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A Guide to the Film References in Django Unchained

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(This article contains some minor spoilers for Django Unchained and be warned that most of the clips included are Nsfw)

Like many of Tarantino’s previous films Django Unchained is filled to the brim with film references. Below I’ve attempted to guide you through some of these references and links to other films.

I’ve only seen the film once at a screening and am sure that given the opportunity to sit down with the film on Blu-ray I will undoubtedly find even more, so the following is in no way definitive but hopefully provides some answers to for those wondering what Tarantino was referencing in Django Unchained. Also, most importantly, hopefully it will lead you to check out some of the films in question.

The most obvious film reference in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is right there in the title. Django was a 1966 ‘spaghetti western’ directed by
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The Cisco Kid being revived again as a CBS crime procedural

Reports of a TV Western revival—which, like Cleavon Little in Blazing Saddles, is comin', it’s a-comin'—have been leaning heavily on proposed reboots of classic oaters such as The Rifleman and Have Gun Will Travel, but none of those shows can trace their lineage all the way back to O. Henry. Not like The Cisco Kid, who first appeared as a vicious Mexican bandit in a 1907 O. Henry story titled “The Caballero’s Way,” before being reformed and turned into the hero of numerous movies and radio and TV series, including a new one that CBS is ...
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Salma Hayek & Lauren Shuler Donner To Produce ‘The Cisco Kid’ Drama For CBS

Exclusive: The Cisco Kid is riding back to TV. CBS has put in development The Cisco Kid, a drama series re-imagening the iconic Latino character that is executive produced by Salma Hayek (Ugly Betty) and Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men). Written by Diego Gutierrez (The Shield), The Cisco Kid is described as a modern day re-retelling of the classic story of a handsome outlaw and his faithful sidekick in the vein of Lethal Weapon. It follows Cisco as he returns to Los Angeles after serving several tours as a Marine in Afghanistan. After witnessing the murder of his father, Cisco and his best friend/fellow Marine, Sam, team up to solve the case and subsequently find themselves doing what the authorities can’t — defending the city’s oppressed and disenfranchised. Executive producing alongside Gutierrez are Hayek and Jose Tamez through their Ventanarosa production company, as well as Donners’ Co.’s Donner and Jack Leslie.
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