I'd really like to know the story on where he came from. He hasn't done a movie in almost ten years, and did five movies total prior to this one, but comes out of nowhere with a Best Actor performance.
As has been stated before, Waltz has been in constant employment as a episode lead for all major german TV series for the last ten years and did quite a lot of theatre work - as did Martin Wuttke, by the way. Still, even as a german who works in film, he was not even on my list of actors likely to be cast in a major international production (most others were obvious choices), let alone a sure bet for the best supporting actor Oscar.HUGO STIGLITZ
like how Landa just surrendered like that in the end; I thought he would be smart enough to know that Raine would turn on him
I'm quite sure Landa had that plan figured out.Some story elements just didn't make sense, like how Landa yadayada
He'd thought the Third Reich would fall before long and wanted to save his own ass. He'd taken a calculated risk in thinking Raine was a man of honour to some extent, and wouldn't work against the orders of his superiors. And he'd just given them their lives and the end of the war. Sure Landa had his read on the situation a bit skewed, but it did make sense. He was clearly meant to be this player-type guy with a huge idea of himself, so the idea of something going wrong in his plan just wasn't an option in his head.
Half the audience got it when i saw it - but going to one of the two theaters showing the original (non-dubbed) version pretty much ensures an audience of 50% expats and 50% movie nerds...Did anyone else catch the joke about King Kong, or was it just mean an my buddy. We were the only one in the theatre laughing at the hidden context there.
Well the guy guessing who he is says along the lines:I guess I didn't. Whats to get?
"Am I American, no but I came to America, not by choice, on a boat for a long time, in chains. Used for other peoples' benefit."
Then asks something along the lines of:
"Am I human?"
So he was asking if he was a black slave, when he said coming over in chains I noticed it seemed he pointed that fact out more.
nothing happened after the credits according to me and runpee (iphone app. tells you when the best time to use the bathroom during a movie is)alright, dumb question time
was there anything special to see during or after the credits? because when I went to see it, everyone I was with wanted to leave as soon as the credits started rolling, but a whole bunch of other people stayed in the theater, more than usual, so I got the feeling they knew something I didn't
also, did anyone catch the Kelly's Heroes reference?