Django Unchained

Question: Was Christoph Waltz telling the truth about the sheriff?

MikeH
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Chosen answer: There is nothing in the film to indicate that he is not. He has the paperwork to prove the bounty he was pursuing, and he is not held by the authorities or charged with any crime, so we can assume that he was.

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Question: Why does the Dr say that Alexandre Dumas was black?

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Answer: Candie has a blind admiration for all things French. Pointing out to him that The Three Musketeers was written by a black man (Dumas had African heritage) would offend his sensibilities, which was King's goal.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member
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Question: Here's something I'm confused about, and I've only seen this movie twice now; Why didn't Dr. Schultz shake Candie's hand to seal the deal? Also, why was Stephen, and Django himself, so disrespectful to their own kind? I know Stephen was "raised" by white folk but Django? His comment to the doctor doesn't make much sense. I hope I explained these enough; I'm just a little confused about all this.

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Answer: Dr. Schultz's pride coupled with his disdain for Candie wouldn't allow him to shake his hand. Stephen is unfortunately completely subservient to his white master, and is what is known to be an "Uncle Tom." Django's behavior towards fellow blacks is just a front he's putting on in order to get into Candie's good graces so he can rescue his wife.

Phaneron Premium member
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Question: Django sneaks back into Candyland at the end of the movie, but the only residents that show back up are Candie's closest people from the funeral. Did that mansion not just have a bunch of dudes capture Django in the shootout in the few scenes prior? Where are they now, or were those the men that Django killed in that cabin?

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Answer: There were indeed a lot of people there for the shoot-out, and Django did kill many of them, but it's safe to assume that whoever was left alive was told to clear out of the mansion after the funeral, so that Candie's sister and close family could grieve in private.

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Question: How did Schultz know Big Daddy was coming after them? Why kill them instead of just hiding in the trees where they already were?

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Answer: Django and Schultz killed some of Big Daddy's farmhands, and he wasn't going to let a freed slave kill some of his workers. Schultz knew Big Daddy would come after them for what they did. Plus Django would never let go of a chance to kill a slave owner who was trying to kill him.

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Question: At the end when Steven is the only one left alive alone with Django, he drops his cane and seems to walk fine. Would that indicate that he was faking the whole time, just pretending he needed it?

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Answer: Not necessarily; Stephen's condition may be ameliorated by using a cane to walk, but he doesn't always need the cane. I myself have an ankle condition which is sometimes helped by the use of a cane, but I don't always need the cane.

zendaddy621
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Question: Kinda confused, why couldn't they just ask Candie straight up to buy Broomhilda?

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Answer: If I recall they weren't quite sure she was actually there. Therefore they needed to worm their way in by engaging Candy with business in order to find out. I would assume that it would've been strange for a man such as Schultz to go though so much trouble to buy a cheap slave girl (after all she was purchased for 300). It would've made their story of Django being a bounty hunter highly suspicious. Likewise Candy was very wealthy. They knew he would have little interest in making such a small profit off the girl. So if they instantly revealed their plans not only would they fail to make it to his home, they may never have found out if she was there. And lastly by getting into Candy's good graces by fooling him into believing they would buy a 12k fighting slave, he probably wouldn't have charged them much to buy her as he would've tried to please Schultz as a future business partner.

Answer: Short answer, because movies depend on characters making questionable decisions to advance the plot and create conflict, without which you don't have a movie at all. Longer answer, because Django was too proud, impulsive, and brash to simply sit back and wait for Schultz to do this, and Schultz himself has a flair for theatrics and so probably hatched the scheme as much for his own amusement as for its chances of success.

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Question: As Mr. Candie and the others first arrive at Candyland, Stephen is writing a check and signs it as Calvin Candie then rolls something over it, what was that?

Answer: It was to dry the ink on the check.

Phixius Premium member
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Question: Candie tells Shultz the deal is not final until they shake hands, as is tradition in the South, and without the hand shake, the legal documents are void. Was this actually how it was back then, or was Candie just doing that to further get under Shultz's skin?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: Since it would be rather difficult to prove in a court of law whether a handshake had been performed or not before video cameras had been invented, no, there was no enforceable law about handshakes being required to make a contract legal. However, it was likely a very strong and respected tradition.

Phixius Premium member
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Question: Why would Schultz and Candie risk their lives, and the lives of everyone around them, over a handshake?

MikeH

Answer: Schultz finds Candie to be a vile human being and being forced to shake his hand to seal the deal is just too much for him to accept. Candie never had any idea that Schultz would shoot him so he's not really risking anything in his mind. Candie is simply gloating over his opponent.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What kind of pool table (let alone pool game) was Candie's bodyguard playing? It was smaller. Also, why was Sheba treated differently compared to Rocco and Coco?

Answer: Sheba was sleeping with Calvin Candie. She was his mistress.

Other mistake: When we see the "regulators" riding over the hill on the way to kill Django and Schultz, if you look carefully at the right-center portion of screen, you can see one of the stuntmen fall off his horse and the horse continues to run down the hill without him. To make matters even worse, it appears the stuntman rolls right in front of another horse and gets trampled. (00:41:00)

Spencer Crouse Premium member
More mistakes in Django Unchained

Dr. King Schultz: How do you like the bounty-hunting business?
Django: Kill white people and get paid for it? What's not to like?

More quotes from Django Unchained

Trivia: In the scene at the dinner table where Leonardo DiCaprio slams his hands on the glass on the table, he actually cut his hand - it wasn't scripted. (01:59:55)

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