First, as I said when I reviewed the script for Django Unchained in the spring of , after it was first announced that Will Smith was Quentin Tarantino's first choice to play Django But, as I read it, I saw Landa all the way - multi-lingual, professorial, cunning, but efficient and deadly when necessary. And there are circumstances that accommodate that transition — circumstances that felt all-too-convenient. Suffice it to say that just as it takes the assist of a white man to set Django free and on course towards saving his damsel in distress, it also takes the assist however unintentional of a white man to finally allow Django his moment to really shine, and get out of the white man's shadow. And even those last 20 minutes, aren't very satisfying. Waltz is pretty much the show for much of the film, with the occasional unintentionally comedic line from Django, as well as flashback sequences to provide back-story. Not only because the part doesn't suit him; not in the slightest; but also because this isn't what I'd really call leading man material. At the time of that post, Will Smith had reportedly received the screenplay, read it, talked to Tarantino a bit about it, but hadn't yet signed on to play the part. Of course, he later decided not to star in the film; and while I wasn't necessarily surprised by that, I did wonder why he decided against it.
But there was talk among some people in the industry that brief nudity in one or two scenes had offended Chinese officials. The move comes after some scenes were reported to have already been edited to conform with the wishes of Chinese censors. But Mr. American film studios are seeking increased access to the vast new audience in China as a way to shore up their business, but have often been frustrated by Chinese laws, customs and tastes. An industry insider said Friday that the film had not been banned, and there was still a chance it could be shown officially in mainland China. Elzer declined to discuss possible reasons for the cancellation. Such revisions are becoming increasingly common before American films are shown in China, with American filmmakers adhering to the demands of Chinese censors. The film focuses on a slave, Django, and a bounty hunter who try to outsmart a particularly brutal slave owner.
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By Damien Gayle. Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti western Django Unchained was pulled from Chinese cinemas on its opening day because one scene contains full-frontal male nudity, it was claimed today. Cinemas throughout the country were ordered to suspend the film, which has been a blockbuster in the U. Employees at two outlets in Beijing said an order by the importer, China Film Group, cited an unspecified 'technical' problem. However, there were some suggestions on Chinese social media sites that the postponement was related to a nude scene featuring the film's lead actor, Jamie Foxx, it was reported by The Guardian.
Chinese authorities have cancelled screenings of Django Unchained on the morning of its release, despite weeks of publicity for the blockbuster spaghetti western. Media authorities claimed the Quentin Tarantino film, scheduled for release on Thursday, had been postponed for "technical reasons", but unofficial news websites reported that the real reason was a scene showing full-frontal male nudity. According to a widely circulated post on the Sina Weibo social media site, the cinema's first showing of the film had been under way for about one minute when management pulled the plug. Can someone tell me what's happening!! The government-owned Shanghai United Circuit issued an emergency notice requiring the city's cinemas to halt screenings of the film and grant refunds to ticketholders, according to an article on the Sohu website. Another site, Sina, cited an industry insider as saying the postponement was related to a nude scene featuring the film's lead actor, Jamie Foxx.