"The second World War could still deliver more stories and films, but I believe that Quentin (Tarantino, director) put a cover on that pot. With Basterds, everything than can be said to this genre has been said," People magazine quoted Pitt as having told the German magazine Stern. "The film destroys every symbol. The work is done, end of story," the actor said.
Expressing his opinion about another WW II Hitler assassination movie with a famous Hollywood star, Pitt said there was no comparison. Reacting to Inglourious Basterds, which is about a real plot to kill Hitler, Pitt simply said: "It was a ridiculous movie." He even said that what movie he does find note-worthy - even life-changing - Saturday Night Fever.
"When I was a teenager, I saw Saturday Night Fever at our drive-in, but it wasn't the dancing that electrified me. It was the life and culture in Brooklyn. I'm from Missouri, the southern part of the Midwest in the U.S., and I never heard families talk that way to each other. From that point on, I wanted out to see more of the country and of life," he said.