Day 5: Favourite Death Scene
Shosanna and Fredrick, Inglourious Basterds
“While Fredrick’s back is turned, Shosanna takes a gun out of her pocket and shoots Fredrick three times in the back. He crashes hard into the door, then falls face first to the floor…
Shosanna, gun in hand, looks out the projection booth window into the audience…The onscreen battle rages on loudly with gunfire that her weapon didn’t stand a chance of being heard.
Her eyes go from the audience up to the big screen, which holds Fredrick Zoller in a tight, handsome closeup. The face on the silver screen breaks the young girl’s heart. She looks to his body, lying face down on the floor, blood flowing from the holes she put in his back. His body moves a little, and he lets out a painful moan. Dying though he is, at this moment, Fredrick is still alive.
She moves to him. She touches him, and he lets out another moan. She turns his body over on its back. He’s holding a Luger in his hand. He fires twice.
Two bullets hit her point blank in the chest. Throwing her against the wall, then falling forward on her knees to the floor. Fredrick, Luger still in hand, takes aim from the floor… FIRES…
Hitting the bloody girl on the floor, in the thigh, spinning her body around in agony. Like he did to the Russian onscreen, he picks her apart, one bullet at a time.”
Inglourious Basterds: A Screenplay