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Cannes 2012 - 7 Minutes Of Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" Screened; A Few Reactions...

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by Tambay A. Obenson
May 21, 2012 2:45 PM
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I just learned that a 7-minute preview of Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated fantasy revenge thriller Django Unchained, which stars Jamie Foxx as the titular character, and Christoph Waltz as his mentor, was shown just to press moments ago at the Cannes Film Festival by TWC (The Weinstein Company).

I expect that 7-minute preview will make its way on to the web soon enough, if not today or tomorrow, and the rest of us will finally get our first real look at the work that I've already said repeatedly, will likely be a heavily-debated film on this site and elsewhere, when it's finally released this December.

In the meantime, I was able to gather a few reactions from those lucky few who were present for the 7-minute unveiling at Cannes, and share them with you below:

- From our pals at TwitchDJANGO gets the most whoops. Plenty of blood, plenty of laughs. Looks like it will be the Cristophe Waltz show.

- indieWIRE's own Anne Thompson had this to say: Weinstein show & tell in #cannes of footage from the master, silver linings play book and Django unchained wowed media crowd. All tricky!

- From Rope Of SiliconMost intrigued by The Master footage, Django Unchained ext. trailer seemed safe but solid & Silver Linings seemed rather pedestrian.

- From The Film StageDjango Unchained looks f'n badass...7 minute trailer ending with Jamie Foxx shooting his pistol to James Brown 'Payback' 

- And lastly from Movie City NewsJust saw trailer for DJANGO "the D is silent" UNCHAINED. Mind successfully blown.

I'm sure there are (or will be) others; I just grabbed these from Twitter, as these are all people I follow. I'm sure there'll also be full descriptions of the 7-minute posted on other sites. 

But as I already said, I expect that 7-minute extended trailer will make its way online very soon, and once it happens, you know where to find it!

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14 Comments

  • Steve Barnes | May 23, 2012 1:08 PMReply

    read the first script and have a friend working on the film. This is not a "white savior" movie. It is Django's, and he kicks much ass.

  • Donella | May 22, 2012 5:43 PMReply

    "Christopher Waltz show" The script indicated this is Waltz's movie, not Kerry Washington's, not Jamie Foxx's. Tarantino wrote Waltz as the true lead of this slave story.

  • Donella | May 29, 2012 1:40 PM

    "I believe for you, the latter. Jus sayin..." Belief is a strong thing...

  • django_1 | May 28, 2012 5:52 AM

    "I believe Waltz was written as the true lead of the story." Belief is a strong thing; it can empower, or blind. I believe for you, the latter. Jus sayin...

  • Donella | May 23, 2012 5:28 PM

    Despite the ending, I believe Waltz was written as the true lead of the story. Django is the title character, but not the lead character.

  • Casey Fiore | May 23, 2012 3:20 PM

    If you've read the script, and based on the way you speak about it with such confident certainty, you know the ending BONDGIRL is talking about. Django is most definitely the hero of the film, and it was a wise choice to make it a buddy film. Dr Shultz begins the story as merely a guide to Django and over time they develop a mutual respect and true friendship, Django becoming fully independent man

  • Donella | May 23, 2012 2:29 PM

    I have no idea what you're talking about. Maybe you should explain it.

  • bondgirl | May 23, 2012 1:24 PM

    You're incorrect, and you know it. If what you say had any shred of truth, the ending wouldn't be what it is. And at what point was it ever to be Kerry? Or did you just throw her in to pad your point?

  • Katie | May 22, 2012 7:59 AMReply

    Again with these white savior movies? Lawd. >_>

  • Boothe | May 22, 2012 12:10 AMReply

    So Movie City News was pronouncing it "duh-jango"?

    Heh.

  • jingmei | May 21, 2012 9:48 PMReply

    A twist to make people's appetite. ;

  • CareyCarey | May 21, 2012 5:23 PMReply

    Looks Like a Hard-Ass Sergio Leone Western!...Tarantino's movie is designed to blow people's gaskets. He knows what he's doing ~ by Anne Thompson. OH MY... I love Sergio Leone westerns, they're the best of the best. And I know another HUGE Sergio Leone fan. That be our very own Sergio Mims. In fact, he has said westerns are his favorite genre. So I am eager to hear what he has to say about this "southern," bang-up western, packed with physical comedy and bloody action and hell-bent revenge. Well, indieWIRE's own Anne Thompson wrote those words. She said that's how Tarantino and the Weinstein Co. is selling the movie. I don't know who's selling what but Ms Thompson is pulling me in -- my nose is wide open. Heck, check the following: "Don Johnson plays plantation owner Big Daddy; watching Django [ Jamie Fox ] stalk across the grounds to shoot one of the men who abused him is chilling. He whips another to death". Damn, where's Sergio? Get him on the line. I hear there's 45 more minutes floating around (that's what Anne said), and we need a black man's POV. But wait, we don't need any ol'black film critic, we need one that has years of knowledge and love of westerns -- and films in general. Get Sergio!

  • Priss | May 21, 2012 4:24 PMReply

    None of these Twitcritics are black so.. Yeah.

  • Fred | May 21, 2012 3:42 PMReply

    Hollywood's always has to release at least 1 white savior movie a year. Last year it was "The Help" and this year it will be "Django Unchained".

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