Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Still More Inglorious Basterds Math

Inglorious Basterds Math

Shosanna Dreyfus
Shosanna Dreyfus


Mademoiselle Marie
Mademoiselle Marie aka Anais Guillot, WWII French Resistance Fighter also Sgt. Rock's Lover.


Hannah Taylor-Gordon as Anne Frank
Anne Frank


Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc


Pauline Kael
Pauline Kael, the incendiary New York Times film critic


In DC Comics continuity, Mademoiselle Marie is a code-name for a series of female French spies and assassins. (It's a job description not a name.) In the Sergeant Rock comics, the Anais Guillot Mademoiselle Marie was Rock's lover. She also famously threatened to kill the Unknown Soldier once the war was over, but never carried out the threat because she died before the war ended.

(I could have used a real picture of Anne Frank, but it is the fictional version of Anne Frank that I mean not the real one. The version of Anne that we carry in our heads because of the books and plays and films. A character as fictional as Oliver Twist or Lucy Ricardo.)

She said, I’m tired of the war,
I want the kind of work I had before,
A wedding dress or something white
To wear upon my swollen appetite.

-Leonard Cohen, Joan of Arc

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