10 Things you never knew about Django Unchained (2012)
Django Unchained was shot in 130 days. This was Quentin Tarantino's longest shooting schedule for a single film.
Django’s blue costume is based on the famous painting “The Blue Boy”. This painting inspired F.W. Murnau's film The Boy in Blue (1927). Murnau is best known for creating the “Unchained” camera technique.
Many of the actors are playing characters written with them in mind, including, among the more sizable roles, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.
After an accident in training where Christoph Waltz was thrown off his horse and broke his pelvis, Jamie Foxx gave him a gift to make him feel better about riding a horse: a saddle with a seat belt.
The word “nigger” or some abbreviation of it is said over 110 times over the course of the movie.
After working on this film, composer Ennio Morricone said he would probably never again collaborate with Quentin Tarantino since he didn’t like the way the writer/director “places music in his films without coherence” and “never giving enough time”. Morricone and Tarantino had also worked together on three previous movies.
First western to win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay since Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
, nearly 45 years earlier, and the first to win an Award for Acting (and in the same category) since Unforgiven
, 20 years earlier. The film, along with True Grit
repeated a rare pattern where 20 years earlier, two westerns (the other being Dances with Wolves
) were nominated for Best Picture within two years of each other.
The white men playing poker towards the end of the film are using severed ears from slaves as their currency.
's first feature film not edited by Sally Menke
, who died in 2010.
This is the second time Jamie Foxx
and Kerry Washington
have portrayed a married couple. The two previously starred as Ray Charles and Della Bea Robinson in Ray