Monday, June 9, 2014

That one n*** in ten thousand!

We have Django here, an Oscar winning movie, and of course for an Oscar wining movie, you must have great soundtrack to get along. On Django we have both original music tracks and existing ones. As you might know Django was directed by Quentin Tarantino and by his expertise and remarkable motion pictures and soundtracks, I’m pretty sure we can’t go wrong with this one. Throughout the movie we can see that the songs are upbeat, a strong presence of Italian western styles. I think this movie could be easily described very well as 21st century western movie. With that, we can see a mix of others western style songs as well, and more modern very instrumental songs. We can easily tie the music genre with the movie genre, including the different scenes were we have a more modern music style (logos). Some of the composures who have worked on the movie to produce original music tracks are; Jamie Fox, John Legend, the great composer and Grammy award winner Ennio Morricone (ethos) and Anthony Hamilton.

Nevertheless, I picked two scenes so you can better understand and see all the concepts being applied for furthermore analyze it.

The first one is pretty much the last scene of the movie, we can see Django planting the explosives in Candyland’s “Big house” and leaving the house because is about to explode, right after the music starts playing. For this scene Quentin Tarantino chose a remarkable and very recognizable song for Western movies lovers, this song was feature in a few western movies and was the theme song of They Call Me Trinity, Annibale E I Cantori Moderni:Trinity (ethos). I think it was a smart move from him to use in the final scene, since it was perfect to describe how Django was felling and wrapping up everything in a very good way. And even the song lyrics kind of describing him a little bit “He’s the guy who’s the talk of the town, Don’t you bother to fool him around, He’s the top of the west, Always cool, he’s the best” and so on, I think is easy to get the picture here and understand the correlation of the lyrics and the scene. By the end of the clip we can see him kind of showing off to her wife. It definitely gives a pathos appeal. Also, it was funny to see him doing the troll face after the explosion. However, this scene probably would have been very different only with their small dialogue and with no music whatsoever. Especially with this particular song we can draw a sense glory and well done from Django part.

I chose the following scene to be the second one, because it seems to symbolize the climax of the movie, or I could say the crisis, we have Django entering in Candyland and as the main plan to rescue Broomhilda and take her back with him. For this scene the song chosen was Nicaragua by Jerry Goldsmith, which was composed for another motion picture, “Under Fire.” As this scene marks the climax of the music the song seems to fit very well. It gives the sensation that the best part of the movie is about to come and at the same time keeps the westernized feeling. 
Overall, it was a great movie with well selected and composed music tracks, therefore, I'm giving a final score of three directors cut.

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