At the end of each take, actors would face the camera and say "Hello Sally", referring to Sally Menke, the film's editor. This practice has occurred since Quentin Tarantino's previous movies (such as Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Death Proof (2007)). Inglourious Basterds was the last film by Tarantino to be edited by Menke, whose work was honored in 2010 with her final Academy Award nomination for Best Editing, prior to her death later that year.
At the movie premiere, Joseph Goebbels introduces Frederick Zoller to Emil Jannings (Hilmar Eichhorn), whom Goebbels calls "the world's greatest actor". Emil Jannings was a Swiss-born star of silent movies. During the 1920s, he starred in several silent classics of German cinema directed by F.W. Murnau, including The Last Laugh (1922) and Faust (1926). In 1927, Jannings moved to Hollywood to star in American movies. In 1928, he became the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor (and the first person to ever receive an Academy Award) for his work in The Way of All Flesh (1927) and The Last Command (1928). But his Hollywood career ended when talkies came in, as Jannings' thick German accent made him difficult to understand. Jannings returned to Germany, where he co-starred with Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel (1930). During the Third Reich era, Jannings starred in numerous films intended to promote Nazism, including Der Herrscher (1937), Uncle Kruger (1941), and Bismarck's Dismissal (1942). Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels named Jannings as "Artist of the State". (In this movie, Goebbels has Jannings show Zoller the ring given for this award, which Goebbels calls "the highest artistic honor that I give".) After the war, Jannings' film career ended, due to his association with the Nazis. He retired to a farm in Austria, where he died in 1950. 2b1af7f3a8