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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Django Unchained becomes Quentin Tarantino's highest-grossing hit   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 125
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2013-01-17 05:43:23 PM  
Fun movie. But dont think about it, 'cause the plot is stupid.
 
2013-01-17 05:48:14 PM  
Not to be confused with Tarantino's grossest big film
 
2013-01-17 05:54:23 PM  
Samuel L Jackson stole the movie.
 
2013-01-17 06:03:17 PM  

Pixiest: Samuel L Jackson stole the movie.


he did what now, massah, sir?
 
2013-01-17 06:11:18 PM  

Pixiest: Samuel L Jackson stole the movie.


Marking the first time a black man was put in blackface.
 
2013-01-17 06:26:13 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Fun movie. But dont think about it, 'cause the plot is stupid.


I'm still not thinking about the plot. And yes, it was a fun movie.

/can't see out of these holes
 
2013-01-17 07:41:15 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Fun movie. But dont think about it, 'cause the plot is stupid.


Yup, great movie, just don't think too hard about it.  Like Prometheus.
 
2013-01-17 08:06:22 PM  
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2013-01-17 08:11:19 PM  

Nadie_AZ: /can't see out of these holes


that scene did not belong in the final cut. it removed you from the story and it just felt forced and unfunny.

also some of the music choices were extremely detracting.

I know he's not making a documentary or a 'period piece' per se, but there are elements of time spent on authenticity, and then you just throw all of that out the window with a Jim Croce song.

it was kind of a mess, an enjoyable mess with great performances, but still messy.

I chalk this up to the passing of Sally Menke.

it makes you appreciate the extraordinary job she has done on his other films.
 
2013-01-17 08:21:42 PM  

calbert: that scene did not belong in the final cut. it removed you from the story and it just felt forced and unfunny.


I enjoyed that scene. It would have fit perfectly in Blazing Saddles. Nothing wrong with that.
 
2013-01-17 08:24:32 PM  
I liked it until THE MOVIE JUST KEPT GOING AND GOING
WHAT THE fark GET TO THE POINT

/what did that thing run, 490 minutes?
 
2013-01-17 08:26:49 PM  
I love Tarantino films but which of his films don't have stupid plots, except Jackie Brown, which was based on a book?
 
2013-01-17 08:42:45 PM  

Mugato: I love Tarantino films but which of his films don't have stupid plots, except Jackie Brown, which was based on a book?


All his non-sequential films have plot holes. Haven't seen Django. Inglorious Basterds was fun and sequential.
 
2013-01-17 08:45:00 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHskZOaL7fU


Original Django body count.  When a guy shows up to your muddy town dragging a coffin full of weaponry, you better get out of Dodge.

This film spawned a gazillion Italian spin-offs.  Really took the Spagetti Western to new heights of abject violence.
 
2013-01-17 08:50:44 PM  
Oh gorsh, I didn't know Peter Nero has a cameo in Django Unchained, maybe I will see it.
 
2013-01-17 08:53:29 PM  
or Franco Nero, I'm horrible with actor names.
 
2013-01-17 08:54:19 PM  

simplicimus: Mugato: I love Tarantino films but which of his films don't have stupid plots, except Jackie Brown, which was based on a book?

All his non-sequential films have plot holes. Haven't seen Django. Inglorious Basterds was fun and sequential.


I thought Pulp Fiction was pretty solid. It was goofy and well, pulpy but plot wise I didn't see any issues with it.
 
2013-01-17 09:14:17 PM  
I don't care how rich he gets, I still want to punch QT in the face.

/Not an ITG, I swear
 
2013-01-17 09:19:32 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: I don't care how rich he gets, I still want to punch QT in the face.


I love his movies and I still want to punch him in the face. It's that kind of face.

/I'd apologize afterwards
 
2013-01-17 09:22:32 PM  
Waltz stole the movie. There is no discussion.

Also, the movie was 30 minutes too long. Built up to a huge climax....then he surrendered and you had to wait til the real finale.
 
2013-01-17 09:23:32 PM  

OgreMagi: B.L.Z. Bub: I don't care how rich he gets, I still want to punch QT in the face.

I love his movies and I still want to punch him in the face. It's that kind of face.


Why would you want to do that? His skull's all weird. That would be like punching a jagged stone that's been laced with adamantium.
 
2013-01-17 09:27:16 PM  
Don Johnson + Michael Parks + DiCaprio.

Not to mention Sam Jackson's portrayal of a house slave, I'd say the movie has great entertainment value. And after reading the HuffPo interview with QT I can understand why the plot makes no sense, but still it's not like I came and was expecting Shawshank or Gladiator.
 
2013-01-17 09:34:57 PM  
Maybe it's because I watched it at home via torrent or maybe it's because I had watched the glacially-paced The Dark Knight Rises the night before, but I thought Django Unchained was well-paced. It didn't feel like a 2 hour, 45 minute slog like TDKR did.
 
2013-01-17 09:35:44 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: OgreMagi: B.L.Z. Bub: I don't care how rich he gets, I still want to punch QT in the face.

I love his movies and I still want to punch him in the face. It's that kind of face.

Why would you want to do that? His skull's all weird. That would be like punching a jagged stone that's been laced with adamantium and which can't act.

 
2013-01-17 09:36:19 PM  
Didn't want to see this one because I do not like jamie foxx.
 
2013-01-17 09:36:26 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: I don't care how rich he gets, I still want to punch QT in the face.

/Not an ITG, I swear


Oh he seems like an utter asshole in real life. Being a dick has nothing to do with one's ability as a filmmaker. In fact it's my experience that the two often go together.
 
2013-01-17 09:41:05 PM  
Spike lee is a biatch. That is all.

I wonder if helped it at all
 
2013-01-17 09:41:48 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: and which can't act.


In lieu of acting, Quentin Tarantino should stick to getting drunk on late night talk shows.

He's very amusing when he's stewed out of his mind.
 
2013-01-17 09:44:55 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Didn't want to see this one because I do not like jamie foxx.


I don't like Jamie Foxx, either, but it's worth watching for the rest of the cast. Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Don Johnson all put in some excellent performances.

I read that Michael K. Williams (Omar in The Wire) auditioned for the role of Django at one point. I think he would have done a better job than Foxx.
 
2013-01-17 09:45:24 PM  

calbert: Nadie_AZ: /can't see out of these holes

that scene did not belong in the final cut. it removed you from the story and it just felt forced and unfunny.

also some of the music choices were extremely detracting.

I know he's not making a documentary or a 'period piece' per se, but there are elements of time spent on authenticity, and then you just throw all of that out the window with a Jim Croce song.

it was kind of a mess, an enjoyable mess with great performances, but still messy.

I chalk this up to the passing of Sally Menke.

it makes you appreciate the extraordinary job she has done on his other films.


Because you're a film editing expert. Got it. Gotcha.
 
2013-01-17 09:47:14 PM  

thecpt: Spike lee is a biatch. That is all.

I wonder if helped it at all


Thunderdome: Spike vs Tarantino. Battle of the Douchebag Directors.

/rooting for Quentin
 
2013-01-17 09:49:35 PM  

brap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHskZOaL7fU


Original Django body count.  When a guy shows up to your muddy town dragging a coffin full of weaponry, you better get out of Dodge.

This film spawned a gazillion Italian spin-offs.  Really took the Spagetti Western to new heights of abject violence.


I watched that film and "Mandingo" before I saw Django Unchained. Mandingo is really farked up, especially the love scenes. And the scene where the old white slavemaster tries to get rid of his rheumatism by putting his bare feet on the stomach of a slave child.
 
2013-01-17 09:51:47 PM  

LegacyDL: I can understand why the plot makes no sense, but still it's not like I came and was expecting


It's not a spaghetti western, it's a myth cycle (it slaps you over the head with that fact) and it makes as much sense as most myths.  It's actually a really good mythic hero tale, full of blood, bravado, impossible escapes and (possibly) incest so once the mythic hero motif was established it was easy enough to forgive the plot holes.
 
2013-01-17 09:52:47 PM  

skinink: brap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHskZOaL7fU


Original Django body count.  When a guy shows up to your muddy town dragging a coffin full of weaponry, you better get out of Dodge.

This film spawned a gazillion Italian spin-offs.  Really took the Spagetti Western to new heights of abject violence.

I watched that film and "Mandingo" before I saw Django Unchained. Mandingo is really farked up, especially the love scenes. And the scene where the old white slavemaster tries to get rid of his rheumatism by putting his bare feet on the stomach of a slave child.


I haven't seen Mandigo, that was a drive-in/42nd Street sleezehouse movie that has somehow managed to escape me. I love Django can I count this as a recommendation?
 
2013-01-17 09:53:11 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Didn't want to see this one because I do not like jamie foxx.


Then I guess you really wouldn't have liked the scene where they showed Django's massive cock.
 
2013-01-17 09:53:28 PM  
I just wish that chick wearing the bandana mask had a bigger part.

/she was so mysterious
 
2013-01-17 09:57:02 PM  

skinink: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Didn't want to see this one because I do not like jamie foxx.

Then I guess you really wouldn't have liked the scene where they showed Django's massive cock.


Well if it was ANY OTHER gigantic black cock, I might have stomached it.
 
2013-01-17 09:57:04 PM  

brap: skinink: brap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHskZOaL7fU


Original Django body count.  When a guy shows up to your muddy town dragging a coffin full of weaponry, you better get out of Dodge.

This film spawned a gazillion Italian spin-offs.  Really took the Spagetti Western to new heights of abject violence.

I watched that film and "Mandingo" before I saw Django Unchained. Mandingo is really farked up, especially the love scenes. And the scene where the old white slavemaster tries to get rid of his rheumatism by putting his bare feet on the stomach of a slave child.

I haven't seen Mandigo, that was a drive-in/42nd Street sleezehouse movie that has somehow managed to escape me. I love Django can I count this as a recommendation?


Absolutely! The first scene in Mandingo has the actor who played Mr Bently from The Jeffersons. He plays a slave trader who uses the N-word like there's no tomorrow. A very good B-movie, and I saw it either on Amazon or Netflix streaming.
 
2013-01-17 10:00:33 PM  
I liked it up to the not-quite-very-end --maybe 30 minutes, with the big fight. It didn't feel the same as the rest of the film-- it seemed... silly?
 
2013-01-17 10:01:35 PM  

skinink: Then I guess you really wouldn't have liked the scene where they showed Django's massive cock.


What? Tarantino's never had nudity in any of his films and he has to start with black cock?

/there's way too much cock in movies nowadays
 
2013-01-17 10:02:14 PM  

skinink: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Didn't want to see this one because I do not like jamie foxx.

Then I guess you really wouldn't have liked the scene where they showed Django's massive cock.


Yeah, I thought lassoing that steer with it was a bit much.
 
2013-01-17 10:07:14 PM  
Spike Lee fauxrage in 3...2...
 
2013-01-17 10:10:23 PM  

Riotboy: I just wish that chick wearing the bandana mask had a bigger part.

/she was so mysterious


She originally did. Her and Django were going to have a bunch of interactions that culminated in a fight where her bandana was ripped off to show that she had no lower jaw. I'm pretty sure it was shot, too.

I've got a weird thing for Zoe Bell, so that would have been... disconcerting.
 
2013-01-17 10:11:20 PM  

Axana: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Didn't want to see this one because I do not like jamie foxx.

I don't like Jamie Foxx, either, but it's worth watching for the rest of the cast. Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Don Johnson all put in some excellent performances.

I read that Michael K. Williams (Omar in The Wire) auditioned for the role of Django at one point. I think he would have done a better job than Foxx.


Foxx did alright with what he had. Django's character just didn't have enough lines for a movie that was supposed to be about him. It seemed like Django didn't say more than two or three sentences at a time. Waltz, Jackson, and DiCaprio seem like they stole the movie because they actually get speak in monologues, and have conversations with each other.
 
2013-01-17 10:14:06 PM  

Mugato: skinink: Then I guess you really wouldn't have liked the scene where they showed Django's massive cock.

What? Tarantino's never had nudity in any of his films and he has to start with black cock?

/there's way too much cock in movies nowadays


No there isn't any nudity.  There is a uncomfortably long shot of Foxx's taint and ball sack, though.
 
2013-01-17 10:15:55 PM  
What a fun movie. I love revenge movies and Westerns.

Also, SLJ playing the sinister, hateful house negro that really runs the plantation was the best performance that I have seen from him maybe ever. He was fantastic to the point that I thought he deserved a Best Supporting Actor nomination.
 
2013-01-17 10:16:35 PM  

Jizz Master Zero: Riotboy: I just wish that chick wearing the bandana mask had a bigger part.

/she was so mysterious

She originally did. Her and Django were going to have a bunch of interactions that culminated in a fight where her bandana was ripped off to show that she had no lower jaw. I'm pretty sure it was shot, too.

I've got a weird thing for Zoe Bell, so that would have been... disconcerting.


That would've been awesome! I hope they add that scene on the extras/extended DVD.

/thanks!
 
2013-01-17 10:18:01 PM  
Am I the only one who didn't enjoy the film? It was way too long!
 
2013-01-17 10:20:50 PM  

4seasons85!: Am I the only one who didn't enjoy the film? It was way too long!


And not even a laugh track! And where was Ray Romano, or at least Jim Belushi?
 
2013-01-17 10:32:13 PM  
Haven't seen the film but I can guess that, being a tarantino film, it will have long stretches of tangential dialogue between two characters, intercut with some ultra-violence and 70s blaxploitation or spaghetti western soundtracks, while the plot wanders to nowhere in particular.
 
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