Thursday, December 13, 2012

Some Real Pop

Tarantino delivers on a level I would not have expected. There's an organic tension that doesn't even hint at the kind of theatrics we're accustomed to from this director. Waltz plays the suck up buffoon for reasons unknown and it comes off perfectly. Foxx carries the scene effortlessly. Even the muscle with a stick seems natural, avoids that comic book tough-guy vibe. And, Can he prance about or what?

All this is due to Tarantino. It's the directing. Of course, camera/editing simply click. A pleasure to watch.

The dialogue has its cheeky moments, too, like "tasty refreshment". Did they even have the word 'tasty' back then. Who said 'tasty' in the 1860s? Not that T cares a whit about anachronism, mind you, but still, it feels like he wanted us to notice. It comes off as a self-reference, a bit of fun. Remember the 'tasty burger' scene in 'Pulp Fiction'. You know the one.

This clip has changed my mind about 'Django Unchained'. I still think X-mas is an odd release date for such a hardcore genre flick but now at least I'm looking forward to seeing the movie. I'm thinking this will be a good one. Not that Tarantino misses by much, or often, but it's hard for every flick to play as well as, say, 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Django Unchained' looks to do just that.


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