Django: Django. The D is silent.
Let me start by saying I’m not the biggest fan of Quentin Tarantino.
I’ve only watched Inglourious Basterds, Death Proof and Kill Bill Volume 1 and from these 3 I only liked Inglourious Basterds.
Quentin as a interesting style of directing movies and it really works in Django.
Here’s a synopsis from AllMovies:
A former slave and a German bounty hunter become unlikely allies in the battle against a tyrannical plantation owner in this western from visionary director Quentin Tarantino. Two years before the Civil War pits brother-against-brother, German-born fugitive hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz) arrives in America determined to capture the outlaw Brittle brothers dead or alive. In the midst of his search, Dr. Schultz crosses paths with Django (Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx), a freed slave and skilled tracker who seeks to rescue his beloved wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from ruthless plantation owner Calvin Candie (Academy Award-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio). Once Django has aided Dr. Schultz in coralling the Brittle brothers, the two team up to capture some of the most wanted men in the South. Meanwhile, Django never loses sight of his mission to free Broomhilda from the treacherous slave trade before it’s too late. Upon arriving at Candie’s nefarious plantation, dubbed Candyland, Django and Dr. Schultz discover that slaves are being groomed for gladiator-like competitions by Candie’s malevolent right-hand man Billy Crash (Walton Goggins), and together they skillfully work their way onto the compound for a closer look. But just as Django and his partner locate Broomhilda and plot a daring escape, Candie’s house slave Stephen (Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson) catches wind of their plan, and informs his master of the betrayal. Now, as a clandestine organization attempts to back them into a corner, Django and Dr. Schultz will have to come out with pistols blazing if they ever hope to free Broomhilda from Candyland and the clutches of its vile proprietor.
There are several memorable moments in the movie like when Django whips Little Raj, the shooting at Candyland or the scene at the end when Django ignites the flame for the dynamite and waits outside with the sunglasses to name only a few.
The music in the movie is great and suited for the western style of the movie.
The casting for this movie was perfect. This movie as 2 Academy Award winners and 2 nominees.
I now understand all the talk about Leonardo DiCaprio being snubbed by the Academy. He pulled an amazing performance in this movie and deserved an Academy Award for it.
Stephen: I count six shots, ni**er.
Django: [pulls out a second revolver] I count two guns, ni**er.