Django unchained It is in many ways the most tarantino movie Quentin Tarantino has made since Pulp fiction. One of the most memorable scenes in Django unchained It is sometimes referred to as the “baghead” scene, where a group of KKK members complain about their poorly constructed face masks made from burlap sacks. In a recent interview for Empire, Tarantino revealed that even he was intimidated by the prospect of shooting the scene to perfection.
“That has as much hysterical laughter as I’ve heard at any movie screening, and it happens all over the world. That was everyone’s favorite scene in the script. Amy Pascal, half the reason I wanted to do the movie at Columbia was because of that scene. But it was one of those scenes that was so successful on the page that I started to get intimidated as to whether it would be so good in the movie. Does everyone like the page so much? [that it’s] Will I lose anything in translation once I have a bunch of actors playing the parts? Because it is not based on a performance, it is a lot of people. And it happens in a strange part of the movie. “
Despite your doubts, Quentin Tarantino managed to film the scene to his satisfaction. It was then that a new problem arose. The filmmaker and his team found that the scene alone did not seem to surprise test audiences as hilarious, because they were baffled as to its purpose within the larger narrative of Django unchained.
“We shot the scene and we forgot the fact that it is a long comedy sequence; it is a non-sequential five minute sequence in a movie that is already very long. So my editor Fred and I [Raskin] We cut the movie together, we cut that sequence together, and we’re very happy with it … then an interviewer would come and interview me and I’d come out of the editing room and have lunch with them and talk about something, and I would say, ‘Hey, Do you want to see a scene from the movie? ‘ “
“‘Yeah sure, I’d be happy to do it!’ Either a director or someone would visit us. So we had like four different moments where someone came to visit us for whatever reason and we would show them something, so we would take that scene out and show it to them. And the answer that we thought they should get never came. . They didn’t really know what the hell they were seeing. It’s almost like The Prestige when Christian Bale does the magic trick. [Hugh Jackman is] like, ‘He doesn’t even do it right! The audience doesn’t even realize what a good trick it is! ‘(laughs) “
Fortunately, even though the movie dragged on for too long and the test audiences didn’t seem overly impressed, Tarantino kept the “stock market” scene on. Django unchained, and that resulted in one of the funniest sequences ever seen in cinema. This news comes from Celebration cinema podcast.
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