Some stills and quotes from the OTHER OTHER OTHER OTHER most-anticipated film of the year.
Holy shit, I don't know what I was expecting the film to actually look like, but it certainly wasn't that. I love it.
Quick question: who's on editor duty now that Sally Menke left us far too soon? Considering she was such a great fit for Tarantino, I have to wonder who can be her equal.
So, great cast, director coming off a huge success with a similar, yet different, project, and everyone's read the script and I've heard exactly zero negative things about it. I want to see this more than any Batman/Avengers/Hobbit combination you can imagine.
In the script his bounty hunter outfit is meant to look a little like Little Joe Cartwright and Elvis in Flaming Star.
Recent comments from The Telegraph made by Jackson on Django Unchained
I ask Jackson if it is emotional playing a slave. “It’s an eerie sort of thing. When I went to the set for the first time we pulled up to this huge cotton field and there were extras picking cotton and white guys sitting on horses. It was such a stark picture.” He won’t go into details about the plot but it’s reportedly violent and shocking. “Hopefully people will see past [that] and understand they’re watching a movie about heroism and redemption.” How, I wonder, will Jackson’s friend Spike Lee view the movie? The director has criticised white film-makers in the past for interpreting the black experience. “I’m sure he’ll have some outcry,” he laughs
Jackson is the one I'm most interested in seeing. He hasn't been gfiven this kind of material to work with in a long time. Also curious to see what he looks like. He posted a photo of himself recently being fitted for a wig. I wouldn't be surprised if he looks something like this:
Jacksons character is definitely really interesting, a radical department from his common image.
Thanks for the screen caps guys. I think Foxx looks GREAT and I'm confident he'll do a great job. He killed it in Ray, Miami Vice, even Horrible Bosses. He's a real talent.
Loving the look of the film and yeah, Leo rocks that pointy goatee very well. Loving the costume design. Having read half the script and made myself stop because I was enjoying it too much to spoil opening day, all I can say is FUCK YES.
Although wide shots of desserts are a common motif in Spaghetti Westerns, Corbucci and others often used a Southern Gothic look. Velvet suits, crystal goblets and a decadent opulence for the bad guys.
There is a scene in DU in a whorehouse (not exactly a whorehouse but I don't want to spoil it). I think that scene is going to pop some eyballs on the screen.
I live across a bar in New Orleans that the crew for Unchained frequent at night. It is indeed filming. Boy is it filming.
I need this and Prometheus in front of me soon before I completely lose it. Holy shit. Between those two, Cabin in the Woods, and (if the cinema gods smile on me and some theater near me will just PLAY the fucking thing already) The Raid, then I gotta concur that this is shaping up to be a pretty sick year for films.
Dumb question, but has DiCaprio ever done a straight up, out-and-out VILLAIN role before ever? I feel like something should be springing to mind, but I got nothing.
I honestly can't say what performance of the four major players I'm most excited to see. This feels like Tarantino's year to me.
That would be Fred Raskin. Here's a partial resume...
- Hard Eight (1996)
- Boogie Nights (1997)
- Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)
- Insomnia (2002)
- Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
- Kill Bill: Volume One (2003)
- Kill Bill: Volume Two (2004)
- Annapolis (2006)
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
- Fast & Furious (2009)
- Fast Five (2011)
- Django Unchained (2012)
Seems to be Justin Lin's go-to guy and previously a regular for Paul Thomas Anderson. Quentin likes to work with the same people whenever possible, so I'm not surprised he brought in someone who worked under Menke for him at one point.
The fact that he worked under Menke for Kill Bill (surely, one of the most daunting tasks an editor has pulled off in recent memory) gives me a whole heap of reassurance.
If it was just the shot of the blood splatter on the cotton followed by A FILM BY QUENTIN TARANTINO, that would have been enough to sell me. But HOLY SHIT the rest of it!!!!!
Edited by zak chase - 6/6/12 at 4:47pm
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Just watched the trailer; it's so undeniably Quentin Tarantino, I had a smile on my face the entire length of the trailer.