This little gem is called “Quentin Tarantino’s Camera Angel” and it comes from the DVD extras on Inglourious Basterds. Basically, the clapboard operator on a film set normally calls out the scene number before each scene (48E, for example). In most cases, they use the military alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, etc.), but Tarantino’s clapboard operator Geraldine Brezca is hilariously Italian and likes to invent her own alphabet, like “48 fockeen Nazis, take one.”
She swears a lot and uses pasta names and couldn’t be anymore stereotypically Italian if she’d said, “Mama gonna smoke-a cigarette and-a cook-a you a nice-a plate-a pasta. Now doan-a fock up-a you fargin iceholes.”
Other things to look for: Christolph Waltz’ amazing facial expressions as he reacts to Brezca’s newest alphabet, and a cameo by Quentin Tarantino’s imaginary cocaine wizard from the Oscars. He just appears out of nowhere to do the clapboard in one clip. Q must’ve been really high that day.
I want more like this!
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