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Awesome review. My thoughts exactly. Couldn't have said it better myself!
Thank you, Ladyglen.
I'll agree with the white savior comment but that's it. Had it been a black producer who made the film and the N word was used would you feel the same way? As far as the jokes used that's Classic Tarintino style he did it in Inglorious Basterds as well. I believe the topic of slavery is a difficult one and he exposed some facts about that time that we don't often see and no one has ever done. Did I cringe on some parts yes I did but I also know there was truth in those parts of the movie. The N word was used 103 times, I counted, it was first use about 45 min into the movie. Is the word offensive yes and that's history.
Wonderful review, my brother! Thanks,and i love your video interaction. Makes your blog pop!When i saw a pic of Spike saying the film was disrespectful, that was enuf for me. For the life of me i don't get why we keep smelling the sour milk to see if it's sour. IJS
No enlightened black director would have used the N word as frequently as this movie. Even in Roots, they did not use the N word no where near as frequently Django. I found that to be replusive. Yes. I have seen Inglorious Basterds. I have seen many of Taratino's movies. Based on his past movies, I knew that he was the wrong person to direct a movie about slavery. Ain't a damn thing funny about slavery or the holocaust.
I don't even agree with the white savior comment. Django saved himself and his wife. This is one movie where there was not a white savior.
Did we see the same movie?I loved Django, and for once believe that this is a case where use of the N word is justified, because it's realistic. The jokes and the directors' fascination with mashing up genres (spaghetti westerns, blaxploitation, revenge fantasies, Blazing Saddles, etc) are what makes a movie about such an unpalatable subject accessible to the masses.Good luck getting a critical mass of viewers to watch a *documentary* about slavery, much less a serious theatrical release. Like it or not, this kind of movie is what gets dialogue started across ages, races and points of view. And, it was done well, portrays noble black love in the face of the worst possible circumstances and features the title character as the true master of his destiny, as opposed to the fabled "white savior."
I agree with Writergrrl
Thank you for your feedback. However, I disagree with some of your assertions. Django was not a master of his destiny. A white man freed him. A white man trained him. A white man helped him locate his wife. The so-called love story is just a backdrop. The love story took a back seat to the bloodbath and inappropriate humor. Furthermore, Roots was a serious TV series about slavery. It was a commercial success. Many movies about the Jewish holocaust have been successful. A quality film about slavery can be a financial success.
Thanks for confirming why I won't giving one thin dime to support this mockery.Comedy and slavery in the same film? Seriously? Like, really??? Quentin Tarantino is a culture vulture who thinks he has a black card. He feels HE can tell our story better than we can, based on his comments about The Slave Narratives, which he feels do not address slavery as "truthfully" as his film does.Really? Like, he feels he can tell the story better than the f_cking slaves themselves?Yeahhhhh, he won't be getting MY money.