As promised, we now have the trailer for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," which stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Christoph Waltz. Check it out below.
Plot: Django (Foxx) is a slave who is liberated by a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter (Waltz) and taught the tricks of the trade by his mentor. Django's major goal in life is to recover his wife (Kerry Washington), and to do it he needs to get past the villainous ranch owner Calvin Candie (DiCaprio), who runs Candyland, a despicable club and plantation in Mississippi where female slaves are exploited as sex objects and males are pitted against each other in death matches. Candyland is a slave's worst nightmare, and that is where Django's wife Broomhilda is an abused slave.
The rest of the cast is comprised of Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson, Joseph Goron-Levitt, and RZA. "Django Unchained" is set to hit theaters on December 25th.
@youraveragetroll I agree with your last statement on the other page.
As a relatively new fan of the western genre, I am very curious to see Tarantino's remix of it. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly is his all time favorite film, so it will be interesting to see how he pays homage to it. Franco Nero is an absolutely HUGE cameo. Would be badass if he somehow got Eastwood in on it.
As I said on the other thread, try to refrain from reading the script. Django Unchained's script is the first leaked script that I have ever read, and although it has me hyped up like a Dark Knight fanboy on the eve of the Dark Knight Rises, I would have loved to be ignorant of the content in film until viewing it. It is hands down his most controversial and violent film.
Haha I was telling my brother that after this, and the next Kill Bill chapter, he will probably do a Native American revenge flick. I mean, Park Chan-Wook (my favorite director) has made a pretty damn good career out of revenge flicks.
I have very fond memories of Death Proof and will never forget seeing in theaters as part of Grindhouse. I think that alone in director's cut format, it is a bit weak and way too long but paired with Planet Terror, it is perfect. The tension works alot better (as do the payoffs) if you've just seen a romping action spoof, and are winding down (no, not from drugs) from sensory overload.
i liked Death Proof but it was to me like a tarantino chick flick.bunch of c*nts talking nonsense.If Stuntman would of survived It would of been awesome so he could of had more victims.
instead he starts crying at the end cause the girls get back at him,and starts acting like a sissy boy.
Anyway, typical Tarantino sh*t. I'd like to see the guy try to make a straight-up comedy or horror or action film instead of the same old seventies pulp-fiction exploitation sh*t upon which his mind feasted as a child, because as it stands, he's just regurgitating what he saw growing up.
Haha, you aren't the only one. However, it would almost feel like he was neutering himself. I do agree that he steal quite a bit, but he does it in an admirable way.
From T.S. Elliot: "Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different than that from which it is torn; the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion. A good poet will usually borrow from authors remote in time, or alien in language, or diverse in interest."
You're probably going to call me a fanboy for aligning this quote with QT, but I feel like he tries to live by it. Whether or not he succeeds is in the eye of the beholder. I don't condone stealing and remaking in place of 100% bonafide original ideas, but how many ideas are truly original in art. A lot of great ideas spawn from an artist trying to hone his/her craft and be like his/her heroes. For example, not many people care for the fact that Star Wars IV was essentially a remake of Akira Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress. I don't think that this fact takes away anything from the legacy of Star Wars (Episodes 1-3, though, ouch) as George Lucas adapted the story and set it in his own fantastic universe. Or we could trash the Dark Knight all day for how much it resembles Heat, but imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery in art.
That problem with standing on a soap box is that the inexperienced (myself) lose their balance and fall off (train of thought). I don't ever want Tarantino to "grow up," and stop being fun. Sure, he could be fun without doing all of the goofy and dumb sh*t, but he is too much of a nerd for certain types of films to let their influence go.
I think the thing that is least admirable about Tarantino's work is that he is afraid to go outside his comfort zone even in the realm of ripping off 70's films. He did it once with Jackie Brown and that wasn't successful, so he has resigned himself to doing revenge flicks till he dies.
BadChadB33writes: on June 6th, 2012 at 11:03:25 PM
Awesome. I'm happy to see Quentin do whatever he wants instead of trying to please the mainstream audience audience or the pseudo artist audience. He knows his audience and he knows fans like me even loved Death Proof.
You're might be spot on and that is probably the reason why he will never go down as a legendary director like Kubrick, or maybe the Coens are a better example. They are going along the path that most probably envisioned or hoped for Tarantino after Pulp Fiction. I think that he has a different agenda for the legacy he wants to leave behind, though.
As I said in a post earlier, he appeared on TV about a week ago and said that his favorite movie of all time was Leone's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Leone's was also a bit of a specialty writer/director. QT has a pretty big ego to the point where he wants you to know the film is written and directed by him, even if he appears to be on the brink of self-parody (Death Proof).
If he does the Kill Beatrix movie after Django, I predict that he will try something drastically different afterwards along the lines of Leone doing Once Upon a Time in America.
This me here. I hated a lot of new stuff being touted as great cinema stuff (eg. X Men First Class)... So thats taste for you..
As for Tarantino, this man has entertained the f*ck outta me for over a decade. This including all the stuff he wrote as well.. I'll watch. I'll be there. I won't care if it sucks. I'll go home and watch the Basterds again..
This should be a good flick to catch. Leo def looks like he's going all in and it sure is good to see him in something other than a brooding self tortured type.
Sure, QT does nothing but revenge flicks with huge racial overtones. So what? All KFC does is chicken so I know if I'm in the mood, I know where to go to.
And Waltz should be careful of the corner he's painting himself into. This is his third film playing a gun weilding killer of Euro origins. (Basterds, Green Hornet, Django)
But dammit he does a great job of it though.
"I'd like to see the guy try to make a straight-up comedy or horror or action film instead of the same old seventies pulp-fiction exploitation sh*t upon which his mind feasted as a child, because as it stands, he's just regurgitating what he saw growing up."
Ahh isn't that what most directors do? (ie Spielberg loved war movies, sci-fi, and serials and we get Private Ryan, ET, Indiana Jones, etc.) And I wouldn't say he's regurgitating anything. He uses these things that appealed to him merely as templates or arenas for his own unique visions to thrive.
The horror genre might just not be a good fit for QT's style of filmmaking. The genre usaully relies on imagery and visual effects to create suspense not drawn out dialogue. The protagonists are usually weak and just trying to survive their surrounding. Well there's no room for eerie silences or helpless heroines in a Tarantino film. His characters are born strong and are intelligent (or at least street smart) which is completely foreign to most horror films. If anything, I think he might succeed with a zombie film. There's usually a lot of downtime in those films which makes room for more character interaction and QT's special brand of dark humor.
As for "staight up comedy", I think almost all of Quentin's films are already dark comedies. You just have to be sick enough to get the jokes :)
I can't wait for this film to come out! After Basterds the bar is set pretty high though.
after being disappointed by Inglourious Basterds, i hope this movie could make me love QT once again. James Brown's The Payback sounds so fitting for this flick. and Franco Nero, the original Django..nice...
i'm still waiting for my Jules Winfield movie, Quentin...