Quentin Tarantino Gets Back on the Horse with Django Unchained

by Ethan Alter December 20, 2012 6:00 am
Quentin Tarantino Gets Back on the Horse with <i>Django Unchained</i>

Only Quentin Tarantino would be bold (or crazy) enough to make a movie about America's 19th-century slave trade in the style of a blood-soaked spaghetti Western rather than a sober, Lincoln-style prestige picture. But the gambit works -- Django Unchained is a wild, woolly ride, sending its titular slave-turned-bounty hunter (played by Jamie Foxx) on a mission to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) and taking on the entire institution of slavery in the process. Tarantino and his A-list cast appeared in New York recently and spoke to the press about the origins of the project, what it was like to shoot the movie on an actual plantation and why Django Unchained is ultimately a superhero movie.

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

by Ethan Alter November 20, 2012 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Get your jungle boogie on with an eight-film Tarantino retrospective.

Django Unchained: Tall in the Saddle

by Ethan Alter December 21, 2012 10:29 pm
<i>Django Unchained</i>: Tall in the Saddle

I'm finding lately that I enjoy hearing Quentin Tarantino talk about his movies more than I enjoy actually watching them. It wasn't always this way, of course. Like many movie geeks who came of age in the '90s, I had my fragile little mind rocked by the one-two punch of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction and still consider Jackie Brown one of that decade's finest achievements and Tarantino's masterwork.

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