2013/01/05

Django Unchained

Think I've caught every Quentin Tarantino film since Pulp Fiction. Django is a worthy addition to the line-up. It doesn't disappoint. Tarantino and the many stars that appear here are all given the chance to really sink their teeth into roles that allow them to break out of their usual noble, selfless heroic parts and to play really awful, terrible, e-e-e-villll villains who all thoroughly deserve the horrible ends they come to. Not that it's all a kill-fest. There were a couple of minor, side characters I was sad to see get blown away.
Amanda Marcotte comments accurately I believe, that Django should not be viewed as history. What interested me about the film was the deep complicity that some characters who, in real life, had to have felt about the various events and happenings of being a slave. The film really drives home the point that lots and lots of people involved with slavery had to have felt morally complicit and unclean from their actions/lack of actions.
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$%#@^!!! The IMDB review of the film spells our heroines name as "Broomhilda." No, the character from the Ring of the Nibelung is spelled Brunnhilde and the opera was around at that time for people to get the name from. She's NOT named after the chubby green witch of the much later comic strip!!!!

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