Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Big Talk (Bigger Stick)

I knew that a bunch of footage of the actual Basterds in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds was what was cut out of the film to get it down to its more manageable run-time after the somewhat disappointing screening of the longer-cut of the film at Cannes, but I figured that was just something we'd see on the DVD. But Eli "The Bear Jew" Roth wants more! He wants an entire prequel film! Seeing as how most people's opinions on the movie seemed to slide towards "The Basterds were the least involving portions of it" I don't know how likely this is. Plus even though Quentin's always yapping about sequels and spin-off's to his films he's yet to prove good on that. But Eli seems enthusiastic. (and yes, "Eli seems enthusiastic" is your eye-rolling cue, as always.)

"We have three scenes that we shot in Boston that take place before the war, and Quentin says if he does the prequel, he's going to use them. They're not going to be DVD extras... There's a great scene with me and Cloris Leachman. I go and get her to sign the (his trademark) bat. It's me and the little old Jewish ladies of the neighbourhood."

"Everybody would drop whatever they're doing to go back to work with Quentin. All the time, Brad says, 'Prequel, prequel!' All the 'basterds' would jump on it in a second."

Aww Eli's so adorable, isn't he? Oh wait nevermind none of you really seem to agree with me on that score, so keep it to yourselves then! He's adorable!

Thanks to Mac for the heads-up on this story. What's weird is I was actually looking at a few new shots of Eli just as this was forwarded to me. Well maybe "weird" isn't the right word since there's a good chance you'll catch me at that at any given point in the day. But it is... something. It is. Here's a good pair, new to me:



Tracy said...

I think he's adorable, too.

Jason Adams said...

You have good taste, lady!

Tracy said...

Heh, thanks.

Glenn said...

He looks like Karl Largerfeld in that shot with the gloves and the stick. For real!

shaun said...

You have thoroughly impressed his hawtness upon me as well (I have a thing for Jewish males already)!

Anonymous said...

He is adorable. Period. End of story.

Jenna said...

omg i love Eli Roth so effin much! he's not just adorable, he's the the most sexy man alive!!