June 22, 2010

obsessed.: Hans Landa

Col. Hans Landa: So you're "Aldo the Apache".
Lt. Aldo Raine: So you're "the Jew Hunter".
Col. Hans Landa: A detective. A damn good detective. Finding people is my specialty so naturally I work for the Nazis finding people, and yes some of them were Jews. But "Jew Hunter"? [reacts in disgust] It's just a name that stuck.
Pfc. Smithson Utivich: Well, you do have to admit, it is catchy.
Col. Hans Landa: Do you control the nicknames your enemies bestow on you? "Aldo the Apache" and "the Little Man"?
Pfc. Smithson Utivich: [confused] What do you mean "the Little Man"?
Col. Hans Landa: Germans' nickname for you.
Pfc. Smithson Utivich: The Germans' nickname for me is "the Little Man"?
Col. Hans Landa: And as if to make my point, I'm a little surprised how tall you were in real life. I mean, you're a little fellow, but not circus-midget little, as your reputation would suggest. 

Have you seen Inglourious Basterds? This week's obsessed. is dedicated to one of the greatest fictional bad guys of all time, Col. Hans Landa. (If you haven't seen the film, you should. I'm not the world's biggest Tarantino fan, but the movie is fantastic.)
The man is ruthless, yet charming. He kills without much hesitation. He speaks at least four languages with near perfect accents. Christoph Waltz plays him perfectly; I can't wait to see more of him in American cinema.
The reason, other than him being made of awesome, of course, that I'm showcasing Hans Landa as this week's obsessed. is this meme Colt found for me a while ago. I recently rediscovered it and have been laughing about it for days. (I'm a copy editor by trade.)
I die.

(Sorry this week's obsessed. is getting up so late. I had a strange work day which kept me away from my computer and then Colt and I went to a birthday dinner for a friend.)


  1. After reading that, the first thing that popped into my head was Hans Landa saying, "Ooooh, that's a good one!" With a few umlauts sprinkled in, of course.

  2. Of course. Hans Landa for the win.

  3. Oh my god. Laughing out loud over that last comic strip type thing. Miiiiight be making a scene at my desk.

    I did really like the film, and Hans was absolutely disturbing in his charming personality.

    Good thing to be obsessed with.