Archive for January, 2012
Some pictures of the Django Unchained set in Santa Clarita, CA on the Melody Ranch. Apparently the same place that Deadwood was filmed (cocksucker!).
This location is probably being used for the second major scene in the film that features Django (Jamie Foxx) and Dr. King Shultz (Christoph Waltz).
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks about the new Batman and Spiderman movies along wih his role in Django Unchained. At least we think he has a role – his answer was weird.
Although reported to have been cast in Quentin Tarantino’s now-in-production Django Unchained, the actor’s response indicates it’s not yet a done deal: “I hope so! I really want to do it, man.”
Tarantino has always been one of my very, very favorites, and just getting to know him a little bit has been such a thrill for me. He’s exactly who I wanted him to be, and that doesn’t always happen when you meet your heroes. He’s totally that guy! He’s so enthusiastic, good-natured, and just loves f***in’ movies.”
Movie make-up guy Greg Nicotero talks about working with Tarantjno and he Django Unchained production.
The Onion AV Club does an analysis of the Mr. Blonde straight razor scene from Reservoir Dogs. Hard to believe that film is 20 years old.
Then there’s Mr. Blonde’s little dance routine, which Madsen performs with exactly the right degree of half-assed mockery. Given this showcase—it’s just him and someone who’s bound and gagged—a lot of actors would choose to showboat, really cut some moves. Madsen understands that Mr. Blonde is terrifying because he doesn’t give a shit, which means he isn’t gonna expend any real energy even on a performance expressly designed to humiliate a torture victim. He doesn’t so much dance as just kinda shuffle a little, doing the absolute minimum necessary to convey rhythmic movement.
If you live in/around the New Orleans are, here’s your shot at being part of the Django Unchained filming:
Weinstein Company’s feature film Django Unchained starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jamie Foxx will shoot February 2012 to June 2012 in New Orleans. Please direct resumes to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Are Quentin Tarantino’s movies too mean and revengy? Michael Gondry (director of The Green Hornet and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) thinks so – he can only stomach Pulp Fiction.
Before they head to Louisiana for he majority of the film, Tarantino is shooting some scenes at the Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, California.
“Its a blast shooting here,” Tarantino said in a break from shooting. “Most other western towns look like dollhouses. This has the complete look. It’s fantastic”.
The name alone will delight cineastes with a fondness for quirky Quentin Tarantino characters, one of the best being Oldman’s cacophonous white-boy pimp from Tarantino’s first screenplay. With a ludicrous set of dreadlocks, gold fronts and a stream of gangsterspeak, Oldman devours everything in sight in just seven minutes of screen time.
We are several months away from their being any official Django Unchained posters revealed, but some fans are thinking ahead. They have created an online petition to have Dude Designs create the Django Unchained Poster. Dude Designs is perhaps best known for the Hobo With A Shotgun poster design.
The Dude Design posters I’ve seen are all very good, but they are stylized in a way that I don’t think would work great for the wide audience Django Unchained is seeking. They could have done a hell of a job with the Death Proof poster though, and I would like to see one of the alternate Django Unchained posters done in the Dude Designs style.
For one part of the Django Unchained script that calls for snow, Tarantino has chosen to film some scenes in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Most of the filming will take place in Louisiana and is scheduled to start in February.