Cannes film festival is currently the hottest place to be if you're a cinephile. Unfortunately it's in the south of France so most people are avoiding it like the French evade a war. Political humour, high five! Anyway, alongside the usual art house festival fodder there was also a real treat in store for mainstream cinema fans.
A sneak peak of Quentin Tarantino's newest opus, Django Unchained.
And apparently the footage disclosed quite a lot about Tarantino's 'Southern' with Total Film magazine providing a long list of it's detailed revelations. The best of which I shall surmise below.
The film will be shot in widescreen and opens on a desert landscape shot that immediately evokes Leone and is as beautiful as anything QT has done before. This opening has a haunting Johnny Cash songs for it's soundtrack and we are introduced to Jamie Foxx's Django through this montage of slaves being abused by their owners.
Django is also destined to be extremely bloddy with Christoph Waltz's dentist plugging holes in heads with his dentist equipment and Django using a bull whip to deadly effect too. Other news includes that Leonardo DiCaprio looks like the ultimate bad ass in his role as the horrible plantation owner Calvin Candie, with Leo hamming up Tarantino's luscious dialogue perfectly.
Also with Tarantino's penchant for a certain N word and this film being set in a pre-civil war South, the script is filled with several droppings of a certain insult. Which of course won't be to everyones liking.
Django Unchained promises to be a hoot though when it is released on Christmas Day later this year.
Article by Gregory Wakeman