gag-like humour of these films has a sort of American flavour. It is a parody at times of Spielberg’s Indiana Jones , 49 a rather satirical character himself.
In another facet of self-criticism, US film also has a parodic register. Thus, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds 50 mocks the extravagant heroism of war propaganda films, as well as some rosy-coloured excesses of the FrenchResistance. Yet, it is uncertain whether this satirical dimension was perceived by all spectators, who may have been offended by the excessive violence that is, once again, a