“They always said to me “You don’t have a sense of humour”, “You’re a serious German actor.” Well, first of all, I’m not German, I’m Austrian. and Austrians have a wonderful sense of humour, Germans not so much.”
In German we say ’“Auf wiedersehen,” but since what “auf wiedersehen” actually means is “‘till I see you again”, and since I never wish to see you again, to you, sir, I say goodbye’, and I think that’s really beautiful.
Well, Broomhilda was a princess. She was the daughter of Wotan, god of all gods. Anyway her father is really mad at her. She disobeys him in some way. So he puts her on top of a mountain. And he puts a fire-breathing dragon there to guard the mountain, and he surrounds her in a circle of hellfire.
And there Broomhilda shall remain unless a hero arises brave enough to save her.
A fella named Sigfried, He scales the mountain because he’s not afraid of it. He slays the dragon because he’s not afraid of him. And he walks through hellfire because Broomhilda’s worth it.
This may be my single favorite moment in Django Unchained. The pride Dr. King Shultz feels for young Django as they prepare to head out for a long cold winter of bounty hunting just makes me smile every time I hit this scene. And the use of Jim Croce’s “I’ve Got a Name” just makes it all the better. Friends. Mentor & Student. Father & Son. Equals.