Sitting down with the man: Quentin Tarantino on Django Unchained
Speaking with a cinephile like Quentin Tarantino means a few things: he genuinely enjoys talking about his movies, he will give you detailed answers and you'll leave wishing you had way more time to pick the brain of the man responsible for so many unforgettable, bombastic, violent, funny and bold cinematic moments.
Eight movies in finds Tarantino putting his happily over-the-top mark on the spaghetti Western but in his hands, the lead character is no outlaw or lone drifter but a slave who becomes a bounty hunter in the pre-Civil War South and finds an unlikely mentor in a former dentist, played with great glee and smarts by the inimitable Christoph Waltz.
Django Unchained gets all the Tarantino fixin's - the violence is cartoonish, the tension is stretched out, the acting is superb, the jokes are clever and you'll leave the theatre with plenty to chew on - and he gives audiences a new way to see familiar faces Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.
We had the pleasure of sitting down with the man himself, clad in a Wu Wear hoodie, to find out what made Jamie Foxx his Django and what role the audience plays in his filmmaking process.
Watch our video interview below!