In Inglourious BasterdsEdit
Shosanna plans to burn the cinema during the film premiere, using Ada Mimieux's collection of 350 film prints. The Narrator explains how dangerous the film nitrate is, explaining it burns three times faster than paper. It was so dangerous, you couldn't even bring a film roll on a bus. Shosanna is also seen gluing her film to the Stolz der Nation film roll, and keeping it fixed using a lock.
- The clip in which the bus conductor tries to prevent Stevie from boarding with the film cans, to indicate the flammable nature of early nitrate film reels, comes from the 1936 film Sabotage.
- In the projection booth, projectors are show with visible running film reels, which would have been totally unthinkable at that time. All projectors were equipped with fire proof boxes in which the reels would run. These boxes had only small windows for the projectionist to check for the amount of run off or taken up film. If the film started burning, only the few inches actually running through the mechanics would be affected, not the major portions in the fire proof boxes.