Seeing a slave blast away a bunch of white slavers for money might not seem like your ideal family Christmas movie, but Quentin Tarantino is gonna show it to you anyway. Django Unchained opens next week and it’s a brutal, violent and tense tale of a slave (Jamie Foxx) who teams up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to save the woman he loves (Kerry Washington) from an sly slave owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Only from the mind of Tarantino could something so devilish sound so delightful.
Once you see the film, odds are you’ll be wondering about the mood on set for such an intense, polarizing film. Well, look no further. Twelve minutes of behind the scenes B-roll has popped online that shows the making of the film including the master, Tarantino himself, directing his cast.
(Update from Russ: After Germain filed this, a final trailer dropped for the film, and the song that Frank Ocean cut for the film, but which Tarantino couldn’t find a place for, went online. There’s also a full stream of the soundtrack with song introductions from Tarantino. I’ve added all these below at the end of Germain’s original post.)
Thanks to @JHubanks on Twitter for the heads up. As usual, if you want to go into Django Unchained clean, there are some likely some spoilers here, but nothing too crazy.
Here’s the last trailer for the film before tomorrow’s opening:
And here’s the track Frank Ocean did for the film, called ‘Wise Man.’ It’s great stuff, and pretty damn attention-getting in its own right. Not that Tarantino has ever shied away from music with a big personality, but I can’t quite imagine where he would have used this in the film. (The director explained cutting the song with “There just wasn’t a scene for it … I didn’t want to cheapen his effort.”) Ocean tweeted the online drop, and you can listen to an embed below:
django was ill without it. tmblr.co/ZRdVAyZys7Qh
— frank ocean (@frank_ocean) December 23, 2012
And here’s a stream of the full soundtrack album, with introductions from Quentin Tarantino. It’s one long embed, running over an hour. Sorry we can’t give you individual tracks, but it’s a great listen if you’ve got the time.
And then, just to round things out, here’s a mash-up of Django Unchained and Blazing Saddles. This one was more or less begging to be cut, and this edit does a good job with the materials.