“Django Unchained” stereoscopic photo.

January 14, 2013

When Django is back at “Candie”land, he first visits the Trackers, who seem to be going about their business at the end of the day.  As the interior shack shot opens, we hear the amazing track by Brother Dege “Too Old to Die Young” and we see the mysterious (and jawless apparently) female tracker played by Zoe Bell, looking at this image with a stereoscope:

[click for full image]

I have looked all over and through the trivia that is out regarding this movie, dragged it into Google Image, and even uploaded it to TinEye.com and have not yet been able to uncover this backstory.  I also tweeted Zoe to ask her!  Maybe it’s nothing at all, but I do know that after reading the script [which is available HERE] I didn’t find any information at all.  A female tracker was not even in there though there were several scenes in the script as well that were edited out that will be nice to see when the “5 hour Director’s Cut” comes out!

14 Responses to ““Django Unchained” stereoscopic photo.”

  1. queeninqueens Says:

    i was trying to figure this out too and stumbled on your blog post while researching on google!


    • Thanks to Mr for the image.
      I totally agree this is at Paestum but I am not sure if the structure in the b&w is the Poseidon Temple or the Second Temple of Hera. I can not find a parallel to Poseidon at all, BUT, in 1995 there was a show called Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and in it, Hercules’ main nemesis is his evil stepmother Hera, the powerful queen of the gods, who seeks to destroy Hercules using various monsters, because he is a reminder of her husband Zeus’ infidelity. This TV show eventually spun off into Xena: Warrior Princess. Zoe Bell, was the stunt double for Lucy Lawless, who played Xena…. Is this it?


  2. Thanks to Justin P. out of Nashville for this comment:
    “I am pretty sure that photo from the stereoscope in Django is actually a photo of the only life size replica of the Parthenon. It is in Centennial Park Nashville, TN.”

    Here is a link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenon_(Nashville)

    Now this is a connection that totally makes sense, with Tarantino being from Knoxville and all.

    Continuity poses a problem here because the first stone to this structure was laid in 1895 for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition and Django Unchained takes place in 1858-59.

    That aside though, I totally agree with Justin here.
    Thoughts?

  3. doge82 Says:

    I agree, guys. This is Paestum. I live in that area and have been there many times. Just count the number of columns (front and side) and you’ll get your confirmation. Cheers! Diego

  4. Pantikapaion Says:

    As an archaeologist I can assure you it is definitly not the Parthenon (8 columns in front). Though most greek Temple have 6×13 columns this one has to be the so called Poseidon (aka Hera II) temple in Paestum because of its unique missing part of the geison on the south side.

  5. Pantikapaion Says:

    One addendum: the picture shows the east side

  6. andrew Says:

    Can the shot of the two kids be Django and the masked woman?

  7. david Says:

    i think its shultz, he was excited talking about broomhilda with django earlier in the movie and he knew where she was from, why else would he take such an interest in her?

  8. K bawa Says:

    Regarding the photo in Django, I believe it is the Temple of Apollo in Bassae, Greece. We visited the temple during the day and watched Django the same evening. It was by chance we recognised the temple!

  9. sungj Says:

    I think it’s pantheon in Paris where Alexandre Duma is resting in peace. The number of the columns also match!


  10. It’s the temple of Hera at Paestum in central Italy. The columns are a good example of cigar-shaped columns with bulging capitals. Tarantino’s genealogy might be from there, but don’t understand the connection with the masked women tracker….except maybe she didn’t die and there will be a sequel to explain the picture.

  11. iamwrong Says:

    Pretty sure it is Paestum in Italy.

    Most german poets at this time visited this temple. Goehte, Schiller, not sure but I think also the french Andre Dumas was there. So maybe the picture was in the inventory of Schulz (we don`t know).
    I think a lot of educated people wanted to see this temple at this time, so there was a market for stereoscopic pictures of paestum. Some kind of this photos can still be found on ebay (other view).

    It is maybe a hint of the classicism epoch between 1770 – 1840 in europe when the greek model of democracy (AC 450) was an inspiring example.
    In Germany / Europe there was still selfdom and feudal system, this began to change with the french revolution and the french invade by Napoleon (Code Civil).
    Btw. one of the first region wich were conquered was Cologne and Düsseldorf, where Mr Schulz came from.

    Also Schulz and Candy met first in the Ceasars room. In the classicism epoch Ceasar was the “evil” dictator and Brutus the man who fights for the republic.

    The both word “Stereoscopie” and “Paestum” also link to a book ” Poets and Heros” (Schulz the poet / Django the hero?) written by Friedrich Gundolf. It is a dissertation mainly about Friedrich Hölderlin an major german poet who had contact with Goethe and Schiller and also visited Paestum.
    You can find there one sentence (unofficial translation)
    In Goethes “Faust” there can be found greek elements but you need a sterocopic view.
    Maybe u need a stereosopic view to understand Django unchained?

    Just my view, maybe i am really wrong!

    But it is Paestum!! Not Nashville.


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