The trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ showed us something we haven’t seen before: A sadistic side of Leonardo DiCaprio. Oh, we’ve see DiCaprio unhinged before. Scorsese taps into an animalistic side of the Oscar-nominated actor at regular intervals. (Rent ‘Shutter Island’ or ‘Gangs of New York’ for examples.) But the Leo on display in Tarantino’s film is … different. He’s crazy. And he’s loving it.
Ask anyone what their favorite Quentin Tarantino movie is and 9 out of 10 will say 'Pulp Fiction.' Oh sure, you'll get the occasional wise guy who picks 'Jackie Brown' but everyone knows that 'Pulp Fiction' is the ultimate Quentin Tarantino flick. In fact, some love it so much, they make techno mixes out of it. Like this guy.
Back in November, Jonah Hill revealed he had to turn down a role in Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' because of a commitment to the upcoming Ben Stiller comedy 'The Watch.' Well, as luck would have it, a good eight months later, Hill's schedule has cleared up and he's back in 'Django' for a supporting role. As it turns out he won't be playing the character Tarantino originally had in mind for him, so what will he be doing?
Back when Quentin Tarantino was sprinting through the casting process on his upcoming ‘Django Unchained,’ an unconventional name was attached to the lead role of a vengeful slave seeking to free his wife from a vicious plantation owner. That name was Will Smith, Mr. “Getting Jiggy With It,” who was rumored to be willing to tarnish his clean-cut image to get down and dirty with Tarantino for the benefit of a potentially controversial project. Smith eventually passed, though, and the part went to Jamie Foxx.
Today, Smith explains why.
The trailer for 'Django Unchained' is magnificent. Any film by Quentin Tarantino is a reason for movie fans to celebrate, but a Quentin Tarantino movie about a freed slave turned bounty hunter who goes after the scumbags who stole his wife? Let's get in line right now. Seriously. Let's do it. Since we're so impatient for a film that's still six months away, we took a frame-by-frame look through the trailer.
The debate about the merits of film vs. digital is still a hot button topic amongst cinephiles, but it seems the film supporters are re-arranging deck chairs at this point. There's a new report suggesting that studios will stop distributing 35 millimeter film to theaters by the end of 2013.
The 'Django Unchained' trailer is here and it is very much amazing. It's not just the movie (which does, in fact, look incredible and we can't wait to see it) but also, it's just a brilliant bit of marketing. The music choices, the editing, the graphics, etc. - it all comes together in a way th