BSP Episode 272: Django Unchained

Release date – 12/25/2012

The Weinstein Company

 

Directed and Written by

  • Quentin Tarantino

Produced by

  • Stacey Sher
  • Reginald Hudlin
  • Pilar Savone

Cast

Jamie Foxx

  • Django Freeman

Christoph Waltz

  • Dr. King Schultz

Leonardo DiCaprio

  • Calvin J. Candie

Kerry Washington

  • Broomhilda Von Shaft

 

  • Screwed up movie, but very good and entertaining.
  • Not really a western; more of a revenge picture.
  • The movie is described in sex/orgasm terms.  Betcha didn’t see that coming!
  • Christoph Waltz… GREAT!
  • Hey, it’s Jonah Hill.
  • Brilliant music choices.
  • Samuel L. Jackson with hair – not to be trusted.
  • Jamie Foxx’s best scene was where he is the Mandingo fighting expert.
  • Discussions of Spike Lee claiming the movie is racist.
  • The blood spatter was a bit too much.
  • Leading vs. Supporting Actors.
  • The dog scene… what about the dog scene?
  • “The D is silent; payback won’t be.”
  • Kerry Washington – “If there’s an award you can get for being less than a supporting actor… “
  • Best Extra in a Movie.
  • All in all, the hosts really liked the movie.

Trivia bits ‘n pieces:

  • While filming in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Tarantino rented out a local movie theater to show samurai and western movies from his personal collection.
  • Foxx used his own horse, Cheetah, in the movie.
  • This was Jackson’s sixth collaboration being directed by Tarantino: True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained.
  • Quentin revealed at Comic-Con that Django and Broomhilda are meant to be the great-great-great-grandparents of John Shaft.
  • The n-word (or abbreviations of it) are said over 110 times in the movie.

Awards (partial list):

  • Academy Awards – Best Supporting Actor (Waltz)
  • BAFTA – Best Supporting Actor
  • Golden Globes – Best Original Screenplay (Tarantino), Best Supporting Actor
  • American Film Institute named Django Unchained was named one of their Top Ten Movies of the Year (2012)

*Christoph Waltz: this is the 2nd time Waltz has won the same three awards… the 1st was for Inglorious Basterds (also a Tarantino film)

Your Producers for this episode were:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • David

This episode was recorded:  5/29/13

03. June 2013 by Tony
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