How Tarantino creates tension in the first scene of Inglorious Bastards

Lessons from Screenplay analysed the very first scene from Inglorious Bastards, possibly one of my all time favourite film moments. And it finally explains my love for Hans Landa, an antagonist I love, but that I’ve never been able to convey in a meaningful way.

His arrival in the very first scene sets up his gloriousness for the rest of the movie: He creates an element of suspense wherever he goes, keeping you on the edge of your seat the entire time he’s around.

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