Tarantino and Spielberg: Two Visions of America – Bright Lights Film Journal

Tarantino and Spielberg: Two Visions of America – Bright Lights Film Journal

Noahpinion: Django Unchained: A white revenge fantasy

With a bit of cartoonish violence, Quentin Tarantino was able to do what a thousand reasonable op-eds and preachy biopics have been unable to do: reverse white people’s affinity for the South. I see Django as a white revenge fantasy – whites, whose ancestors (like Tarantino’s) had no part in the institution of slavery, saying “No. The South does not get to represent my racial group. If I was alive in the 1800s, I would have shot those assholes right in the head!”

Noahpinion: Django Unchained: A white revenge fantasy

Django Unchained

Django Unchained. The best way to summarize my experience is that this movie made me excited about what movies can do. And like Compliance, a huge part of the experience is how you share it with a theater full of other viewers. Powerful, thoughtful entertainment that makes you think about why you’re entertained.