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Django Unchained

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Hannerhan, May 7, 2012.

  1. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    I'll go see this when it comes out, but I'm a bit dubious. I thought Tarantino had achieved something relatively special in Inglourious Bastards--a successful revenge comedy. (Special in the sense that a really long history leads us to expect that the revenger himself must be punished because revenge is satisfying but unacceptable.) But the Django trailer makes me fear that he's turning that success into a shtick.
     
  2. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    I really want to be a Tarantino fan, I really do, but blah.
     
  3. hoozah

    hoozah Senior member

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    Really? Tarintino is great. Just look at the work he has put out. All cult classics. Kill bill vol's, pulp fiction, inglorious bastards, reservoir dogs and now django. He is one of the greatest directors of our time.
     
  4. ExAngel

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    Mr Tarantino, You had my curiousity.. But now you have my attention.
     
  5. Reggs

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    DiCaprio is going to play my favorite character in this. I can tell already. You can see a lot of bravado for just a few lines. I love his cigarette and coconut holder. Where can I buy a coconut holder like that?
     
  6. ExAngel

    ExAngel Senior member

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    you'd have to have made $50million+ in 2011
     
  7. Jackie Treehorn

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    Seriously.

    My favorite shots in the trailer are the ones featuring him. Especially that first shot with the smile and the cigarette holder. You can tell he's going to ham this role up to just the appropriate degree, but no further.
     
  8. HORNS

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  9. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Senior member

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    Lulz delivered, sir. Gracias.
     
  10. Pennglock

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    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.
     
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  11. Dr Huh?

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    "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.
     
  12. Jackie Treehorn

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    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.
     
  13. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

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    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...
     
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    what about asians who love the wire
     
  15. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Senior member

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  16. HORNS

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    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.
     
  17. ExAngel

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    $20 says every single white person in the movie die. Tarantino likes to re-write history.
     
  18. Neo_Version 7

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    A more realistic outcome would be Django is actually related to Jules from Pulp Fiction or something subtle like that.
     
  19. Hannerhan

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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).
     
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    I hope there's a "magical Caucasian".
     

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