A film by Quentin Tarantino
Scene from Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglorious Basterds. Christoph Waltz is smoking a pipe made out of an African gourd, the large curving piece. The white top is a piece of meerschaum that fits into the top and is where the tobacco is put. The ones made out of gourds can still be readily found. In this scene the farmer is smoking his pipe and as if to “show him up”, Christoph Waltz’s character asks if he would be permitted to smoke his pipe and he pulls out an extremely larger Calabash Pipe to smoke. Tarantino in the interview below described Waltz’s character as very calculated and analytical and suggests that he did not even like smoking pipes but only did so with a larger Calabash Pipe to insult his Jewish counterpart.
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