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Samuel L. Jackson Can't Wait For The 5 Hour Cut Of 'Django Unchained'; Dreams Of Nick Fury Cameo In 'Breaking Bad' Quashed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 20, 2012 6:48 PM
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Slavery, racism, Mandingo negro warriors that fight each other to the death... did Samuel L. Jackson have any reservations when he read the script to Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained"? "Nope," he said matter a factly in our recent interview with the actor. "I read it straight through, laughed and thought, 'This is going to be fun.' "

Quentin Tarantino Wrote A Story About A Well-Endowed Black Man Called Jody The Grinder That He Couldn't Fit Into 'Death Proof'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 19, 2012 12:05 PM
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Quentin Tarantino loves to write, that much is certain. And indeed, at one point "Django Unchained" was so long, Harvey Weinstein tossed out the idea of splitting it into two movies, "Kill Bill"-style. Of course, that didn't happen, but material was left on the cutting room floor, including a showdown between Django and Stephen that Jamie Foxx told us was one of his favorite moments of the movie. And indeed, Quentin's process often sees characters and plot threads change and mutate between the page and the big screen, and he's revealed that he once had a rather bonkers story for "Death Proof" (that he says is his worst movie) that never made it in.

Jamie Foxx Discusses His Favorite Deleted Scene In ‘Django Unchained’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 18, 2012 5:27 PM
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At two hours and forty five minutes, you know that Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” is sprawling and long. So long that Harvey Weinstein suggested cutting the films in two ala “Kill Bill” in the editing room (the idea was nixed obviously). And with a script that was 166 pages (roughly 3 hours), you know that not everything was going to make the cut.

Quentin Tarantino Says He Wanted To Make A 'Luke Cage' Film Starring Lawrence Fishburne After 'Reservoir Dogs'; Wrote 'Pulp Fiction' Instead

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 17, 2012 5:59 PM
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Add one more to the pile. Quentin Tarantino's "what if?" abandoned projects list is long. Ideas that he once toyed with included more Elmore Leonard adaptations, the James Bond film “Casino Royale,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E,” an untitled '70s-like airplane/disaster movie and more (you can see a longer list in this old detailed feature we made back in the day).

The Director of 'House Party' Partly Inspired 'Django Unchained'; Harvey Weinstein Describes How He Would Have Split The Film In Two

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 17, 2012 2:42 PM
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The latest issues of Empire and Entertainment Weekly are on newstands now and both have Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" on the cover. Over the weekend we found out from Tarantino himself at the New York press day for the film that the filmmaker has an extended version of his Spaghetti Western film that he could one day release. He also revealed that, much like the "Kill Bill" films, TWC's Harvey Weinstein suggested breaking the long "Django Unchained" (almost three hours) into two parts. Ultimately, Tarantino decided that breaking the films in half wouldn't work for this more linear story, but it's an idea they evidently explored.

Watch: Sergio Corbucci's 'Navajo Joe' In Full, Which Quentin Tarantino Says You Should See Before 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 11:56 AM
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"Django Unchained" is coming, and part of the excitement of a new Quentin Tarantino film is digging up and discovering the many movies that have influenced his work. In some ways, his films can be seen as cinephile guides, providing more than ample winks and nods to send fans scurrying to track down the movies that the director himself fell in love with as a budding filmmaker. And certainly, 'Django' won't be lacking in that department, and Tarantino himself will gladly suggest titles for you to find.

Review: 3 Different Opinions On The Good & The Bad Of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 12, 2012 12:06 AM
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Films by Quentin Tarantino aren't exactly Halley's Comet, but for a while there, they didn't come as often as some filmgoers would have liked. And while the filmmaker seems to be back at his pace of delivering a film every two or three years, the arrival of a new Tarantino picture generally makes the cinema world sit up and take notice. And as always, opinions on his films vary wildly from film to film, from cinephile to cinephile.

Quentin Tarantino Admits 'Kill Bill 3' Will Probably Never Happen Plus Watch His Interview With Scott Foundas

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 8:59 AM
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Quentin Tarantino loves to talk, and now on the press rounds for "Django Unchained," he's doing a lot of it. One of his favorite subjects is the movies he would like to make, and it was only a few days ago that he was once again talking up a '30s gangster picture, and perhaps even more westerns based on the subject of slavery. And one movie he's been stoking the fires of for years is "Kill Bill 3," a picture he's been talking about ever since the first two entries hit nearly a decade ago. But now he's admitting that the movie is probably not one that will get made.

Quentin Tarantino Says He'd "Like To Do A Couple More" Slavery/Western Films, Talks Up A '30s Gangster Movie Again

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 7, 2012 5:54 PM
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Quentin Tarantino isn't always the most reliable person about the films he says he will make, particularly when it comes to would-be sequels. He's talked up a "Vega Brothers" film (which will likely never see the light of day), a "Kill Bill 3" movie (which may or may not happen), and sequels and/or prequels to "Inglourious Basterds" that sounded like fun ideas at the time, but are likely never going to come to pass (remember all these abandoned projects?). But what Tarantino is very good about (and fairly reliable with) is gazing into the future and projecting what kind of genre he's going to tackle next.

Watch: First Clip From 'Django Unchained' Plus Listen To Quentin Tarantino's Interview With Howard Stern

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 4:34 PM
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Okay, we've seen the trailers (which are more or less the same), we've broken down the soundtrack and even though it has started to screen for critics, there is still much more to discover with "Django Unchained." And indeed, a first clip gives us a fresh new look at the movie, featuring an actor and character that has been a bit in the background thus far.

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