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Django Unchained

Dr. King Schultz is a German born bounty hunter who frees imprisoned slave, Django, who has some needed information on three men he’s tracking. Schultz befriends Django and shows him the ins and outs of the bounty hunting business, a trade that they both become successful in. But Django has a mission of his own that he plans to tend to and with the help of Schultz, the two make a journey to the famed “Candieland”, the plantation run by the harsh Calvin Candie, where Django’s wife is being held. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “Django Unchained”.

· When Dr. Schultz has freed Django, he’s talking to the other four prisoners that were chained with him. In the close-up, Dr. Schultz is holding the reins of the horse in his left hand and switches to the right when he’s telling them their choices. It cuts to a right side view and the reins are in his left hand again.

· Dr. Schultz and Django arrive in Daughtrey, Texas. There is a boy herding sheep in front of them. In the close-up view the herder is holding a wooden walking stick in his left hand and the reins for the lamp in his right. There are also two white sheep running behind Dr. Schultz and Django. It cuts to a far front view and the boy’s walking stick is in his right hand and the reins are in his left and the two sheep are now gone!

· Dr. Schultz is talking to Django about not breaking character. Django is trying on an orange top hat and put it back on the hat stand. The hat is tilted down, towards the table. It cuts to Django and back to Dr. Schultz and the hat is even/straight on the hat stand.

· The first time Stephen is shown, he’s writing a check to the Harris Feed Company. In the overhead/close-up view of the check, he has $68.00 as the numerical amount but “sixty-five” as the amount he’s written out. After he stamps the check, the numerical amount is now $65.00 but the amount written out is the same.

· Stephen walks down the steps when Calvin Candie arrives home. In the overhead view, when Stephen walks to the carriage, Calvin Candie’s legs are uncrossed and he crosses them in the left close-up while they’re talking. It cuts to a close-up side view of Stephen and Calvin’s legs are uncrossed. They’re crossed again when it cuts back to the left side view.

· Calvin Candie is signing the papers for Broomhilda. In the overhead view, the red wax seal is placed at the right of the top signature, just above the bottom signature. In the close-up, when he stamps it, the red wax seal is at the right of the bottom signature, below the top one.

“Django Unchained” (2012) was directed/written by Quentin Tarantino and stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson. It runs 165 minutes and is rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity.


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