Actually the intro of the film is based on the movie citizen kane I think.
However, I think it reminded me also more of the intro of the good the bad and the ugly like also mentioned before in this thread.
There are many refrences to other classic movies in I.B. like sergeant york, to hell and back, dirty dozen, the searchers, and many others.
and music from death rides a horse, il mercenario, the big gundown, return of ringo.
Anyway, a really great movie. One of the best ones of the last 10 years I think.
Great dialogues (e.g. the rat), great soundtrack, diversity of action and hilarious scenes, typically QT.
Great to see how QT always uses famous actors for his films of which you expect they will "ruin" the cult image of the movie, but they always succeed.
The only thing I missed were some more, other missions by the basterds, there's only focus on operation kino, while you expect after chapter 1 and 2 that the film continues in a similar way.
I read there were already plans for a second part, I hope that's true.