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  1. Sep 17, 2021 · Check out the full list of role models that Quentin Tarantino dedicated the screenplay of Reservoir Dogs to. Tarantino had included this list on the cover page of the script and wanted the film to open with these names but he felt it was too obnoxious.

  2. › wiki › Django_Unchained_(2012_film)Django Unchained - Wikipedia

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    In early 1858 Texas, brothers Ace and Dicky Speck drive a group of shackled black slaves on foot. Among them is Django, sold off and separated from his wife Broomhilda von Shaft, a house slave who speaks German and English. They are stopped by Dr. King Schultz, a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter seeking to buy Django for his knowledge of the three outlawed Brittle brothers, overseers at the plantation of Django's previous owner and for whom Schultz has a warrant. When Ace levels his gun at Schultz, Schultz kills him and shoots Dicky's horse. As a result, the horse falls on top of Dicky, pinning him to the ground. Schultz insists on paying a fair price for Django before leaving Dicky to the newly freed slaves, who kill him and follow the North Starto freedom. Schultz offers Django his freedom and $75 in exchange for help tracking down the Brittles. Django and Schultz kill the Brittle brothers at Spencer "Big Daddy" Bennett's Tennessee plantation. Bennett rounds up a posse whom Sch...

    Other roles include James Russo as Dicky Speck, brother of Ace Speck and erstwhile owner of Django. Tom Wopat, Omar J. Dorsey and Don Stroud play U.S. Marshal Gill Tatum, Chicken Charlie and as Sheriff Bill Sharp respectively. Bruce Dern appears as Old Man Carrucan, the owner of the Carrucan Plantation. M. C. Gainey, Cooper Huckabeeand Doc Duhame portray brothers Big John Brittle, Roger "Lil Raj" Brittle and Ellis Brittle respectively, overseers of both Carrucan and Big Daddy's plantations. Jonah Hill plays Bag Head #2, a member of a Ku Klux Klan-esque group. Additional roles include Lee Horsley as Sheriff Gus, Rex Linn as Tennessee Harry, Misty Upham as Minnie and Danièle Watts as Coco. Russ Tamblyn appears as Son of a Gunfighter and his daughter Amber Tamblyn as Daughter of a Son of a Gunfighter. Zoë Bell, Michael Bowen, Robert Carradine, Jake Garber, Ted Neeley, James Parks, and Tom Savini play Candyland trackers. Jacky Ido, who appeared in Tarantino's previous film, plays one of...


    In 2007, Tarantino discussed an idea for a type of Spaghetti Western set in the United States' pre-Civil War Deep South. He called this type of film "a Southern", stating that he wanted: Tarantino later explained the genesis of the idea: Tarantino finished the script on April 26, 2011, and handed in the final draft to The Weinstein Company. In October 2012, frequent Tarantino collaborator RZA said that he and Tarantino had intended to cross over Django Unchained with RZA's Tarantino-presented...


    Among those considered for the title role of Django, Michael K. Williams and Will Smith were mentioned as possibilities, but in the end Jamie Foxx was cast in the role. Smith later said he turned down the role because it "wasn't the lead". Tyrese Gibson sent in an audition tape as the character. Franco Nero, the original Django from the 1966 Italian film, was rumored for the role of Calvin Candie, but instead was given a cameo appearance as a minor character. Nero suggested that he play a mys...

    Costume design

    In a January 2013 interview with Vanity Fair, costume designer Sharen Davis said much of the film's wardrobe was inspired by spaghetti westerns and other works of art. For Django's wardrobe, Davis and Tarantino watched the television series Bonanza and referred to it frequently. The pair even hired the hatmaker who designed the hat worn by the Bonanza character Little Joe, played by Michael Landon. Davis described Django's look as a "rock-n-roll take on the character". Django's sunglasses wer...


    The first teaser poster was inspired by a fan-art poster by Italian artist Federico Mancosu. His artwork was published in May 2011, a few days after the synopsis and the official title were released to the public. In August 2011, at Tarantino's request, the production companies bought the concept artwork from Mancosu to use for promotional purposes as well as on the crew passes and clothing for staff during filming.

    Theatrical run

    Django Unchained was released on December 25, 2012, in the United States by The Weinstein Company and released on January 18, 2013, by Sony Pictures Releasing in the United Kingdom. The film was screened for the first time at the Directors Guild of America on December 1, 2012, with additional screening events having been held for critics leading up to the film's wide release. The premiere of Django Unchained was delayed by one week following the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Co...

    Home media

    The film was released on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Download on April 16, 2013.In the United States, the film has grossed $31,939,733 from DVD sales and $30,286,838 from Blu-ray sales, making a total of $62,226,571.

    Box office

    Django Unchained grossed $162.8 million in the United States and Canada and $262.6 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $425.4 million, against a production budget of $100 million. As of 2013[update], Django Unchained is Tarantino's highest-grossing film, surpassing his 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, which grossed $321.4 million worldwide. In North America, the film made $15 million on Christmas Day, finishing second behind fellow opener Les Misérables. It was the third-big...

    Critical and scholarly response

    On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 87% based on 288 reviews, and an average rating of 8.03/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Bold, bloody, and stylistically daring, Django Unchained is another incendiary masterpiece from Quentin Tarantino." Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating to reviews, gives the film a weighted average score of 81 out of 100, based on 42 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Audiences polled by CinemaScoregave...

    Top ten lists

    Django Unchainedwas listed on many critics' top ten lists of 2012. David Hynes of WhatCultureranked the script second in a list of the "10 Best Movie Screenplays Since 2010", calling it "a compelling story with a bucket load of heart". Hynes said that the partnership between Schultz and Django provides "the opportunity to make offbeat, social commentary on issues of race and greed in the American Old West. Django Unchained succeeds despite the fact that, as a Tarantino script, it breaks every...

    Portrayal of African Americans and slavery

    Some commentators thought that the film's heavy usage of the word "nigger" is inappropriate, affecting them to an even greater extent than the depicted violence against the slaves. Other reviewershave defended the usage of the language in the historic context of race and slavery in the United States. African-American filmmaker Spike Lee, in an interview with Vibe, said he would not see the film, explaining "All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors. That's just me ... I'...

    Use of violence

    Some reviews criticized the film for being too violent. The originally planned premiere of Django was postponed following the Sandy Hook school shooting on December 14, 2012. Thomas Frankcriticized the film's use of violence as follows: The Independent said the movie was part of "the new sadism in cinema" and added, "There is something disconcerting about sitting in a crowded cinema as an audience guffaws at the latest garrotingor falls about in hysterics as someone is beheaded or has a limb...

    Historical inaccuracies

    Although Tarantino has said about Mandingo fighting, "I was always aware those things existed", there is no definitive historical evidence that slave owners ever staged gladiator-like fights to the death between male slaves like the fight depicted in the movie. Historian Edna Greene Medford notes that there are only undocumented rumors that such fights took place.David Blight, the director of Yale's center for the study of slavery, said it was not a matter of moral or ethical reservations tha...

    In the 2014 film A Million Ways to Die in the West, Foxx makes a cameo appearance as Django. He is seen shooting the proprietor of a racist shooting game called Runaway Slave, saying "people die at the fair".

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  5. Sep 13, 2021 · RELATED: The Conjuring - Quentin Tarantino's 10 Favorite Movies Of 2013. The graphic violence, catchy soundtrack, and even undercover characters are all tropes that Vaughn's movies share with the 1992 movie. Vaughn's directorial debut was much more in the style of Reservoir Dogs than the colorful superhero movies he became known for too.

  6. Sep 13, 2021 · The evening ended with a reading from Tarantino himself of a chapter of the novel. Completely inhabited by his story, the young novelist transformed the event into a hilarious theater scene. What make you want to see an adaptation to the cinema! “Once upon a time in Hollywood”, by Quentin Tarantino, ed. Fayard, 416 pages, 23 euros.

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