‘Django’ in front of Tetons

Here’s the new trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s latest shoot-‘em-up, Django Unchained, filmed last winter in Jackson Hole, New Orleans and California.

Obligatory IFOT shot.

There are scenes from a ranch north of town, as well as by Kelly Warm Springs in Grand Teton National Park. Tarantino chose Jackson Hole because there wasn’t enough snow in California at the time.

The movie is due out at Christmas. What are the chances of a star-studded premiere in Jackson, with Leo and the cast in town? Maybe the Travel and Tourism Board should get on it.

A Fistful of Dollars it ain’t, but add this Tetons cameo to a long tradition including Rocky IV, The Mountain Men, Shane and Any Which Way You Can.

(Promo photo via Huffington Post)


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5 Comments so far

  1. Mike June 7, 2012 10:35 pm

    Filmed in JH is actually barely in the top 10 reasons (though it is one) for me looking forward to this; Tarantino, Jamie Foxx (guy actually brings it, and Michael Mann sees it…), and Christoph Waltz from Inglorious Basterds (haven’t hated or been as scared of a character as I was of this guy since maybe Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List). Trailers can be misleading, but enough here for this to be one of my 3 or so theater experiences this year!

    If you don’t know Waltz, make sure to see him as Col. Hans Landa Tarantino’s ‘Inglorious Basterds'; little known actor in an incredible role.

  2. js June 8, 2012 12:12 pm

    He sure was a terrifying, despicable villain in the last film. Just seeing him in this trailer made me cringe. I’m not a huge Tarantino fan, owing to his obsession with violence, but this will be worth a watch for the scenery, if nothing else.

  3. EPN June 8, 2012 1:39 pm

    Looks like he moved production to Jackson after shooting a lot in the Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley off US 395 on the way to Mammoth. Another scenic mtn/desert with a long film resume. I would venture the cast and crew had more fun in JH than Lone Pine.
    Tarantino’s no Peckinpah, but this one should be fun on a cozy Saturday night in December.

  4. Mike June 8, 2012 8:03 pm

    Agreed on the violence (he is, after all, a product of his environment!), but I really do think he uses it in a very different way than so much else of what’s put out there these days. And he really does pack a lot into his good one’s; music, cultural references, character development, great casting, etc…

  5. Skip June 9, 2012 9:56 pm

    Forgotten in the list and the page you linked is the long version of “Dances With Wolves”. Beautiful scenes with Kevin Costner and Graham Geeene. Probably cut out because the Tetons are nowhere near the Dakota territory of the Sioux.

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