I love reading movie trivia on IMDb. Some flicks have gobs of trivia but even just a few interesting facts are fun. Trivial Peruse is a feature where I share some of my favorite bits with you guys! We’re celebrating the work of Quentin Tarantino this month, so it’s a perfect time to TP my favorite film of his, Inglorious Basterds.
Trope Talk is my way of dishing out and breaking down the timeless and the tiresome of cinema’s most recognizable tropes, archetypes and formulas. This month, I’ll be breaking down and re-grouping the films of FTS’ director of the month for August, Quentin Tarantino, tracing his distinct style throughout his filmography while also picking apart what various genre tropes he is both adhering to and re-purposing.
Red Dawn (1984) Directed by John Milius. Starring: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson. IMDB says: “It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.”