Even though I’ve been bludgeoned a couple of times before for mentioning that not all Quentin Tarantino films are actually as fantastic as they’re made out to be, I’ve got to be honest and say that Django Unchained looks pretty damn good so far.
It’s got plenty of star power, with Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Jonah Hill on board, and now, it’s also getting a taste of Hitchcock, as Tarantino will be making a cameo in his own film, once again.
Speaking to NewsOk.com, Rex “CSI Miami” Linn, who also appears in the film as Tennessee Harry, mentioned that Tarantino would be making an appearance, and with a few lines this time, taken from Linns’ character.
“Quentin told me that he liked the scene so much he wanted to be in it, too, and that he would also be taking some of my lines” Linn said. “So, you’ll know the scenes when you see them. We’ll be on the screen with Don Johnson and Jonah Hill. The scenes may not be long, but you will remember them.”
It’s not the first time that Tarantino has made an appearance in one of his films. Look closely at the aftermath of the fight between Beatrix Kiddo and the Crazy 88 in Kill Bill Volume One, and you’ll spot the director as one of the many corpses there, while he’s also popped up a few times in films done by his fellow director and one man film crew, Robert Rodriguez.
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained” stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz).
Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways.
Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody to battle each other for sport.
Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…
Last Updated: September 28, 2012