Film Inglourious Basterds Discussion

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11:42:31 AM Jun 5th 2014
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A few things.

Firstly, in 'Mood Whiplash', where is the comedy? "In a rare example of the tragedy-to-comedy version, Shoshanna's beautifully shot death scene, with Ennio Morricone's beautiful "Un Amico" building to a heartbreaking climax.... Smash cut to the Bear Jew- 'After I kill that guy, you have 30 feet to get to that guy. Can you do it?'"

Also, I wanted to suggest removing/tweaking the example of 'But For Me, It Was Tuesday', because it seemed 50/50 as to whether or not he remembered her by his ordering milk, which he specifically requested at the beginning. On the other hand, he could just really like milk.

Finally, I'm uncertain as to the inclusion of Hicox's hand gesture in 'Bilingual Bonus', because I believe it's something made up by Tarantino - if someone can assure me that British people did indeed hold up three fingers in that odd manner back in the war days, I will of course subside. But I am English, and have asked a bevy of British people I know, and none of us would indicate three like that.
08:21:45 PM May 14th 2013
Eric at the tavern: is he in league with von Hammersmark or the Nazis? Since he's down as Les Collaborateurs on the character page and the bar fight evidence is apparently inconclusive.
11:44:32 AM Jun 5th 2014
I would say neither, just defending himself and his bar?