Django Unchained, is an American Western based on multiple classic movie plots including slavery and bounty hunting. Django Unchained was released in the United States on Christmas Day 2012, but has already won many accolades. The movie features some of Hollywood's most famous actors including: Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson, and Jamie Foxx as Django Freeman. The storyline of the movie is placed in the mid eighteen hundreds and infuses much of the classic Western genre into the theme of the movie.
The main plot of Django Unchained is based on the life of a famous bounty hunter during the classic time of bandits and outlaws. However, the modern theme and twist that is added is one that has rarely been bridged in Western movies during that time period. Here the issue of slavery and civil rights comes front and center. The blending of the two worlds brings the viewer into a different mindset of the times. In the movie one of the main themes is a Western classic, the storyline of the bounty hunter out to capture notorious "bad guys". However, in this film the bounty hunter befriends a black slave and they work together to capture the band of notorious bandits. The second plot is of no less significance. The plot deepens as a husband and wife who are slaves are separated during a sale, the story also features their struggle to find each other again amidst cruel slave conditions.
The movie has many twists and turns and offers a powerful message about the times. Crossed between the infamous time of cowboys and the great frontier, and the battle over slavery, the movie takes on some epic issues during America's early history in the 1800's.
This is a much different role for Leonardo DiCaprio, here he plays the role of a cruel plantation owner, much to his credit. The plot is about love, racism, slavery, heroism, the wild west, and the issues and problems facing early America.
The movie is the brainchild of Quentin Terantino, who directs this film and also plays a small role in the film. The movie has won much Hollywood acclaim and many awards. Screenwriter and Director Quentin Terantino, has won screenwriter of the year in part for his work on this film. Additionally, the American Film Institute has credited the film as one of the top ten films of the year. The film also has many other awards pending from other film societies, this includes 4 Golden Globe nominations.
Leonardo DiCaprio has already won Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Calvin Candie a ruthless slave owner by the National Board of Review. In addition, he has other nominations pending for his supporting role in this film.
The movie does have some strong language, and violent bloody scenes. Viewers should be aware of this before viewing. This movie has all the makings of a classic Western theme, but adds the bold idea of addressing racism of the times.
We're just going to say it: Quentin Tarantino is a big baby. A few days ago, the "Django Unchained" director pitched a fit following the online leak of his latest screenplay, "The Hateful Eight." As Tarantino tells it, the story is that he sent the script out to a handful of friends, one of whom leaked the script. Now, we're willing to concede that it must suck to have your hard work, which you were hoping to keep under wraps, out in the hands of people who want to see it at no charge.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Quentin Tarantino is a big fat whiny babypants. The "Django Unchained" writer/director put up a big fuss a while back about his next feature, "The Hateful Eight." Someone had leaked the script online, Gawker picked up the story, which of course lead to Tarantino suing Gawker because he's a reasonable human being. Oh, and Tarantino also said that he would never, ever make the movie since the script had leaked. But when asked at Comic-Con if he was still planning on doing it, he said "Yeah, we're going to do 'The Hateful Eight.
You won’t be hearing the music of Italian composer Ennio Morricone in any more Quentin Tarantino films, despite having been a staple in the past five, including “Django Unchained.” The 84-year-old says of the famous director: “I wouldn’t like to work with him again, on anything.” Why the strong proclamation? Morricone objects to the way Tarantino uses music in his movies, saying he “places music in his films without coherence.” Or, according to his website (translated from Italian), “The Maestro has had to renounce writing of the sonorous column (music) of the new Quentin Tarantino film.
China has unexpectedly pulled Quentin Tarentino’s Oscar-winning “Django Unchained,” which was scheduled to open there Thursday. The film, rather than airing, was abruptly pulled from theaters. It’s not good news for the film. China is the world’s second-largest film market, so that spells a serious loss of profit if there’s further delay. The U.S. says it has no idea why the film was so quickly rejected. News of the withdrawal came as a surprise to Django's studio, Sony Pictures Entertainment released a statement expressing its surprise.