When Quentin Tarantino did interviews to promote Django Unchained in , he hyped it as his self-conceived spaghetti "Southern "--a movie that would apply Western film tropes to tell a story about the antebellum South. The resulting movie, about a former slave who braves the worst plantation in Mississippi to rescue his enslaved wife, is critically acclaimed, controversial, and commercially successful--an unbelievable hat trick for a movie that deliberately provoked discomfort. And it features some career-defining performances by its main players. Christoph Waltz won his second Academy Award for playing Dr. King Schultz, the German bounty hunter who frees and mentors Django. Leonardo DiCaprio got in the gutter to play Calvin Candie, an evil slave owner who relies on black bodies as much as he abuses them. And Samuel L. Jackson played Stephen, Candie's self-hating house slave who is Django's worst, most twisted adversary. It is streaming on Netflix as of April
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Set in the Old West and Antebellum South , it is a highly- stylized , heavily-revisionist tribute to Spaghetti Westerns , in particular the Italian film Django by Sergio Corbucci , whose star Franco Nero has a cameo appearance. Development of Django Unchained began in when Tarantino was writing a book on Corbucci. Casting began in the summer of , with Michael K. Williams and Will Smith being considered for the role of the title character before Foxx was cast. Principal photography took place from November to March in California, Wyoming, and Louisiana. The film received numerous awards and nominations , as well as five nominations at the 85th Academy Awards , including Best Picture. In early Texas , brothers Ace and Dicky Speck drive a group of shackled black slaves on foot. Among them is Django , sold off and separated from his wife Broomhilda von Shaft, a house slave who speaks German and English.
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Back to IMSDb. The web's largest movie script resource! Search IMSDb. The location is somewhere in Texas. Bare feet step on hard rock, and slosh through mud puddles. Leg Irons take the skin off ankles. Now Spaghetti Western Flashbacks are never pretty, it's usually the time in the film when the lead character thinks back to the most painful memory inflicted on him or his loved ones from evil characters from his past. He fights his way to the door, and far off and obscure in the distance, he can see Broomhilda up on the auction block, and in the distance he hears the Auctioneer yell; "Sold. Django has never cared for white folks, but these white folks are in particularly ugly. His heart fills with poison.