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Django Unchained: A brilliant piece of Art by Quentin Tarantino

Set during slavery in 1858, the movie follows Django (Jamie Foxx)  a slave who is found by a bounty hunter disguised as a dentist named Dr. King Schultz who hires him as a bounty hunter and a free man to find the Brittle Brothers. After finding them and hunting them down at a plantation run by Big Daddy a remarkable Don Johnson, they relax in winter only, then they go on a mission to find and rescue Django’s wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) who is owned by Calvin J. Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) a man who runs a plantation known as Candieland. He even has a renegade slave as a servant named Stephen, who will have a part to play in the last half of the movie.

The shot where the Cotton are full of blood exist also in the Egyptian movie "Al Ared" directed by Youssef Chahine

The shot where the Cotton are full of blood exist also in the Egyptian movie “The Land/ Al Ard” directed by Youssef Chahine

It is well-known that Quentin Tarantino is the scriptwriter and the director of Django Unchained. The dialogue is weaved in an intelligent way which makes the audience anxious  to be fully attentive to the characters. In addition, Christophe Waltz (Dr. King Schultz) is one of the smartest characters in this movie since  he Knows very well how to convince others and  lead the characters throughout the movie

Django Unchained‘s frames is signed by the brilliant Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson who accurately chose  the lightning style and the extraordinary leap between the wide-angle, mid shots and close-ups. The film was shot in anamorphic format on 35 mm Film.

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In addition, the soundtracks are engaging because Tarantino’s focus is on the sound of classic western such as  Beethoven’s Für Elise and Dies irae from Verdi’s Requiem. Moreover, more than 20 soundtracks were used in this film and many of them have dusty and vintage feel while four of them were composed especially for Django Unchained such as “100 Black Coffins” by Rick Ross.

Django’s blue costume is based on the famous painting “The Blue Boy“, while in the final scenes Broomhilda wears a yellow dress similar to that of Ida Galli‘s character in Blood for a Silver Dollar (1965).

Broomhilda's Costume Sketch

Broomhilda’s Costume Sketch

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Django’s costume inspired from the “Blue Boy” ‘s painting

                                  Despite the sense of humor that exist throughout the film,  Django Unchained has a lot of things to say about slavery and how cruel it is. I myself enjoyed every shot of this movie. I believe that Quentin Tarantino  will always be the most creative and intelligent scriptwriter and Director in the world of film making.

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