Saturday, December 29, 2012

Django Unchained

Hands down, the best movie of the year!

Synopsis: Set in the pre-civil war south, white bounty hunter, Dr. King Shultz and former slave Django partner up to buy Django's wife from evil slave owner Calvin Candie.

I'm not a big Quentin Tarantino fan. His films are typically too violent, crude and profane for my delicate sensibilities.

But the violence in Django Unchained is justified. The horror of slavery is graphically portrayed, creating intense emotions in the audience. Yet, Tarantino tempers the violence with tasteful humor. A difficult balance to say the least.

Jamie Foxx (Django), Christoph Waltz (Dr. Shultz), Leonardo DiCaprio (Calvin Candie)...all brilliant in their roles.

The cinematography, script and music work together to create a provocative film that you will never forget.

I'm pretty stoked as the winter scenes were shot in my home state of Wyoming! Jackson, Wyoming to be exact. It was pretty cool seeing those magnificent shots of Wyoming's bison and elk herds.

Auf wiedersehen, ya'll.


  1. Welcome back Luana! Thrilled to see you bringing the Wheeled Bison out of hibernation! When this film was first announced I didn't jump for joy. Then I saw the trailer - and it looked pretty danged good - pleased to hear it worked for you - and you not a QT fanatic!

  2. Craig: Glad to be back. A new year and a fresh start. Decided I'm going to watch Skyfall again. It's still playing at our discount movie theatre...YES!!!