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Inglourious Basterds Chapter Two

Second chapter.

Chapter Two (full name Chapter Two - INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS) is the second chapter from the film.

TriviaEdit

  • The place where Aldo Raine briefs the Basterds is identified as England only in the original draft of the script.
  • The reason for the scar on Aldo Raine's neck is not mentioned in the film. The script hints that Raine survived a lynching, a common punishment in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • When Aldo Raine is introduced, he is shown wearing the insignia for the "Black Devils" the 1st Special Service Force, composed of both Canadian and American soldiers.
  • During his opening speech, Aldo says that he is a direct descendant of the mountain guide Jim Bridger and therefore has a bit 'of Indian blood in the veins (Aldo, among other things, uses the term "injun" which is an offensive racial epithet to the native Americans). Jim Bridger, explorer and mountain guide during the first half of the nineteenth century, married 3 women from Native American tribes with whom he had a total of 5 children, so some of his descendants are part Indian. However, none were Apache.
  • The scene where Hitler shouts "Nein!" and bangs his hand on the table is a reference to the movie Watch Out, We're Mad (1974), where actor Donald Pleasence, who plays the doctor, shouts "Nein, nein, nein!" and bangs his fist on the table.[1]
  • In the script, Hitler's palace is identified as Burstich Garden, set in Bavaria. There is no Burstich Garden in real life, so it's likely this place is based on Berghof.
  • Samm Levine, who plays the Bastard Gerold Hirschberg, also plays Hitler's painter.[2]
  • Hirschberg is seen carrying a pack of "Red Apple" cigarettes in his breast pocket.
  • In the original script is revealed more about the past of Sergeant Donny Donovitz. Shortly before leaving for the front, Donny who works as a barber in the living room of his father in Boston, went to a store in his neighborhood to buy a baseball bat, heavier than they have, and goes to his neighbors and friends, asking them to write on the bat the name of a loved one who lives in Europe and is in danger. The first person whom he visits is Mrs Himmelstein, who writes the name Madeleine. The flashback about Donny was to appear shortly before the killing of Sergeant Rachtman. The scenes appear for a few moments in the extra "room angel" on the DVD. This scene was still in the film during the screening at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Donowitz talks about "Teddy Ballgame" in Chapter 2. This is one of the many nicknames for Ted Williams, who in addition (arguably) to being the greatest hitter who ever lived, was also a war hero who interrupted his baseball career twice to serve in WWII and the Korean War.
  • Donny takes Butz to Aldo, yelling to him "Two hits, I hit you, you hit the ground". A phrase very similar to this one, "Just you and me. Two hits. Me hitting you, you hitting the floor" was pronounced by Andrew Bender in the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club.
  • Aldo's knife was made specifically for the film by using the blade of the Bowie hunting knife "Smith & Wesson Texas Hold 'em".
  • Shortly after carving the swastika on Butz's forehead, Aldo responds to Donny, who had just complimented him, by saying the phrase: "You know how you get to Carnegie Hall, doncha? Practice". The joke is a reference to this very old American joke: "A tourist visiting New York stops and asks a passerby," How do you get to Carnegie Hall? "(The most prestigious concert hall in the world) meaning, of course, the road directions to reach it and the New Yorker, in the mood of jokes, answers him: "Practice, practice, practice", meaning, however, what you need to do to be able to perform in the famous hall.

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