Questions tagged [inglourious-basterds]

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

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Why remove boots of dead Nazis and toss about?

During the opening of the Bear Jew scene, the Basterds are removing the socks and boots of dead Nazis and tossing them about the forest area. Is there any reason for that past just further "...
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Why did Colonel Hans Landa let Shosana escape in the beginning?

Why did Colonel Hans Landa let Shosanna escape at the beginning of Inglourious Basterds if it was his duty to find and eliminate the jews at that area. I found it rare because he was proud of his job, ...
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Why does Brad Pitt in Inglorious Basterds have scars on his neck? [duplicate]

Watching it again today, I noticed the scars on his neck. What's the backstory on those?
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What happened to the remaining Inglourious Basterds members?

As we know the original squad of the basterds was 8 soldiers and Lt. Raine so that makes 9 people. Later in France they added the german Hugo Stiglitz to their squad making 10 of them. (We can see for ...
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Did Hans Landa recognize Shosanna? [duplicate]

In the movie Inglorious Basterds, the scene where Hans Landa and Shosanna were in the restaurant, Hans Landa says "I did have something else I wanted to ask you, but right now, for the life of me, I ...
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When did Colonel Hans Landa decide to change his intentions to end the war in Inglourious Basterds?

Throughout the movie, Hans Landa was always a step ahead of the motives and plans against the Basterds. Even in "Operation Kino" after he so intelligently deduced the German movie star was the double ...
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Why wasn't Aldo Raine punished in Iglourious Basterds? [closed]

First time we meet Lt. Aldo Raine he is declaring: Nazi ain't got no humanity. They're the foot soldiers of a jew-hating, mass-murdering maniac and they need to be destroyed. He is generalizing ...
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Why did Major Hellstrom get suspicious?

in Inglourious Basterds (2009), when the bastards team met with Bridget von Hammersmark in the tavern, Major Hellstrom inquired about Lt. Archie Hicox' German accent. After Bridget vouches for Hicox ...
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Did Marcel survive the fire?

In the climax of Inglorious Basterds, Marcel lights the pile of nitrate film while standing behind the screen, which sets the place on fire and since the cinema doors are barred, everyone who doesn't ...
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Does Fredrick Zoller feel remorse for the actions he's famous for?

One of the things people have noticed is that the fictitious Stolz der Nation (Nation's Pride) in Inglourious Basterds, which is about the career of a military sniper, bears similarities to American ...
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Were Landa and Hellstrom lovers?

In Chapter Five of Inglourious Basterds, Revenge of the Giant Face, Colonel Hans Landa strangles Bridget von Hammersmark to death with his own hands immediately after placing her at the scene of the ...
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Did Shosanna make her dress out of a Nazi banner?

In the movie Inglourious Basterds, Shosanna Dreyfus appears as a stunning woman in red on the Nation's Pride premiere. This image contrasts dramatically with her previous appearances in casual (or ...
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Are there two separate versions of Hugo Stiglitz's background in Inglourious Basterds?

I've seen Inglourious Basterds a few times. I recall that the Samuel L. Jackson voice over, which gave a background of Hugo Stiglitz, stated As a German enlisted man, he managed to kill thirteen ...
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Why was Inglourious Basterds misspelt?

Did Quentin Tarantino ever give the reason for misspelling the movie title Inglourious Basterds?
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Any reason behind the ending of Inglourious Basterds?

This is about the movie - Inglourious Basterds Any particular reason this was done and that particular event from history was chosen?
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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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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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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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Why did Aldo Raine have that scar?

In Inglourious Basterds 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...