Entries in Quentin Tarantino (2)


Quentin Tarantino Defends Using 'N' Word in "Django Unchained"

PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Django Unchained, the story of a slave who becomes a bounty hunter to rescue his wife from a Mississippi plantation owner, is one of the most highly-anticipated yet controversial films this year. 

Writer and director Quentin Tarantino defends using the "N" word in his upcoming film, due in theaters on Christmas Day.

"I’m just telling my story the way I’m telling it," the 49-year-old director says in the December issue of Playboy.  "I’m putting it in a spaghetti Western framework and highlighting the surreal qualities inherent in the material."

"I’m highlighting them mythically and operatically, and in terms of violence and gruesomeness, with pitch-black humor,” he continues.

The eclectic director also admits to getting high while in production for the film.

"I wouldn’t do anything impaired while making a movie.  I don’t so much write high, but say you’re thinking about a musical sequence.  You smoke a joint, you put on some music, you listen to it and you come up with some good ideas," he said.

Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Tarantino Lets 'Django Unchained' Off the Chain with Trailer Debut

The Weinstein Company(NEW YORK) -- The first trailer for Quentin Tarantino's period revenge flick Django Unchained has just been revealed, and the snippet promises the film will be chock full of the filmmaker's trademark stylistic violence and offbeat music cues.

The film -- set to Johnny Cash's "Ain't No Grave" and James Brown's "The Payback" -- shows Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as a slave freed by a bounty hunter played by Inglourious Basterds Oscar-nominee Christoph Waltz, who needs his partner to track down a gang of killers. In addition to his freedom, Foxx's character also gets to find his wife, still enslaved by a ruthless slave owner played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

The film opens Dec. 25th.

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