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06-07-2012, 09:45 AM #1
Django Unchained: New Tarantino Western!
this looks fun.
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06-07-2012, 10:40 AM #2
I'll buy. looks hokey but entertaining. The blue suit at the end is a bit too pimp for the time period, looks like something Chris Isaac would wear for his encore!
06-07-2012, 11:11 AM #3
1. It's been getting some heat in terms of potential racist content
2. Make sure you see the original Django spaghetti's so you have an idea of his source material:
DJANGO (1966) w/ Franco Nero
DJANGO, PREPARE A COFFIN - aka Django Sees Red aka Viva! Django (1968) w/ Terrance Hill
DJANGO STRIKES AGAIN (1987) w/ Franco Nero (this is the "sequel" to the original)
I believe there were quite a few "Django" movies made during the hey day of Italian Westerns, but these I have listed above are the more popular (and easier to find) ones."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
06-08-2012, 12:19 AM #4
For the hype I'm not blown away by the trailer so hopefully it still has that Tarantino edge to it.
06-08-2012, 04:42 AM #5
Filmed for a week in Jackson last summer.The blues has always been about taking your problems and turning them into something you can dance to, drink to and fuck to.
We're certainly not a blues band in any kind of purest sense, but to me Rock and Roll has always had it's roots in that tradition.
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06-08-2012, 09:08 AM #6
It's Tarantino, the point is the gratification of what you really wish would happen in life. Hokey is just part of our own imagination, and we all fucking love it.President of the Hugh Conway Book Club
06-08-2012, 11:03 PM #7
Actually kinda surprised that QT is re-visiting the spaghetti western genre (afterall, Kill Bill 2 was nothing more than a spaghetti western update).
That said, glad to see he roped Franco Nero into appearing in the film. I hope that he has a more substantial part other than the forced camp cameo where he asks JF "what's your name?", though."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
08-05-2012, 11:24 AM #8
Just read a mini-interview with Tarantino in the newspaper. In the piece he mentions a few films that he used as source material for Django Unchained.
Naturally, one of them is the 1966 Django (clip included a few posts above), but a few others are interesting.
The Flame of New Orleans (1941)
Nevada Smith (1966)
Day of Anger (1967)
He also cites the swashbuckler films of Basil Rathbone, the ones where Rathbone would portray "the scheming man whispering in the king's ear". Not sure which ones those may be, but I have a hunch he could be specifically citing The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938); Captain Blood (1935); The Mark of Zorro (1940); The Court Jester (1956)...
As always, Tarantino is culling his material from a wide array of films (in many ways QT might just be the premiere film historian of the last 20 years. I'd love for him to write a book where he details all the films that have inspired him. That would be a great read (granted, there are quite a few articles floating around the Webz that detail where he has taken inspiration for characters and scenes, but having QT actually review all the films he's watched and subsequently been inspired by would be a hoot)."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
08-05-2012, 11:56 AM #9
As for his sourcing, QT takes not only plots but copies the best camera angles from other movies to use in his own. He uses what has worked best in the past and combines all those elements into his productions.
08-05-2012, 09:57 PM #10
for the 2012 sight and sound list QT listed his top 12 films:
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (1966, dir. Sergio Leone) 
Apocalypse Now (1979, dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
The Bad News Bears (1976, dir. Michael Ritchie)
Carrie (1976, dir. Brian DePalma)
Dazed And Confused (1993, dir. Richard Linklater)
The Great Escape (1963, dir. John Sturges)
His Girl Friday (1940, dir. Howard Hawks)
Jaws (1975, dir. Steven Spielberg)
Jaws (1975, Steven Spielberg)
Pretty Maids All In A Row (1971, dir. Roger Vadim)
Rolling Thunder (1977, dir. John Flyn)
Sorcerer (1977, dir. William Friedkin)
Taxi Driver (1976, dir. Martin Scorsese)
which is interesting to compare to his 2002 list:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Leone)
Rio Bravo (Hawks)
Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
His Girl Friday (Hawks)
Rolling Thunder (Flynn)
They All Laughed (Bogdanovich)
The Great Escape (J. Sturges)
Carrie (De Palma)
Dazed and Confused (Linklater)
Five Fingers of Death (Chang)
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08-06-2012, 10:23 AM #11
Am I the only one who was thinking Django Reinhardt...the legendary guitarist (although of a style I do not covet), and then asking: "What in HELL does Tarantino have to do with Django Reinhardt???"
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12-29-2012, 08:30 PM #12
I just saw this. Good movie, I would rate Basterds higher but still unique moviemaking that you do not see enough of. The slavery stuff was pretty harsh, but why sugarcoat it.....
12-29-2012, 10:26 PM #13Registered User
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I enjoyed it a lot but I love Tarantino flicks. Definitely up there in terms of brutalness but also was way funnier than I expected. Well worth the trip if you can stand the "bad" stuff.
I'd also bet that it has the most N-bomb drops of any movie ever.
12-30-2012, 10:40 PM #14Funky but chic
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01-02-2013, 10:38 PM #15
Anyone notice the Red Bandanna character? Appeared to be a woman and she was shown 2 or 3 times. Not sure what QT has going on there but there must be a reason...inside joke...masked cameo perhaps?
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01-03-2013, 12:17 AM #16
01-03-2013, 02:59 PM #17
Saw this last night.
Pretty awesome, but I agree that the slavery/racism aspects were harsh. Definitely the most N word uses I have ever heard in a movie, and not the "yo my rap is tight style"
Overall this movie rocked, and certainly delivered with the killing. The humor was also there even with dealing with such a subject.whatever I feel like i what to do!
01-03-2013, 10:14 PM #18
Can a movie about slavery be criticized for racism? Seems kind of retarded. As it would be if a period piece used the term "African American".
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Just saw this last night, been avoiding this thread til I did.
I love QT's flicks and always make an effort to see 'em on the big screen. Django did not disappoint.
Thanks for those lists Hugh. A couple flicks there caught my eye.
I always loved Sorcerer, read an interview with Friedkin once where he talked about how filming that river crossing scene was as intense as watching it.
And when I was a kid, my Dad used to take my brother & me into downtown SF to see kung fu movies. While I really don't remember a thing about it, I do remember that Five Fingers of Death was one of the best we saw.
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01-12-2013, 07:08 AM #20Mike Pow
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Watched it last night.
Only negative is QT's ego getting the better of him and casting himself.
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01-14-2013, 02:09 AM #22
loved it. i think i like it better than basterds. the raid scene was probably one of the funniest moments in any QT film. some pretty sadistic stuff in it too, not for the squeamish.
i was thinking the red banana girl was paying some homage to an old film but i have no idea what it was. the QT cameo was kind of odd because he is so clean shaven compared to everyone else. maybe he does that on purpose to "camp" it up a bit.
01-14-2013, 02:52 AM #23
01-16-2013, 12:45 AM #24
The german was the best character overall, brilliant acting.
01-16-2013, 06:01 AM #25
Saw it last night... great movie... although I'd have made it shorter by not including the mine plot etcOriginally Posted by blurred