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Posted on 07/15/2012 6:27:39 PM PDT by BBell
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Quentin Tarantino is redefining race relations in the pre-Civil War South with "Django Unchained," his Western-style saga that he previewed at the Comic-Con fan convention.
Tarantino said Saturday that he has been wanting to do a Western for ages and that the idea for "Django Unchained" first came to him 13 years ago.
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I really don't see why this anti-white and anti-Southern crap is being tossed out to the ignorant easily manipulated masses at this time. The movies release date is not until December BTW.
What's next, an anti Yankee film about how bad we treated the Mexicans before the Mexican-American war.
But I've been wrong before.
Kill Bill 1 and 2 were narcissistic junk, but I loved Inglorious Basterds.
It’s Tarantino. Excessive violence with no script and no plot beyond excessive violence. The only thing recommending it is the high body count. And did I mention excessive violence?
I think so.
But what about the high body count?
I live in the South and both my kids attend Schools which are heavily black. Most of the black kids are just fine but I’m surprised by some of the things my kids tell me that they hear from a some of these black kids. You would think that slavery just ended.
Quentin Tarantino magic ping. Creative genious mixed with absurd humor and absurd violence at its best ever. I’m looking forward to this one.
However, the theme and timing considering Obozo and Holder, well, Charlie just might be smiling about Helter Skelter again, and I’m sure some gangbanger punks will be inspired to be murderous punks by this movie.
WHAT! This happened a an Obama speach? OH, I thought it said
Commie Con. Never mind.
Tarantino does Blazing Saddles.
I’ve not heard of the original Django series. I will have to look them up as I am a big fan of Spaghetti Westerns. Very little dialog but lots of facial and body language closeups.
You should give them a try. The title character carries a machine gun in a coffin! :-)
Also, I think that you should give some “Borscht Westerns” a shot. White Sun of the Desert has elements that you would recognize from a Spaghetti Western,
Yeah you’re being paranoid. It’s a Tarantino movie, not that many people watch, he’s got a big rep but really his numbers aren’t that big. Looks like a fun fine movie though.
Nothing finally about it, he likes to let movies rattle around in his head for a long time. And really if you pay attention Inglorious Basterds is actually a spaghetti western, just happens to be in WWII, but all the styles and structures and music are there.
I’ve not seen Kill Bill but Pulp Fiction ,Jackie Brown and Reservoir Dogs were pretty good. Inglourious Basterds was o.k.
And then there was "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter" with its Confederate vampires.
I suffer bouts of paranoia now and again. It’s usually when I’m drinking too much and thinking too much. Not a good combination.
I did not see the movie but she did and from what she said of the movie it deviates way to much from the book.
I suspect that this started as something of a remake of Hang ‘em High, starring Clint Eastwood, that itself was (loosely) based on the story of former slave Bass Reeves, who became Deputy to “Hanging Judge” Issac Parker in the Oklahoma Indian Territories.
Bass Reeves (18381910) was one of the first African Americans (possibly the first) to receive a commission as a Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi River.
Hollywood has been wanting to make a movie about Reeves for many years, but it is somewhat problematic as Reeves was a good lawman, and though very skilled with a gun, wanted to arrest, not shoot, those men he had been given a warrant to arrest. As such it lends itself less to drama.
The Django movies, however, are pure fluff.
I agree, it is a good film. It buolds very steadily and is a good ride. Have you ever watched Lemonade Joe?
I would like to see many more Western made every year. But I get tired of racial concepts. I know racism is terrible, but I want entertainment, not someone beating me over the head with racism.
Does this have anything to do with Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” and “djingo django morning”?
It's all about this guy.
Yes, it is what I call “violence porn”. Why do people want to wallow in such gore? I think of the Bible verse that says put nothing unworthy before your eyes. It is all part of our culture of death.
The amazing thing about Tarantino movies (maybe Kill Bill aside) is how LITTLE violence there is. The dialog alone inspires a sense of extreme violence, but there isn’t much quantified. Reservoir Dogs registers as one of the most violent movies out there, yet there is little more in it than some hysterical gangsters standing in a warehouse yelling at each other.
I was hoping it would be a part “Desperado”, part “Inglourious Basterds” remake with Django Reinhardt as the protagonist. I can see it now, Django shooting Nazis from his guitar case.
I wonder how many of them could refresh my memory about how many Americans died to free them from slavery?!?! I guess that’s gratitude for you.
When Ulfilas translated the Bible into Gothic in the 4th century, he left out a few of the books that have a lot of warfare in them, figuring that the Goths didn't need the encouragement. ("Amalekites?" "Kill 'em all!")
What Tarantino does is he takes a scene and gradually builds up the tension, you know inevitably something bad is going to happen, but it gets revealed slowly.
Two examples, in “Pulp Fiction” where Jules arrives in the apartment and gives his “and you shall know I am the Lord....” speech. He begins by questioning them about their breakfast, and gradually reveals the real reason he’s there.
The other was the opening of Inglourious Basterds, where Landa visits the French farmer.
True, Tarantino is no Sam *sniff* Peckinpah.
"You brought two too many..."
Yes, but it is not gratuitous, explicitly portrayed violence in every grisly detail. Gibson’s movie about Christ went way beyond what the Bible did in depicting Christ’s suffering and death. We don’t have to see every gruesome moment to know how horrible something like that is.
I never thought that Henry Fonda could have played such a cold hearted killer as he did in Once Upon a Time in The West. The whole cast from the beginning to the end was outstanding. I do love spaghetti westerns.
And Nero was gorgeous.
I had similar experiences in 1973 during my hitch in the USMC
The body count in RD was 11 so some of that hysterical screaming was done at 800+ feet per second.
I don’t know about that. Do we actually know that Mr. White kills Mr. Orange? It also doesn’t list “Nice Guy” Eddie killing the cop that Mr. Blonde was torturing.
Just what this country needs...More anti-white propaganda. Hopefully Obama and crew have some cameos.
No, but given that it's Tarantino there will be some great music from the 60's and 70's.
I'm predicting "Western Union" by the Five Americans as the slaveholder playfully coils and uncoils his whip just before lashing the slave/hero in a overly violent scene.
Well, either "Western Union" or "Which Way You Going, Billy?"
I guess my mind was not the only one that thought of Helter Skelter.