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We are working on a list of movie references. Stay tuned.
 
We are working on a list of movie references. Stay tuned.
* '''Recommended reading:''' [http://www.furiouscinema.com/2012/03/the-django-unchained-primer/ The Django Unchained primer @ Furiouscinema.com]
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* '''Recommended reading:''' [https://www.furiouscinema.com/the-django-unchained-primer/ The Django Unchained primer @ Furiouscinema.com]
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* [[Django Unchained complete soundtrack list with movie references]]
  
'''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 "[http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Django Django]" oviously).''
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'''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 "[http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Django Django]" obviously).''
  
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==General Film References==
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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 '''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000439/ The Great Train Robbery (1903)]'''.
  
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* The word MISSISSIPPI scans across the screen in large letters — a reference to the infamous credit sequence of '''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031381/ 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 '''[[QT discusses William Witney|William Witney]]'''.
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* Actor Russ Tamblyn who plays "Son of a Gunfighter" starred in the cult 1965 Western '''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059737/ 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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* Dr. King Schultz may be named after Doc Schultz (Dub Taylor) a character in the Western comedy '''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067809 Support Your Local Gunfighter]'''.
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* The comical Regulators scene in the film is a direct reference to D.W. Griffith's '''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004972/ The 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 '''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070287/ 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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==Classic Exploitation Film References==
 
'''Mandingo'''
 
'''Mandingo'''
 
* [http://grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/Mandingo/DVD List of Mandingo DVDs and Bluray at the GDCB]
 
* [http://grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/Mandingo/DVD List of Mandingo DVDs and Bluray at the GDCB]
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* 1975 film starring Ken Norton. A term for an African slave/fighter in the 1800s.
  
 
'''Django'''
 
'''Django'''
 
* [http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Django Article page at the SWDB]
 
* [http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Django Article page at the SWDB]
This is of course the seminal movie by Corbucci which in parts inspired Tarantino.
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*This is of course the seminal movie by Corbucci which in parts inspired Tarantino.
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'''The Mercenary'''
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* [http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Mercenario,_Il Article page at the SWDB]
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* Candie is shot just like Jack Palance's character, through the flower on his tuxedo
  
 
'''Shango'''
 
'''Shango'''
 
* [http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Shango,_la_pistola_infallibile Article page at the SWDB]
 
* [http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Shango,_la_pistola_infallibile Article page at the SWDB]
Jamie Foxx' character is pronounce with a silent D, so it sounds a bit more like this spaghetti western
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* Django is pronounced with a silent D, so it also sounds like this spaghetti western
  
 
'''Minnesota Clay'''
 
'''Minnesota Clay'''
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'''Charley One-Eye'''
 
'''Charley One-Eye'''
*[http://grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/Charley_One-Eye Info page at GCDB]
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*[http://grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/Charley_One-Eye Article page at GCDB]
* Referenced by the characters in the film and a definition is given as to what the term actually means.  
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* A definition is given as to what the term means.  
  
 
'''The Hot Box'''
 
'''The Hot Box'''
 
*[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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'''Goodbye Uncle Tom'''
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*[http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/Goodbye_Uncle_Tom Article page at GCDB]
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* A very controversial mondo film about slavery in the Antebellum South.
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'''The Legend of Nigger Charley'''
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*[http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/The_Legend_of_Nigger_Charley Article page at GCDB]
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* 70s Blaxploitation film starring Fred Williamson that dealt with a slave who gets back at white oppressors.
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'''Angel Unchained'''
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*[http://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/Angel_Unchained Article at GCDB]
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* Film about an ex-biker gang member who helps some hippies fight a group of rednecks that terrorize their peaceful commune. Don Stroud who plays Sheriff Bill Sharp starred 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 who plays [[Spencer Gordon Bennett|Big Daddy]] was the star of the hit 80s crime series '''Miami Vice'''.
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* Tom Wopat who plays U.S. [[Marshall Gill 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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==Pop Culture References==
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* The Cleopatra Club, a place for interracial couples, is named after the Egyptian queen.
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* One of the slaves is named D'Artagnan, who is also the main character in Alexandre Dumas' book The Three Musketeers. 
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* The woman in Candie's home plays a song by Beethoven, (a famous German) on the harp. 
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Latest revision as of 21:12, 28 November 2017

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 comical Regulators scene in the film is a direct reference to D.W. Griffith's The 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

The Mercenary

Shango

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

Goodbye Uncle Tom

The Legend of Nigger Charley

  • Article page at GCDB
  • 70s Blaxploitation film starring Fred Williamson that dealt with a slave who gets back at white oppressors.

Angel Unchained

  • Article at GCDB
  • Film about an ex-biker gang member who helps some hippies fight a group of rednecks that terrorize their peaceful commune. Don Stroud who plays Sheriff Bill Sharp starred in the film.

TV Series

  • Lee Horsley who plays Sheriff Gus was the star of the 80s private eye series Matt Houston.
  • Don Johnson who plays Big Daddy was the star of the hit 80s crime series Miami Vice.
  • Tom Wopat who plays U.S. Marshall Gill 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.

Pop Culture References

  • The Cleopatra Club, a place for interracial couples, is named after the Egyptian queen.
  • One of the slaves is named D'Artagnan, who is also the main character in Alexandre Dumas' book The Three Musketeers.
  • The woman in Candie's home plays a song by Beethoven, (a famous German) on the harp.