January 29, 2013

Django: A Wizard. Slavery. Violence. Paperwork. Dinner.

Ebert's review of Django Unchained, which is more thorough than mine: an amazingly entertaining, hyperviolent, beautiful film in Tarantino's fantasy movie space about the importance of politeness and correctly filled out paperwork.  It stabs mercilessly at slavery's corpse, and Hollywood's and D.C.'s history of South-washing, in a way that a reasonable and sober movie would not have done. 

I would have liked a bit about why Q.T.'s dinner party scenes, and in Inglourious Basterds, are masterworks of tension. 


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