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Tarantino on Ophuls in DJANGO UNCHAINED

[American Cinematographer, January 2013.]

One Response to “Tarantino on Ophuls in DJANGO UNCHAINED”

  1. Not David Bordwell says:

    Between this, the soundtrack, and the McTeague image, you seem to have seen more and appreciated better what’s actually in DJANGO UNCHAINED than 90% of what I have read online. I already bitched about this on Twitter, but the Tal Rosenberg review in the Reader is an embarrassing hatchet job.

    Anyway, thanks for these posts and for steering me to Steven Boone and Odie Henderson, two bruvas I’m going to look forward to reading from now on.

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