Worst than my Italian ;D, but actually my English is better than his ;D I don’t have accent ;D
Yes after thousands of emails I finally meet Pereira in person, Phil came all the way from London and beat you to it, ans we live a few km from each other in the same region. It was a short ride for me, cause I left the two kids with the wife on a saturday night.
But it was worth it, Franco Nero with notorious film producer Paulo Branco, told a few stories about how Django was made, most of those already known to us, the non existent plot when they start shooting, how was Nero was picked (they though of Peter Martell for the part), and also a few ones about Tarantino’s DU. I can tell you that Nero’s idea for a part in the film was strange very strange to say the least. He wanted to be Django dead father that only appeared in Django dreams or something like that, Tarantino didn’t bought it
Well about Django, you can have a state of the art home video kit in your house, but still for a film there’s nothing like the test of the real cinema. As you by now must know, Django is one of my favorite SW, probably The Big Silence or his Zapata SW with Nero may fit that role better. But still Django my preferred.
It was made in a time when directors made films for themselves and created an audience, not like today when films are made for a profile of the average consumer.
It’s an iconic film, not unreachable like Leone, Corbucci made films by instinct, and if you follow your instinct, you just may do the right choices. Apparently it wasn’t supposed to be different from many other SW, but it was. There’s no classical western American or not, that can be compared, and not only the violence, also the use of message, and contrary to Leone’s anti heroes, Django suffers and wants revenge in his own terms, no redemption only revenge, he wants the gold just to forget.
There’s also the great secondary characters and the comic lines, that never get out of tone, and the in between of the film never getting out of face.
As for the differences, how many western In the time, and once again American or not, deal with something similar with the KKK, maybe Tarantino’s idea wasn’t so far out.
Of course you can see the minor faults of movie the simple plot, some technical stuff, like Pernice cut ear, but for that I got my 20 years old nephew a modern day kid that never watched a SW or old movies, that said how incredible the way they made such a cool film that never left the same place.