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** What makes you think he's not in a position to resist? From that distance you couldn't tell if he was wearing a gun or not. Even if not, in that era (in movies at least) if you see two men riding into your property, the first thing you do is fetch your gun. And even if they do subdue him, can you guarantee he won't be able to escape, or turn the tables on you? Django escaped from experienced slave owners, killing them all in the process, and did so in a matter of minutes. Dead men can't kill you and can't escape from you, so given that you get the same money if they're dead as you do if they're alive, why take any risk at all?


* How does Schultz know the sheriff is still crooked? People can feel guilty about their crimes and give up their evil ways. Why not take him in alive instead of gunning him down?

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* How does Schultz know the sheriff is still crooked? People can feel guilty about their crimes and give up their evil ways. Why not take him in alive instead of gunning him down?down?
** The bounty said "dead or alive." Schultz doesn't care whether he felt guilty or not -- he's a bounty hunter, and there was a bounty on him.


* How does Schultz know the sheriff is still crooked? People can feel guilty for their crimes and give up their evil ways. Why not take him in alive instead of immediately gunning him down?

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* How does Schultz know the sheriff is still crooked? People can feel guilty for about their crimes and give up their evil ways. Why not take him in alive instead of immediately gunning him down?


** It's part of Stephen's monologue: nobody on their farm is really smart enough to castrate a man without letting him die in the process. In Stephen's words, "most of them" bleed out within about seven minutes, then he chuckles and corrects himself to say "more than most." Then consider that it was certified-dumb-as-a-box-of-hammers Billy Crash most likely to be performing the castration.

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** It's part of Stephen's monologue: nobody on their farm is really smart enough to castrate a man without letting him die in the process. In Stephen's words, "most of them" bleed out within about seven minutes, then he chuckles and corrects himself to say "more than most." Then consider that it was certified-dumb-as-a-box-of-hammers Billy Crash most likely to be performing the castration.castration.
* How does Schultz know the sheriff is still crooked? People can feel guilty for their crimes and give up their evil ways. Why not take him in alive instead of immediately gunning him down?


** He really likes the [[{{Hamlet}} "Alas poor Yorick"]] scene and finally had another use for that skull.

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** He really likes the [[{{Hamlet}} [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} "Alas poor Yorick"]] scene and finally had another use for that skull.


* As glad as I am Django wasn't castrated, was there any reason besides, 'Minimal time and effort will be spared to get this character out of this situation,' that he wasn't? He could have been castrated, and then, sent to the mines or had whatever other punishments Lara/Stephen wanted inflicted. Unless there's some implication the mine owner(s)/overseer(s) wanted a male slave for sexual purposes in addition to hard labor, I doubt they're going to turn down a slave just because he's a eunuch. Maybe they'd pay less than normal for a slave that might not physically be able to do as much as a fully healthy, non-disabled one, but this wasn't about money for Lara or Stephen. They both wanted him severely punished and/or killed. I can understand why both their characters might have decided not to kill him right away, but I can't see what either character got from nixing the castration idea.

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* As glad as I am Django wasn't castrated, was there any reason besides, 'Minimal time and effort will be spared to get this character out of this situation,' that he wasn't? He could have been castrated, and then, sent to the mines or had whatever other punishments Lara/Stephen wanted inflicted. Unless there's some implication the mine owner(s)/overseer(s) wanted a male slave for sexual purposes in addition to hard labor, I doubt they're going to turn down a slave just because he's a eunuch. Maybe they'd pay less than normal for a slave that might not physically be able to do as much as a fully healthy, non-disabled one, but this wasn't about money for Lara or Stephen. They both wanted him severely punished and/or killed. I can understand why both their characters might have decided not to kill him right away, but I can't see what either character got from nixing the castration idea.idea.
** It's part of Stephen's monologue: nobody on their farm is really smart enough to castrate a man without letting him die in the process. In Stephen's words, "most of them" bleed out within about seven minutes, then he chuckles and corrects himself to say "more than most." Then consider that it was certified-dumb-as-a-box-of-hammers Billy Crash most likely to be performing the castration.

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*** This isn't obvious. This scene is no different from any other scene where Candie's armed guards are present. He's one of the largest plantation owners in the state. He'd have to have armed guards around regardless of whether he was in the presence of someone he knew tried to rip him off. Candie, if nothing else, is a petty man. Embarrassing Schultz and Django (and taking all their money) was enough satisfaction for him.

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** This is full-on HollywoodLaw. Bounty hunters came in several flavors (and sworn lawmen could and would collect any outstanding bounty on a fugitive they apprehended), but Schultz is evidently supposed to be a Sworn Warrant Officer. Such men would be legally sworn officers of the court assigned to track down specific offenders for specific warrants, though they did not have regular law enforcement authority like a county sheriff or federal marshal. They had to be specifically licensed for each state/territory in which they would operate. They also could not simply murder their mark out of hand, and would have to prove justification for any killing to the judge, i.e. killing a man who violently resisted arrest or ambushing an armed fugitive wanted for multiple murders, and he would need solid proof that the man he killed was the man he was after. Even if Schultz works for a corrupt judge, he would’ve been in prison (or hanged) for murder long before the movie starts, as he would have to deal with plenty of lawmen who wouldn't look the other way.


* As glad as I am Django wasn't castrated, was there any reason besides, 'Minimal time and effort will be spared to get this character out of this situation,' that he wasn't? He could have been castrated, and then, sent to the mines or had whatever other punishments Lara/Stephen wanted inflicted. Unless there's some implication the mine owner(s)/overseer(s) wanted a male slave for sexual purposes in addition to hard labor, I doubt they're going to turn down a slave just because he's a eunuch. Maybe they'd pay less than normal for a slave that might not physically be able to do as much as a fully healthy, non-disabled one, but this wasn't about money to Laura or Stephen. They both wanted him severely punished and/or killed. I can understand why both their characters might have decided not to kill him right away, but I can't see what either character got from nixing the castration idea.

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* As glad as I am Django wasn't castrated, was there any reason besides, 'Minimal time and effort will be spared to get this character out of this situation,' that he wasn't? He could have been castrated, and then, sent to the mines or had whatever other punishments Lara/Stephen wanted inflicted. Unless there's some implication the mine owner(s)/overseer(s) wanted a male slave for sexual purposes in addition to hard labor, I doubt they're going to turn down a slave just because he's a eunuch. Maybe they'd pay less than normal for a slave that might not physically be able to do as much as a fully healthy, non-disabled one, but this wasn't about money to Laura for Lara or Stephen. They both wanted him severely punished and/or killed. I can understand why both their characters might have decided not to kill him right away, but I can't see what either character got from nixing the castration idea.


** Remember, Schultz encouraged the Marshall to wire (i.e. send a telegraph to) the judge who signed the warrant for confirmation, which the Marshall would probably do before handing over $200. As for Big Daddy, he just seemed to not care, and just wanted them off his property. More importantly, to forge such a document, you would need access to both a printing press and be an expert in forging signatures and know the signature of an actual judge. You couldn't forge a warrant back then any more than you could forge one today.

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** Remember, Schultz encouraged the Marshall to wire (i.e. send a telegraph to) the judge who signed the warrant for confirmation, which the Marshall would probably do before handing over $200. As for Big Daddy, he just seemed to not care, and just wanted them off his property. More importantly, to forge such a document, you would need access to both a printing press and be an expert in forging signatures and know the signature of an actual judge. You couldn't forge a warrant back then any more than you could forge one today.today.
* As glad as I am Django wasn't castrated, was there any reason besides, 'Minimal time and effort will be spared to get this character out of this situation,' that he wasn't? He could have been castrated, and then, sent to the mines or had whatever other punishments Lara/Stephen wanted inflicted. Unless there's some implication the mine owner(s)/overseer(s) wanted a male slave for sexual purposes in addition to hard labor, I doubt they're going to turn down a slave just because he's a eunuch. Maybe they'd pay less than normal for a slave that might not physically be able to do as much as a fully healthy, non-disabled one, but this wasn't about money to Laura or Stephen. They both wanted him severely punished and/or killed. I can understand why both their characters might have decided not to kill him right away, but I can't see what either character got from nixing the castration idea.


*** I also suspect, as did some others in the theatre that Calvin was just using that as a ruse to get him close enough to possibly kill him as well as Django, then keep Broomhilda and the money.

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*** I also suspect, as did some others in the theatre theater that Calvin was just using that as a ruse to get him close enough to possibly kill him as well as Django, then keep Broomhilda and the money.



*** If he believed Candie was about to kill them, then why not wait until they'r eoutside so they can at least shoot their way out and escape as opposed to essentially giving Django and Brunhilda a death sentence? Personally, I didn't get the impression Candie was going to kill them but even then, there were smarter ways to go about doing things.

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*** If he believed Candie was about to kill them, then why not wait until they'r eoutside they're outside so they can at least shoot their way out and escape as opposed to essentially giving Django and Brunhilda a death sentence? Personally, I didn't get the impression Candie was going to kill them but even then, there were smarter ways to go about doing things.



** Django IS racist - it's a credit to Tarantino that he can still make the guy sympathetic. Not going the PC route, since a lot of his racism is justified by his "us vs. them" slave/master outlook on race relations, but the fact that the guy says "Killing white folks and getting paid for it? Sounds good to me." Shows he has a certain disdain for most caucasians. The movie itself reinforces this, somewhat, by portraying all Whites non-essential to the plot as extreme rednecks.

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** Django IS racist - it's a credit to Tarantino that he can still make the guy sympathetic. Not going the PC route, since a lot of his racism is justified by his "us vs. them" slave/master outlook on race relations, but the fact that the guy says "Killing white folks and getting paid for it? Sounds good to me." Shows he has a certain disdain for most caucasians.Caucasians. The movie itself reinforces this, somewhat, by portraying all Whites non-essential to the plot as extreme rednecks.



** If we, the viewers, had been treated to a scene where the problem with the masks was explained, then cut to them all circling the wagon, it would have ended up with a boringly predictable scene where we all knew they were about to get blowed up/ shot/ otherwise killed. There is an element of rewatch value in that you only just see the dynamite being stashed in the tooth and it'seasy to forget once the hilarity of the ensuining conversation evolves.

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** If we, the viewers, had been treated to a scene where the problem with the masks was explained, then cut to them all circling the wagon, it would have ended up with a boringly predictable scene where we all knew they were about to get blowed blown up/ shot/ otherwise killed. There is an element of rewatch value in that you only just see the dynamite being stashed in the tooth and it'seasy to forget once the hilarity of the ensuining ensuing conversation evolves.



** Because its such an out there and cruel FateWorseThanDeath that even with her being grief stricken thats still fairly horrible of her to do.

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** Because its such an out there and cruel FateWorseThanDeath that even with her being grief stricken thats that's still fairly horrible of her to do.



*** Django did still shoot dozens of her workers and essentially ruin her house. And given the way she seems to detatch herself from the issues of slavery, I doubt she knows the extent of the cruelt workers at the mines are shown. All she seemingly has is Stephen's word that it would be a more fitting punishment than death.

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*** Django did still shoot dozens of her workers and essentially ruin her house. And given the way she seems to detatch detach herself from the issues of slavery, I doubt she knows the extent of the cruelt cruelty workers at the mines are shown. All she seemingly has is Stephen's word that it would be a more fitting punishment than death.



** IRL, slaves were sometimes used to do the menial tasks of having a horse that their master couldn't be arsed to do, like feeding, cleaning, and even taking the horse out for excercise. They likely learned how to ride the horses from being assigned to take the horse on walks around the property. What was unheard of was a black person riding their own horse in the company of whites, since freedmen tended to be poor and lacking in the resources to purchase and maintain a horse.

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** IRL, slaves were sometimes used to do the menial tasks of having a horse that their master couldn't be arsed to do, like feeding, cleaning, and even taking the horse out for excercise.exercise. They likely learned how to ride the horses from being assigned to take the horse on walks around the property. What was unheard of was a black person riding their own horse in the company of whites, since freedmen tended to be poor and lacking in the resources to purchase and maintain a horse.



* Big Daddy won't allow any b dflack man to ride a horse on his property and is very particular about ensuring that no black man is ever treated like a full white man, yet he allows his slaves to carry guns, as seen when he arrives at the site where Django killed the Brittle brothers.

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* Big Daddy won't allow any b dflack black man to ride a horse on his property and is very particular about ensuring that no black man is ever treated like a full white man, yet he allows his slaves to carry guns, as seen when he arrives at the site where Django killed the Brittle brothers.


* Big Daddy won't allow any black man to ride a horse on his property and is very particular about ensuring that no black man is ever treated like a full white man, yet he allows his slaves to carry guns, as seen when he arrives at the site where Django killed the Brittle brothers.

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**There is also the fact that Schultz despises slavery on principles. Any plan that ended with a smiling slaver was not a plan he was going to use. Could he think of nothing else, he would have bought Broomhilda for a high price but since he had an idea which enabled him to play Candie for a fool...
* Big Daddy won't allow any black b dflack man to ride a horse on his property and is very particular about ensuring that no black man is ever treated like a full white man, yet he allows his slaves to carry guns, as seen when he arrives at the site where Django killed the Brittle brothers.

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* Candie land is at least half a days ride from town, is completely without leadership and probably very short on manpower when Django and Hildy leave it. I think it might take days before the authorities even know who they're looking for.

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*** Killing Laura was at least partly pragmatic. With her, Calvin, Stephen, Moguy, Butch and Billy Crash all dead Candie Land is now without leadership so the remaining hands and over-seers can't mobilize to hunt for Django and Hildy and there's no one left to inform the authorities of exactly what went down.

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*** In traveling with Django, Schultz may have been aware of the fact that Django and Hildy had tried to escape slavery before, but may not have considered Hildy was probably a problem to whomever her owners were. One can assume that Django was always going on about how beautiful and sweet Hildy was, and Candie would have trouble understanding that someone as important to Django could be insignificant to anyone else. The truth? As said above, Candie probably would have been glad to get rid of Hildy. Schultz could have shown up, said he saw a slave in a sales record with a German name, offered Candie $500 for her, and Candie would have sold her and thought HE had gotten over on Schultz by selling him a troublesome slave for $200 more than she was worth. They would have left Candyland with Calvin thinking to himself "She's your problem now!" Schultz's complexity addiction just destroyed any chance of this happening.

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