World Order”, a CIA/FBI/Interpol type of organization, has put together a crack team of special agents to go back in time to prevent the world-wide disaster from happening. This is the setup of Radical Comics graphic novel Time Bomb. Time Bomb is actually the name of the time travel device, which operates by harnessing a small nuclear explosion, not the name of the Nazi created missile that spreads an unstoppable virus throughout the world’s atmosphere.

Radical Comics is a publisher that, according to their Wikipedia page, produces only products that they think would be directly translatable to the big screen. Essentially, by this definition, Radical comics are jazzed up screenplays. With that in mind Time Bomb is, in movie terms, Armageddon meets Inglorious Basterds meets Timeline. While it’s true that I could see this story being made into a movie, it would likely be a B-movie starring the likes of Jean-Claude Van Damme and whoever is the modern equivalent of Lorenzo Lamas.

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