Okay, I'm new to this board and a major Tarantino-fan to boot. I just saw IB last week and I have a few questions regarding certain scenes that I'm little confused about:
1) Did anybody else notice Landa staring at the farmer's younger daughter after complimenting all three of them? Am I the only one who noticed that small little detail? There was something very strange about Landa intensely staring at her like that...I didn't really understand what Tarantino was trying to convey to the audience with that little staring contest going on between the younger daughter and Landa. What was the need for that small little detail in the script? Was there some kind of a sexual motive behind landa's stare?
yeah i noticed. She was the only daughter he kissed on the hand, too, and once he sat down he cotinued to stare at her. I put it down to the fact that he probably just wanted to dump his muck up it. I actually thought that this may have possibly an improv by the actor?
2) Landa states to Bridgette Von hammersmark (just before he asks her to put her feet on his lap) that "Emmanuelle Mimieux" handed over her office to him. Now this statement indicates that Shosanna met and spoke to Landa one more time after the strudel-eating scene. It indicates that the strudel-eating scene wasn't the only time that Landa got the chance to speak to Shossana. Now I'm just left wondering why was this scene deleted from the script? I certainly would have enjoyed watching another confrontation between Landa and Shossana!
Im not sure what could have been got out of another showdown scene between them. Considering where the film went after the strudle scene im cant see that it would have aided the flow of the film at all as, for me, IB could have done with being at least 30 minutes shorter rather than having extra scenes thrown in....