Well… Waltz’s character is a dentist turned bounty hunter!
Who the fuck cares about Paul Thomas Anderson?! I LIKE DA WAY U DIE BOY!
Stop overrating that dude, he sure has a good movie (There will be blood) but he takes himself too seriously, QT is much better in every aspect, script, cinematography, actor director etc…
I wish that PTA had titled his movie something other than The Master.
Now every time I think of it, this song pops into my head.
It looks like a Frontier Drama.
That’s my preferred term for what are usually called “Westerns.”
Finally got around to watching it, and, what can I say, it’s Tarantino. Looks a lot livelier than I thought. Seems more dark humor than just plain dark (might be like “Inglourious Bastards,” but I never watched that). Foxx looks great, but I’m incorruptibly sold on DiCaprio as the villain. Sort of looks and reminds me of Amsterdam in “Gangs of New York.”
So in simple terms; I’m excited. Not going to see it on Christmas (what a crappy release date) but will try to see it before the new year is among us.
Yeah, Christmas is a terrible release date. I don’t know why they didn’t save it for Cannes 2013. Anyway, I won’t complain. The sooner I get to see it the better.
Christmas is perfect!
It’ll be viewed as counterprogramming to all the middling prestige pictures that’ll be out around that time. Bob and Harvey have done this sort of thing before with Scream. I know it’ll make my Christmas Day a little brighter.
It’s not exactly the sort of thing you’ll want to go see with your family though. (At least not mine). It is a cool film to go see around Christmastime though. I just wish that they would come out with it a week earlier or something.
No, no. The point is that Django Unchained is not the sort of thing you see with your family. That’s the whole idea behind counterprogramming. It’s a movie for people who have no interest in taking their whole family. My wife and I have already agreed that we’re going to claim that part of her Christmas present to me is that we get to go see it on Christmas Day, just us two, leaving the family behind.
Christmas falls on a Tuesday this year. Go see it on Wednesday.
maybe Spike will give QT a pass since Qt played a version of his vile self for Spike in Girl 6
Does anyone know if Will Smith rejected the role or it was Tarantino?
^ The story I heard was that the same studio producing Django is also producing PTA’s The Master. Will Smith, being a big time Scientologist, didn’t want to be associated with a studio that was going to be responsible the upcoming critique on Scientology.
Damn. Scientology really has Hollywood on lock-down. I wonder when they will unleash their diabolical plan to dominate the world.
Will Smith also limits himself to “safe” big budget Hollywood roles, with the occasional “I’d like an Oscar now” movie. Doing this film would tarnish his celebrity persona.
Whoa, what? That’s interesting, Brad…
As for the trailer…I’m anticipating it because of QT, but I’m a bit wary because of the subject matter. And I heard that the script itself is even more sketchy with how it handles race. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a good performance from Foxx, but the context looks…I can’t put my finger on it, really.
I thought it was because he wanted to work on Men in Black 3.
As far as the Christmas release date, I get it, it’s trying to counter the norm and be ironic. But I highly doubt I can make it out to the theater that day and the rest of that week, for me, is busy. I’ll have to say it the first Saturday it’s out, and I don’t truly want to wait that long. That’s why I also hate movies that come out on a damn Wednesday. Why?
But I’m making petty complaints. I might scarifice my dignity and values to see a matinee of Django on Christmas. I did see The Artist on Christmas Eve, but this is a new game at a new ballpark.
I’ll be there without question. Tarantino is the only filmmaker who provokes an opening day visit from me. His films are an event. No one else gives off that same level of excitement.
“^ The story I heard was that the same studio producing Django is also producing PTA’s The Master.”
That sounds like a bunch of internet nonsense. Smith might be a Scientologist, he might be gay, but this is purely a money thing. As Taka said, Smith’s decisions are based on financial considerations and he’s very calculating the films he does. He definitely turned the film down and I think it’s purely because of money and image. He’s the big blockbuster movie star and doing a QT film where you’re playing a slave? That doesn’t fit “the image”. It’s a stupid decision of course, since it could do him good to work with an auteur.
And btw, everything I’ve heard is that Anderson stripped nearly everything associated with Scientology from the film.
@Santino – to your last sentence, wtf! I hope you’re kidding. You’re saying Anderson seriously did that?
He had to if he wanted to get the film made (and even then, he had to get independent financing from Ellison).
Oh you mean he stripped it pre-production? I thought you meant he’s now cutting out parts of the film or something.
No, I believe the script was rewritten and rewritten.
Hmm. Well that’s disconcerting.
Will Smith on why he passed on Django Unchained:
“I came really close. It was one of the most amazing screenplays I had ever, ever seen. I was in the middle of ‘Men In Black 3? and [Tarantino] was ready to go, and I just couldn’t sit with him and get through the issues, so I didn’t want to hold him up. That thing’s going to be ridiculous. It is a genius screenplay.”
Lame excuse if you ask me.
I think it’s a weak excuse too. No problem though. Foxx is a better actor than Smith. A better comedian too. And he’s no slouch in the music department either. I think his impersonation in Ray is better than Smith’s in Ali.
man that trailer, ssdd
So Will is all about money. He doesn’t care if he is doing good movies or movies for 12 year old, he must have the mentality of a 12 year old anyhow.
“since it could do him good to work with an auteur.”
Sonnenfeld is as much of an auteur
Wow, you really hate QT.