Friday, January 11, 2013

Django Unchained Observations

Having a grand old time looking for interesting things in Django Unchained.

Slave Django throws off his blanket in the beginning and later throws off his jacket when he surrenders at Candyland.

The dead rabbit hangs upside down on the door of the winter cabin and Django hangs upside down after his capture.

The mention of birthday cake at the winter cabin and the mention of white cake at Candyland.

White towels on the front of the bar in the saloon in Daughtrey, Texas and white sheets of the Klansmen in Tennessee.


Crazy Craig Koons same name as Captain Koons (Christopher Walken's character) from Pulp Fiction.

Django shot Stephen in the knee caps. Bill threatened to shoot Beatrix in the knee caps in Kill Bill.

Schultz is a dentist and Calvin Candy has rotten teeth.

Candy holds up fingers as he's counting. In the bar scene in Inglourious Basterds, the American holds up three fingers which tips off the Nazi about the American in disguise. Shoot out follows.


  1. Interesting - you've picked up on stuff I didn't catch in my one viewing - but it all sounds good to me!

  2. Well, I saw it three times. Gonna see it a couple of more times before it leaves the theatre. Can you tell that I'm a fan?

  3. Oh, yeah. In the opening scene of Inglourious Basterds, the tune Fur Elise is playing. In Django Unchained, the harpist at Candyland is playing Fur Elise. Also after doing a bit of research, I found out that Tarantino always mentions his home state of Tennessee in his films. In Django it was where Django and Schultz found the Brittle Brothers.

  4. The "handshake" foreshadowing when Scultz and Django agreed to work together and later when Schultz met Candie and at the end when the handshake incident was the catalyst in the big shoot out at Candyland.

  5. Schultz did not want dessert while having dinner at Candyland while in Inglourious Basterds in one of the best scenes, Landa is eating an apple pie with Shoshanna (Wait for the cream!!!)

    Also Schultz did not want to hear Beethoven, one of the Nazi's favorites musicians.

  6. The cake was symbolism mentioned first as a celebration of birth and eaten later as a death meal