Django Unchained Trailer
I’ll be interested to see how much hate this trailer can generate here, and I’ll also be interested to see if the loss of Sally Menke might signal any sort of change in style/pacing etc. Odd hearing soul music over a western…lol
Ooooooooooooooooooh shit! Here it comes!
Terrible music choice.
More of the same from Tarantino, it looks like. With DiCaprio doing Pitt in IB. Not interesting in the slightest. We’ll see.
There’ll probably be an explanation of why Jamie Foxx is wearing Austin Powers’ blue suit, but I’m not sure I’ll be interested enough to find out.
I see The Great Silence and The Mercenary in that trailer.
I haven’t even watched this trailer! :P
I think I might not ever watch it, since I know I’ll see the movie anyway.
I gotta say, I’m a bit underwhelmed by this trailer.
Yeah, the music makes it seem like a cartoon and not feel like a western at all. In his other genre homages, the films at least felt connected to their respective genre. That doesn’t seem to be the case here.
I’M NOT GOING TO WATCH THIS TRAILER!
This trailer is all kinds of awesome! No music choice that includes Johnny Cash can ever be terrible. Can’t wait!!!
Yeah I think I’ll be happier to watch this movie without expectations, so I’ll skip the trailer.
I’ve enjoyed all his movies except Kill Bill. I have been excited for this film for a while.
My excitement has definitely lessened.
Which means it’s all on you, PT Anderson.
How long do we think it will take for Spike Lee to bitch about this?
I’m looking forward to The Master a gazillion times more than this, although it’s always a pleasure to watch Christoph Waltz. Of the English language stuff on the horizon I’m really only excited about The Master and Cosmopolis, and of course whatever Woody serves up :)
Not a huge Jamie Foxx fan except for his role in Collateral but this trailer looks pretty damn good, and it is Tarantino so I can’t wait!
Give Tarantino credit. What other director has the balls to make a genre movie set amid the slave trade? The trailer looks great. It excites me more than the “Basterds” trailer did. He has better actors here and it looks like they’re taking the script seriously. But I missed Samuel L. Jackson in it. I guess they’re keeping him a surprise.
For his own sake, A.O. Scott better like it.
Well I was already excited, and now I’m slightly more excited. Tarantino = I’ll be having a good time at the movies.
It looks like a wonderful buddy movie/dark comedy, but I can’t see it being as beautiful (or as layered) as Inglourious Basterds.
I agree with Rock and Bull.
@Judicial – I can see it being even more layered. I don’t think the trailer is giving everything away.
I agree that not having Sally Menke to watch his back in the cutting room may result in a different tone and pace for this picture compared to Tarantino’s other films. It really depends on how much time he spends in the editing room.
On display here are the contrasting music choices, black humor (no pun intended, really) and eruptions of sudden violence — all familiar parts of the Tarantino catalog.
Although I am not a big fan of DiCaprio, his turn as some sort of whacked-out, smart-ass Simon Legree looks entertaining in the trailer.
Django looks to be another Tarantino genre mashup with his typically clever (and often incongruous) hand-picked music selections. Foxx can be quite good (am I the only one who saw The Soloist?) and I think Waltz is the best actor I’ve seen since Day-Lewis or Gary Oldman, but his performance here looks an awfully lot like his Nazi in Inglorious Basterds — all smiles and slippery charm hiding a cheerfully deadly sociopath. That should be easy for Waltz by now.
Nothing I see in the trailer looks innovative — much less original, cuz this is Tarantino, after all. But the movie will probably still be entertaining as hell.
I’m also curious to see the shift in his cinema with a new editor. Did anyone notice how his cinema got more cartoony with Robert Richardson as DP?
I don’t have Waltz rated so highly — granted I’ve only seen him in “Basterds” and “Carnage”. This does look to be an encore role. But that’s ok for me. He’s still new, and not quite a star. Yes Jamie Foxx can be great, and I believe he’ll carry this film.
I have high expectations. More than I had for “Basterds”. Similar to the expectations I had for “Kill Bill” based on its amazing script.
Fred Raskin worked with Sally on Kill Bill. I’m sure the editing will be more of the same.
As for Richardson, I thought Inglourius Basterds was QT’s most accomplished looking film to date.
Santino, aye, most accomplished-looking film to date. But the disappointing thing about Inglourious Basterds, for me anyway, is it just doesn’t have any re-watch appeal. I’ve seen it and I am done. Truth is, I would have rather seen a film focused on Shosanna, the owner of the French Theatre, and her quest for revenge. Brad Pitt and Eli Roth running around in the woods scalping Nazis? Meh. Not so much. The Basterds themselves were the weakest part of the story.
I still enjoy Reservoir Dogs and hold it to be his best simply because it is taut and mean. He made it before he fell hopelessly in love with the words he puts in his character’s mouths. There’s a reason everything he’s made since Reserovir Dogs is more than 2 1/2 hours long and flabby — his characters are a chatty bunch of mo-fos. They talk too damn much.
This is why I speculate Tarantino is probably a pain in the ass in the editing room. I bet he won’t let anyone cut & shape, much less shorten his characters’ ceaseless jabber.
There’s a reason everything he’s made since Reserovir Dogs is more than 2 1/2 hours long and flabby…
For me, his two weakest movies are Dogs and Death Proof, both of which clock in well under the 2 1/2 hr mark. He is best when he can let his movies open up a bit.
For me, it wouldn’t be Tarantino without all that jabber.
He thrives on the tension between long stretches of talk and short bursts of violence.