Dive into the features you want to see

Abortion alcohol alcohol free america Art artist spotlight awards beer Belfast best best looking Best New Music booze Brexit British Cannabis cbd Cheese chocolate Christmas climate change closure Coffee collaboration College Green Comedy cooking counter culture counterculture Cover Story Covid Culture DC Films Derelict Ireland Direct Provision Drink drug Drugs Dublin Dublin City Council Dublin International Film Festival easter Entertainment Environment equality Fashion feature feminism Festival Film First Listen Food gaeilge Gaming General News gift gifts Gigs Graphic Design guinness harm reduction Harry Styles healthcare Heaters Heatwave heist Hennessy Homelessness Housing HSE ice cream Identity instagram Interview introduction to ireland Irish Irish coffee Irish News irishmade justice Justice League Kanye West launch Leonardo DiCaprio LGBTQ+ List Lists Literature Living Hell Lockdown Index Made by District Made in Ireland magdalene laundries meme Mental Health menu merch metoo Michelin mural Music narolane new menu New Music News nightclub nom non-binary nphet One of everything Openers opening openings Opinion Pairing pancakes Photography Pints Podcasts Politics pop up pop ups potatoes Premiere presents Pride queer Ray Fisher reservations Restaurants restrictions rugby Science Shebeen Shite Talk shitetalk signature dish Skateboarding small batch Social Media soup Space Subset sustainability tacos Taxis Technology Television The Big Grill theatre Thumbstopper tiktok To Be Irish Top 10 Tracks Top Ten Tracks Traffic Trans rights Transport Travellers trends TV Ukraine Ultimate Food Guide vegan Visual Art vodka Weed where to eat whiskey wine Women's rights Workman's youtube
Entertainment / December 15, 2020

Is Django Unchained a film within a film?

Entertainment / December 15, 2020

Is Django Unchained a film within a film?

Words: Katie Gartland

A Reddit theory suggests that Calvin Candie is played by Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Once Upon Time In Hollywood’ character, Rick Dalton.

A recent Reddit theory suggests Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ is a film within another film.

The 2012 film about slavery in the southern states of America stars Cristopher Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio. According to Reddit, ‘Django Unchained’ is actually a film created within the world of Tarantino’s latest release, ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’.

In the 2019 release, Leonardo DiCaprio plays the character of Rick Dalton, a famous actor in the golden era of Hollywood. The film’s storyline is loosely based on the cult of Charles Manson. The Reddit theory suggested that the roll of Calvin Candie in ‘Django Unchained’ was played by Dalton, not DiCaprio. Very interesting indeed.

Other characters played by Dalton within ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ included Lancer, Operazione Dyn-o-mite!, and The Fourteen Fists of McCluskey.

“We have no clue as of today what happened to Dalton after ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’. Tarantino said that after 1969 he was a pretty big name,” the theory says. 

On top of that head-melter, another theory suggests that ‘Fourteen Fists of McCluskey’- a film within ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’- is based on another Tarantino film, ‘Inglorious Basterds’. The 2009 must-see is set during World War II, similar to ‘Fourteen Fists of McCluskey’, it features Dalton’s character kill Nazis with a flame thrower.

Tarantino is said to be directing a spin-off of ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’. The film is based off ‘Bounty Law’, a fictitious show starring Rick Dalton.

Last year, the renowned director said he was writing a new film about a World War II veteran and his struggle to reconnect with Hollywood classic movies.

Take a look at the Reddit theory here to untangle the interweaving worlds of Quentin Tarantino’s films.

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio (or Rick Dalton?) as Calvin Candie below: