Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
A German dentist buys the freedom of a slave and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of the slave's wife who belongs to a ruthless plantation owner. Written by
Sacha Baron Cohen was cast as Scotty, and Kurt Russell was cast as Ace Woody, but both dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Kurt Russell would later star in Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (2015), which also starred Samuel L. Jackson and Walton Goggins. Ironically, The Hateful Eight (2015) is set in the same universe as this movie, but is not a sequel. Samuel L. Jackson and Walton Goggins play different characters in both movies. See more »
When the group first arrives in front of the house at Candyland, Stephen comes out to speak with Calvin Candie. When shot from behind, Candie is sitting in the carriage with his legs crossed and when the camera angle switches to the front his legs are uncrossed. Also, when Candie reprimands Stephen about D'Jango "sleeping in the big house", the shots from the front show Candie's pipe in his right hand and when the camera angle switches to the rear shows his pipe in his left hand. Both Candie's hands, his pipe and his legs being crossed alternate back and forth a few times based on the camera angle. See more »
Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!
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Normally, the logo for The Weinstein Company is silent. In this film, it is accompanied with the theme music for Miramax from the early 90s, in a nod to Tarantino's first 2 films. See more »
In Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, there is a scene in which Django (Jamie Fox), soon after being freed by the incredibly likable dentist turned bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), shops for new clothes to wear.
Schultz tells Django to pick out whatever he likes. Django looks at the smiling white man in disbelief. You're gonna let me pick out my own clothes? Django can't believe it. The following shot delivered one of the biggest laughs from the audience I watched the film with. After the white man confirms that yes, he is indeed letting the black man pick out his own clothes, we cut to a wide shot of Django riding his horse, now decked out in his very own (outlandish) cowboy outfitan all blue with white ruffle get-up.
It's a great little scene that provides humor and allows the viewer to further warm up to the two main protagonists. But it also does more than that. It's a simple scene that speaks for the whole film. It's an affirmation that this man of color is now free and able to make his own decisions. The choice he made concerning his extravagantly loud outfit acts as a warning to those that plan to stand in his waywatch out, here I come, I ain't gonna be quiet no more.
And the humor the scene provides echoes the entire filmit wants us to get comfortable with our hero. Tarantino knows that a man of color makes an unconventional hero in a revenge- flickthat's why he made the film. When was the black man going to get his revenge film? It's been long overdue. With Django Unchained, that film has finally arrived and it has arrived in style. Beautifully shot, wonderfully acted, and meticulously written, it's Tarantino at his most epic.
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