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post #31 of 69
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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post

Yawn. Another immature whiteboy revenge fantasy, Leo reprising Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday, and Jamie 'the assclown' Fox. This will go down as the film where Tarantino became completely irrelevant.

"White boy revenge fantasy"? So you're saying white boys fantasize about black slaves rising up against their oppressors? I've never heard of such a thing.
post #32 of 69
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Originally Posted by Dr Huh? View Post


"White boy revenge fantasy"? So you're saying white boys fantasize about black slaves rising up against their oppressors? I've never heard of such a thing.

 

I think he's saying it's more of a white guilt thing. Sort of like how all white folks love The Wire, and will bring it up whenever possible so as to indicate that they "get" the black experience.

post #33 of 69
At any rate, what are you seeing in that trailer that's the least bit compelling? It does about as much for me as Men in Black 3.

QT needs to dig deep, find some humility, and do something in the Jackie Brown mold before it's too late...
post #34 of 69
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Originally Posted by Jackie Treehorn View Post

I think he's saying it's more of a white guilt thing. Sort of like how all white folks love The Wire, and will bring it up whenever possible so as to indicate that they "get" the black experience.

what about asians who love the wire
post #35 of 69
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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post

At any rate, what are you seeing in that trailer that's the least bit compelling?  

 

It just looks like a campy, good time with some over-the-top characters, goofy costumes, and snappy dialogue.

 

I think QT's ouevre can be divided into two phases, or at least two genres. There are his "serious" movies (and I must use air quotes, because, contrary to prevailing opinion, I believe he's always a bit tongue-in-cheek), and there are his campy movies. The former category is best exemplified by Reservoir Dogs: gritty, hardboiled, tense, etc. The latter is best exemplified by Kill Bill: campy, stylized, and generally evocative of '70s grindhouse fare.

 

Some movies fall in between: Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and, to some extent, Inglourious Basterds. From what I understand (and have heard about the script), Django also straddles this line. The trailer is made to look super campy, but I've heard the script gets darker and more sober in places.

post #36 of 69
I just find his movies very fun to watch. Tarantino has a good touch at putting his characters over the top by giving them otherworldly names, dialogue, and behavior. This all is a constant reminder to the viewer that it's almost a "fantasy", for the lack of a better term.
post #37 of 69

$20 says every single white person in the movie die. Tarantino likes to re-write history. 

post #38 of 69
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Originally Posted by thisisblex View Post

$20 says every single white person in the movie die. Tarantino likes to re-write history. 

A more realistic outcome would be Django is actually related to Jules from Pulp Fiction or something subtle like that.
post #39 of 69
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Anyone else see it yet?

My first impression is that I liked it better than Inglorious Basterds. For some reason I never bought into Brad Pitt's character in that movie, but I think Tarantino basically nailed the casting in Django. I'm also a fan of Leone Westerns so there was basically nothing not to like as far as I'm concerned.

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I do wish the Walton Goggans character had been expanded a little more. And having the main climactic fight scene when there is still 30 minutes left int he film leaves the viewer a little drained (this was a bigger issue with Inglorious Basterds in my opinion).
post #40 of 69
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Originally Posted by ExAngel View Post

$20 says every single white person in the movie die. Tarantino likes to re-write history. 

I hope there's a "magical Caucasian".
post #41 of 69
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Originally Posted by Hannerhan View Post

Anyone else see it yet?
My first impression is that I liked it better than Inglorious Basterds. For some reason I never bought into Brad Pitt's character in that movie, but I think Tarantino basically nailed the casting in Django. I'm also a fan of Leone Westerns so there was basically nothing not to like as far as I'm concerned.
Mild spoilers:
I do wish the Walton Goggans character had been expanded a little more. And having the main climactic fight scene when there is still 30 minutes left int he film leaves the viewer a little drained (this was a bigger issue with Inglorious Basterds in my opinion).

Saw it a couple weeks ago and thought it was fantastic.
post #42 of 69
I don't think I've ever heard an audience laugh so hard in a scene involving the KKK.
post #43 of 69
The movie was god-awful. Based off of the previews and Tarantino's last 3 films I knew Django would be a letdown, but I wasn't prepared for the 3-hour piece of shit that awaited.

If Tarantino is ever going to make a decent film again two things have to happen-- he need to hire an editor and a writer.
post #44 of 69
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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post

The movie was god-awful. Based off of the previews and Tarantino's last 3 films I knew Django would be a letdown, but I wasn't prepared for the 3-hour piece of shit that awaited.
If Tarantino is ever going to make a decent film again two things have to happen-- he need to hire an editor and a writer.

Can't say that I agree with that...are you saying that is is no longer a good writer, or that he was never a good writer?
post #45 of 69
Pulp Fiction was good writing and Jackie Brown was a great adaptation. But every single other film he's made is the kind of shit a group of 15 year old boys would come up with if you locked them in a room and made them outline a screenplay. In the case of Kill Bill Pt1, it works. In the 4 films following that, dogshit.
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