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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Same here.. thought PF was pure crap.... Don’t understand how anyone with an education could like something like that :/
Lol.. just realized that the spell-check didn’t like your name ;)
I agree. I bet if the same movie was released in 1975 as a spaggetti/schlock western for 100K no one would have raised an eyebrow on either side. You can say that for pretty much all of his movies. He releases the same movie in 2012 with a 2012 a-movie budget, 2012 special effects, famous idiot actors, and 2012 24 hour mass media and it’s a big deal on all sides.
But the credit actually belongs to the Department of Justice.. before 2009 when it became the Obama-Holder Department of Just Us and Our People. To speak of actual and accurate crime figures today is of course racist.
While I did the top 2 rows and the years typed by hand... the rest was copy/past from your information...
Took me a good 2 years to learn Excel to be comfy :p...
Now, I am re-learning Spreadsheets on Libre (Linux).. a pain to re-learn... but at least I can copy/paste now ;)
Getting to the subject.. none of this surprises me at all.. I’ve seen this build up for the past 2 generations :/
What ‘they’, the libs, have created.. is going to implode soon... whether it is physical or not, we will soon see...
(you, I, and the other FReepers know exactly what I am talking about...
And, to Windflier, no offence intended... but I think you know what we are talking about... :/
I haven't read the thread, but I think I know what you're talking about. I take no offense to it. It is what it is.
Sadly, a lot of decent people are going to suffer for the crimes of the minority, should all this come to pass. I may even be one of them. I would hope that if things ever go 'hot', that folks on our side will have the observational skills to differentiate between ferals and decent people.
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....
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