Skip to comments.'Django' an unsettling experience for many blacks
Posted on 12/28/2012 7:03:36 PM PST by thecodont
Tracey White's initial impression of "Django Unchained," Quentin Tarantino's new slave-era shoot-'em-up extravaganza, could be summed up in three words: smart, funny and ugly. Sitting through a recent screening in Beverly Hills, the L.A. costume designer was mostly absorbed and found herself laughing aloud at particularly outrageous moments.
But White, who is black, said her feelings evolved significantly. Two days after reflecting on the matter of slavery and Tarantino's treatment, she pronounced the movie mostly ugly.
"He [Tarantino] gets a good product out of it in terms of wit and a visual look," said White. "But when it was over I found myself wondering, 'What is he trying to do?' I enjoyed the movie when I was in there, but I still have a problem with Tarantino when he deals with our race."
White will certainly not be alone among African Americans in her ambivalence about the gleefully outrageous film. While "Django" has nabbed almost uniformly warm reviews and four NAACP Image Award nominations (including for best picture), the fact is that it is an extremely Hollywood-ized vision of a critical black American experience.
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Forgot to tell you of the great Texas ‘snow’ pics you posted before :) (I did see them ;))
Thanks, Bik. Glad you enjoyed 'em!
You are aware dear as a Jew that the primary backer of Tarantino is a Mr Harvey “pineapple face” Weinstein
These folks are all America haters feasting on our decaying flesh
Tarantino likely has a tiny itty bitty penis ...he is so consumed with black crap
A toad he is...as are his enablers
The only thing i ever liked of his was Uma and the fag dancing to Chuck Berry and i think he wrote True Romance
Tarantino is in all candor ...a rich south hating self loathing wigger
I detest him
Those here who like him are wannabe punks enamoured with his gutter posing
But likely none have never busted even the flimsiest grape this side of XBOX
Slam dunk on that race baiting bobble head
With my fist cup of coffee of the day too.
Tarantino’s mom was an Okie, FWIW. Daddy from Queens stepped out when he was a baby.
You assume that she believed in the Golden Rule in tribal matters.
"The definition of the true savage is that he laughs when he hurts you; and howls when you hurt him" -- Gilbert Keith Chesterton
I like Lincoln as an axe-wielding vampire hunter. In a hundred years, people may actually think that that movie was an untold part of history. LOL!
Didn’t see the Speilberg movie yet, don’t plan to, the vampire movie Lincoln was so much cooler....
Had the movie been tightened up a little and the gratuitously violent scenes toned down, this would have been an all-time classic movie.
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