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The Real Reason Will Smith Turned Down Django Unchained
As an international star with box office drawing power, Smith might have seemed an obvious choice. But considering this story was of a freed slave wreaking bloody revenge against cruel plantation owners, Django was a role that would be more brutal than any Smith had taken on before. It spurred a lot of debate from movie lovers online. Could the oft-affable Smith believably play a Tarantino-level badass?
Ennio Morricone Says He Is Not Feuding With Quentin Tarantino
Morricone, whose work can be heard in such iconic films as The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly and Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, had said he would never work with the outrageous auteur again, and had been offered the chance with Django Unchained, but turned it down because he says, "[Tarantino] places music in his films without coherence….you can't do anything with someone like that."
Famed Composer Ennio Morricone Will Never Work With Quentin Tarantino Again
He's worked with a long list of celebrated filmmakers, from Brian De Palma, Sergio Leone, and Terrence Malick, to John Carpenter, and Quentin Tarantino. And at 84-years-old, the Italian musician with a long legacy in film has no problem telling you exactly how he feels about the last director on this list.
See Every Quentin Tarantino Movie Death In One Handy Infographic
We've got Quentin Tarantino on the brain lately, with Django Unchained nominated for a handful of Oscars and Tarantino himself out there talking about completing his revisionist history trilogy. Now someone has come along and put a lot of our thinking into handy infographic form
Quentin Tarantino Still Promising To Finish His Revisionist History Trilogy
If you hear Quentin Tarantino talking about a future project he might want to make, you might be better served just shutting your ears and walking away. The director is famous for constantly bringing up movies he will never make, from the Vega Brothers films that would unite Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs to a third Kill Bill film
Zoe Bell Reveals Her Django Unchained Secret
Tarantino himself admits much was chopped from Django, but not all of it was cut in the editing room. Since the film's come out we've learned why the "D" is silent, and why was Amber Tamblyn became the featured extra credited as "Daughter of a Son of a Gunfighter." Now celebrated stunt woman and recurring Taratino performer Zoe Bell has revealed a little bit about her mysterious masked character. You know, the one who gets a long lingering close-up, but no story?
How Pulp Fiction Almost Starred Matt Dillon And Daniel Day-Lewis
Tarantino opened up recently about how hard he had to fight to get John Travolta cast as Vincent Vega in Fiction. In its thorough oral history to the making of Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, Vanity Fair elaborates that produce Harvey Weinstein fought the director’s choice for Travolta, suggesting Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn and William Hurt (!!) for the part of a foot-massage-loving hit man.
Django Unchained Becomes Quentin Tarantino's Highest Grossing Film In The U.S.
Despite having a large core fanbase, Quentin Tarantino's history at the box office has been surprisingly up and down. Following the incredible $100 million-plus success of Pulp Fiction back in 1994 Jackie Brown managed to only pull in $39 million at the domestic box office; and after Grindhouse flopped (making only $25 million) in 2007 the director came back with Inglourious Basterds, which ended up being the biggest hit of his career. That is, until Django Unchained came around.
At The Golden Globes, Quentin Tarantino Gets The Praise He'll Miss On Oscar Night
"This is a damn surprise and I am happy to be surprised," Tarantino concludes, and while I it was a suitably charming way for him to accept this honor, I thought it was a sign of resignation that he will not win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Quentin Tarantino Shuts Down Interviewer When Questioned On Movie Violence
Quentin Tarantino has been forced to the forefront of the discussion of violence in cinema pretty much since he broke onto the scene with Reservoir Dogs in 1992. After twenty-five years of this, Tarantino has had enough.
Why The D Is Silent In Django Unchained
The Blaxploitation/spaghetti western mash-up Django Unchained clocks in at 165 minutes. But accounts from its executive producer, writer-director, and cast have made it clear much of the script has been excised and much of the footage left on the cutting room floor. But what was cut?
Tarantino Says Blaming Movies for Sandy Hook Shooting Is Disrespectful To Victims
With his latest very violent movie opening just days after the horrendous tragedy of the Sandy Hook Elementary School murders, Django Unchained has drawn a lot of unfair criticism, especially considering the killer couldn't have seen the film to be inspired to carnage by it.
Watch Every Quentin Tarantino Pop Culture Reference In Five Minutes
It's well known in the movie world that Quentin Tarantino never attended film school. Instead, the writer/director, who is actually a high school dropout, got his education working in a rental store and doing nothing but watching just about every title that the medium has to offer.
Please See Django Unchained Before Calling It Racist
The film has drawn controversy for its violent content and abundant use of a certain racial slur that begins with the letter "n." Set in the pre-Civil War South and inspired in part by the Blaxploitation film movement, this wild western has a solid pretext to use the n-word, but does it go too far? This is the question many have been sounding off about, whether they have seen the film or not.
Quentin Tarantino Talks The Music Of Django Unchained In New Soundtrack Commentary
The movies that Quentin Tarantino writes and directs are special in their own right, but typically just as special are his soundtracks. Rather than going the typical route, hiring a composer to create a score and/or an artist to write some original music, throughout his career Tarantino has instead opted to only use pre-written music that he feels meshes well with the material he has created.