Django Unchained (2012)

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    • Django Unchained (2012)

      DJANGO UNCHAINED

      DIRECTED BY QUENTIN TARANTINO
      THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
      COLUMBIA PICTURES


      DJANGO-UNCHAINED-201211.jpg
      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave,
      Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter.
      Instead, he is led to the site of Django's wife who is under the hands
      of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner.
      Written by BenLobel

      Full Cast
      Jamie Foxx ... Django
      Christoph Waltz ... Dr. King Schultz
      Leonardo DiCaprio ... Calvin Candie
      Kerry Washington ... Broomhilda von Schaft
      Samuel L. Jackson ... Stephen
      Walton Goggins ... Billy Crash
      Dennis Christopher ... Leonide Moguy
      James Remar ... Butch Pooch / Ace Speck
      David Steen ... Mr. Stonesipher
      Dana Michelle Gourrier ... Cora (as Dana Gourrier)
      Nichole Galicia ... Sheba
      Laura Cayouette ... Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly
      Ato Essandoh ... D'Artagnan
      Sammi Rotibi ... Rodney
      Clay Donahue Fontenot
      Escalante Lundy ... Big Fred
      Miriam F. Glover ... Betina
      Don Johnson ... Big Daddy
      Franco Nero ... Amerigo Vessepi
      James Russo ... Dicky Speck
      Tom Wopat ... U.S. Marshall Gill Tatum
      Don Stroud ... Sheriff Bill Sharp
      Russ Tamblyn ... Son of a Gunfighter
      Amber Tamblyn ... Daughter of a Son of a Gunfighter
      Bruce Dern ... Old Man Carrucan
      M.C. Gainey ... Big John Brittle
      Cooper Huckabee ... Lil Raj Brittle
      Doc Duhame ... Ellis Brittle
      Jonah Hill ... Bag Head #2
      Lee Horsley ... Sheriff Gus (Snowy Snow)
      Zoe Bell ... Tracker (as Zoë Bell)
      Michael Bowen ... Tracker
      Robert Carradine ... Tracker
      Jake Garber ... Tracker
      Ted Neeley ... Tracker
      James Parks ... Tracker
      Tom Savini ... Tracker
      Michael Parks ... The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee
      John Jarratt ... The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee
      Quentin Tarantino ... The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee
      Amari Cheatom ... Roy
      Keith Jefferson ... Pudgy Ralph
      Marcus Henderson
      Lil Chuuch (as Lil Chuuuch)
      Kinetic ... Franklin
      Louise Stratten ... Daughtrey Saloon Girl
      Kim Robillard ... Saloon Keeper Pete
      Shana Stein ... Daughtrey Bitty
      Shannon Hazlett ... Daughtrey Saloon Girl
      Jack Lucarelli
      Victoria Thomas
      Sharon Pierre-Louis ... Little Jody
      Christopher Berry ... Willard
      Kim Collins ... Randy
      Dane Rhodes ... Tennessee Redfish
      J.D. Evermore ... O.B.
      Rex Linn ... Tennessee Harry
      Michael Bacall ... Smitty Bacall
      Ronan Hice
      Ned Bellamy ... Wilson
      David Coennen ... Mr. Wigglesworth (as David A. Coennen)
      Danièle Watts ... Coco (as Daniele Watts)
      Jon Eyez
      Omar J. Dorsey ... Chicken Charlie (as Omar Dorsey)
      Evan Parke
      Craig Stark ... Pedestrian and Tommy Gilles
      Brian Brown ... Hoot Peters (as Brian Lee Brown)
      Ritchie Montgomery ... Overseer Johnny Jerome
      Nicholas Dashnaw (as Nicholas P. Dashnaw)
      Jarrod Bunch ... Banjo
      Edrick Browne ... Joshua
      Kerry Sims
      Jamal Duff ... Tatu
      Todd Allen ... Dollar Bill
      Lewis Smith ... Jinglebells Cody
      Keniaryn Mitchell
      Jakel Marshall ... House Servant
      Carl Singleton ... Carl / House Servant
      Ashley Toman
      Spuds McConnell
      and many, many more.....

      Produced
      William Paul Clark .... associate producer
      Reginald Hudlin .... producer
      Shannon McIntosh .... executive producer
      Pilar Savone .... producer
      Michael Shamberg .... executive producer
      Stacey Sher .... producer
      James W. Skotchdopole .... executive producer
      Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
      Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer

      Writing Credits
      Quentin Tarantino (written by

      Cinematography
      Robert Richardson

      Trivia
      Will Smith, Idris Elba, Chris Tucker, Terrence Howard, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Tyrese Gibson were all considered for the role of Django. Quentin Tarantino actually wrote the role with Smith in mind, and Smith's agents and manager wanted him to accept it, but Smith ultimately decided to pass. Tarantino then offered the part to Jamie Foxx, who accepted.

      Kevin Costner was cast as Ace Woody, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.

      Quentin Tarantino's first feature film not edited by Sally Menke, who died in 2010.

      Kurt Russell replaced Kevin Costner, but then had to pull out himself. Russell and Costner appeared together in 3000 Miles to Graceland, and have both played lawman Wyatt Earp, in Tombstone and Wyatt Earp, respectively.

      Although the film is technically a part of the western genre, Quentin Tarantino preferred to refer to the film as a "southern" due to the films setting in America's deep south.

      Zoe Bell was considered for the role of Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly.

      Sid Haig was considered for the role of 'Mr. Stonesipher', so much so that casting director 'Victoria Thomas' informed Haig's agent "It's a lock". Quentin Tarantino himself scheduled, and later canceled at the last minute, two auditions for Haig. Two months later, the role quietly went to David Steen instead. Tarantino being known for his extremely dry humor, this "prank" is presumably rooted in Haig turning down the role of Marcellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction 17 years previously.

      Quentin Tarantino wrote a role for Michael Kenneth Williams, but Williams had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts with Boardwalk Empire.

      While filming on location in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Quentin Tarantino rented out a local movie theater to show samurai and Western movies from his own personal collection.

      Joseph Gordon-Levitt was cast in a minor role as Jano, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with his directorial debut, Don Jon's Addiction.

      Jamie Foxx used his own horse, Cheetah, in the movie.

      This is the second time Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington have portrayed a married couple. The two previously starred as Ray Charles and Della Bea Robinson in Ray.

      Sacha Baron Cohen was cast as Scotty and Kurt Russell was cast as Ace Woody but both dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.

      The final draft of the script is dated April 26th, 2011.

      The title and setting of the film was inspired by the 1960s spaghetti western Django, with the original Django actor Franco Nero having a small role in the film.

      Leonardo DiCaprio, who portrays villain Calvin Candie in this film, was originally the first actor choice for the role of antagonist Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino's previous film Inglourious Basterds. However, Tarantino decided that a fluent German-speaking actor should portray the character, and the part went to Christoph Waltz, who portrays Dr. King Schultz in this film, marking Waltz's second film collaboration with Tarantino. DiCaprio can however speak some German.

      This film marks Samuel L. Jackson's sixth film collaboration with director Quentin Tarantino. Jackson had previous roles in True Romance Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, and Inglourious Basterds, all written by Tarantino.

      Director Quentin Tarantino revealed at Comic-Con that Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington's characters are meant to be the great great great grandparents of the character John Shaft from the Shaft movies. An overt reference to this connection can be found in Kerry Washington's character's full name: Broomhilda Von Shaft.

      The film was shot in 130 days. This was Quentin Tarantino's longest shooting schedule for a single film.

      Lady Gaga was considered for the role of Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly.

      Christoph Waltz dislocated his pelvic bone while training for his part. He alluded to the injury backstage after winning the Golden Globe, stating, "Riding a horse wasn't much of a challenge. Falling off was." Waltz's injury necessitated that King Schultz's early scenes on horseback be accommodated by a horse drawn wagon instead.

      Russ Tamblyn, whose character in this movie is named "Son of a Gunfighter", starred in the 1965 movie Son of a Gunfighter. Also in Django, Tamblyn's real-life daughter, actress Amber Tamblyn, plays the character named "Daughter of a Son of a Gunfighter".

      This is the first stand-alone film (not counting Grindhouse or Death Proof) directed by Quentin Tarantino which was not produced by Lawrence Bender.

      Excluding films in which the cast is billed alphabetically (Celebrity and Don's Plum) this is the first time in 16 years that Leonardo DiCaprio didn't get the top billing.

      Dr. Schultz says he wants to re-name Eskimo Joe, the Mandingo fighter he tries to purchase, as "Black Hercules." This was the real life nickname of Ken Norton, actor/boxer who starred in Mandingo.

      Leonardo DiCaprio, whose role in the film marked the first time him playing a villain since The Man in the Iron Mask, was uncomfortable with how horrible and explicitly racist his character was. However, Quentin Tarantino convinced him to be as menacing as possible saying that if he didn't take it all the way, people would hold it against him forever.

      WILHELM SCREAM: When horseback men retreat from the exploding wagon in their night raid, and one falls off a horse.

      Calvin explains that via the study of Phrenology, he is able to find the three dimples on Bens skull, which represent submissiveness. Phrenology was an ill-fated phase of real Psychology when it was actually believed bumps on different skull locations represented different traits like creativity, athletic ability and so forth.

      Django's blue costume is based on the famous painting "The Blue Boy". This painting inspired F.W. Murnau's film "The Boy in Blue". F.W. Murnau is best known for creating the "Unchained" camera technique.

      Franco Nero, making his cameo in the film, is seen wearing white gloves. This may be a reference to the original Django film where at the end Nero's character has his hands smashed by the Mexicans for being a thief. However; this should not be seen as him being the same character in both movies, as Django takes place in an unspecified time after Django Unchained and U.S. Civil War.

      King's and Django's horses are named Fritz and Tony. These are the names of the horses of (respectively) silent western stars William S. Hart and Tom Mix.

      The men in hoods organized by Big Daddy represent a group known as "The Regulators" - spiritual forebears of the later post-civil war KKK formed in 1865.

      After the actors left the project, the minor roles that were going to be played by Michael Kenneth Williams, Sacha Baron Cohen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were removed from the film.

      Many of the actors are playing characters written with them in mind, including, among the more sizable roles, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.

      After an accident in training where Christoph Waltz was thrown off his horse and broke his pelvis, Jamie Foxx gave him a gift to make him feel better about riding a horse: a saddle with a seat belt.

      The last name of Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) is a reference to Paula Schultz, the name on the gravestone that the Bride (Uma Thurman) is buried alive under in Kill Bill: Vol. 2.

      Features seven actors who have been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Jamie Foxx (for Collateral, Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds (2009)_ and 'Django' ), Leonardo DiCaprio (_What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) _ ), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction ), Jonah Hill (Moneyball, Russ Tamblyn (Peyton Place ) and Bruce Dern (Coming Home ). Christoph Waltz is the only one to have won, although Jamie Foxx captured the Best Actor Oscar for Ray (2004/I)_.

      The word "nigger" or some abbreviation of it is said over 110 times over the course of the movie.

      The name "Django" is a Romani (Gypsy) name meaning "I awake." It was very popular among musicians and Jazz enthusiasts for having been the adopted name of Jean-Baptiste Reinhardt (1910-1953), a Romani-Belgian Jazz guitarist.

      Early in the film, Christoph Waltz kills a town sheriff, and is about to be arrested by the Marshall, until he pulls out the arrest warrant for the man he has just killed. Later in the film, he points out Monsieur Candie's fondness for 'Alexandre Dumas pere', whose novel The Three Musketeers features a similar scene near the end: d'Artagnan kills Milady DeWinter, and is arrested for it by Cardinal Richelieu, only to pull out a letter that Richelieu had given her, saying that "By my hand and for the good of the State, the bearer of this letter has done what has been done." d'Artagnan uses it as "proof" that he was authorized to kill her.

      In an interview promoting the film, Quentin Tarantino stated that originally the mandingo fight scene and the scene with the dogs were longer and more violent. Quentin said he felt like he was going to "traumatize" the audience of the film so he cut both scenes down.

      After working on this film, composer Ennio Morricone said he would probably never again collaborate with Quentin Tarantino since he didn't like the way the writer/director 'places music in his films without coherence' and 'never giving enough time'. Morricone and Tarantino had also worked together on three previous movies.

      Ultimately, Will Smith decided to pass on playing Django in the film due to him seeing the character as not being the lead. He told Entertainment Weekly, "Django wasn't the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead. The other character was the lead! I was like, 'No, Quentin, please, I need to kill the bad guy!' ... I thought it was brilliant. Just not for me."
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      Franco Nero: The lead actor from Django, the movie which inspired this one, has a cameo as the owner of the slave that fights against a slave owned by the character played by DiCaprio (the screenplay gives his character the name Amerigo Vassepi). After being asked to spell his name, Django explains, "The 'D' is silent". Nero replies, "I know".

      Tom Savini: A tracker in the dog scene, a notable special effects and makeup artist in the industry that has worked with Tarantino, and Robert Rodriguez respectively, on a number of titles. Specifically he plays the tracker in the fur coat who pulls the dogs off of d'Artagnan.

      Zoe Bell: stunt woman for the "Kill Bill" films appears as the tracker with the bandanna hiding her face.

      Director Trademark
      Quentin Tarantino: [victim's viewpoint] Lil' Raj Brittle's viewpoint is shown before Django kills him.

      Quentin Tarantino: [feet] In the opening scene, Django's feet are shown when he is being unchained.

      Quentin Tarantino: [Long Shot] During the dinner scene in Candyland, there is a long shot where Stephen walks from the kitchen to the dining room, then it switches off to Schultz.

      Quentin Tarantino: [Long Shot] There is a long shot when Django is explaining his plan to the LeQuint Dickey employees.

      Quentin Tarantino: [Rotating Shot] During the first dinner scene with Calvin, the camera moves around the table as he talks showing the different characters' faces and towards the end when Django is talking the Le Qunit Dickey Mining Co. about the Smitty Bacall gang, the camera similarly rotates around them. Quentin Tarantino has used this effect in Reservoir Dogs and Death Proof.

      Spoilers
      In the scene where Leonardo DiCaprio's character Calvin Candie smashes the palm of his hand on the dinner table, the actor broke a glass under his hand and really began to bleed. DiCaprio ignored it, stayed in character, and continued with the scene. This take was the one used in the film.

      The white men playing poker towards the end of the film are using severed ears from slaves as their currency.

      Although it is implied that Calvin Candie displays incestuous behavior to his sister Lara, it can be contradicted because he is a Francophile and it is a tradition among the French to greet each other by kissing on the cheeks.

      Dr. Schultz (Christoph Waltz) reminds Monsieur Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) that his slave d'Artagnan (Ato Essandoh) is named for the hero of 'Alexandre Dumas pere''s novels. Waltz and DiCaprio have both appeared in adaptations of those novels: Waltz played Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers, and DiCaprio played King Louis XIV and his brother Phillippe in The Man in the Iron Mask.

      James Remar has two roles: One as Butch Pooch and other as Ace Speck. A situation is created where his first character (Ace Speck) is shot and killed by Christoph Waltz (Dr. King Schultz). Thereafter, James' second character (Butch Pooch) in turn, shoots and kills Dr. King Schultz. In effect, Christoph Waltz kills James Remar and later James kills Christoph back.

      Goofs
      Anachronisms
      In Calvin Candie's villa, a decorative copy of the Nefertiti Bust can be seen. However, the movie is set in the year 1858, while the bust wasn't discovered until 1912.

      During an auction, Dr. Schultz calls out, "Sold, American!" But this line wasn't made famous until the 1920s when fast-talking auctioneer 'Speed' Riggs said it at the conclusion of Lucky Strike radio commercials. Also, "American" is in reference to the American Tobacco Company, which wasn't in existence until at least 20 years after the time the film is set in.

      Michael Parks' straw hat is too modern, as it has eyelet air holes and a plastic cord lock on the chin cord.

      Dynamite was not invented until 1867, while this film features it on several occasions and is set in 1858.

      The Henry Repeating Rifle was not invented and put into production until 1860. While there is a chance they are using Volcanic Rifles, that would be highly unlikely.

      The film mentions Lubbock, Texas. Lubbock did not exist in 1858 and would not come into being until well after the Civil War. In 1858 the Panhandle of Texas was not traversed by the faint-hearted as it was essentially populated by only Kiowas and Comanches.

      Calvin Candie compares a slave to a teddy bear, even though teddy bears were not yet invented until the time when Theodore Roosevelt was president, hence the name "teddy".

      The harpest is playing "Fur Elise", which though written in 1810, was not published until 1865.

      The lantern hanging off of Dr. Schultz's dental cart is a Dietz Monarch. This model lantern was not introduced till 1900.

      The rifle used by Dr. Schultz and Django is a Sharps Model 1874 Buffalo Rifle, and would not have been available in 1858.

      In the wrestling scene when the winner is given a beer, the beer has an "ez-cap" bottle cap. Which did not exist until around 1872 while the movie is set around 1859.

      When King Shultz tells Django of the German legend where Siefried rescued Brünhilde, he is using Richard Wagner's opera "The Ring Cycle" as reference. However, the Ring Cycle's first performance was not until 1869.

      Dr. Schultz says the word "Malarkey" in casual conversation in 1858, the word didn't come into use until 1929.

      The movie depicts the characters having and using guns that employ metal cartridges. Those would no be available in 1858, the standard round at the time being a paper cartridge containing powder and ball and a separate percussion cap.

      Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson) uses the word "motherfucker" four times throughout the film, This is a linguistic anachronism as the word didn't exist until the WWI era (the Oxford English dictionary lists the earliest use in 1918).

      Calvin Candie is seen smoking a cigarette with a cigarette holder in several scenes. The year is 1858. The cigarette was not mass manufactured in the USA until 1881 and the cigarette holder did not become popular until 1910.

      During the "skull monologue", Calvin Candie mentions "genes". The word was coined after 1905 from the work of Danish scientist Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen. Genetics were born with Mendel's work, which was published in 1866 and did not become widely known in the scientific community until decades later.

      In the saloon you find a beer tap, which was not invented till the early 20th century.

      The Female Tracker (Zoe Bell) is seen playing with a Holmes stereoscope, which wasn't invented until two years later.

      After Django meets the 3 Australians one of them removes his belt & gun & hands them to Django. Belt loops can clearly be seen on the Australians pants. Belt loops were not invented until 1922.

      At the Cleopatra Club, there are replicas of the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti. The film takes place in 1858; the bust was not discovered until 1912.

      Several characters pronounce the word "valet" to rhyme with "cafe." This mispronunciation did not gain popularity in the United States until after 1950. Before then, it was pronounced to rhyme with "mallet."

      Calvin Candie drinks a Polynesian Pearl Diver, a variation on The Pearl Diver's Punch, which was invented by Don the Beachcomber of Hollywood and first served in the 1930s.

      Calvin Candie drinks a tropical drink through a straw. Straws were not sold commercially until 1888, although hollow reeds were used as straws before then. However, the straw in the film does not appear to be a reed.

      Character error
      When Django is cornered and is asked to surrender, one of the supposedly dead guys in the doorway can still be seen breathing.

      When Candie's house slaves are setting the table for dinner, they set the dinner knife at the place setting above the place with blade side towards the diner. This is not proper and would be an insult to the diner and a not so subtle hint that they have done something to upset the master or mistress of the house and need to leave. Proper knife placement would be blade side out. Blade side in means - motioning finger across neck.

      Continuity
      When Schultz and Django first camp, Schultz is seen putting on his pants AND suspenders. In the next scene he doesn't have suspenders on, but we see him hiking them up as if for the first time.

      On the way to Candie Land, Django pulls one of the henchman's horses to the ground, bringing the rider with it. In the next shot, the rider is still on the ground, but the horse is suddenly upright as though nothing happened.

      When Django is learning he is allowed to dress himself as he pleases, as he tosses the hat onto the bust in frustration, it rests off-center and pointing to the floor. But when the camera cuts back, the hat is suddenly level.

      When Dr. King Schultz is speaking with the four remaining slaves (after freeing Django), he is holding the reins of his carriage with his right hand and is gesturing with his left hand. When the camera angle changes mid-sentence, he is holding the reins with his left hand and his right hand is suddenly raised.

      When Django and Dr. King Schultz ride in to Candyland for the first time the fields in front of the gates are harvested/cut. When Django and Broomhilda leave Candyland together the fields have tall grass.

      When Butch pulls a shotgun on Django and Dr. Schultz at Calvin's dinner table, he pulls out his revolver to point at the Doctor. Yet in the next cut he is pointing only the shotgun at Django, then the next cut he is again holding both weapons.

      When Mr. Candie is placing the sealing wax on Broomhilda's papers it is seen above his signature but when they cut away and back to the papers, the wax is now below his signature.

      During the bar scene in town while drinking beer discussing what a bounty hunter is, both characters glasses have different amounts in between various shots.

      When Candie places the papers with the cake plate down, in the next shot, the plate is next to the papers, and subsequently back on top.

      After the foyer shootout at Candieland when Django is seen hiding underneath the knocked-over cabinet about to surrender, a body is shown laying on its back directly in the middle of the hallway. Moments later as the camera pans over the array of bodies from the shootout, the body is moved to the left side of the hallway closer to the wall.

      When the scene where Calvin Candie is sitting in library eating white cake, the bottom of the piece of white cake on the plate is on the right, when camera switches and comes back, the piece is flipped over.

      When the group first arrives in front of the house at Candieland, Samuel L. Jackson's character comes out to speak with Leonardo Dicaprio's character. When shot from behind, Dicaprio is setting in the carriage with his legs crossed, and when the camera angle switches to the front, his legs are uncrossed. This jumps back and forth a few times.

      When Stephen is signing the check for the Mills Feed Co., in the numerical box is 68.00 while the text line says sixty-five and the Mills Feed Co. is written sloppily. After Stephen uses the roller, Mills Feed Co. is written legibly while the 68.00 is now 65.00 to match the text line.

      With Django and Dr Schultz's first visit with Calvin Candie the pool balls change places numerous times.

      When Dr. Schultz gets Django and himself a draught beer, he fills up the glasses all the way to the edge, leaving almost no foam. When he grabs the beers from the bar a little while later, there's a thick layer of foam on both beers.

      In the "mask scene" with the lynch mob, the guy complaining about no-one acknowledging his wife's work starts his rant while he's on the last row to the right of the screen and finishes it in the second to last row at the middle of the screen.

      When Big Daddy turns up after Django and Schultz shoot the Brittle brothers, his hair is damp under his hat, when the camera jumps back to him it's back to being dry, it changes back and forth with each different camera cut.

      When Django, Candie and the doctor are traveling to Candieland, Sheba was not in the group. But when they get back to Candieland she is there.

      At the start of the movie, it is stated that the year is 1858. Winter comes and passes, so the year should change to 1859, however on all documents, the year 1858 is still being printed.

      While Schultz was talking to Big Daddy on his cart, right after he introduced his horse, Fritz, we can see 6 people walking toward them near the gate. When the scene cuts to focus on Django, only 3 people are shown where there were 6. Then when it switches back to both Django and Schultz, there are again 6 people there.

      When Dr. Schultz and Django are riding into Daughtrey, they encounter a young goat herder with a herding staff in his left hand and a leashed goat in his right. In the next shot, the staff is in his right hand, and the goat in his left.

      Errors in geography
      When Django goes to East Tennessee and visits Big Daddy there is Spanish moss hanging from the trees. There is no Spanish Moss in East Tennessee. In several scenes Django is in a barren desert like landscape that is supposed to be the southeast US. There is no barren landscape with huge boulders like this east of the Mississippi River.

      While in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (which is in the Great Smoky Mountains of the Appalachian Mountain range), the mountains in the background are actually the Rocky Mountains in the western United States.

      Factual errors
      In the film there is a cotton plantation located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This region (The Grand Division of East Tennessee) is very mountainous and inhospitable for cotton, preventing large plantations from arising. As a result, the region had a low slave population which translated to anti-slavery and pro-Union sentiments in the years leading to the Civil War.

      The film's opening title states that the time is 1858, 2 years before the Civil War. But the war began in 1861, which is 3 years later.

      At the Cleopatra club, the winning fighter receives a typical bottle of beer, similar to the Dutch Grolsch bottles, however, this type of bottle was not patented until 1875 by Charles de Quillfeldt, 16 years after the time the movie is set in.

      Miscellaneous
      In the ending credits the song "Minacciosamente Lontano" by Ennio Morricone is misspelled "Minacciosamente Lotano".

      Incorrectly regarded as goofs
      The men in hoods pursuing Dr. Shultz and Django are often mistaken for the KKK, which wasn't founded until 7 years after the events of this movie, in 1865. However, according to Quentin Tarantino the men are predecessors to the Ku Klux Klan called the Regulators.

      During the opening credits, the Speck Brothers have Django and five other slaves in chains. When Dr. Schultz catches up to them after the credits, there are only four other slaves. However, this is because the slave march depicted in the opening credits takes place over a week or more. At least one of the actors is different, because slaves were swapped out along the march, possibly including death. It has been stated in interview that this was deliberate, to depict the way a slave march would actually be.

      Revealing mistakes
      During the "skull monologue", the skull of Ben, the servant of Calvin's father, is actually a woman's skull.

      Spoilers
      Continuity
      When Django kills the Australians the cage for the slaves is locked shut. However, when Django walks to the cage it is wide open.

      Continuity
      After Candie is shot by Dr. Schultz, the camera zooms in on Stephen as he screams. For a brief moment, Butch is looking over his shoulder at Candie after he falls to the ground, all while pointing his gun at Broomhilda. However, once Stephen begins walking over towards Candie, it is shown that Butch is still facing Broomhilda and had not turned around yet. The camera then zooms in on Butch as he looks over his shoulder to see what happened.

      Revealing mistakes
      After the big shootout in Calvin Candie's manor, Stephen gives Django his word that he won't be harmed if he surrenders immediately. Django can be seen lying under a large cabinet at one end of the hall and at the other end of the hall are two men that were killed in the gunfight. However, when Django walks past the dead man lying on his back, it's quite obvious that he is still breathing.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Ahmanson Ranch, Victory Boulevard, Lasky Mesa, West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Second Line Stages, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
      (offices, stages)
      Melody Ranch - 24715 Oak Creek Avenue, Newhall, California, USA
      Santa Clarita, California, USA
      California, USA
      Louisiana, USA
      Evergreen Plantation, 4677 Highway 18, Edgard, Louisiana, USA
      Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
      Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA
      Independence, California, USA
      Lone Pine, California, USA
      New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

      Watch the Trailer

      [extendedmedia]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_c6mDtqlAg[/extendedmedia]
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- Django Unchained (2012)

      Django Unchained is a 2012 American western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
      The film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio,
      Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson.
      The film was released on December 25, 2012 in North America.

      Set in the antebellum era of the Deep South and Old West,
      the film follows a freed slave (Foxx) who treks across the United States
      with a bounty hunter (Waltz) on a mission to rescue his wife (Washington)
      from a cruel plantation owner (DiCaprio).

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      The film received very positive reviews and was nominated for five Academy Awards
      including Best Picture. At the 85th Academy Awards,
      Christoph Waltz won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor,
      after already having won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor
      and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor; and Quentin Tarantino
      won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay,
      his second Oscar since his first for 1994's Pulp Fiction,
      after having won the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
      and the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay.
      The film was commercially successful,
      grossing over $416 million in theaters worldwide,
      making it Tarantino's highest-grossing film to date.

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      Bruce Dern as Old Man Carrucan

      User Review
      Loved it! It's a hit.
      26 December 2012 | by Mariya Brock (KY)

      Absolutely loved every minute of this movie. Usually I'm not too crazy about Tarantino's movies,
      but this one is definitely the best one I've seen in a long time. The actors were picked perfectly.
      The overall experience of a movie is amazing. When we first went to watch it,
      I was a bit skeptical and thought I'd end up leaving an hour into the movie (it's a 3 hr movie),
      but it grabbed my attention from the very beginning and I didn't even wanna get up to go to the bathroom,
      afraid to miss something. I'm usually very particular about the movies, nothing can hardly satisfy me,
      but this one is definitely in the top 5. Soundtrack was perfect.
      When I got home, I've done some more research on it and loved it even more!
      Overall, I would highly recommend this film!
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- Django Unchained (2012)

      And from previous posts

      alamo221 wrote:

      DJango Unchained-bloody, gory, violent, funny, lots of swearing - if you didn't like Wild Bunch you probably won't like this. Christoph Waltz steals every scene he's in-lots and lots of cameos. 3 hours long, and slows down once DiCaprio comes into the picture, but I really enjoyed it!

      Phantomstranger wrote:

      "Django Unchained" (2012)

      Plot:
      Two years before the Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, finds himself accompanying an unorthodox German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) on a mission to capture the vicious Brittle brothers. Their mission successful, Schultz frees Django, and together they hunt the South's most-wanted criminals. Their travels take them to the infamous plantation of shady Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), where Django's long-lost wife (Kerry Washington) is still a slave.

      Phantom's Review: As far as I'm concerned Quentin Taratino can make westerns for the rest of his career, and I'll be happy about it. I loved this movie. It's violent, gory and foul mouthed, but it's the closest thing we will get to a spaghetti western in this modern era.
      Terrific performances from the cast, and it was cool to see the original "Django" Franco Nero make a cameo.
      It's great to see a western be a box office hit again.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- Django Unchained (2012)

      Question? Im not knocking this movie have not seen it nor ever intend on watching it but, one wonders what makes this modern ""Western"" a classic? After all, it AINT Fort Apache, Drums Along the Mohawk, The Westerner, Stagecoach or Winchester 73.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- Django Unchained (2012)

      I can tell you that I will never watch this film, and I base that solely on Jamie Foxx's statements that he made while promoting the film. In particular was one statement where he said of Django Unchained, "I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that? And how black is that?" Seems a bit racist to me, and that was enough for me to be of the opinion that he can his film, I want nothing to do with it.

      Just my opinion.
      "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them" It may be time worn, but it's the best life-creed I know.
    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- Django Unchained (2012)

      Colorado Bob wrote:

      I can tell you that I will never watch this film, and I base that solely on Jamie Foxx's statements that he made while promoting the film. In particular was one statement where he said of Django Unchained, "I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that? And how black is that?" Seems a bit racist to me, and that was enough for me to be of the opinion that he can his film, I want nothing to do with it.

      Just my opinion.



      Hi Bob, though I have not heard what he said--ill not watch it based on that too. Ive never been a fan of his-nor sam j jackson and also tarantino. All are foul-mouthed trash.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..