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* One of the Wanted posters on the wall in the film is for Edwin Porter. Porter was an early film pioneer and the director of the classic Western '''The Great Train Robbery (1903)'''.
 
* One of the Wanted posters on the wall in the film is for Edwin Porter. Porter was an early film pioneer and the director of the classic Western '''The Great Train Robbery (1903)'''.
  
* Dog Gone South. 1950s cartoon. Quentin attached it to the Django Unchained print screened at the New Beverly Theater. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042404/
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* The word MISSISSIPPI scans across the screen in large letters — a reference to the infamous credit sequence of '''Gone With the Wind''', a film that did a lot to help mythologize (and whitewash) the world of the southern antebellum plantation.
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* Dr. Schultz' horse Fritz is inspired by Roy Roger's Trigger who often did tricks. The films he was in were directed by one of QT's heroes William Witney.  
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* Actor Russ Tamblyn who plays "Son of a Gunfighter" starred in the cult 1965 Western '''Son of a Gunfighter'''. His daughter, Amber Tamblyn is credited as playing “Daughter of the Son of a Gunfighter" in Django Unchained.
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* The Regulators scene in the film is a direct reference to D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation in which KKK members wore hoods during a raid on black citizens.
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* Jim Croce's song "I Got A Name" was originally featured in the 1973 moonshiner/race car film '''The Last American Hero'''.
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==Cartoons==
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* '''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042404/ Dog Gone South]''' 1950s cartoon. Quentin attached it to the Django Unchained print screened at the New Beverly Theater. 
  
 
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*[http://grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/The_Hot_Box Article page at GCDB]
 
*[http://grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/The_Hot_Box Article page at GCDB]
 
* A punishment cell for slaves used in the film.  
 
* A punishment cell for slaves used in the film.  
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==TV Series==
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* Lee Horsley who plays Sheriff Gus was the star of the 80s private eye series '''Matt Houston'''.
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* Don Johnson (Big Daddy) is best known for playing Sonny Crockett on '''Miami Vice'''.
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* Tom Wopat who plays U.S. Marshall Gil Tatum was Luke Duke on '''The Dukes of Hazzard'''. In another connection that series also featured QT's acting teacher James Best as Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane. 
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Revision as of 17:14, 28 December 2012

We are working on a list of movie references. Stay tuned.

Disclaimer: Movies listed here are a mix of movies that might possibly have influenced Tarantino in making this movie (so those are guesses) and movies that are directly or indirectly referenced to or more or less openly paid hommage to by Tarantino (such as "Django" obviously).

General Film References

  • One of the Wanted posters on the wall in the film is for Edwin Porter. Porter was an early film pioneer and the director of the classic Western The Great Train Robbery (1903).
  • The word MISSISSIPPI scans across the screen in large letters — a reference to the infamous credit sequence of Gone With the Wind, a film that did a lot to help mythologize (and whitewash) the world of the southern antebellum plantation.
  • Dr. Schultz' horse Fritz is inspired by Roy Roger's Trigger who often did tricks. The films he was in were directed by one of QT's heroes William Witney.
  • Actor Russ Tamblyn who plays "Son of a Gunfighter" starred in the cult 1965 Western Son of a Gunfighter. His daughter, Amber Tamblyn is credited as playing “Daughter of the Son of a Gunfighter" in Django Unchained.
  • The Regulators scene in the film is a direct reference to D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation in which KKK members wore hoods during a raid on black citizens.
  • Jim Croce's song "I Got A Name" was originally featured in the 1973 moonshiner/race car film The Last American Hero.

Cartoons

  • Dog Gone South 1950s cartoon. Quentin attached it to the Django Unchained print screened at the New Beverly Theater.

Classic Exploitation Film References

Mandingo

Django

Shango

  • Article page at the SWDB
  • Jamie Foxx' character is pronounce with a silent D, so it sounds a bit more like this spaghetti western

Minnesota Clay

  • Article page at the SWDB
  • This is a spaghetti western, one of Corbucci's early works, and also the title of a saloon in Django Unchained.

Charley One-Eye

The Hot Box

TV Series

  • Lee Horsley who plays Sheriff Gus was the star of the 80s private eye series Matt Houston.
  • Don Johnson (Big Daddy) is best known for playing Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice.
  • Tom Wopat who plays U.S. Marshall Gil Tatum was Luke Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard. In another connection that series also featured QT's acting teacher James Best as Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane.