Shosanna knows that she is going to die in there herself.
"This is not a historical fiction in the usual sense, but rather a kind of fantasia or historical reverie—and the movie makes no effort to hide this. Not even in Tolstoy does Napoleon complete the march to Moscow."
"In the interest of being pedantic, it should be noted that Napoleon DID, in actual fact, complete his march to Moscow and held it for five weeks.
"It was the march back that did him in."
And, regardless of that, as Shakespherian has pointed out Authorial Intent is secondary to the text of the movie. So even if [Tarantino] doesn't hate his audience, then one can say that the film does.
"Yeah. I was surprised that no one else had mentioned this. I don't think it's "pedantic" to have a problem with such a glaring mistake in the context of this level of criticism. It stopped me cold."
It's a compelling read but I don't really buy the analysis. Also, if Tarantino himself claims that it's a "bunch-of- guys-on-a-mission film" it's probably true. Why would he lie about making a supposedly brilliant movie and risk everyone thinking he's a less sophisticated thinker/director than he is?
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