As far as Brad Pitt is concerned, his new film “Inglourious Basterds” is the be all and end all of Nazi movies.
“The second World War could still deliver more stories and films, but I believe that Quentin [Tarantino, director] put a cover on that pot. With ‘Basterds,’ everything that can be said to this genre has been said,” Pitt tells the German magazine Stern. “The film destroys every symbol. The work is done, end of story.”
As for another WWII Hitler assassination movie with a famous Hollywood star, he says there is no comparison. When the Stern reporter mentioned Tom Cruise's recent turn in a film about a real plot to kill Hitler, Pitt simply said, “It was a ridiculous movie.”
Pitt also revealed what movie he does find note-worthy — even life-changing — “Saturday Night Fever.”
“When I was a teenager, I saw “Saturday Night Fever” at our drive-in, but it wasn't the dancing that electrified me. It was the life and culture in Brooklyn. I'm from Missouri, the southern part of the Midwest in the U.S., and I never heard families talk that way to each other. From that point on, I wanted out to see more of the country and of life.”