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Before 'Django Unchained' There Was 'Django': Watch Franco Nero's 1966 Spaghetti Western Right Now

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 7, 2012 at 3:41PM

Well, the first trailer for "Django Unchained" dropped yesterday to much fanfare, but as most folks already know, Quentin Tarantino's films tend to be packed with references both overt and subtle to the movies that he loves or have had an influence on him. And when it comes to his latest, the first clue can be found right in the title.
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Franco Nero Django

Well, the first trailer for "Django Unchained" dropped yesterday to much fanfare, but as most folks already know, Quentin Tarantino's films tend to be packed with references both overt and subtle to the movies that he loves or have had an influence on him. And when it comes to his latest, the first clue can be found right in the title.

"Django" is the name of the 1966 Sergio Corbucci-directed spaghetti western that made a star out of Franco Nero, and became such a success that over thirty sequels have been made since (but only Nero and Corbucci reteamed for "Django 2: Django Strikes Again"). Mostly known among film buffs of the genre, there willl undoubtedly be renewed interest in the movie thanks to "Django Unchained," which savvy folks have already noticed features Nero in a small role (he's the guy Jamie Foxx tells the "j is silent" line to at the end of the trailer).

So while you wait until Christmas to see "Django Unchained," give the original "Django" a spin below. The whole movie is now available online with English subtitles (click the CC to turn them on). Is this reference one in name only or are there other elements Tarantino has borrowed for his movie? See for yourself. [via Reddit]

This article is related to: Django Unchained, Franco Nero , Django


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