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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.
 
2013-01-17 10:34:09 PM

BokChoy: 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.


you say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2013-01-17 10:37:27 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.


Some Japanese spin offs as well:

animeholicph.files.wordpress.com

/Though Japan/America have been ripping eachother off since WWII
 
2013-01-17 10:39:06 PM

TommyymmoT: 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?


??? I'm not sure what you are trying to say.
 
2013-01-17 10:40:17 PM
I think the most awesome person to sit beside on a NY-to-LA trip would be Quentin Tarantino. Three hours of non-stop movie talk, geeky trivia, and probably some weird but wild stuff I can't anticipate. Just an absolutely fascinating three hours.

I also think the absolute WORST person to sit beside on a trans-Atlantic flight would be Quentin Tarantino. That's the sort of interminable conversation that could only end in a gunshot, or since one won't be handy, sudden decompression and a long, cold fall.
 
2013-01-17 10:41:42 PM

Pixiest: Samuel L Jackson stole the movie.


Well yeah. They steal things you know.
 
2013-01-17 10:43:13 PM

skinink: 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.


If it was a young female slavemaster that'd be right up Tarantino's alley.
 
2013-01-17 10:44:40 PM

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


Isn't that basically every Tarantino movie? That's his schtick -- great ensemble cast with a crazy plot that gets out of control and too much dialogue full of pop culture references. A big, hot, steaming, glorious mess.
 
2013-01-17 10:45:06 PM
Is it seriously 2:45 long?

No way I'd sit through that.
 
2013-01-17 10:49:45 PM
Saw it yesterday. Loved it.
Pacing was fine, and the Don Johnson/Jonah Hill scene acted as a fun interlude.
Ending was kinda hokey, but really my only complaint.
 
2013-01-17 10:49:45 PM

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

/she was so mysterious


SPOILER:

She didn't have a jaw.
 
2013-01-17 10:50:24 PM

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?
 
2013-01-17 10:53:10 PM

4seasons85!: TommyymmoT: 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?

??? I'm not sure what you are trying to say.


I was referring to your attention span, but you have to admit, that movie would have been pretty awesome if they had a laugh track, and shot Ray Romano.
 
2013-01-17 10:56:52 PM

unyon: 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.


He also had some Kerry Washington nip in this movie. Also I'm pretty sure he almost had some Bruce Willis's junk in Pulp.
 
2013-01-17 10:59:13 PM
I enjoyed it, but it felt like Tarantino was spoofing his own movies at times.
 
2013-01-17 10:59:26 PM
not bad
better than Ingl Bast

and i liked that it didn't pretend slavery never existed.


spike lee is a farking moron for slagging Django- he didn't watch it, did he?
dumbass.
 
2013-01-17 11:01:35 PM

TheLopper: I enjoyed it, but it felt like Tarantino was spoofing his own movies at times.


I don't think that's possible when the only movie he's ever made that didn't feel like a spoof itself was Jackie Brown.
 
2013-01-17 11:08:18 PM

quizzical: 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.


Yeah, it seemed more like Django; Along For the Ride. But maybe that's just because I love Waltz's work in this movie.
 
2013-01-17 11:10:41 PM

TommyymmoT: 4seasons85!: TommyymmoT: 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?

??? I'm not sure what you are trying to say.

I was referring to your attention span, but you have to admit, that movie would have been pretty awesome if they had a laugh track, and shot Ray Romano.


No. It was good but I felt the part after he first gives up was too long.
 
2013-01-17 11:12:53 PM

4seasons85!: TommyymmoT: 4seasons85!: TommyymmoT: 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?

??? I'm not sure what you are trying to say.

I was referring to your attention span, but you have to admit, that movie would have been pretty awesome if they had a laugh track, and shot Ray Romano.

No. It was good but I felt the part after he first gives up was too long.


They could have trimmed about 20, or 30 minutes.
 
2013-01-17 11:14:34 PM

Kibbler: Is it seriously 2:45 long?

No way I'd sit through that.


I'm guessing you're not a fan of Bollywood.   You get your rupee worth, I tell you what.
 
2013-01-17 11:20:35 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


Luckily in Django, he gets blowed up real good

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-17 11:20:48 PM

brap: I'm guessing you're not a fan of Bollywood. You get your rupee worth, I tell you what.


They have movies on Zelda?
 
2013-01-17 11:24:19 PM

bulldg4life: 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.


I became alarmed when he surrendered, leaned over to my girlfriend and asked "this isn't the nadir, the HALFWAY point of the movie, is it? Are we going to watch another 2 hours of him escaping from the Australians hanging out in the deep south, or potentially Australia?"
 
2013-01-17 11:26:09 PM
Saw it last weekend. VERY entertaining!

I'm not really sure where the giant plot holes were, though. Sure it was convoluted, but it made sense to me. I didn't really see any plot holes at least.
 
2013-01-17 11:28:08 PM
I will say this though, the dinner scene at the plantation was the best acting that Leonardo DiCaprio will ever give.

I would've been satisfied with just watching 2 1/2 hours of DiCaprio and Waltz going back and forth at the dinner table with minor interludes from Samuel Jackson and Jamie Foxx.

I liked that it was a Western that took place in the South, that it just accepted that slavery was a thing at that time, and that it threw in a good mix of a con-man/heist movie.
 
2013-01-17 11:38:50 PM
Kill Whitey movies always do good when racism is encouraged
 
2013-01-17 11:40:37 PM
His next film will be about a troubled New York City teen in 1977 Brooklyn from a dysfunctional family who deals with his problems by embracing the disco lifestyle. An artist has to grow, you know.
 
2013-01-17 11:40:40 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Kill Whitey movies always do good when racism is encouraged


7/10
 
2013-01-17 11:41:01 PM

calbert: I will say this though, the dinner scene at the plantation was the best acting that Leonardo DiCaprio will ever give.

I would've been satisfied with just watching 2 1/2 hours of DiCaprio and Waltz going back and forth at the dinner table with minor interludes from Samuel Jackson and Jamie Foxx.

I liked that it was a Western that took place in the South, that it just accepted that slavery was a thing at that time, and that it threw in a good mix of a con-man/heist movie.


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.
 
2013-01-17 11:41:23 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Kill Whitey movies always do good when racism is encouraged


It's a movie about slave owners in the south. What do you want a "kill chinamen" movie?
 
2013-01-17 11:46:13 PM
D'ARTAGNAN MOTHER FARKERS!

Loved that movie, Christof Waltz was uber wundabar!
 
2013-01-17 11:53:11 PM

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?


No, but I think Django could have had some longer pieces of dialog. A longer talk between Django and his wife. Maybe a scene with Django trying to warn Waltz's character about some of the cruelty he would be exposed to while posing as a mandingo buyer (yes, that gets close to your MLK territory, but it would play well with Waltz's actions when closing the deal with DiCaprio). He could have said something to the mine slaves as he made his exit. My overall point is that the title character was underused; the other actors steal the movie because they have more interesting lines and more interesting characters.
 
2013-01-17 11:59:12 PM
In the original Django when anyone asked him a question he would answer with some variation of "I don't see how that's any of your business."  And oh those eyes!  He looks like a muddy wolf.  I think I'm developing my first man-crush outside of Rondo Hatton.
 
2013-01-18 12:04:42 AM

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.


Wrong.

also some of the music choices were extremely detracting.

Wrong.

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.

aznbadger.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-18 12:20:38 AM
Guys, relax. It was a shiatty movie. We don't have to whiteknight Tarantino every time he makes a mess.
 
2013-01-18 12:25:07 AM
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.
 
2013-01-18 12:51:25 AM

kronicfeld: Pixiest: Samuel L Jackson stole the movie.

Marking the first time a black man was put in blackface.


Sounds like you know nothing about the history of blackface. Jeezus, Am I the only one who took African-American theater? Some ign'ant folks up in here.

Bert Williams, one of the greatest artists in American minstrelsy and an early pioneer of black theater (someone who W.C. Fields called "the funniest man I ever saw and the saddest man I ever met"), was black and performed in blackface as he was not viewed as dark enough without it. He was, as my half-black roommate used to say, "high yellow." (Williams and his comedy partner, George Walker, are below. Wiliams is on the left.)

TMYK ====*

upload.wikimedia.org

/was one of three non-black students in the class
//talking about the "black experience" to black people (when you're not black) can be awkward.
 
2013-01-18 12:52:51 AM

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.


Low budget westerns of the 60s and 70s didn't spend much time on accuracy. Several, including Django, used dynamite at a time when dynamite hadn't been invented yet. And there's always the inevitable 15 shots fired from a Colt revolver without the hero ever reloading.

Others, most notably Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, used modern music throughout. Hell, that movie's score was almost entirely Bob Dylan songs.

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.

Most historically accurate Western I ever saw was Heaven's Gate, and that was a pretentious, overlong, self-indulgent pile of donkey shiat.
 
2013-01-18 12:56:58 AM

TommyymmoT: 4seasons85!: TommyymmoT: 4seasons85!: TommyymmoT: 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?

??? I'm not sure what you are trying to say.

I was referring to your attention span, but you have to admit, that movie would have been pretty awesome if they had a laugh track, and shot Ray Romano.

No. It was good but I felt the part after he first gives up was too long.

They could have trimmed about 20, or 30 minutes.


I'll agree with that. I thought Samuel L. Jackson was excellent as Stephen though.
 
2013-01-18 01:26:10 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: 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 swallowed it.


ftfy
 
2013-01-18 02:01:51 AM
It was easily the best movie I saw last year (I've yet to see The Master though, heard that was great). Very fun movie. The length was just about perfect as well and I rarely say that about a movie that's over 2.5 hours.
 
2013-01-18 02:20:40 AM

Mugato: Smeggy Smurf: Kill Whitey movies always do good when racism is encouraged

It's a movie about slave owners in the south. What do you want a "kill chinamen" movie?


No, I want them docked a half day's pay for sleeping on the job though
 
2013-01-18 02:25:50 AM

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.

/I'd apologize afterwards


Both of you punch each other in the balls really hard so we don't have to deal with your offspring.
 
2013-01-18 02:38:12 AM
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
 
2013-01-18 07:14:37 AM

kronicfeld: Pixiest: Samuel L Jackson stole the movie.

Marking the first time a black man was put in blackface.


Nah, I'm pretty sure Stepin Fetchit got him beat.
 
2013-01-18 07:21:36 AM

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.
 
2013-01-18 08:15:40 AM

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


That was the only part I liked. The movie was shiat. I could tell from the cheesy theme song at the start. If I wanted to watch goofy old westerns I would.

The girl was not worth it, the German could have come back later and killed Candy, and everyone who doesn't have a warrant out for his arrest happens to be a slimeball. Oh and Django's going to djail like Schultz promised, unless of course someone kills him first.
 
2013-01-18 08:21:01 AM
I saw "Man with the Iron Fists" which QT slapped his name on after the fact. It was awesome and terrible all at the same time.
Fantastic rips on wuxia style kung-fu movies, violent, funny, awesome effects.

And then RZA talks. or tries to. and the movie comes to a screeching halt.
 
2013-01-18 08:27:39 AM

calbert: and then you just throw all of that out the window with a Jim Croce song


That scene was the one that made me cry.
Perfect choice of a song for that scene.

Well played, Q.T.
 
2013-01-18 08:28:47 AM

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.
 
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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