15 Movie Mistakes You Might Have Missed

Django Unchained

4. Django’s Shades

In Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”, the lead character wears a pair of sunglasses through most of the film, which is set in 1858.

Unfortunately, sunglasses weren’t introduced in the United States until 1929.

However, Tarantino purists may argue that the glasses are just one of the many anachronisms that are used in the film that was never designed to be completely historically accurate in the first place.

Another example is the use of dynamite which is featured several times throughout the film. Dynamite was not invented until 1867 by Alfred Nobel who is also the man responsible for establishing the Nobel prizes.

Tarantino’s homage to the spaghetti westerns of the 60s was surrounded by controversy following its release due to the characters use of racial insults and excessive violence. However, movie fans flocked to their local theatres and the movie is Quentin Tarantino’s most financially successful project to date.

Actor Samuel L. Jackson even came forward to defend the directors choice of language claiming it accurately represented what would have transpired during that period. The movie’s soundtrack is also laced with musical hits by everyone from Tupac to Johnny Cash, despite taking place a hundred years before these people were born. Some things just call for suspension of disbelief.

  • Lucas Winsor

    Actually, he was. By his own request, no less. They ARE Wrong about the fact that he fell out with disney over payment. He had a falling out because he didn’t want people to know that he was the voice of Genie, and yet his name and his character were focused on for most of promotion. He refused to work for disney afterward until the Chairman was fired and there was a public apology, at which point he agreed to return for “Aladdin and the King of Theives”

  • Michael Smith

    #4 Django’s Shades. Oops: Glasses with amber or brown tint were COMMONLY prescribed in the U.S. in the 1800’s.