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(Contact Music)   Quentin Tarantino's last-minute rewrite of Django Unchained. "When a writer writes a movie, he goes into his cabin and he's there for like nine months, and comes down with the tablets. This dude just went in his trailer"   (contactmusic.com) divider line 39
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2012-07-16 11:06:43 AM
I hope he made improvements. That script appeared to be pretty freakin solid, if you ask me.
 
2012-07-16 11:08:11 AM
Ok, reading the article gave me pulp friction in my pants, so all is well.
 
2012-07-16 12:42:54 PM
HAHA no wonder why there isn't any original ideas in Hollywood. Sounds like movies are written by Moses
 
2012-07-16 01:05:02 PM
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let it wash over you
 
2012-07-16 02:00:15 PM
I like QT's movie, even ones that don't quite overwhelm me (IB). He has a unique sensibility.
 
2012-07-16 02:01:21 PM
New ending: Django kills Hitler's parents before Hitler is born.
 
2012-07-16 02:03:24 PM

Ender's: I hope he made improvements. That script appeared to be pretty freakin solid, if you ask me.


I don't know, I think the script for Django was cool, but it didn't have as much meat on its bones as Kill BillK and Basterds. Despite the flashy surface, Kill Bill was a pretty slick rumination on bad people taking revenge on each other. And I thought Basterds' plumbed some depths into decades of Nazi Killin' movies (by humanizing them and insinuating that their demonization in film was a major part of Jewish revenge). It seemed like Django didn't have much to say other than "slavery was bad and the people that engaged in it were really bad." Well, okay. I think we knew that.
 
2012-07-16 02:09:00 PM
Yeah, I imagine rewriting Twilight Breaking Dawn would have only taken a few hours, too.
 
2012-07-16 02:15:23 PM

WhoIsPraetorian: I don't know, I think the script for Django was cool, but it didn't have as much meat on its bones as Kill BillK and Basterds. Despite the flashy surface, Kill Bill was a pretty slick rumination on bad people taking revenge on each other. And I thought Basterds' plumbed some depths into decades of Nazi Killin' movies (by humanizing them and insinuating that their demonization in film was a major part of Jewish revenge). It seemed like Django didn't have much to say other than "slavery was bad and the people that engaged in it were really bad." Well, okay. I think we knew that.


I think there may be something to it about the movement of Blackspoitation and the cultural fear of black men in media. Then again I'm of the minority that hadn't read the script so I probably shouldn't speculate until the movie actually comes out and I have an opportunity to see it.
 
2012-07-16 02:21:55 PM
This flick should be fantastic.
 
2012-07-16 02:22:04 PM
Most likely the ending will be exactly the same but will now include a very loud acoustic guitar solo that runs into the credits.
 
2012-07-16 02:33:47 PM
I have a funny feeling he's going to pull that 'vol 1 vol 2' stuff like he did in KB. Most likely the vol 2 part will be rescuing his family, but we'll see.
 
2012-07-16 02:46:57 PM
Is Jaime Fox wearing a red Trayvon Martin shirt? Didnt he get the memo that this wasnt a racially motivated shooting?
What a tool.
 
2012-07-16 03:08:46 PM
''What? What did you just say? I don't want to cuss, but ****in' crazy. I said, 'There's no way. There's no way. There's no way.' What it is is there's talented people and God gifted people. He's a God gifted people because he went away, he did something, you could tell that it was trouble. When he got it, he came and was like, 'I got this motherf***er now.'''

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2012-07-16 03:13:11 PM
Re-write ending of film to make it a prequel to Shaft.

Profit.

/and that's how things are done in the Raccooniverse.
 
2012-07-16 03:18:30 PM

Thoran: ''What? What did you just say? I don't want to cuss, but ****in' crazy. I said, 'There's no way. There's no way. There's no way.' What it is is there's talented people and God gifted people. He's a God gifted people because he went away, he did something, you could tell that it was trouble. When he got it, he came and was like, 'I got this motherf***er now.'''

hahahahah oh man I saw that too. Is this like a remix to one of his songs?

/it should be

 
2012-07-16 03:53:10 PM
went straight to his trailer to see if he has any copies of stuff his friends said or wrote that he can take credit for.
 
2012-07-16 04:09:01 PM
Clearly, he needed a rewrite to add additional scenes with women's feet.

i.qkme.me
 
2012-07-16 04:46:57 PM
He will never top Pulp Fiction. No way, no how.

But I think this flick is gonna be AMAZEBALLS.
 
2012-07-16 05:10:45 PM

Tax Boy: Clearly, he needed a rewrite to add additional scenes with women's feet.

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and you say that like it's a bad thing...?
 
2012-07-16 05:27:14 PM
Hmm, I wonder what movie he discovered that weekend.
 
2012-07-16 06:16:57 PM
Of course he went into his trailer. That's where he keeps the cocaine.
 
2012-07-16 06:18:05 PM

Cymbal: He will never top Pulp Fiction. No way, no how.

But I think this flick is gonna be AMAZEBALLS.


I would be hard pressed to pick between Pulp Fiction or Inglourious Basterds as his best.
I'd say PF by a nose, just because Samuel Jackson, but then you have Christoph Waltz in IB who was farkin amazing.

Can't wait for Django

/the D is silent
 
2012-07-16 06:31:18 PM

badLogic: /the D is silent


It's pronounced "ouche bag"?
 
2012-07-16 07:16:18 PM

WhoIsPraetorian: It seemed like Django didn't have much to say other than "slavery was bad and the people that engaged in it were really bad." Well, okay. I think we knew that.


If you're under the (kind of strange) impression that Tarantino intentionally overblows things like the demonization of Nazis and criminals killing each other in order to call attention to the fact that the stereotypical ham-handed way hollywood handles the subjects misses out on important points, I think maybe you've just outlined the misapprehension you're under that the next film will cure for you? The people that engaged in slavery weren't particularly outright villains, they were more "literally everybody before the 1830s and basically everybody before the 1870s". It was just a basic feature of the social structure that every branch of humanity relied on pretty much universally until fairly recently, and getting overly emotional in your judgement of past social norms causes you to miss out on a lot of relevant ideas and, at worst, cause you to willfully ignore underlying issues that persist to this day by covering them under a thick layer of self-righteous "why, I'd never do something that bad" bullshiat.

Personally, I'm more of the opinion that Tarantino overblows things in his movies because he's kind of a shiat writer and director and he needs to swing for the fences on gore or taboo violation to hide that from his audience. But I guess whatever does it for you.

//NTTAWWT, obviously. Exploitation cinema has survived for most of a century because it's entertaining.
 
2012-07-16 07:24:21 PM
Django looks great. I'm excited.

As an aside: I like Tarantino's flicks, but I can't stand Pulp Fiction. Sometimes I make it to the dinner scene, sometimes to the OD scene... but I don't think I've ever seen much more than that except as random clips or parodies. It's one of the few movies that I've sat down to watch and never finished.
 
2012-07-16 07:46:10 PM

Jim_Callahan: WhoIsPraetorian: It seemed like Django didn't have much to say other than "slavery was bad and the people that engaged in it were really bad." Well, okay. I think we knew that.

If you're under the (kind of strange) impression that Tarantino intentionally overblows things like the demonization of Nazis and criminals killing each other in order to call attention to the fact that the stereotypical ham-handed way hollywood handles the subjects misses out on important points, I think maybe you've just outlined the misapprehension you're under that the next film will cure for you?


I've read that sentence 8 times and I'm still not quite sure what you're saying. But, let me respond to what I think you're saying.

Tarantino specifically *didn't* demonize Nazis in Basterds. Even Landa, who's the character we're supposed to hate the most was a pretty three dimensional portrait. Basterds was a corrective to that type of demonization and it was pretty smart about it. I'm not saying that's what Django should be, I'm merely saying that that's what was great about Basterds.

Django seemed pretty one-dimensional to me on the page, though. Its good guys were (pretty) good, its bad guys were really bad. There wasn't a whole lot of grey area, and aside from the quirkiness of the whole thing, I felt like it was a pretty linear A to B western without a whole lot going on in the background. It's kind of about slavery, but it doesn't seem to say a whole lot about slavery other than to make the people engaged in it really, really bad.

That's all on the page though. Tarantino's movies change a lot from script to screen.
 
2012-07-16 08:23:00 PM
That's not a good sign...
 
2012-07-16 08:28:32 PM

Electriclectic: Django looks great. I'm excited.

As an aside: I like Tarantino's flicks, but I can't stand Pulp Fiction. Sometimes I make it to the dinner scene, sometimes to the OD scene... but I don't think I've ever seen much more than that except as random clips or parodies. It's one of the few movies that I've sat down to watch and never finished.


You fail. The last half hour is the best part and you are really missing out. Next time snort some Ritalin or do whatever you have to do to watch it all the way through.
 
2012-07-16 09:02:59 PM
Did he discover another foreign film that he thinks no one has seen that he can copy?

I keed, I keed, he's completely original.
 
2012-07-16 10:21:37 PM

Mugato: Did he discover another foreign film that he thinks no one has seen that he can copy?

I keed, I keed, he's completely original.


This is the weakest argument you can make on hating Tarantino. Can you name any successful director who doesn't copy, steal, pay homage to?

If his movies just don't do it for you that's cool. But this argument that he has no talent and just steals and repackages and sells it like its his original idea is a load of horseshiat. IMHO, he has a real talent for writing interesting dialogue. Why do you care if he copies some ideas or plot devices from a bunch of movies you have prob never watched anyways? The dude writes AND directs movies many people find very entertaining. Most of the time, anyways.

But go on hatin because haters gonna hate, or some such crap.
 
2012-07-16 10:31:45 PM

Cymbal: This is the weakest argument you can make on hating Tarantino. Can you name any successful director who doesn't copy, steal, pay homage to?


None as blatantly. Hey, Pulp Fiction is one of my favorite movies but Reservoir Dogs is a beat by beat copy of City on Fire.
 
2012-07-16 11:12:42 PM
WhoIsPraetorian
It seemed like Django didn't have much to say other than "slavery was bad and the people that engaged in it were really bad." Well, okay. I think we knew that.

There are plenty of descendants of slave owners who believe that their ancestors were the bestest, kindest slaveowners ever. And a lot of other people who hate to have the subject of slavery come up at all. I thought Django was meant to be a middle finger to them - kind of begging comparison with the Nazi revenge movie.
 
2012-07-16 11:15:07 PM
He makes Trope Roux.
And I love him for it.
And his violence is legendary. Who doesn't like B taking on the Crazy 88, then the baby bodyguard, then Lucy in the 'its got it all, but its authentic' garden.
I like how she starts off by slicing off Sophie's arm.
 
2012-07-16 11:18:40 PM

TheMysticS: He makes Trope Roux.
And I love him for it.
And his violence is legendary. Who doesn't like B taking on the Crazy 88, then the baby bodyguard, then Lucy in the 'its got it all, but its authentic' garden.
I like how she starts off by slicing off Sophie's arm.


Ok, lame quoting myself, but I forgot to.add Lucy jumping up on the table and beheading the angry crime boss.

And, he's got some quotes that are quite legendary.
 
2012-07-16 11:39:07 PM

Mugato: Did he discover another foreign film that he thinks no one has seen that he can copy?

I keed, I keed, he's completely original.


No, he's not, and he's the last one who would claim he is. He always makes me think of the Picasso line about good artist borrowing and great artists stealing. He's a postmodern director, and film is a postmodern artform.

Jamdug!: That's not a good sign...


It's not a bad sign either. What's not a good sign is the disaster World War Z has become. When you finish shooting and you STILL don't have the script locked, and the director and star/producer aren't talking to each other, and the studio execs are trying to edit the film by proxy, that;s not a good sign.

/Was honestly worried more about the insanely long shooting and reshoots on Kill Bill than I am about this; QT has learned how to keep it under four hours.
//still want to see the full-length version of Kill Bill.
 
2012-07-17 09:42:49 AM
I love Tarantino's work. The stories are intriguing, the dialogue, while unrealistic, is interesting, and no one gets the best performances out of his actors than QT.

Side note: one of my favorite things in Kill Bill was just a little thing. There was a music cue from Master of the Flying Guillotine. While that movie isn't obscure, it's from a down period of Chinese Kung Fu movies when people just weren't going to see them (between Bruce Lee's death and Jackie Chan's ascension). I knew I was in good hands when I heard that music cue; Tarantino obviously knew his shiat.

Seeing the Pai Mei character was also awesome if you're familiar with the Shaw Brothers films.
 
2012-07-17 12:38:58 PM

Electriclectic: Django looks great. I'm excited.

As an aside: I like Tarantino's flicks, but I can't stand Pulp Fiction. Sometimes I make it to the dinner scene, sometimes to the OD scene... but I don't think I've ever seen much more than that except as random clips or parodies. It's one of the few movies that I've sat down to watch and never finished.


You hate Pulp Fiction but think Django looks great. You have horrible taste in movies. No big deal, lots of people do.
 
2012-07-17 01:59:41 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You hate Pulp Fiction but think Django looks great. You have horrible taste in movies. No big deal, lots of people do.


I can't see into the future but I'd bet that Pulp Fiction is the best and most original thing he'll ever do.
 
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