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10 Life Lessons: “Inglourious Basterds” Edition

This week ends Tarantino month (+1 week, since I ended up busy). I debated throwing down with Natural Born Killers, but figured it’d be best to save that for a different day, and not just because all Tarantino did was provide the story for the movie, but it’ll give you something to look forward to.

Inglourious Basterds has the best opening scene of any Tarantino movie. Of course, that’s just my opinion, and you can feel free to disagree in the comments. Most of Tarantino’s dialogue is off the hook excellent, which is why he’s gotten a full month of Life Lessons. I know some people couldn’t get over the whole killing Hitler bit, but whatever. The opening dialogue more than makes up for that little bit of grand fiction. So here we go… au revoir, Shosanna.


10) “I must say, I grow weary of these monkeyshines.”

09) “Yeah, we got a word for that kinda odd in English. It’s called suspicious.”

08) “If a rat were to walk in here right now, as I’m talking, would you greet it with a saucer of your delicious milk?”

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07) “Nah, I don’t think so. More like chewed out. I’ve been chewed out before.”

06) “It’s only the offspring of slaves that allows America to be competitive athletically. American Olympic gold can be measured in Negro sweat.”

05) “We have all our rotten eggs in one basket. The objective of Operation Kino: blow up the basket.”

04) “When you join my command, you take on debit. A debit you owe me personally.”

03) “You don’t like them. You don’t really know why you don’t like them; all you know is you find them repulsive.”

02) “There’s a special rung in hell reserved for people who waste good scotch.”

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01) “Like I said, third best. Just keep your fuckin’ mouth shut. In fact, why don’t you start practicing, right now!”

10 Life Lessons: “True Romance” Edition

Yes, I missed last week. Not intentional, but shit happens, right? And if it doesn’t happen to you, well, you’re a lucky sumbitch. Tarantino month continues this week with True Romance.

If you know Tarantino, you know he didn’t direct this one, but wrote it. Tony Scott directed True Romance and, with its all-star cast and killer script, it’s probably Scott’s finest movie. I’d argue The Hunger may be as good, but that’s my love of horror coming out. If anyone says Top Gun, if you could leave and not come back? That’d be great.


10) “Ooooh, that’s imaginative. I’ve got more taste in my penis.”

09) “Now I know I’m pretty, but I ain’t as pretty as a couple of titties.”

08) “I’m not scared of you. I just don’t like you.”

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07) “Okay, then why are you telling me all this bullshit, huh? You wanna fuck me?”

06) “Don’t condescend me, man. I’ll fuckin’ kill ya, man.”

05) “I eat the pussy, I eat the butt, I eat every motherfuckin’ thang.”

04) “If there’s one thing this last week has taught me, it’s better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.”

03) “He must have thought it was white boy day. It ain’t white boy day, is it?”

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02) “You just said you love me, now if I say I love you and just throw caution to the wind and let the chips fall where they may and you’re lying to me I’m gonna fuckin’ die.”

01) “That’s the way romance is… Usually, that’s the way it goes, but every once in awhile, it goes the other way too.”