Drag out your coffin, because Django is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Review in a Nutshell: A morally ambiguous spaghetti-western, Django has been hugely influential on the genre. Its grim setting and spontaneous bursts of violence are still entertaining despite decades of imitators cribbing from the film.
Good to see Sean return! I really wish you’d do a Katherine & Sean episode like Bad Moon or Serenity…I know how hard it would be considering she’s at Law School and he’s got a tough schedule. That aside, a great episode! Talking of anime references to Django, you had “Mushroom Hunting” from Cowboy Bebop, where a minor character dragged a coffin behind him so that he could get his revenge upon a drug dealer and place him in it, and while he is explaining this, it gets run over by a truck! Great laugh, great anime, great film, and a great podcast! I hope to see you at an Anime Con in FL soon!
Today, October 1st is Goob’s Birthday! Happy Birthday to the Greatest Son EVER! Love, M.O.M.
It’s about time you reviewed Django. It was a year ago that I showed you that opening scene. A few months ago I did a Western movie day with friends who didn’t really know about the genre, and Django was a hit. The difference between Django and say, Shane is that the classic US Western hero has to be pushed to violence. The vengeance-seeking stranger has no compunction with starting there.
Do watch the interviews on the DVD to learn some of the context of this one. Also, in one of the commentary tracks for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly it’s pointed out that the town Blondie initially drags Tuco back to was the same town from Django.
The Western, the samurai period drama, and the Shaw Brothers Kung Fu films have a high amount of demographic overlap, so it’s not surprising that Sean was into Westerns as well. For an excellent primer on the Western, read this thread from the Something Awful forums: http://tr.im/ukwO Say, I posted in that thread…to talk about Django! I’m no Teleport City, but hey.
You’re going old school I like it. Not that Sy-Fy movies don’t have their place but I do look forward to this.
Review Once upon a time in the west… The greatest movie EVER!… Just a suggestion ofcourse 😛
I’m surprised you haven’t reviewed Return to Oz. Dorothy gets electroshock therapy, plus, it’s from 1985 which is the year man finally gained the ability to time travel.
I have this movie in one of my Spaghetti Western collections. I’ve always thought it was one of the better examples of the genre. Definitely agree that the character of Django is badass and you gotta love that theme song.
Who was the English dubbed voice for Django? It sounded so familiar.
at the risk of sounding totally creepy, the sean episodes are my favorite.