Video Essay Dives Into the Masterfully Suspenseful Opening Scene of Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

The opening scene of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds might be the best opening scene of any movie of the past decade. It's a masterclass in delivering a palpable sense of dread, full of brilliant dialogue that introduces us to the film's villain, reveals character traits, and sets the tone for what kind of film will follow — simultaneously. The newest edition of Lessons from the Screenplay takes a deep dive into this scene and breaks down exactly how and why it works so well. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go watch that scene again in its entirety and marvel at its perfect execution.

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