History Film / DjangoUnchained

11th Feb '16 12:48:25 PM Ohio9
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* HiddenWeapons: Django and Schultz keep tiny Derringer pistols in their sleeves as backup guns and use them with devastating efficiency on a few occasions.
11th Feb '16 12:41:21 PM Ohio9
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** Late in the movie, Candie discovers the true identities and intentions of Django and Schultz, but gives them a chance to walk away with Django's wife, essentially giving them everything they want. [[spoiler: Rather then take advantage of this golden opportunity, Schultz completely blows it by shooting Candie, starting a shootout that gets himself killed and nearly gets Django killed as well. Even if Schultz really wanted to kill Candie, this still makes no sense. He could have simply walked away and then returned later to kill him at a more opportune time when he wasn't in the middle of Candie's mansion surrounded by armed guards.]]
11th Feb '16 12:31:29 PM Ohio9
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** The opening of the movie states: "1858: Two years before the Civil War". In reality, the American Civil War started in 1861.
10th Feb '16 2:02:49 PM Dravencour
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* CrapsaccharineWorld: Candieland is beautiful plantation- if you can get past the abused slaves, the armed guards, and sadism underneath its slick host.
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* CrapsaccharineWorld: Candieland Candyland is the most beautiful plantation- plantation in the movie -- if you can get past the abused slaves, the armed guards, and the sadism underneath its slick host.

** The proto-Klansman who leaves the group because he can't stand the others ragging on his wife's inability to cut proper eyeholes.
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** The proto-Klansman who leaves the group because he can't stand the others ragging on his wife's inability to cut proper eyeholes.eyeholes in their masks.

** Calvin Candie plays a jolly, genial sadist, who seems to treat his slaves properly (if you ignore the fact that he's introduced watching slaves fight each other to the death, and encourages them to kill and maim) and is nowhere as disgusting as the previous bounty targets, but when finally provoked, the jolly genial part goes right out the window in a hurry. Just to remind us that he's the villain, he casually lets [[spoiler:a slave get torn apart.]] ** Stephen play-acts as the curmudgeonly but affable house Negro, but as soon as he's in private, he turns into a frigging Bond villain.
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** Calvin Candie plays a jolly, genial sadist, who seems to treat his slaves properly (if you ignore the fact that he's introduced watching slaves fight each other to the death, and encourages them to kill and maim) and is nowhere as disgusting as the previous bounty targets, but when finally provoked, the jolly and genial part goes right out the window in a hurry. Just to remind us that he's the villain, he casually lets [[spoiler:a slave get torn apart.apart by dogs.]] ** Stephen play-acts as the curmudgeonly but affable house Negro, slave, but as soon as he's in private, he turns into a frigging Bond villain.

** Django telling Schultz that a black slave trader is the lowest kind of negro there is. The second lowest? The head house servant.
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** Django telling Schultz that a black slave trader slaver is the lowest kind of negro there is. The second lowest? The head house servant.slave.

* GenreThrowback: To the spaghetti western and {{blaxploitation}}.
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* GenreThrowback: To the spaghetti western {{spaghetti western}} and {{blaxploitation}}.

* GirlInABox: Broomhilda's introduction, having been isolated in the "hot box" for attempting to escape.
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* GirlInABox: Broomhilda's introduction, having been isolated thrown in the "hot box" for attempting to escape.

* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Mentioned when Django is talking about posing as a black slaver in the pre-Civil War South. He mentions a black slaver being considered "Lower than the head House Nigger, and that's pretty fuckin' low!" amongst the slave population. And Django should know: [[AssholeVictim he executes Calvin Candie's smarmy house slave without remorse]].
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* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Mentioned when Django is talking about posing as a black slaver in the pre-Civil War South. He mentions a black slaver being considered "Lower "lower than the head House Nigger, house nigger, and that's pretty fuckin' low!" amongst the slave population. And Django should know: [[AssholeVictim he executes Calvin Candie's smarmy house slave without remorse]].

** [[spoiler:Justified in that most of the gun kills in this movie come from revolvers and shotguns. Candie and Brittle are killed with the little hideaway derringer.]]
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** [[spoiler:Justified in that most of the gun kills in this movie come from revolvers and shotguns. Candie Candie, Bill Sharp and John Brittle are killed with the little hideaway derringer.]]
10th Feb '16 1:48:51 PM Dravencour
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* ColdBloodedTorture: Aside from the whippings done to both Django and Broomhilda, Broomhilda is first introduced for real by having been put in the "hot box", a metal enclosure in the ground exposed to the humid Southern heat, naked as punishment for trying to escape. There's also what Billy Crash tries to do to Django's privates after [[spoiler:he is forced to give himself up to save Broomhilda following the first Candyland shootout]].
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* ColdBloodedTorture: Aside from the whippings done to both Django and Broomhilda, Broomhilda is first introduced for real by having been put in the "hot box", a metal enclosure in the ground exposed to the humid Southern heat, naked as punishment for trying to escape.escape Candyland. There's also what Billy Crash tries to do to Django's privates after [[spoiler:he is forced to give himself up to save Broomhilda following the first Candyland shootout]].
22nd Jan '16 12:01:07 AM hustyx
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* Bookends: The way Schultz deals with Speck brothers at the movie start by suddenly and surprisingly dropping a lantern and drawing a pistol (and subsequentially freeing Django and the rest of Speck slaves) is reminiscent of the end, where Django suddenly drops a candle and draws a pistol (and subsequentially frees Broomhilda and other Candyland slaves).
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* Bookends: {{Bookends}}: The way Schultz deals with Speck brothers at the movie start by suddenly and surprisingly dropping a lantern and drawing a pistol (and subsequentially freeing Django and the rest of Speck slaves) is reminiscent of the end, where Django suddenly drops a candle and draws a pistol (and subsequentially frees Broomhilda and other Candyland slaves).
21st Jan '16 2:09:45 AM hustyx
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* Bookends: The way Schultz deals with Speck brothers at the movie start by suddenly and surprisingly dropping a lantern and drawing a pistol (and subsequentially freeing Django and the rest of Speck slaves) is reminiscent of the end, where Django suddenly drops a candle and draws a pistol (and subsequentially frees Broomhilda and other Candyland slaves).
18th Jan '16 12:19:42 PM Dravencour
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The film tells the story of Django (Creator/JamieFoxx), a slave who is freed by German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Creator/ChristophWaltz) with the promise that, in return for Django's assistance in a few bounty recoveries, he will aid Django in finding and rescuing his lost wife (Creator/KerryWashington) from the sadistic plantation owner Calvin J. Candie (Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio). Calvin's head house slave and second-in-command Stephen (Creator/SamuelLJackson) has other plans.
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The film tells the story of Django (Creator/JamieFoxx), a slave who is freed by German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Creator/ChristophWaltz) with the promise that, in return for Django's assistance in a few bounty recoveries, he will aid Django in finding and rescuing his lost wife Broomhilda (Creator/KerryWashington) from the sadistic plantation owner Calvin J. Candie (Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio). Calvin's head house slave and second-in-command Stephen (Creator/SamuelLJackson) has other plans.
17th Jan '16 2:00:25 PM Silverblade2
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* BloodierAndGorier[=/=]DarkerAndEdgier: Well, compared to other Western films, anyway.
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* BloodierAndGorier[=/=]DarkerAndEdgier: BloodierAndGorier: Well, compared to other Western films, anyway.

* GoodIsNotNice[=/=]GoodIsNotSoft: Django and Schultz respectively. Years of growing up in plantations has hardened Django to the point where he does not bat an eyelash to the inhumanities that the slaves suffer. Schultz, on the other hand, having grown up in Germany, is more emotional since he lacks any experience in this aspect. That still doesn't deter him from taking out criminals in a coldblooded manner.
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* GoodIsNotNice[=/=]GoodIsNotSoft: GoodIsNotNice: Django and Schultz respectively. Years of growing up in plantations has hardened Django to the point where he does not bat an eyelash to the inhumanities that the slaves suffer. Schultz, on the other hand, having grown up in Germany, is more emotional since he lacks any experience in this aspect. That still doesn't deter him from taking out criminals in a coldblooded manner.

* SmashCut[=/=]GilliganCut: When Schultz and Django enter the Daughtrey saloon, the saloonkeeper looks at Django and says "What the hell do you think you're doing boy? Get that nigger out of here!" The scene cuts to Pete careening out of his establishment, screaming for help. Schultz follows him out and says "Innkeeper! Remember, get the sheriff, not the marshal!" Just what Schultz did to make sure this happened is never made clear.
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* SmashCut[=/=]GilliganCut: SmashCut: When Schultz and Django enter the Daughtrey saloon, the saloonkeeper looks at Django and says "What the hell do you think you're doing boy? Get that nigger out of here!" The scene cuts to Pete careening out of his establishment, screaming for help. Schultz follows him out and says "Innkeeper! Remember, get the sheriff, not the marshal!" Just what Schultz did to make sure this happened is never made clear.
2nd Jan '16 12:45:41 PM CarolC
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** When the proto-KKK ride down the hill a-la Birth of a Nation, they appear set on a direct immediate ambush on the wagon... only for it to cut to them standing around and discussing the pragmatics of their hoods and a speech about the pragmatics of killing.
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