(AMUSED) Bonjour, mon petite femme noire. We are here to see Calvin Candie. 7) She's been taught to smile and say: FRENCH MAID Enter. The two men walk into the entrance way of the house. A beautiful mulatto HOSTESS greets the two men. HOSTESS (SPEAKING QUITE REFINED) Hello gentlemen, I'm Cleo, can I help you? Dr.Schultz hands Cleo the guest card. Dr.SCHULTZ Yes I am Dr.King Schultz, and this is my a**ociate, Django Freeman. Upon hearing Django is a free man her eyes go to, him. Dr.SCHULTZ We're here for a appointment with Calvin Candie and Leo Moguy. CLEO Yes you gentlemen are expected. Please make yourself comfortable. I'll inform Monsieur Candie you've arrived. (referring to the FRENCH MAID) Can Coco get either of you two gentlemen a tasty refreshment? Dr.SCHULTZ Not at the moment. CLEO Then Coco will entertain you while I inform Monsieur Candie. Dr.SCHULTZ How charming. Cleo leaves. Django wanders over the dining room, and peers inside. INT - DINING ROOM (CLEOPATRA CLUB) - NIGHT A lush fancy restaurant dining area inside of this house. The DINERS are made up exclusively of well dressed WHITE MEN, and pretty BLACK GIRLS (PONYS) dressed in the most elaborate ladies fashions of the day. 72 Some appear to be on dates. Some appear to be enjoying a special evening (birthday, anniversary, special treat). - Some are.two men with two women. Some are one man with two or three or more women. The white men's ages range from early twenties to old men. The girls ages ranges from their twenties, to thirteen. The bill of fare is a combination of French cuisine, and hearty beef driven American dining. The dolled up, decked out'Ponys eat rich French cuisine complete with elaborate sauces, and take their knives to thick cuts of steak. The younger little girls, usually eat ice cream with hot fudge, banana splits, and cookies. While-all the men drink whiskey or wine, the girls all drink sarsaparilla. Dr.Schultz quietly moves next to Django and asks; Dr.SCHULTZ Have you ever seen anything like this before? Django shakes his head, no. COCO CHIRPS; COLO. - (VERY COUNTRY) Y'all gonna dine, it's real good. You like catfish, we got good catfish. They use alotta bu*ta. You like sand dabs, we got sand dabs. LEO MOGUY descends from the clubs prominent staircase. MOGUY Dr.Schultz, good to see you again. Dr.SCHULTZ Mr.Moguy, thank you for your a**istance in creating the opportunity for this appointment. Mr.MOGUY Nonsense, it's my job. (CON'T) 73 Mr.MOGUY (CON'T) (LOOKING AT DJANGO) .So this'is the One-Eyed Charly I've heard so much about. Dr.SCHULTZ Yes, this is Django.. Django, this is Mr.Candie's lawyer, Leonide'Moguy. MOGUY Just call me Leo. Calvin's in the billiard room, follow me. Y'all want Coco should come along too? Dr.SCHULTZ We would be quite lucky indeed if the charming Coco cared.to follow. Coco blushes. MOGUY You better watch out doctor, you gonna steal this little pony's heart. They walk through the club to get to the billiard room, as they do they SAY; Dr.SCHULTZ How long have you been a**ociated with Mr.Candie? MOGUY Calvin and I were about eleven when we went to boarding school together. One could almost say, I was raised to be Calvin's lawyer. DJANGO One could almost say, you a n******g. Coco can't believe what this snappy looking cowboy n******g just said to Mr.Moguy. MOGUY What did you say? Dr.SCHULTZ Oh nothing, he's just being cheeky. Anything else about Mr.Candie I should know before I meet him? MOGUY Yes, he's a bit of a Francophile. 7EF Dr.SCHULTZ What civilized people aren't? MOGUY That's why all the French ambiance. And he prefers Monsieur Candie to Mister Candie. Dr.Schultz says in FRENCH SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH; Dr.SCHULTZ (FRENCH) What ever he prefers. This stops Moguy, and he turns to warn Schultz. MOGUY Oh he doesn't speak French. Don't speak French to him, it'll embarra** him. They get to the two sliding doors that lead to the billiard room. Moguy slides the doors open... The party enters the billiard room. INT - BILLIARD ROOM (CLEOPATRA CLUB) - NIGHT Inside is Calvin Candie, his bodyguard Bartholomew (still dressed in the ill fitting suit), and the lanky s**y Sheba. Also, at this moment, TWO MANDINGOS are having a bloody and savage fight to d**h in this closed room. An older European looking man, who's rooting for the mandingo that Calvin's not rooting for, is also in the room. His name is.AMERIGO VASSEPI. Before any introductions can be made, with his back to the new arrivals and his eyes on the black men fighting for their life, Calvin says; CALVIN CANDIE Why do you want to get in the mandingo business? That's quite abrupt and aggressive. Dr.Schultz says, as if he's just been ma**ively insulted; Dr.SCHULTZ You don't intend to allow your 2nd... (referring to Moguy) .to make the proper introductions? Without turning towards them, Candie tells Schultz; 7S CALVIN CANDIE Quit stalling and answer the question. The room is quiet. Dr.SCHULTZ The awful truth? (PAUSE) I'm bored, and it seems like a good bit of fun. Candie takes that to heart. He'll accept it for now. CALVIN CANDIE Well come on over, cause we gotta us a fight goin on that's a good bit of fun_ Dr.Schultz steps up to get a better look at the savage fight. The bigger mandingo is really hurting the smaller one. Schultz has schooled Django on the importance of never BREAKING CHARACTER.' Well now the good doctor must practice what he preaches. Which means not only must he watch. the two men beat each other to d**h, he must appear to convincingly enjoy it. CALVIN CANDIE. The bigger n******g is mine. I just bought him today. What's his name, Moguy? MOGUY Big Fred. CALVIN CANDIE The other n******g belongs to this disreputable Italian gentlemen to my right. Amerigo Va**epi. (TO AMERIGO) What's your n******g's name? AMERIGO Luigi... .? Candie looks over at Django; who doesn't walk over to watch the fight. Instead he walks over to a bar set up in the room. A slave bartender named, ROSCOE tends it. CALVIN CANDIE How 'bout you, boy? You find n******g fightin' a good bit of fun? DJANGO You seen one n******g fight, ya seen 'em all. CALVIN CANDIE How'd you two like to try the signature drink of the club? 79 Dr.SCHULTZ We'd love to. CALVIN CANDIE (yelling to the BARTENDER) Roscoe, two Polynesian Pearl Divers, and don't spare the rum. Roscoe makes the drinks in coconut shell gla**es. Big Fred k**s Luigi. Candie and his friends cheer. CALVIN CANDIE Arrivederci Luigi! Well, Mr.Va**epi, looks like you owe me ten dollars. Amerigo pays up the puny bet. Django and Schultz get the fancy coconut shell drinks. They both take a sip. Schultz hates it, Django loves it. Candle turns his attention to Django. CALVIN CANDIE What's your name, boy? Dr.SCHULTZ His name is Django. CALVIN CANDIE (TO SCHULTZ) Where'd ya dig him up? Dr.SCHULTZ A fortuitous turn of events brought Django and myself together. CALVIN CANDIE (TO DJANGO) I've heard tell about you. I heard you're a real bright boy. (BEAT) I'm curious, what makes you such a mandingo expert? DJANGO I'm curious, what makes you so curious? Bartholomew puts down his pool cue, and turns toward Django; BARTHOLOMEW What you say, boy? 77 /ï¿½. Candie puts a calming hand on Bartholomew's shoulder. CALVIN CANDIE Calm down Bartholomew, gentle... gentle. Dr.SCHULTZ Monsieur Candie, I would appreciate it if you directed your line of inquiry to me. CALVIN CANDIE Doc, I'm a seasoned slaver, you are a neophyte. I'm simply trying to ascertain if this cowboy is taking advantage of you. Dr.SCHULTZ With all due respect, Monsieur Candie, I didn't seek you out for your advice. I sought you out to purchase a fighting n******g at above top dollar market price. I was'under the impression when you granted me an audience, it would be to discuss business. CALVIN CANDIE No we weren't talking business yet. We were discussing my curiosity. Now according to Moguy here, if I do business with you... (POINTING TO SCHULTZ) , .I'm doin' business with both of y'all. (POINTING TO DJANGO) He does the eyeballin', you the billfold? Dr.SCHULTZ Well you don't make it sound too flattering, but more or less, yes. None of the white men in the room have any respect for a white man who needs a n******g to tell him what time of day it is. Candie turns his attention back to Django. CALVIN CANDIE (TO DJANGO) So Bright Boy,.Moguy here tells me you looked over my African flesh, and were none too impressed. FLASH ON we see. Django looking over THREE MANDINGOS.. BACK TO CLEO CLUB DJANGO Not for top dollar. CALVIN CANDIE Well then we got nothing more to talk about. You wanna buy a beat a** n******g from me, those are the beat a** n******gs I wanna sell. DJANGO He don't wanna buy the n******gs you wanna sell. He wants the n******g you don't wanna sell. CALVIN CANDIE I don't sell the n******gs I don't wanna sell. Dr.Schultz chimes in thoughtfully;- Dr.SCHULTZ You won't sell your best. You won't even sell your second best. But your third best... .you don't want to.sell him... .But if I made you an offer so ridiculous you'd be forced to consider it... . who knows what could happen? CALVIN CANDIE What do you consider ridiculous? Dr.SCHULTZ. For a truly talented specimen, ."The Right n******g"..:? How much would you say, Django? DJANGO Twelve thousand dollars. Calvin Candle takes in the figure. CALVIN CANDIE Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. Now you got my attention. TIME CUT TNT -- CLEOPATRA CLUB -- RESTAURANT - NIGHT Candle, Moguy, Django, Schultz, Bartholomew, Sheba, and Coco eat dinner in the restaurant. All the men eat thick T-Bones. Coco eats Catfish. And Sheba uses her fingers to rip apart Crawdads. 77 CALVIN CANDIE How ya like that meat, Bright Boy? Django's eyes go to Calvin, he nods his approval. CALVIN CANDIE (TO COCO) How's your Catfish, dew drop? COCO Real good Monsieur Candie. CALVIN CANDIE (TO SCHULTZ) You spend a lot of time around n******gs aside from Freeman here? Dr.SCHULTZ Not so much. CALVIN CANDIE Well if'in you did,.you'd know what a treat this was for 'em. You feel special Coco? COCO Yes. sir, Monsieur Candie. CALVIN CANDIE You feel special Bartholomew? BARTHOLOMEW Yes sir, Monsieur Candie. He looks to Sheba, who's licking her fingers from the Crawdads. CALVIN CANDIE Now Sheba always feels special. Dont'cha? SHEBA Yep. CALVIN CANDIE How 'bout you Bright Boy, you feel special? DJANGO (MEANING SHEBA) Not as special as her. The table breaks out in laughter. CALVIN CANDIE Well we're leaving bright and early tomorrow morning, and moving the. whole kit and caboodle to "Candyland." You oughta come with us. Dr.Schultz and Django's eyes meet for a moment.. .so far...so good. Dr.SCHULTZ Well, that wasn't on the agenda. But I suppose I could be amenable to that. How far must we trek? CALVIN CANDIE Oh hardly a ride at all, We'll still be in Chickasaw County. Five hours.. .tops. There you can get a look at my best specimens. Have dinner with my sister and I. Spend the night at Candyland as my guest. Dr.SCHULTZ Splendid. Django and Schultz trade looks and small smiles. WE CUT EXT - COUNTRY SIDE MISSISSIPPI - DAY It's the next day and a whole procession is making their way to "Candyland." Calvin Candie, Leonide Moguy, Dr.Schultz, Django, and THREE OVERSEERS (BILLY CRASH, TOMMY GILES, and HOOT PETERS) ride horses. Bartholomew (now dressed in work clothes) drives a buckboard filled with'supplies. FIVE MANDINGOS (Big Fred and Banjo who we already met, plus JOSHUA, SIDNEY JAMES, and TATUM) recently purchased at the Greenville Auction walk to their new home, with small bundles of their personal possessions under their arm. They look like powerful warriors. THREE OTHER SHIRTLESS MANDINGOS (RODNEY, CHICKEN CHARLY, CHESTER) WHO WERE THE MANDINGOS FROM Candyland that didn't sell at Greenville are walking back to Candyland, with their small bundle of personal possessions under their arms. These poor devil's know their fate is pretty dismal. Either they'll be sold to the LeQuint Dickey Mining Company, or they'll be put in some mandingo fight they can't win, like with Samson, or Stonesipher's dogs. J RODNEY walks along the road, looks up at Django riding his horse. All the slaves hate Django because they think he's a black slaver. But the three heading back to Candyland are even more resentful. FLASH ON Django with Schultz, earlier, inspecting and rejecting these three. RODNEY gives Django a bad eyeball look up on his horse. DJANGO ON TONY sees it. He's playing the role of a f**er black slaver, he can't let that sh** stand. He yells down to the powerless man; DJANGO Gotta problem with your eyeball, boy? Rodney looks away. RODNEY No sir. DJANGO You want a boot heel in it? RODNEY No sir. DJANGO Then keep ya damn eyeballs off me! Flash that bad look at me again, I'll give ya reason not to like me! As this parade makes progress, Django keeps his emotions in check, but not without difficulty. Dr.Schultz comes riding Fritz beside him. Dr.SCHULTZ How do you like this side of the slave trade? DJANGO Not so much. Dr.SCHULTZ Prefer the other side? DJANGO I didn't say that. Dr.SCHULTZ I've confirmed Broomhilda's at Candyland. DJANGO Are you sure it's her? Dr.SCHULTZ He didn't call her by name, but she's a young lady, whip marks on 'her back, and speaks German. Now while it's not wise to a**ume, in this instance, I think it's pretty safe. DJANGO Did you offer to buy her? Dr.SCHULTZ I opened the door to my possible interest. But naturally, sight unseen, I can only be so interested. SUDDENLY ... Calvin Candie comes riding up behind them... CALVIN CANDLE Am I intruding? Dr.SCHULTZ Of course not. CALVIN CANDIE (APPRAISING THE TWO MEN) I swear you two are cozier then a couple of cuttle fish. Dr.SCHULTZ You'd be surprised what a good conversationalist Django is. CALVIN CANDIE Oh by now, I don't think that would surprise meat all. Candie gives Django a creepy smile. Around now the audience may start noticing DOG BARKING in the distance. Dr.SCHULTZ When do we reach your property? 1?3 CALVIN CANDLE You been on it. I own the whole sixty miles 'fore we get to Candyland. Candie gets annoyed at the barking dogs. CALVIN CANDIE Excuse me a moment, gentlemen. (YELLING BEHIND him at Billy) Billy Crash, git up here! Billy Crash, a hillbilly overseer who's missing his two front teeth, rides up. BILLY CRASH Yeah, Boss? CALVIN CANDIE Find out what that goddamn commotion is up at the tracker shack! BILLY CRASH Right away, Boss. Billy Crash TEARS UP AHEAD on his horse. CALVIN CANDIE You know, confidentially, just 'tween us girls, worse things about this business, ain't the slaves. It's all the white trash ya gotta deal with. Like these peckawoods we got riding with us. These dumb, ignorant, sleazy sonsab**hes ain't good fer nuttin, except kickin' a n******gs a** can't kick back. Yeah, they holdin' the pretty part of the whip, but it's just a thin membrane separate 'em. And don't think they don't know it either. It's about the only thing these dumba** motherf**ers do know. But ya need 'em. Who the hell else ya gonna get to beat a n******gs a**, other than somebody might as well be a n******g hisself. But these mountain boys I use as trackers for the runaways, they the worst. Nothin but a buncha goddamn inbreed hillbillies. Now like that n******g gal we was talkin' 'bout. I'm sure it.was a pain in the a**, but with a lot of patience, that German lady taught Hildi how to speak German. Django hears her name himself. His head does involuntary jerk, but his ï¿½, emotions betray nothing. PTE CALVIN CANDIE (CON'T) Now these inbred hillbillies, on the other hand, they can barely speak English. I can't understand a damn word most of 'em say. You could teach a plow horse how to make a pot of coffee, 'fore you teach those fools how to use a knife and fork. I tell ya, if it wasn't for catchin' a n******g on the run, they'd be as useless as tits on a boar hog. Billy Crash comes riding back. CALVIN CANDIE What the hell's goin on? BILLY CRASH They got 'em a runaway. CALVIN CANDIE Who? CUT TO EXT - TRACKER SHACK - DAY A BUNKHOUSE for the FOUR HILLBILLY TRACKERS (they track down runaway slaves) that live here about forty miles from the Candyland Plantation. A little dog kennel, looks like a chicken coup, sits next to the bunkhouse. The TRACKERS are a hairy, bearded, burly, buck skinned wearing, dirty long haired lot. Their Leader is Mr.,STONESIPHER, the other three are STEW, LEX, and JAKE. The four men could be brothers, or cousins, or father and sons, or just from the same hollow. Lex holds two SNARLING GERMAN SHEPHERDS on a leash. Stew one SNARLING GERMAN SHEPHERD on a leash. And Mr.Stonesipher holds one SNARLING GERMAN SHEPHERD on a leash, the lead dog, that goes by the name of MARSHA. A runaway slave named, D'ARTAGNAN, lies belly down in the dirt, surrounded by the four vicious dogs, who BARK, GROWL, and SNAP at him. One look at D'Artagnan tells you he's a mandingo who's been in one fight too many. One of his eyes have been 'poked out. Big BITES have been bit out of both his face and neck (by past fights, human bites, not-the dogs), as well as three fingers have been bit off. Not to mention he's covered in cuts, like he's been drug through a briar patch. O V5 The fourth Tracker, JAKE, doesn't engage in the melodrama. He hangs in the background, CUTTING FIREWOOD with a big axe. Calvin Candie, Dr.Schultz, Django, and the whole Candie caravan look down on the runaway slave. Including the five new mandingos, and the three old mandingos who know D'Artagnan. CALVIN CANDIE Well I'll be, D'Artagnan. Now boy, why do a fool thing like run off? D'ARTAGNAN I can't fight no more, Monsieur Candie. CALVIN CANDIE Oh yes you can. You might not be able to win, but your a** can fight. - Mr.Stonesipher, shut these goddamn dogs up, I can't hear myself think! Mr.Stonesipher, yells to Marsha; Mr.STONESIPHER Hush now! Marsha! Marsha, hush up! Marsha, Marsha, hush up! (to the other TRACKERS) Take these goddamn dogs away from this n******g, he's just makin' em hungry. The other two YANK the dogs away from the fallen Black Man. CALVIN CANDIE How long was he loose? Mr. Stonesipher spits tobacco juice. Mr.STONESIPHER A.night. Day. Half the other night. CALVIN CANDIE How far he git off property? Mr.STONESIPHER Bout twenty miles off prop. Pretty fer, considering that limp he got. CALVIN CANDIE Moguy, who was D'Artagnan suppose to fight Friday?. MOGUY (pointing behind him) One of this new lot. CALVIN CANDIE Well the way he looks now a blind Indian wouldn't bet 'a bead on 'em. (TO D'ARTAGNAN) Boy, you done made yourself as useless as a tail on a teddy bear. D'Artagnan starts begging. CALVIN CANDIE Now now, no beggin', no playin' on my soft heart. You in trouble now, son. Now you need to understand I'm runnin' a business. Now I done paid five hundred dollars for you. And when I pay five hundred dollars, I expect to get five fights outta a n***a 'fore he roll over and play dead. You've fought three fights. D'ARTAGNAN I won every one. CALVIN CANDIE Well, yes you did. But that last one, you muddied the line between winning and losing. Calvin climbs down off of his horse, and walks to the captured runaway on the ground. CALVIN CANDIE But the fact remains, I pay five hundred dollars, I want five fights. So what about my five hundred dollars? You gonna reimburse me? The Whites (except for Schultz) laugh. This whole spectacle is making Dr.Schultz sick to his stomach. Not Django ... . he's seen this little drama play out many times before. The three returning mandingos, Rodney, Chicken Charly, and Chester, watch their fellow doomed servant pay the price for running away. The five new mandingos watch Calvin Candie's treatment of D'Artagnan to know what to expect from their new home. Bartholomew on the buckboard looks at the captured runaway like, poor ba*tard. Calvin prods further. CALVIN CANDIE You even know what reimburse means? E 17 The Whites laugh. Then SUDDENLY ... .The German Speaks; Dr.SCHULTZ I'll reimburse you. All eyes turn to Dr.Schultz. Including Django's, whose eyes narrow at the doctor. Calvin Candie uses the occasion to perform a slow dramatic turn in the direction of the good German. CALVIN CANDIE You will? Removing his long brown leather billfold from his suit jacket pocket. Dr.SCHULTZ Yes. CALVIN CANDIE You'll pay five hundred dollars for a one eyed Ole'Joe, ain't fit to push a broom? Django's voice cuts through the Mississippi heat. DJANGO No he won't. All eyes turn to Django. DJANGO He's just tired'of you toyin' with him is all. And for that matter, so am I. But we ain't payin' a penny for that pickaninny, we ain't got no use for 'em. Ain't that right, Doc? Dr.Schultz realizes he's just done the one thing he's always preached to Django you can never do..BREAK CHARACTER. The doctor puts his billfold back in his suit coat pocket. Dr.SCHULTZ (TO CANDIE) You heard 'em. The Hillbilly Trackers stare up at the black man on the horse in the green jacket, slack jawed. !` Even the one chopping wood in the BG stops his chopping. CALVIN CANDIE You'll hafta excuse Mr.Stonesipher's slack jawed gaze. He ain't never seen a n******g like you ever in his life..Ain't that right, Mr. Stonesipher? Mr.. Stonesipher., SPITS. Mr.STONESIPHER That's right. Calvin steps up to Django on his horse. Looking up at the black man, Calvin challenges Django to a staring contest. CALVIN CANDIE Well now since you won't pay a penny for this pickaninny, you won't mind me handlin' this n******g however I see fit? DJANGO He's your n******g. CALVIN CANDIE Mr.Ston.esipher... .let Marsha and her b**hes send D'Artagnan to n******g heaven. Mr.STONESIPHER Marsha...git 'em! The other Trackers let loose of the leashes holding the German Shepherds back. The DOGS CHARGE towards D'Artagnan on his knees... THE MANDINGOS all react to the sight of the dogs being let loose. The DOGS ATTACK D'ARTAGNAN ... As we HEAR the ATTACK ... Candie.staring contest with Django... Django, who expected nothing less and has seen worse, doesn't blink as the runaway slave is torn to bits by canine teeth ... The other Mandingos are scared sick at what they see. The Hillbilly Trackers root the dogs on. Dr.Schultz has never seen a man torn apart by dogs before, and he appears not to enjoy it. Calvin, without blinking, shifts his eyes toward Dr.Schultz, then back ï¿½-. to Django. P9 CALVIN CANDIE Your boss looks a little green around the gills for a blood sport like n******g fightin'? As D'Artagnan's SCREAMS and Marsha's GROWLS continue OFF SCREEN. DJANGO Naw, he just ain't use to seein' a man ripped apart by dogs, is all. CALVIN CANDIE But you are use to it? DJANGO Well, him bein' German an' all, I'm a little more use to American's then he is. Now Monsieur Candie, whenever you're ready, we rode five hours so you could show off your stock. Let's git to it. Cause as of now, if he's a example, I' ain't impressed. Calvin...BLINK... Saying nothing, Monsieur Candie turns his back to Django, climbs up on his horse, then looks at the black man. CALVIN CANDIE Follow me. The whole caravan rides off as the dogs continue to tear D'Artagnan apart. EXT - THE GROUNDS OF CANDYLAND - DAY The caravan starts to approach Candyland. Calvin Candie and his sister own the fourth biggest cotton plantation in the state of Mississippi. As the parade gets closer we see fields of cotton, and fields of SLAVES picking it. The audience might of been expecting Candyland to be a hell on earth, Auschwitz, Andersonville, Yuma Prison, a Mexican prison in a Sergio Corbucci Spaghetti western ... INSTEAD ... . CANDYLAND is very beautiful. The fields of cotton, the way the trees hang green vines over everything. It's full of nature and natures vibrant colors, and a broiling hot sun to see it all in. One of the cottonpickers in the field, DOBIE, looks up, and sees Django in his cool green corduroy jacket, bada** cowboy hat, on top of Tony. He taps the shoulder of another cotton picker (ORWELL), and points out Django. 90 All of a sudden all the bent over backs in the field, straighten up to get a better look at the black riding a horse. Django looks back matching their stare. EXT - SLAVE VILLAGE - DAY The caravan rolls through the shack/cabin village the slaves live in. As the parade rolls through all the SLAVES snap to attention, and bow (very formally) as Monsieur Candie rides past. A KING among his SUBJECTS, a PATRON with his PEONS, a FATHER amongst his CHILDREN, a SHEPHERD among his SHEEP. KIDS playing in the dirt get up and run to Calvin on his horse. Candie calls the kids by name, takes out a bag of jelly beans, and begins tossing them about. The Kids scramble in the dirt for the bright colored candy. This is Calvin Candie in his element, at his happiest. THEN ... .DJANGO rides by. The CARAVAN moves from the slave village to the White Village the overseers and their family live in on the plantation grounds. Other then the switch of white faces for black, it's pretty much the same village. And they too see Django ... . WOW! The Caravan enters the road that leads to the front of the Plantation, or The Big House as everyone calls it. To the left of the Big House is big wooden ARENA built for his Friday night n******g fights. All the HOUSE SLAVES (the domestic slaves that work for the Candie family in the Big House), and WHITE WORKERS (overseers and stray farm hands) come out to greet the caravan. They all greet Monsieur Calvin Candie, who naturally leads the procession, as if he's Alexander The Great returning from the wars. As the caravan comes to a stop in front of the Big House, it creates a huge dust cloud behind it. Calvin's widowed sister LARA LEE CANDIE-FITZWILLY, an attractive ï¿½. fortyish, strawberry blonde southern belle, steps out on the porch of the Big House to greet her brother. Directly above Lara Lee, on the third floor balcony over hang, out. steps... STEPHEN eyeing Calvin and the approaching caravan. Who's STEPHEN? Stephen is a very old black man, who with his bald pate, and tufts of white curly hair on the sides, looks like a character out of Dickens - if Dickens wrote about House n******gs in the Antebellum South. - Stephen has been Calvin's slave since he was a little boy. And in (almost) every way is the 2nd most powerful person at Candyland. Like the characters Basil Rathbone would play in swashbucklers, evil, scheming, intriguing men, always trying to influence and manipulate power for their own self interest. Well that describes Stephen to a tee. The Basil Rathbone of House n******gs. The old Man watches the caravan and the trailing dust cloud approach. THEN... Out of the dust cloud ...EMERGE DJANGO and SCHULTZ... . on TONY and FRITZ. All the Candylanders see Django, dressed like he is, up on the horse, and for a moment don't know what to think. Lara Lee, like her brother, is both surprised and intrigued. As Stephen peers down from his perch at the n******g in the green jacket, it's hate at first sight. Stephen heads downstairs, he walks with a, limp. All the caravan riders are still up on their horses. Calvin sees Stephen limping towards them, and greets him with a big how do you do; CALVIN CANDIE Hello Stephen my boy! STEPHEN Yeah yeah yeah, hello my a** - who's this n******g up on that nag? CALVIN CANDIE Oh Stephen, why so ornery, you miss me? STEPHEN Yeah, I miss you like I miss.a rock in my shoe. Like I said, who's this n******g, up on that nag? DJANGO'S VOICE (OS) Hey Snowball. : Stephen looks up at Django on Tony. DJANGO If you wanna know who I am, or the name of my horse, you ask me. STEPHEN Just'who the hell you callin' Snowball, horse boy? I'll yank your a** of that goddamn'nag, so goddamn fast - in the mud. CALVIN CANDIE Whoa, whoa, whoa, Stephen, let's keep it funny. Django's a Freeman. Stephen jerks a thumb up towards Django. STEPHEN This n******g, here? CALVIN CANDIE That n******g there. Let me at least introduce the two of. you. Django, this is another cheeky black bugger like yourself, Stephen. Stephen, this is Django. You two should hate each other. Stephen uses'the special privilege he and he alone enjoys amongst the blacks at Candyland. STEPHEN Calvin, who the hell is this n******g you feel the need to entertain? CALVIN CANDIE Django and his friend in grey, Dr.Schultz are customers, and they are our guests Stephen. And you - you old decrepit ba*tard... .are to show them every hospitality. Do you understand that? STEPHEN I don't know why I gotta - CALVIN CANDIE You don't hafta know why, do you understand? STEPHEN Yeah yeah yeah, I understand just fine. CALVIN CANDIE Good. They're spending the night. Go up in the guest bedrooms and get two ready. 93 STEPHEN (POINTING AT DJANGO) He's gonna stay in the Big House? CALVIN CANDIE Stephen, he's a slaver. It's different. STEPHEN (INCREDULOUS) In the Big House? CALVIN CANDIE You gotta problem with that? STEPHEN I don't gotta problem, unless you gotta problem with burin' the bed, the sheets, and the pillow cases once this black a** motherf**ers gone! CALVIN CANDIE That's my problem, they're mine to burn. Your problem, right now, is making a good impression. And I want you to start solving that problem right now, and git them rooms ready. The Old Man looks up at his Master, and says; STEPHEN Yes sir, Monsieur Candie. Stephen limps away to the guest rooms, muttering to'himself. Lara Lee and her ever present shadow, a FAT MAMMY named CORA, comes up to her brother on his horse. CALVIN CANDIE Dr.Schultz, this attractive southern belle is my widowed sister, may I present to you, Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly. Lara Lee does a southern lady bow. Dr.Schultz lifts his bowler hat, and nods in a grand manner. Dr.SCHULTZ I am Dr.King Schultz, this is my 2nd Django, (Django tips his hat) and these are our horses, Fritz and Tony. Both Fritz and Tony do the head bow. Dr.SCHULTZ And it is our great delight to encounter this flaming rose. LARA LEE Well aren't you the charming gentlemen. You're not from around here, are you? Dr.SCHULTZ Actually I'm from a far off land, Dusseldorf, to be exact. CALVIN CANDIE These two are in the market for a fightin' n******g. So I thought I'd invite 'em down, show 'em my stock. LARA LEE We'll all have dinner tonight, right? CALVIN CANDIE Half the reason I invited them. I thought you'd find.them as intriguing as I do little sister. Lara Lee looks up at Django, and smiles. All of a sudden THREE WHITE RIDERS ride up on horses, a older one, and two tough looking younger ones. The'older one is the Cap't of the Overseers, ACE WOODY, and his two a**istants BROWN and JINGLE BELLS CODY. While Ace is dressed for work on a farm, both Brown and Jingle Bells Cody are peaco*ks who wear cool cowboy outfits. As Calvin Candie watches the three riders approach, he turns to Dr.Schultz and Django, and says; CALVIN CANDIE You know since I started fightin' n******gs about eleven years ago, it's been a new lease on'life. And the man ridin' up here now is the man responsible for all my success. Ace and his boys pull their horses up, kicking up dust. Through the dust Ace, Brown, and Jingle Bells Cody eyeball Django and Schultz. CALVIN CANDIE Howdy Ace.