- Force him into a musical career with such intensity as to give the boy a case of self-doubt that will last his whole life.
- Disparage his dreams of a musical career because it is both impractical and not what the family has done for generations. (The father is probably a drunk.)
If there is a character who survived the Holocaust, at some point in the movie the tattoo on his arm will either:
- Be seen by a small child, who will ask him what it is for.
- Be seen by an adult, who will knowingly look at him with sadness.
If a woman gives her man a very old piece of jewelry before he goes off to battle, it will either:
- Be given back to her by him, and it will be the happiest part of the movie.
- Be given back to her by his best pal, and it will be the saddest part of the movie.