QT certainly did not steal dialogue or characters in that case, but he definitely used the scene in the Leone movie as a template to create the mood & tension he wanted in IG. He took something, but I can't call it stealing in any traditional way.
What's the old expression... good artists steal, great artists make it their own?
Franco Nero Insists Quentin Tarantino Will Be In His Western ‘The Angel, The Brute, And The Wise’ > The Playlist
Way back at the beginning of the year, there was a bit of excitement and confusion when legendary Italian actor Franco Nero said he was making a spaghetti western with Quentin Tarantino titled “The Angel, the Brute and the Wise.” Many assumed the latter was directing the film—which Nero said would also star Keith Carradine and Treat Williams—however it soon transpired that Tarantino was directing a spaghetti western of sorts, “Django Unchained,” and that “The Angel, the Brute and the Wise” was something else entirely. Anyway, as talk of Tarantino’s slavery vengeance pic heated up, everyone pretty much forgot about Nero’s project but he still insists it’s happening and that Tarantino will play a small role in it.
“I made him sign a letter of intent saying that he would do the movie,” Nero recently told Box Office Magazine (via /Film). “I am sure that very soon we will do it.”
Samuel L. Jackson to Star in Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' | The Wrap Movies
Not a surprise, but still good news, if you ask me.The movie is described as a spaghetti western, but it's an especially violent one. Django is a slave who is freed by a bounty hunter who kills -- instead of merely capturing -- the outlaws he searches for. The bounty hunter, a German dentist, befriends Django and helps him free his wife from a vile plantation owner, Candie.
Jackson will play Stephen, a sadistic slave in Candie's home.
Thank God you saved me the trouble of finding this buried thread...
DJANGO UNCHAINED Chains Up A DEADWOOD STAR (And Sam Jackson) | CHUD.com
Deadwood ain’t a bad pot for Tarantino to pull from for his upcoming Southern, Django Unchained. He might be doing just that if the negotiations go through and Gerald McRaney joins the cast in an unknown role. The famously short-lived HBO show isn’t the only program that McRaney has been a part of, as he’s appeared in major series for decades, going all the way back to Gunsmoke where he appeared as the final gun-fighting guest star.
I wish there was more information to communicate, but the casting isn’t entirely official and there’s no suggestion of the part he would fill. Had I read the script like everyone and their dog’s intern, I could hazard a guess, but I’m hoping to enjoy this one untainted like the rest of you.