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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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2013-01-18 08:30:17 AM

stoli n coke: Given that Django was a modern take on that kind of genre picture, I wasn't nearly as bothered by those things as you were.


No, see, that's what I was bothered by. There are loads of old movies already. Why spend 100 million dollars on something that's been done before, repeatedly, for much less? This was Tarantino's most self-indulgent movie.
 
2013-01-18 08:39:19 AM

moothemagiccow: stoli n coke: Given that Django was a modern take on that kind of genre picture, I wasn't nearly as bothered by those things as you were.

No, see, that's what I was bothered by. There are loads of old movies already. Why spend 100 million dollars on something that's been done before, repeatedly, for much less? This was Tarantino's most self-indulgent movie.


Well, in that case, why make gangster movies? Or heist movies? Or Westerns? Or World War II action movies? Or spy movies? Or political movies? Or horror movies? Or movies about people in space? Or superhero movies?

There aren't many genres where nearly every story hasn't already been told.

Oh, and given that an average Adam Sandler flick costs 70 million now, 100 million on a large scale action movie starring 2 Oscar winners isn't that shocking.
 
2013-01-18 08:40:23 AM

moothemagiccow: stoli n coke: Given that Django was a modern take on that kind of genre picture, I wasn't nearly as bothered by those things as you were.

No, see, that's what I was bothered by. There are loads of old movies already. Why spend 100 million dollars on something that's been done before, repeatedly, for much less? This was Tarantino's most self-indulgent movie.


If you don't enjoy a Tarantino movie, no one can tell you why they do. To me, his movies are all about the individual scenes and I love the way he creates one. If you don't, eh. Go find something you do enjoy.
 
2013-01-18 08:41:32 AM

moothemagiccow: I could tell from the cheesy theme song at the start. If I wanted to watch goofy old westerns I would.


So why did you decide to go see this movie at all?  Sounds like you don't research the way you spend your time and money. It was every bit as advertised.
 
2013-01-18 08:48:52 AM

Ishkur: quizzical: 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

That's your quintessential spaghetti anti-hero! He never says much, has a mysterious past, walks into town on a lone horse, rights the wrongs and leaves without a word. What did you expect him to do, spit out philosophical injustice like Martin Luther King?


It's what Spike Lee would have done.
 
2013-01-18 09:47:03 AM

moothemagiccow: No, see, that's what I was bothered by. There are loads of old movies already. Why spend 100 million dollars on something that's been done before, repeatedly, for much less? This was Tarantino's most self-indulgent movie.


Every Tarantino movie is a self-indulgent movie. He's a film geek. More specifically, he's a film geek who gushes over the films he grew up with in the 60s and 70s.

So his career spans those interests. That's all he does, is make movies with topical content that is either a homage or a riff of the movies he loved watching as a child, from blaxploitation to kung fu to crime/mafia to grindhouse. And there's nothing wrong with that -- it's what all film makers do. Even Lucas styled Star Wars after 30s Flash Gordon serials. Isn't that what film makers get into movies in the first place?

Tarantino has made a good movie of every 60s and 70s trope. He even has a Nazisploitation movie under his belt now.

Django is his spaghetti western. The only genres he hasn't riffed yet are the space opera (I mean something cheesy like Barbarella or Silent Running or Logan's Run, not Star Wars) and the big tits Russ Meyer flick. Then, and only then, can he safely retire.

So while he's ripping off something that's already done, it's not like he's cheapening or trivializing the genre with a substandard imitation. Tarantino has nothing but the utmost respect for the genres his films cover, and while some might be bordering on parody, they're still high budget, good quality, very stylistic additions that play to the genres' aesthetics.
 
2013-01-18 09:57:22 AM

Meethos: Interesting fact, DiCaprio cuts his hand badly in that scene when he slams it on the table, he keeps acting through the scene and its his actual blood he smears on Kerry Washingtons face.


this I can fap to
 
2013-01-18 10:40:50 AM

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.


THANK YOU. i was wondering who she was. it was so weird to see her in the group, i was waiting for her to do something awesome at the end. she's just sitting on bed looking at slides without saying a word.


Any Pie Left: Actually, for a Tarantino film, I felt he was keeping the dialogue somewhat sparse and contained. Enjoyed the whole thing, but did feel confusion about the Asian woman with the bandana, figured she was going to be set up for the sequel or something.


i wonder if she's going to end up being like boba fett, a minor character that ends up being as popular as the main character.

i like tarantino's dialogues, it seems unnecessarily long because he's using a conversation between characters to explain each character's personality/motivations in the movie. maybe because it was sparse in this movie that people are alittle confused as to why schultz did that in the end.
 
2013-01-18 10:51:21 AM

Ishkur: The only genres he hasn't riffed yet are the space opera (I mean something cheesy like Barbarella or Silent Running or Logan's Run, not Star Wars)


That I'd like to see, although I can't imagine him doing anything sci-fi. Then I couldn't imagine him doing a fantasy Nazi movie either but space opera is even more out of his normal zone. He'd be perfect for Barbarella-but-not-quite-Barbarella.
 
2013-01-18 10:52:48 AM

Mugato: I can't imagine him doing anything sci-fi


I'm not sure he got into sci-fi enough to know...
wait a minute.
I've found his Kryptonite!!!!
 
2013-01-18 11:54:15 AM
"What if we offer Candy $300 for his slave?"

-- "He'll say fark you. So let's come up with a crazy elaborate plan."

"What if we find out they're keeping her in a box for 10 days because she keeps trying to escape, and she's not allowed in the house because she's too ugly?"

-- "Then we should change our plan, and Candy would probably take $50 and a Faygo."
 
2013-01-18 04:08:08 PM

inclemency: I enjoyed it thoroughly but found it needlessly violent and cruel at times. We almost walked out after one particularly gruesome scene.

/not a wuss


You know, like slavery.
 
2013-01-19 07:38:38 AM

Kangaroo_Ralph: "What if we offer Candy $300 for his slave?"

-- "He'll say fark you. So let's come up with a crazy elaborate plan."

"What if we find out they're keeping her in a box for 10 days because she keeps trying to escape, and she's not allowed in the house because she's too ugly?"

-- "Then we should change our plan, and Candy would probably take $50 and a Faygo."


Holy crap! Why aren't you writing and directing movies!?! A waste of talent, says I.
 
2013-01-20 10:12:14 AM

Pixiest: Samuel L Jackson stole the movie.



he pimped that movie. he was great.
 
2013-01-20 10:14:49 AM

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



yea, Pulp Fiction's plot was not the best. who wants to watch a bunch of druggie losers? but QT made it great!
 
2013-01-20 10:18:32 AM

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



well sh*t fire! the n**gars we sell to lequint dickey got it worse than that!
 
2013-01-20 10:19:09 AM

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



you should kill yourself.

jes kiddin. to each his own.
 
2013-01-20 10:21:23 AM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: 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.



but that sure doesn't help his film making abilities.
 
2013-01-20 10:23:04 AM

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

/she was so mysterious



and has a really hairy puss too.
 
2013-01-20 10:25:31 AM

Carth: sage37: Guys, relax. It was a shiatty movie. We don't have to whiteknight Tarantino every time he makes a mess.

When you find yourself agreeing with Armond White and 12% of critics it might be time to admit you are in the minority not liking a movie.



he shouldn't get too exited or he might squirt.
 
2013-01-20 10:29:46 AM

Kibbler: Is it seriously 2:45 long?

No way I'd sit through that.



it felt like an hour and a half.
 
2013-01-20 10:40:19 AM

sage37: Guys, relax. It was a shiatty movie. We don't have to whiteknight Tarantino every time he makes a mess.



yep, a 300+ million dollar mess world wide. that is my kind of mess.
 
2013-01-20 10:44:07 AM

padraig: 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.

There were a few gasps in the theater, when this scene came. I think a few boyfriends suddenly felt a bit inadequate.



it was that huge Alabama Black Snake every southern girl dreams of.
 
2013-01-20 10:46:08 AM

Confabulat: moothemagiccow: stoli n coke: Given that Django was a modern take on that kind of genre picture, I wasn't nearly as bothered by those things as you were.

No, see, that's what I was bothered by. There are loads of old movies already. Why spend 100 million dollars on something that's been done before, repeatedly, for much less? This was Tarantino's most self-indulgent movie.

If you don't enjoy a Tarantino movie, no one can tell you why they do. To me, his movies are all about the individual scenes and I love the way he creates one. If you don't, eh. Go find something you do enjoy.



the nay sayers are accustomed to going to splatter houses and jerking off to porno movies.
 
2013-01-20 10:54:50 AM

Littledevil8701: inclemency: I enjoyed it thoroughly but found it needlessly violent and cruel at times. We almost walked out after one particularly gruesome scene.

/not a wuss

You know, like slavery.


You're right. This documentary just stuck to the facts and even though the director of this documentary is known for pushing the envelope and trying to one-up himself it was faithfully adherent to the time period.
 
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