I've survived the weekend! I was excited to see some of the new photos released from Quentin Tarantino's upcoming project, Django Unchained. If you're a big QT fan, you're probably already aware of his tendency to borrow-from-this, directly-lift-from-that to visually reference and name drop some of his big influences as a hardcore lover of cinema. But! Did you know about the classic 60's spaghetti western from which his new movie almost definitely takes its name?
|The "D" in "Django is completely silent. In French, the "D" placed in front of the "J" makes it a "Juh" sound, instead of a "Shuh" sound. Because "Jango" sounds better than "Sssshango", right? |
The more you know.
|Have coffin, will travel.|
|A maaaaan called Djaaaaango...no relation to Reinhardt.|
I wonder if Tarantino will use any of the visuals/plot lines from this movie in his new Django...? While the stories sound different, you can never tell with that guy. And he's said in interviews that this film is kind of to be his spaghetti western...let's hope for the best!
|Dum, dum, DUUUUUM!|
You can also listen to this AWESOME calypso track by the Destroyers that uses taglines from his movies to create a narrative about ye olde Nero ("I sells death to the highest bid-der...! If you want me, meet me face to face...that's your first lesson"), a mix cd staple from my college days.
Are you a spaghetti western fan? Are you excited to see how the new Tarantino movie progresses? Let a girl know!
Watch Django on Youtube: