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CONTEST OVER! What you folks lacked in surety, you made up for in… getting the answer right! In this scene from Django Unchained, the prominently German character Dr. King Schultz holds up his thumb and forefinger to indicate the number two. In Tarantino’s earlier film, Inglourious Basterds, the cover of the English soldier Archie Hicox is blown when he mistakenly holds up his index, middle, and ring finger to indicate the number three, as opposed to the proper thumb, forefinger, and middle finger. As Tarantino built an elaborate, lynchpin scene around this cultural gaff, it’s safe to assume that this fleeting reference in Django is deliberate and probably self-congratulatory.

THE WINNERS:

Inglourious Basterds - bar scene - Hicox using the wrong three fingers to order shots, thereby blowing his cover? (This is neither eloquent nor sure, sorry.)
listenupfives asked you:
Is it a reference to the scene in Inglourious Basterds in which Michael Fassbender’s character tries to order three scotches and the fingers he uses totally give him away? Has someone already guessed this? Am I total dummy? I REQUIRE ANSWERS.
tapiocanaif said: You know, I was going to make a snarky remark about it referencing the “three glasses” scene in Inglorious Basterds, and while I’m still not entirely convinced that’s what it’s actually referencing, that is what I will earnestly say now.

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Notes

  1. restinvermont said: The funny thing is I thought of that when I saw the film, but totally forgot about that thought when I saw the screenshot.
  2. hidingundertrees posted this

10:55 pm, by hidingundertrees,