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'Django Unchained' Poster: Quentin Tarantino's New Film Gets Minimalist Teaser (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post  |  By  Posted: 04/12/2012 9:01 am Updated: 04/12/2012 9:01 am


 
Django Unchained Poster

"Django Unchained" has its first poster, and fans of "Mad Men" and/or thosehipster-y minimalist revisions on classic movie artwork will be delighted. Everyone else may scratch their heads wondering what the movie is actually called.

 

Starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and a host of other famous faces, the latest film from director Quentin Tarantino tells the story of a slave (Foxx) seeking revenge against the evil plantation owner (DiCaprio) who kidnapped his wife. "Django Unchained" has previously been described as a "Southern" -- which, in Tarantino speak, is another way of saying its a Spaghetti Western set in the South.

 

Tarantino is taking full advantage of the film's Western roots. He shot "Django" at the famed Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, Calif., the same place where "Deadwood" film.

"It's a blast shooting here," Tarantino said to the Los Angeles Times earlier this year. "Most other western towns look like dollhouses. This has the complete look. It's fantastic."

 

While the poster doesn't give away anything -- not even the name "Django Unchained" is written -- it does feature two men walking across an open landscape. Foxx and Waltz? Heading for revenge? Or two other guys? Good questions! Whatever the case, here's hoping Jim Croce's "I Got a Name" is playing on their internal soundtracks; the Times reported that QT used the song on set, and it's kinda awesome in general.

 

Check out the poster below. "Django Unchained" arrives in theaters on Christmas day.

[via Yahoo!]

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I know it's Quentin Tarentino and he's known for going against the grain with quirky films that no one else attempts to make but the slavery genre of movies is really played out and there is really no more interest in them especially with young people or older African Americans.

 

Tarentino has this thing about Black people and Black movies where he seems to revel in movies depicting Black plight and not Black achievement or accomplishment.

 

Plus he really loves to say the word "n*gger" a lot (seems to me he gets off on it) or have his actors used it as many times as he can in his movies ("Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown") whenever he gives himself a small role.

 

And I'll bet this movie "Django Unchained" (the story of a slave (Foxx) seeking revenge against the evil plantation owner (DiCaprio) who kidnapped his wife) will be over the top; full of "everything slavery uncut" an the extended use of the"N" word and sexual rape.

I'm thinking that since it's Tarantino, it may be interesting, and he probably would not be afraid to tell some hard truths about slavery.

 

What would be magnificent, would be if someone made a movie out of how Jamaicans freed themselves from slavery or how Haitian slaves declared war on their captors and won their freedom.  

 

I hope many (accurate) movies will be made regarding slavery, jim crow, the Black Codes, and about racism and sexism in America or anywhere else in the world, since most young people don't even know their own history, and most young people won't read a book, but will watch a movie.

 

There is enough non-fiction/true Black history and/or American history and World history that is extremely interesting and explains so much of what is still wrong today, that our own history is never-ending wealth of fantastic stories that could be brought to the big screen.  (Too bad more African Americans with money are not trying to do any of that, but rather, White or other race people are the ones that actually take a stab at it.)

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