Django Unchained: another Tarantino success
As the British public eagerly awaits the UK release of his latest film, the Golden Globe-winning American western Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino is being named in the press as the world’s most influential director.
The Collins English Dictionary now recognises the word “Tarantinoesque” as an adjective and the Guardian newspaper is acknowledging him as a massively significant Western director.
Django Unchained, set to be released to the general public on 18th January, is described by online film review site Rotten Tomatoes as an “incendiary masterpiece” and has been nominated for five academy awards.
CNN’s Tom Charity, who describes the new release as “typical, even quintessential Tarantino”, has drawn links to some of the director’s earlier films such as Inglourious Basterds.
Other reviewers have explained how Django Unchained fits into another Tarantino film type – the world of heightened reality. Such films are said to be realistic and would be relatable, were it not for the “frequent outbursts of casually brutal violence”.
Those who believe this film to be an extension, or addition, to some of Tarantino’s earlier works are recommending the films Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, True Romance and Death Proof – all of which are available to rent – for those who enjoyed Django Unchained and wish to further explore the world of Tarantino. Thanks to new technologies, watching movies online has never been so easy.
Read our review of Django Unchained here.