HE reader Josh Shelov has suggested the following for discussion, to wit: Quentin Tarantino‘s entire reputation rests on his having delivered six variations of a single scene, which could be called “The Torturer’s Monologue.” Michael Madsen vs. tied-up cop in Reservoir Dogs, Samuel L. Jackson vs. Frank Whaley in Pulp Fiction, Jackson vs. Tim Roth in Pulp Fiction, Chris Walken vs. Dennis Hopper in True Romance, Christoph Waltz vs. French farmer in Inglorious Basterds, and Nazi soldier vs. Michael Fassbender‘s British impostor in restaurant/tavern scene in Inglorious Basterds.