Inglourious Basterds — The Elements of Suspense

by Lessons from the Screenplay

How does Quentin Tarantino turn 17-pages of characters talking into one of the tensest scenes of recent memory? In this video essay, Michael examines the elements required to create tension, illustrating how Tarantino’s dialogue and character design resulted in the truly captivating opening to his film, Inglourious Basterds.


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