Many consider Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained one of the best contemporary Westerns in recent memory. Featuring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson, Tarantino’s tribute to Spaghetti Westerns is a revenge tale as stylish as it is satisfying. The film’s final cut results from a complicated development cycle, with rewrites, an exhaustive casting search, and dealings with the once-lauded Weinstein Company.
In our latest entry to the WTF Happened to This Movie series, we’ll travel back to 2007, when Tarantino was busy writing a book about Sergio Corbucci and was inspired to explore America during the preamble to Civil War in the Deep South. The project took several years to write and arrange, with some collaborations falling by the wayside throughout development. Controversial, slick, and inspiring, Django Unchained helps push the boundaries of Tarantino’s craft, and we’re here to share all the gritty details and more. Let’s find out WTF Really Happened to Django Unchained!
This episode is written and narrated by Matthew Plale and edited by Juan Jimenez. Check out all previous episodes of WTF Really Happened to this Movie here!