What would American slaves have called a Quarter Pounder with cheese? The first footage from Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained doesn’t answer that question. But in many ways, the ten minutes of brief scenes – first unveiled Monday to a gathering of journalists at the Majestic Hotel in Cannes – suggested that the movie, which the Weinstein Company will release Dec. 25, will be quintessential Tarantino.
TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein introduced the eagerly awaited footage – along with snippets of film from two of the company’s fall releases, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and David O. Russell’s The Silver Linings Playbook – to start a campaign that can be expected to build steadily from now through awards season.
“These are some of the best films we have ever been associated with, if not the best,” the showman testified.