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Django Unchained is 10 years old: 7 Curiosities about Tarantino’s movie

It’s been exactly ten years since the movie premiered “Django Unchained”. On December 25, 2012, the extraordinary film directed by Quentin Tarantino hit American theaters and is certainly one of the most loved films by movie fans. A great tribute to Spaghetti Western – one of the most beloved genres by the Knoxville filmmaker – particularly the 1966 film “Django,” directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Franco Nero.

An extraordinary love letter through impeccable action, with perfect screenwriting and dense interpretations: from Jamie Foxx to Christoph Waltz, passing by Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson. And there are many curiosities about “Django Unchained”, here are the seven most interesting.

Franco Nero cameo

“He knows all my movie lines by heart. I couldn’t believe it, but on set he kept repeating them!”: like him Franco Nero Remember the relationship with Quentin Tarantino. The Italian actor appears in “Django Unchained” in a cameo as Amerigo Vassepi, a stripper who meets the hero and asks him his name. To Django’s answer, Amerigo Vassepi replied deeply: “I know.”

injuries

The result was noteworthy, but there were snags on set. One of the most famous scenes concealing a real injury: Leonardo DiCaprio The glass accidentally hit his hand on the table. The blow caused a visible wound, but despite the profuse blood, the sequence was not stopped. An unusual result according to Tarantino, the vision is believing.

Also Christoph Waltz He had to deal with a severe injury. During one of the scenes, the actor fell from his horse: a violent blow caused him to break his pelvis. Jamie Foxx decided to present him with a gift: a saddle complete with a seat belt.

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Tribute to Giorgio Ferrone

Quentin Tarantino included several homages to the spaghetti western in “Django Unchained.” One of them is dedicated to the director Giorgio Verone, who also signed the trilogy with Giuliano Gemma consisting of “Dollar Holed”, “For a Few Dollars More” and “Wanted”. The character Calvin J. Candy—played by DiCaprio—refers to Feroni’s aliases for the three aforementioned acts: Calvin J. Padgett, Calvin Jackson Padgett, and Calvin Jackson Padgett.

Oscar … a record

Django Unchained has received five award nominations Oscars 2013It won two awards: Best Original Screenplay for Quentin Tarantino and Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz. The Austrian artist’s second accolade after Inglourious Basterds, but Curiosity holds a certain record: At one hour, six minutes, and seventeen seconds, it’s the longest performance to ever receive an Academy Award for Best Supporting Performance. the actor.

The problem of racist jokes

It was necessary for Leonardo DiCaprio to do more than one take for him to realize the dinner sequence. the reason? Difficulty pronouncing a lot racial mug. A deep annoyance, he faced thanks to the support of colleague Samuel L. Jackson and the support of Quentin Tarantino. The result is fantastic, which is the best way to depict the horror of the time.

The tension between Morricone and Tarantino

Ennio Morricone In 2015 he won his first Oscar for The Hateful Eight, but relations with Quentin Tarantino weren’t always peaceful. After composing “Django Unchained,” Morricone announced that he would no longer work with the American director: the composer did not like the way Tarantino brought music into films at all.

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Jamie Foxx and the Horse Friend

Jamie Foxx in “Django Unchained” proves his horse skills. Not surprisingly: the horse he was riding was his CheetahAs a gift four years ago, as a birthday present.