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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on Tarantino's Spaghetti Southern 'Django Unchained'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood May 13, 2013 at 11:23AM

Bullets Don't Argue! week kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing Quentin Tarantino's Spaghetti Southern "Django Unchained," which won the Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz) and Best Original Screenplay.
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"Django Unchained"
"Django Unchained"

Bullets Don't Argue! week kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing Quentin Tarantino's Spaghetti Southern "Django Unchained," which won the Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz) and Best Original Screenplay.

Tarantino continues his revisionist history of the world with this kinetic revenge saga which is on track to become the highest-grossing western ever made. While working on a book about Italian director Sergio Corbucci (The Great Silence, Django), Tarantino was inspired to embark on a spaghetti-western influenced project of his own, which he regarded as more of a "southern". His usual bravura cinematics and eclectic musical choices are on display in abundance, resulting in one more operatic, pop-culture infused instant classic.

This article is related to: Video, Trailers, Trailers from Hell, Trailers, Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.