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Special effects artist Greg Nicotero talks Django Unchained

01.20.2012

Quite a few of you have read the script for Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED. From those who have read it, I've heard nothing but great things. While I may not agree with Tarantino on DRIVE being a "nice try", I'm still excited for whatever he puts out.

Special effects artist Greg Nicotero has worked with Tarantino on several of his films including PULP FICTION and both KILL BILL installments. Nicotero shared a little of his thoughts on the cast, script, and Tarantino's style of filmmaking. Nothing exactly new here but nice to get some positive feedback on the film.

"I love the script for 'Django,' I think it's great. Jaimie Foxx and Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio, Kurt Russell, Kerry Washington, it's what I love about Quentin is that he is and will forever be an old school filmmaker."

"There are not a lot of special effects. It's all about his actors and it's so cinematic for him. We don't shoot anything digital, he uses film, one camera, we don't have five cameras shooting. That's it. It's inspiring. It's inspiring to think about the fact that that's how movies were made for years and years and years, and I'm not saying that digital technology doesn't have its positives, but I love that Quentin is old school."

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Extra Tidbit: Greg Nicotero also brings his magic touch to the zombies of THE WALKING DEAD.
Source: MTV

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4:52PM on 01/23/2012
All these Quentin Tarantino haters make me laugh. But I shouldn't laugh because it's oh so sad.
All these Quentin Tarantino haters make me laugh. But I shouldn't laugh because it's oh so sad.
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8:42AM on 01/22/2012

If you don't like his work then why are you posting?

I'm so looking forward to this movie. I'm interested to see what he'll do with the spaghetti Western as he did to "men on a mission/war movie" like "Inglorious Basterds."
I'm so looking forward to this movie. I'm interested to see what he'll do with the spaghetti Western as he did to "men on a mission/war movie" like "Inglorious Basterds."
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3:23PM on 01/22/2012
So we are only allowed to post positive reactions to the articles posted on this site?
So we are only allowed to post positive reactions to the articles posted on this site?
8:05PM on 01/21/2012
Dont like any of QT's latest work, think he is increasingly self-indulgent and puts out increasingly boring movies, the fact that he sent his script for death proof to bob dylan is just laughable, but this movie does sound amazing.
Dont like any of QT's latest work, think he is increasingly self-indulgent and puts out increasingly boring movies, the fact that he sent his script for death proof to bob dylan is just laughable, but this movie does sound amazing.
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3:00PM on 01/21/2012
Watch this video and get a good laugh. I am starting to believe Quentin is in fact a plagiarizer.
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The issue here is not one of personal vendetta. It's about giving credit where credit is due.

The only mentions of Lam that Tarantino made in 1994 (two years after RESERVOIR DOGS was released) were to say that he owns the movie poster:

"I loved CITY ON FIRE, I got the poster framed in my house, so it's a great movie."
- Film Threat, Issue 18, pg. 23.

"I've got the poster
Watch this video and get a good laugh. I am starting to believe Quentin is in fact a plagiarizer.
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The issue here is not one of personal vendetta. It's about giving credit where credit is due.

The only mentions of Lam that Tarantino made in 1994 (two years after RESERVOIR DOGS was released) were to say that he owns the movie poster:

"I loved CITY ON FIRE, I got the poster framed in my house, so it's a great movie."
- Film Threat, Issue 18, pg. 23.

"I've got the poster right here. That's Danny Lee. Ringo Lam is like my second, after Jackie Chan, third favorite of all the Hong Kong directors."

- The Village Voice 10/25/94 No. 43, pg. 31.

Other than the "Great Poster Defense," Tarantino's been mute on the subject, despite what Marcy Granata of Miramax pictures says:

"Quentin has always been really open about the movies to which he was making homage, including CITY ON FIRE."

- USA Today 3/16/95
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9:44PM on 01/21/2012
You do know that there's almost nothing in that vid that proves QT plagiarized anything, right?
You do know that there's almost nothing in that vid that proves QT plagiarized anything, right?
10:59PM on 01/21/2012
What about this?

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What about this?

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2:43PM on 01/21/2012

QT is a hack.

DANNEZ HUNTER VS. TARANTINO: AFFIDAVIT HIGHLIGHTS

Hunter's case sounds reasonable, when speaking of similarities between his treatment submitted to Miramax and Kill Bill:
…witnessing her mother’s sadistic murder in a cartoon format, the knife through the mother’s abdomen that went inches away from her face with droplets of blood on her face as she gasped for breath, burning the house down while standing next to the small shrine, Ren becoming the head of Yakuza, the collection of Katana
DANNEZ HUNTER VS. TARANTINO: AFFIDAVIT HIGHLIGHTS

Hunter's case sounds reasonable, when speaking of similarities between his treatment submitted to Miramax and Kill Bill:
…witnessing her mother’s sadistic murder in a cartoon format, the knife through the mother’s abdomen that went inches away from her face with droplets of blood on her face as she gasped for breath, burning the house down while standing next to the small shrine, Ren becoming the head of Yakuza, the collection of Katana swords, the death touch…
Sure, the complaint is supported by linking to illegally posted YouTube movie clips and Tarantino’s Wikipedia quote of “I steal from every movie ever made,”

Why hasn’t Hunter pressed charges before and is acting seven years after the fact? Because…
In light of the nature of the business, and pressures of this world, Plaintiff lost faith in his abilities and unfortunately had an encounter with the LAPD Rampart Division on January 11, 2001. As a result the Plaintiff was incarcerated until March 17, 2006 and could not find out about the Tarantino committing the theft until a year and a half later.
Also: Hunter has a way with narrative analysis:
The Plaintiff asserts and alleges Defendant Tarantino due to discrimination based on Race changed the Ren character who is an African/Japanese to a VILLIAN that is a Chinese/Japanese character, while simultaneously switching the attributes of Ren to the Jewish superhero and hiring less than 1% African-Americans for the production of “Kill Bill.” Thereafter, Tarantino had the Jewish character kill my Japanese/Black character Ren and chopped up her body parts / arms and threw her into a ditch to signify cutting off the arms of the Black author, thus amounting to discrimination based on Race compared to similar situated White Males authors. The Plaintiff asserts Tarantino killed off his Black/Japanese character in order to block Hunter from being able to create other plots based on said character, thus equating to Restraint of Trade.
Apparently the Weinstein brothers left Miramax, closed their offices on Beverly Blvd and “suspiciously took the numbers off the side of the building” all because and only because Hunter was coming out of prison around that time and they wanted to flee from the conflict…
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2:23PM on 01/21/2012

Questions:

How do you pronounce "Django"? Is the D silent, or the J? Or is it more like "D'Jango"?

Also, is Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair ever going to be released?
How do you pronounce "Django"? Is the D silent, or the J? Or is it more like "D'Jango"?

Also, is Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair ever going to be released?
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9:53PM on 01/22/2012
the D is silent.
the D is silent.
9:33AM on 01/21/2012
Leo as a villian is my favorite thing about this film.
Leo as a villian is my favorite thing about this film.
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5:08AM on 01/21/2012

Basterds

Watched the brilliant Nglrs Bstrds again. The apple strudel scene in the French cafe is just perfect.
Watched the brilliant Nglrs Bstrds again. The apple strudel scene in the French cafe is just perfect.
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2:49AM on 01/21/2012

I Respect/Despise Him

I cannot deny that Tarantino is brilliant given the fact that he literally creates art onscreen...
However, his arrogance really rubs me the wrong way. (i.e. the ending of Inglourious Basterds)
Oh well. I'm sure this will be solid and I cannot wait for Kill Bill 3. (my favorite)
I cannot deny that Tarantino is brilliant given the fact that he literally creates art onscreen...
However, his arrogance really rubs me the wrong way. (i.e. the ending of Inglourious Basterds)
Oh well. I'm sure this will be solid and I cannot wait for Kill Bill 3. (my favorite)
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