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#587212 - 06/24/11 11:45 AM tarantino's django unchained
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#587311 - 06/27/11 12:08 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: Charles Reece]
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Originally he was in talks with Will Smith, I remember reading. I'm surprised it's not going to his boy Jackson (though I've heard Jackson has a secondary role).

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#587312 - 06/27/11 12:41 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: madget]
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So how is this supposed to be played? More silly bullshit like Inglorious Basterds, or is he playing it straight?

It's interesting that after Pauline Kael criticized Steven Spielberg for being simply a fantasist, he made The Color Purple. Is that what Tarantino is trying to do?
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#587315 - 06/27/11 01:44 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: madget]
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I think a guy from The Wire almost got it, but he had another film to do. Foxx is one actor that makes Smith preferable.
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#587316 - 06/27/11 01:46 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: Allen Montgomery]
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Based on the inspirations, I'm guessing it won't be the Color Purple.
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#587317 - 06/27/11 01:59 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: Charles Reece]
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What are "the inspirations?"
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#587318 - 06/27/11 02:06 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: Allen Montgomery]
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Synopsis from IMDB:
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Django is a freed slave who assists a German bounty hunter. In return for his aid, the Bounty Hunter will help Django get revenge on the cruel Plantation owner Calvin Candie, who has kidnapped his wife and seeks to put Django in chains once more.


Eh-boy. Sounds like yet another vehicle of historical bullshit sung to the same old tune of Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song.
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#587337 - 06/27/11 09:16 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: Allen Montgomery]
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I don't see any benefit to Tarantino "playing it straight" or why anyone would expect him to? Inglourious Basterds was a critical and commercial hit; its historical revisionism was flamboyantly inventive, its genre roots a diverse and engaging tapestry! It was much better than the floaty, rambling Kill Bill; Tarantino's writing works better when he has something from the real world to ground himself in and talk about. Kill Bill was *too* divorced from reality for any real world concerns to much apply; thus much of the dialogue was over-expository and forced-feeling. Or maybe I should say that the over-expository nature of QT's dialogue style stuck out more, in that context. IB worked considerably better IMO.

I am a little disappointed Django is up next though; I had initially read about a profane medieval period piece starring Helen Mirren. I would love to see medieval Tarantino. But Django has promise too.

As to Foxx, I have no experience with him, but he seems kind of cheese-puffy and I have noticed Tarantino's knack for casting becoming more and more questionable as time goes by. He finally wises up enough to leave himself out of the movie, and he starts plugging Eli fucking Roth in there instead. And BJ Novak? Mike Myers? He claims regardless of whether or not he wants to work with someone, he only casts them if they're "right," but I feel like he's prone to pretty arbitrary casting these days.

Do you know which guy from The Wire was in the running? I'm assuming probably Idris Elba, or the guy who played the kingpin? Or the guy who played Omar maybe?

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#587338 - 06/27/11 09:26 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: madget]
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Wait, was Foxx in the Miami Vice movie? He didn't seem to have a lot of presence. It was all Farrell and his cheesy put-on gravel-growl. Though I sort of liked Miami Vice, in a weird way. Sort of. More than most other people apparently did, anyway.

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#587341 - 06/27/11 09:58 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: madget]
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Jamie Foxx is a pretty versatile actor, I think.
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