B.J. Novak On ‘Inglourious Basterds': ‘One Of The Coolest Movies I’ve Ever Seen’

Contributed by Silas Lesnick

“It’s one of the coolest movies I’ve ever seen or been a part of,” said B.J. Novak of Quentin Tarantino’s spellcheck-challenged WWII epic, “Inglourious Basterds.” He plays Private First Class Utivich, who may just help him shed the instant identification of being Ryan from “The Office.”

“It’s a very cool, very stylish, intense, funny movie that takes place during World War II behind enemy lines in France,” told Novak to MTV News’ Josh Horowitz. “Brad Pitt leads a squadron of American soldiers. And that’s the most normal part of the movie. It gets crazier from there. But for some reason, you’re always completely invested. You’re always completely by it. As soon as you see this reality, you feel it. You believe it. You’re invested in it. It’s just one of the coolest scripts I’ve ever read.”

Of course, the script isn’t that hard to come by for us internet nerds and “crazy” is sort of putting it lightly. The trick is going to be in seeing how Tarantino manages to pull it all together.

“You know,” says Novak, “it all felt normal to me as I was doing it. But then when I described it to my friends when I got back home, their eyes just popped out of their heads. So I can’t wait to see how people react to this movie. I really have no sense of it. Once you get into it, you love it. So I think that’s how people will react to it. It is really excitingly different from what people are used to.”

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