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Director Quentin Tarantino might've been "damn surprised" by his Golden Globe grab for the "Django Unchained" script, but his pals at The Weinstein Company are making good on all the fuss, presumably with an eye on that Oscar prize.
For those of us who have some time to kill at work and can't quite manage to sneak out to the movies, TWC has now shared the mightily controversial screenplay for the film — the excesses of brutal violence and n-bomb usage of which have raised many eyebrows and led to one highly entertaining journalistic shutdown — on its website with Tarantino's original handwritten introductory page front and center. Get More »
In the span of their seven minute opening monologue, they managed to sneak in a few mildly amusing jokes, a couple of eyebrow-raisers and one real zinger.
Quentin Tarantino has always been, err, eccentric. Known for his blood-splattering violent movies and colorful dialogue, the director has somewhat established himself as the king of witty gore (yes, we just coined that phrase). His latest, the Oscar-nominated "Django Unchained," is no different—but his answers to some seemingly fair-game questions certainly are.
During a sit-down interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy (posted below courtesy of YouTube), Tarantino got visibly irritated as the British journalist tried to start a dialogue about the violence and gunplay in the film. Get More »
People felt a lot of feels about the 2013 Academy Award nominations this morning, and they felt those feels all over Twitter. Here, we've captured the best of the Oscar snub Twitter freakouts, be they over the Best Director category (Tom Hooper! Kathryn Bigelow! AFFLECK!), movies omitted altogether (ahem, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"), Nicole Kidman's urination habits, and other (according to Twitter) travesties. Enjoy.
If you're like most people, you've probably been wondering when the line of fully poseable 'Django Unchained" action figures would be arriving in stores. Well, wonder no more, because according to The Daily Beast, you will soon be able to dress up and play with your own Django, Broomhilda and Calvin Candie dolls.
And best of all, the Controversy Accessory Pack comes built in.
Yes, it's true: Quentin Tarantino has signed off on a new line of officially licensed "Django Unchained" eight-inch action figures, which come with weapons, clothing and a generous helping of built-in controversy. After all, when you think of slavery, children's toys are probably the first thing that comes to mind. Get More »
Things got pretty awkward during "Django Unchained" director Quentin Tarantino's recent chat with NPR when the subject of the movie's brutality and tough historical subject matter animus came up once and again (and again and again).
Interviewer Terry Gross, of "Fresh Air", pressed Tarantino about his choice to use "two just abhorrent chapters of history" for cinematic backdrops — "Django" and his 2009 Nazi adventure drama "Inglourious Basterds" — along with inquiries about where his line for cinematic violence would be drawn to avoid hitting a "point of revulsion." Get More »
Making "Django Unchained" must have really been a major challenge for Quentin Tarantino. Not because of the sensitive topic of slavery or the issue of historical accuracy or anything like that, mind you. This is Tarantino, he doesn't care about that nonsense. No, it must have been a major challenge because there was no easy way for him to fill "Django Unchained" with dozens of obscure pop culture references.
One of the most gruesome scenes in Quentin Tarantino's new blaxploitation western "Django Unchained" involves blackhearted plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) presiding over a Roman-style bare-handed battle to the death between his hulking champion slave Samson (Jordon Michael Corbin) and a much less fortunate slave opponent.
After all the eye gauging and head hammering was through, we wondered if this betting "sport," known within the movie as "Mandingo Fighting," was based on true accounts of pre-Civil War Mississippi or if Tarantino made it up out of whole cloth. Get More »
It has become a pastime of late for actors to bite the hand that feeds them and voice their disdain for awards season and critics in general. Left and right, you hear that awards aren't important, that ceremonies are superfluous and that old bag about what an honor it would be to be nominated.
Not Christoph Waltz, however, a Best Supporting Actor winner who seems to relish awards season. Good thing, too, since the German-born Waltz could be in the thick of it once again for his role in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." Waltz stars as a dentist-cum-bounty hunter who helps Django (Jamie Foxx) find his wife. Get More »
If you chart the course of Quentin Tarantino, you see a video store clerk who was able to cut and paste his infinite index of film knowledge to create some of the most memorable pop characters of the last two decades.
Now Vulture's Jesse David Fox has taken the liberty of translating those characters into ACTUAL charts, albeit ones that might be inappropriate for your next office PowerPoint presentation. Get More »