History Film / InglouriousBasterds

21st Jan '18 9:23:47 AM Saveelich
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A young German sniper finds himself the subject of Goebbels' latest propaganda film, the premiere of which he decides to relocate to a small cinema owned by a girl he takes a liking to. Unbeknownst to him, this girl is a Jew whose family was massacred by the Nazis four years earlier, and she takes the opportunity of so many [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi leaders]] coming to her cinema to take revenge. Upon finding out about the premiere, the Basterds also plot to destroy Hitler and his high command at the event despite being pursued by the SS officer who slaughtered the cinema owner's family.

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A young German sniper finds himself the subject of Goebbels' latest propaganda film, ''Film/StolzDerNation'', the premiere of which he decides to relocate to a small cinema owned by a girl he takes a liking to. Unbeknownst to him, this girl is a Jew whose family was massacred by the Nazis four years earlier, and she takes the opportunity of so many [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi leaders]] coming to her cinema to take revenge. Upon finding out about the premiere, the Basterds also plot to destroy Hitler and his high command at the event despite being pursued by the SS officer who slaughtered the cinema owner's family.
10th Jan '18 8:29:20 PM Josef5678
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** Italian Director Creator/EnzoGCastellari - who directed the original ''Film/TheIngloriousBastards'' - [[http://inglouriousbasterds.wikia.com/wiki/Obergruppenf%C3%BChrer_(Enzo_G._Castellari) appears]] as a Nazi Obergruppenführer in the Premiere scene.
9th Jan '18 8:54:43 PM Josef5678
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* PropagandaPiece: InUniverse; Goebbels' film is a glorified account of German sniper Zoller killing Americans.
9th Jan '18 7:06:56 PM Josef5678
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* AdolfHitlarious: ''"NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!"''
** The entire sequence to follow is filled with enough gags (visual and audible) to please Creator/MelBrooks himself.

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* AdolfHitlarious: ''"NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!"''
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''"NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!--NEIN!"'' The entire sequence to follow is filled with enough gags (visual and audible) to please Creator/MelBrooks himself.



* AnyoneCanDie: Up to and including '''[[spoiler:HITLER]]'''. Oh, and only [[spoiler:three characters out of an enormous ensemble make it out of the movie alive.]]
** Four, if you count [[spoiler: Marcel. Although he's not shown leaving the cinema, he enters via the back door to set the fire, leaving it open and presumably exiting the same way. Also counts as an inversion of BlackDudeDiesFirst]].
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Hugo Stiglitz killed 13 Gestapo officers, then was broken free by the Basterds. His picture was already shown on the newspaper seen in the film, so unless the Gestapo hushed his breakout up to avoid embarassment (and you'd assume they'd be care more for their own skin than the embarrassment, given his Gestapo-killing tendencies), his face would be on wanted posters - the military would at least be on a lookout for him, if not the general populace (and even then the Gestapo may have weighed up embarrassment-versus-survival and told them too). With all this in mind, he walks into a bar full of German soldiers (and one SS who sits down with him and refers to him directly when talking about accents) and no one recognises him. And this is on top of Sergeant Rachtmann's assertion that 'everyone in the German army has heard of Hugo Stiglitz'.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Up to and including '''[[spoiler:HITLER]]'''. Oh, and only [[spoiler:three characters out of an enormous ensemble make it out of the movie alive.]]
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]] Four, if you count [[spoiler: Marcel. Although he's not shown leaving the cinema, he enters via the back door to set the fire, leaving it open and presumably exiting the same way. Also counts as an inversion of BlackDudeDiesFirst]].
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Hugo Stiglitz killed 13 Gestapo officers, then was broken free by the Basterds. His picture was already shown on the newspaper seen in the film, so unless the Gestapo hushed his breakout up to avoid embarassment embarrassment (and you'd assume they'd be care more for their own skin than the embarrassment, given his Gestapo-killing tendencies), his face would be on wanted posters - the military would at least be on a lookout for him, if not the general populace (and even then the Gestapo may have weighed up embarrassment-versus-survival and told them too). With all this in mind, he walks into a bar full of German soldiers (and one SS who sits down with him and refers to him directly when talking about accents) and no one recognises him. And this is on top of Sergeant Rachtmann's assertion that 'everyone in the German army has heard of Hugo Stiglitz'.



* {{Bathos}}: The first scene is quiet and brimming with deadly tension. In the middle of it, Landa smokes from a very large and flashy pipe.

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* {{Bathos}}: {{Bathos}}:
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The first scene is quiet and brimming with deadly tension. In the middle of it, Landa smokes from a very large and flashy pipe.



* ContrivedCoincidence: Landa's whole ploy to get La Padite to tell him the Dreyfuses' whereabouts works only because La Padite just happens to be fluent in English (something ''extremely'' rare for a French farmer in the 1940s).
** In the German version of the movie, they speak German, which makes a lot more sense.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Landa's whole ploy to get La Padite to tell him the Dreyfuses' whereabouts works only because La Padite just happens to be fluent in English (something ''extremely'' rare for a French farmer in the 1940s).
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1940s).[[note]]In the German version of the movie, they speak German, which makes a lot more sense.[[/note]]



* ElSpanishO: Aldo's attempt to speak Italian. The result is quite... err.... ''in''correcto....



* EntitledToHaveYou: Zoller, when he finally gets fed up with Shosanna's rebuffs. He's gotten used to being treated like royalty for his heroic actions in the war, and he becomes violent after one too many snubs from her. It's especially jarring because before this he's been portrayed as a pretty nice guy and rather humble about his heroism.
** Maybe not so jarring, considering his absolute refusal to take "no" for an answer or show any respect for Shosanna's feelings makes him come off as a menacing StalkerWithACrush.

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* EntitledToHaveYou: Zoller, when he finally gets fed up with Shosanna's rebuffs. He's gotten used to being treated like royalty for his heroic actions in the war, and he becomes violent after one too many snubs from her. It's especially jarring because before this he's been portrayed as a pretty nice guy and rather humble about his heroism.
** Maybe not so jarring, considering
heroism, although his absolute refusal to take "no" for an answer or show any respect for Shosanna's feelings makes him come off as a menacing StalkerWithACrush.



* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench / EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Shosanna Dreyfus

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* %%* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench / EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Shosanna Dreyfus



* [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within A Film]]: Types 1 and 3.

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* %%* [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within A Film]]: Types 1 and 3.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Hitler expresses fear of the "Bear Jew" and the idea that he's a golem summoned by the Jews. At the end of the movie, [[spoiler: the Bear Jew mows Hitler down with gunfire and continues to blast his head to a fine jelly.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Hitler expresses fear of the "Bear Jew" and the idea that he's a golem summoned by the Jews. At the end of the movie, [[spoiler: the Bear Jew mows Hitler down with gunfire and continues to blast his head to a fine jelly.]]



* TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper [[spoiler:gets killed by Landa because of it.]]

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* TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper [[spoiler:gets TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper: [[spoiler:Bridget von Hammersmark gets killed by Landa because of it.the shoe she left behind fits perfectly.]]



* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: [[spoiler:On Von Hammersmark.]]

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* %%* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: [[spoiler:On Von Hammersmark.]]



* LipstickAndLoadMontage: Shosanna before the premiere.
* LivingMacGuffin: Hitler.

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* %%* LipstickAndLoadMontage: Shosanna before the premiere.
* %%* LivingMacGuffin: Hitler.



** In a CrowningMomentOfFunny, when trying to pass off as an Italian in front of Landa, Raine speaks a few words of I-Talian in an American southern accent ("Bon-jer-no"). Which is kinda [[ElSpanisho correcto]], but also sad since Omar (who can't even speak Italian) had a better accent than he did. [[spoiler: But, you might forget thinking to feel bad for Omar, since Landa asks for all of them to repeat their names several times, and actually ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny congratulates]]'' Omar for his pronunciation.]]

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** In a CrowningMomentOfFunny, when trying to pass off as an Italian in front of Landa, Raine speaks a few words of I-Talian in an American southern accent ("Bon-jer-no"). Which is kinda [[ElSpanisho [[ElSpanishO correcto]], but also sad since Omar (who can't even speak Italian) had a better accent than he did. [[spoiler: But, you might forget thinking to feel bad for Omar, since Landa asks for all of them to repeat their names several times, and actually ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny congratulates]]'' Omar for his pronunciation.]]


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* ElSpanishO: Aldo's attempt to speak Italian. The result is quite... err.... ''in''correcto....
30th Dec '17 3:45:03 PM Josef5678
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
* NinetiesAntiHero: The Basterds.

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* %%* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
* %%* NinetiesAntiHero: The Basterds.



** The mistake isn't easy to spot, and people are known to have to ask around about it, but when one knows just what the mistake was it's impossible to not see it: he orders "drei" (three) glasses by holding up his middle, ring, and index fingers (when a proper German would hold up the thumb, index finger, and middle finger). That gesture is really alien to Germans.
*** Worst than that, it's alien to most European countries, other than UK. For example, French, Swiss or Italian people use the same hand gesture as German people. Therefore, pretending he got it from Piz Palü wasn't going to work anyway. He was clearly identified as British or American now.



* PrettyInMink[=/=]FurAndLoathing: Bridget [[http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/zz7f35abfa-440x652.jpg wears a fox wrap]]. Which trope this falls into probably doesn't matter.

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* %%* PrettyInMink[=/=]FurAndLoathing: Bridget [[http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/zz7f35abfa-440x652.jpg wears a fox wrap]]. Which trope this falls into probably doesn't matter.



** Literally in one key scene in which a character's left hand is not visible, because he is using it to protect himself, but his right hand is, and is the one that gets him into trouble.



** The first scene, where Landa arrives at [=LaPadite=]'s home to interrogate him, is eerily reminiscent of Angel Eyes' visit to Stevens in Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly.

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** The first scene, where Landa arrives at [=LaPadite=]'s home to interrogate him, is eerily reminiscent of Angel Eyes' Eyes's visit to Stevens in Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly.''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''.



* ShownTheirWork: The flammability of the old film reels, which becomes a major plot point. Also, the differentiation of German and British hand gestures. And the explanation afterward from Von Hammersmark.
** Also in-universe, when General Fenech and Winston Churchill are testing Lt. Hicox's knowledge of cinema.

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* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork:
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The flammability of the old film reels, which becomes a major plot point. Also, the differentiation of German and British hand gestures. And the explanation afterward from Von Hammersmark.
** Also in-universe, InUniverse, when General Fenech and Winston Churchill are testing Lt. Hicox's knowledge of cinema.



* SouthernFriedPrivate: Lt. Aldo Raine, of course.

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* %%* SouthernFriedPrivate: Lt. Aldo Raine, of course.



* TranslationConvention: Notably averted, unlike most more "serious" World War II movies. The Germans speak (subtitled) German, the French speak (subtitled) French, and the Americans and British speak English. In cross-cultural conversations, in one case it is outright stated that they will use English as a median language to accommodate both parties' unease with the other's language, in two cases interpreters are used, and in most other cases the German party yields to their counterpart's language, being that in most cases whomever they're talking to doesn't speak a word of German. Certain instances are pushing it, however, although not to a degree which breaks the suspension of disbelief:

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* TranslationConvention: Notably averted, unlike most more "serious" World War II movies. The Germans speak (subtitled) German, the French speak (subtitled) French, and the Americans and British speak English. In cross-cultural conversations, in one case it is outright stated that they will use English as a median language to accommodate both parties' unease with the other's language, in two cases interpreters are used, and in most other cases the German party yields to their counterpart's language, being that in most cases whomever they're talking to doesn't speak a word of German. Certain instances are pushing it, however, although not to a degree which breaks the suspension of disbelief:disbelief.



* VillainProtagonist: [[{{Deconstruction}} Every]][[EvilVsEvil one.]] Except [[FinalGirl Shosanna.]] [[{{Deconstruction}} Mostly.]]

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* VillainProtagonist: [[{{Deconstruction}} Every]][[EvilVsEvil Every]][[BlackAndGrayMorality one.]] Except [[FinalGirl Shosanna.]] [[{{Deconstruction}} Mostly.]]
23rd Dec '17 12:28:16 PM Javertshark13
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* HonorBeforeReason: In the shooting script, Landa gives this as the reason he let Shosanna go, saying that shooting her in the back wouldn't be fair (and it's unlikely she would survive long anyway).
19th Dec '17 7:29:13 PM theknack101
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** The looks on Raine and Von Hammersmark's faces after they realize Landa speaks very fluent Italian (the Basterds' cover was that they were Italian, most Germans wouldn't know Italian to converse with them). Then as Landa basically spends the next few minutes essentially mocking them about their poor Italian, Raine and Von Hammersmark [[ThisIsGonnaSuck clearly know things are about to go downhill.]]
23rd Oct '17 1:27:50 PM superkeijikun
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[[caption-width-right:300:We're gonna be doin' one thing and one thing only: [[NaziHunter killin' Nat-zis]].]]
21st Oct '17 9:31:33 PM BeastC
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* ForWantOfANail: The existence of Colonel Hans Landa and the Basterds results in [[spoiler:Hitler getting machine-gunned to death and the war in Europe ending a year early]].

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* ForWantOfANail: The existence of Colonel Hans Landa and the Basterds results in [[spoiler:Hitler getting machine-gunned to death and the war in Europe ending a year early]].early. This also seems to imply that ''Inglourious Basterds'' is the start of the hidden SharedUniverse that Tarantino's films had mostly taken place in. Hitler's assassination in a movie theater inspires Americans to become (even more) obsessed with pop culture and partake in long-winded [[SeinfeldianConversation discussions about them]].]]
2nd Oct '17 10:36:36 PM Linda58
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Aldo expresses a desire to force Nazis to wear their uniform for the rest of their lives, so everyone will know they were a Nazi. However, he freely admits that [[AwesomeYetImpractical simply isn't practical]], as sooner or later they'd ''have'' to take it off. So he gives them a little something they can't take off...
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