2009 war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt.

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Was Archie Hicox's accent actually strange?

In the tavern scene where Archie's disguise is blown through his English hand gesture, he is initially questioned by Cprl Willhelm about his unusual accent. Can the German visitors to this site ...
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How could Lt. Hicox fluently speak German and then give himself away by using the wrong gesture?

In Inglorious Basterds Lt. Hicox is an English officer who speaks German fluently yet with a mild accent. Speaking a language fluently requires a lot of practice with native speakers and so spending a ...
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Is Lt. Hicox correct in his comparison of Joseph Goebbels with David O. Selznick?

In Inglourious Basterds when Lt. Archie Hicox is briefed by Gen. Fenech and Winston Churchill, his qualities as movie expert are put to a little test when he is asked by Churchill about Joseph ...
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Did Col. Landa actually recognize Shosanna?

In the first part of the movie he kills her family and she escapes. He is known as the Jew Hunter and never lets any Jews escape him. Later when he meets her under her assumed name Emmanuelle he makes ...
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Why did Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds change his mind about the “Jew Hunter” nickname?

In the opening part of Inglourious Basterds Hans Landa asks Monsieur LaPadite if he knows the nickname the French people have bestowed upon him. When LaPadite anxiously reveals that he has heard the ...
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How does Quentin Tarantino write dialog for a language he doesn't speak?

How does Quentin Tarantino or any other screenwriter write dialog for a language he doesn't speak? I have never found any mention of Tarantino being able to speak in any language other than English. ...
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Did the Basterds actually change anything?

Hitler was definitely shot to death by the Basterds but he would have died in the fire anyways. Shoshanna had everything planned well to trap everyone in theatre including her, there was no escape. So ...
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On whose side is the barkeeper?

During the Inglourious Basterds' meeting with Bridget von Hammersmark in the basement bar, the bar's owner and bartender is always around and observing the events and ultimately taking part in the ...
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What is the reason for Bridget von Hammersmark's unusual name?

One thing I always wondered about Inglourious Basterds is, why the famous actress Bridget von Hammersmark has such an unusual name (and which nobody else in the movie seems to find unusual). Her last ...
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Why did Aldo Raine have that scar?

First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) had a scar that made it look as though someone had tried to cut his throat. Is there any reason mentioned for that scar (in the movie that I missed, or in ...
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Why doesn’t Shosanna try to kill Fredrick?

When Shosanna (as Emmanuelle) shot Fredrick down, she takes a quick look at the screen where she can see a scene with Fredrick (the actor). When she looks back at Fredrick, she recognizes that he ...
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Why is the meeting of basterds and Bridget von Hammersmark planned in the basement?

In Inglourious Basterds the basterds have to meet Bridget von Hammersmark at some tavern in the basement and the basement turns out to be a very bad choice. Basterds themselves mention several times ...
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Why did Landa make the deal?

Could it be that he felt that his side would lose the war? Is there anything in the movie that made such an outcome very likely?
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How was Utivich captured?

From Wikipedia: At the premiere, Landa, who can speak Italian, is not fooled and sees von Hammersmark privately. He makes her wear the shoe, which fits, and strangles her to death, then orders ...
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Was the German soldiers' reaction during the bar shootout realistic?

In the Bar Shootout Scene in Inglourious Basterds, two things do not match up, First: there is one German officer knowing the bastards are spies, so when the first shot is fired why the Nazi soldiers ...
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How old was Shosanna?

The Nazis occupied France in 1941, and got pushed out in 1944. How old is Shosanna in the first scene of Inglourious Basterds, when her farm is investigated by Nazi occupiers ("we will leave you ...
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German way of gesturing 3 in Inglourious Basterds?

How true is that., when i googled I don't find much info about that. Is that made up for film or do Germans gesture like that.
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Why did the German officers write in English when they were talking in German? [closed]

In the movie Inglorious Bastards, when the Bastards officers were playing along with the German colonel and actress Hammersk in the tavern, they had to write differnt character's names on the cards. ...