Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Hans Landa: A Supremely Terrifying Villain

The 2009 Quentin Tarantino film Inglourious Basterds gave us bloodthirsty Nazi hunters, but we were okay with them because they were on the right side. The real bad guy was the actual Nazi Hans Landa, played by Christoph Waltz, who won an Oscar for his performance. But it was more than Waltz' acting that made the role memorable. Nerdstalgic breaks down his performance to explain the tricks used to make Colonel Hans Landa thoroughly charming while instilling fear and dread in everyone he encountered. And the audience, too. (via Digg)

1 comment:

WilliamRocket said...

Ah, if the Germans had had the sense to keep going west rather than take on the Russians in the middle of winter (or was that Napoleon ?) we British descendants would be speaking German now, as would the French, Belgians, Swedes, Danes, Finns, Spanish, Portugese, Italians, Greeks, Hungarians ... you get the idea.

Inglorious Basterds (bastards in English) would have been a totally different movie.

Slowly raising my right arm ... wondering if I should grow a small moustache.