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When Schultz explains that he wants a fighter with a sense of panache, Stephen asks Calvin what the word means.
Candie motions to Schultz to explain, whilst pretending to understand.
He waits for the German to explain, then repeats the last word: "Showmanship." as if he knew all along.
It's a subtle moment, but it provides an insight into the complete pretentiousness of Candie; a man who insists people call him Monsieur, without speaking a word of French.
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Jan 25th 2013, 16:54
50 best moments? That must be a seriously long film!
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Jan 25th 2013, 17:56
I don't mind reading spoilers, I wasn't going to see it anyway, plus I have already read Cracked's brilliant 'If Django was 10 times shorter, and 100 times more honest', which is like a longer version of Total Films very own spoof screenplay thingamajig
Jan 25th 2013, 18:08
One of my favorite moments, that was not mentioned, is when it flashes back at the end to Shultz and Django in the snow and Shultz says, "You know what they are going to call you? The quickest gun in the south."
Jan 26th 2013, 1:45
The "where is my beautiful sister!" line was my fave part of the film. Though you didn't mention how obviously incenstuous their relationship is. Which makes this line all the more frighteningly hilarious.
Jan 26th 2013, 1:54
I found Candie's death incredibly anti-climactic. And why Schultz doesn't kill the gunman first, take his gun and murder the unarmed Candie second so he might himself live, baffles me.
Jan 26th 2013, 3:14
# 13 yeaah baby! Love it! Beautiful old school cinema moment.
Jan 26th 2013, 18:30
devilsfoxes - Schultz just wanted to go out in a blaze of glory, plus I doubt that mini pistol was packing alot of bullets.
Jan 26th 2013, 18:31
Man that scene with the dogs was tough to watch, mostly because you known it's actually happened before.
Jan 26th 2013, 23:17
pdacoakley---Yes, it's 2 hrs, 45 min long.
Ali1748---I agree with you, and also think that Schultz couldn't let a vile slimeball like Candie have the proverbial last laugh, because of all the atrocities that he (Schultz) has witnessed while in Candie's company. And no, that little derringer was only packing 2. Those guns were the "gentleman's pistol".
Good article. Some notes of my own:
50---(sung to the Bacalov theme) Francooooo! Franco, yes, has a came-oooo!!
49---Along with the aforementioned theme, I've been humming the Riz Ortolani theme from Day Of Anger that frames that montage since I saw Django Unchained.
45---"Last chance, Fancy Pants...." "Very well....." Lantern drops, BANG!!! SPLATTER!!!
33---The main reason that both of them weren't nominated for Oscars is that the Academy is notorious for going with the "safe" choices, and neither of their characters would fall under that stigma. One is a devilish racist slaver, and the other is a vicious racial stereotype.
29---Those Hitchcockian strings are a piece of music from the original 1966 Django, entitled "La Corsa". Both uses of it frame a tense scene, in the Corbucci film, as well as Tarantino's.
27---You weren't the only one who thought he looked like Colonel Sanders....
24---I thought Quentin's accent sounded more South African than Aussie. Maybe he should've had John Jarratt, the only actual Aussie in the scene, give him an "Aussie Elocution" lesson....and yes, he did make quite an "impression" on his exit.
21---It's worth noting that QT used the exact same red lettering for the credits as the '66 original...
20---That theme never gets old.
19---That scene could have been out of Blazing Saddles, it was so funny....
14---Sam Jackson's entrance is HILARIOUS!!
12---There's actually a similar scene in The Mercenary, with Franco Nero.
11---Stephen's scream to Django just before the blast echoes Eli Wallach's scream to Eastwood at the end of THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY.
8---A truncated Tarantino film wouldn't be any fun.
1---Those shades that Django sports through the latter half of the film are similar to sunglasses that Charles Bronson wears in The White Buffalo.
#4 : I have read that it wasn't his real blood that was wiped on her face. There were multiple cuts before that occurrence and I thought they used fake blood after the initial take with the real glass slam.
Jan 27th 2013, 0:23
Franco Nero's character asks Django if he can spell his name because he is trying to ascertain if Django is literate, not because he doesn't know how to spell it himself.
Nero's response makes perfect sense.
Jan 28th 2013, 10:36
Here's another interesting factoid: King's and Django's horses are named Fritz and Tony. These are the names of the horses of (respectively) silent western stars William S. Hart and Tom Mix.
Jan 28th 2013, 11:08
And......jamesstvincent is perfectly correct. Because of the mistreatment of non-Caucasian folks at that time of history, Franco's character would be perfectly correct in assuming that Jamie's "Django" might be illiterate. It's an unfortunate part of history. As I am of Southern-American roots, and of Alabaman birth, I am ashamed of the past that the people of that state inflicted upon anyone. As that state is STILL one of THE most racist states in the USA, I feel ashamed that the people of that state can't get their heads out of their posterior regions and just GET THE HE-- OVER IT!!!
Again, I LOVED Django Unchained, and think it's among QT's BEST, and encourage people of ALL RACES to see it.
Jan 28th 2013, 19:38
He didn't ask him to spell it, he asked him if he could.
Feb 2nd 2013, 18:06
One of my favorite moments was the close up shot of Broomhilda plugging her ears while sitting on her getaway horse before Candy Land exploded. Brilliant!
May 5th 2013, 0:35
No shoot out at Candie Land? That was fricken awesome!
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