Django Unchained: A Film Goer’s Take On The Tarantino Classic


By CADESERTVOICE, A Guest Writer & Movie Goer.

 

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The following views & opinions are those of CADESERTVOICE….AND ME.

 

cadesertvoice Submitted on 2013/01/04 at 22:29

 

“I just walked in the door after seeing the movie. I highly recommend it. I will be buying the dvd when it comes out so I can see it whenever I want to. I appreciate your assessment…it’s right on target.

 

The word nigger was appropriate and the over play on the word was intentional because that’s all they called slaves back in the day…nigger this and nigger that. Fetch me some water, nigger. All the way through to today, the word nigger is still used in white circles. Yeah, you better believe that because it’s true. And the way blacks are STILL being treated says if they aren’t saying it, they’re thinking it. But as you said, Jueseppi, it’s only a word.

 

And I am more concerned about the racism still going on, more blacks in prison than whites for petty crimes in comparison, difficulty getting a job, inability to get loans, and getting loans at higher rates of interest. There’s a modern day slavery going on and it’s in high gear. On and on it goes.

 

While this was fiction, art imitates life. This was the first movie to show in this way the brutal whipping of slaves, dogs eating slaves, throwing slaves in holes for punishment like animals, cutting off slave penises, burning slaves like cattle, letting them fight to the brutal kill like pit bulls, and uncle toms (played perfectly by Samuel L.).

 

That is the message that should stay with viewers more than anything else: the gross, ungodly, horrendous horrors endured by the slaves for hundreds of years. I’ve seen whites laugh at blacks for fear of water and dogs. You saw why blacks are afraid of dogs. Did you know whites fed black babies to alligators to lure the gators on land so they could kill them for their skins?

 

Tarantino’s brilliant movie did what Tim Wise and many authorities on racism could not do: he showed in the most shocking fashion what slavery and racism has done to African Americans and brings to mind the dynamics of fears, hate, anger and psychological trauma that has been done to these people and the nation. When you consider that racism is alive and thriving today, it’s as if slavery never went away and the wounds have never healed.

 

It also shows the legacy of lust for blood, domination, cruelty, power and more in certain whites, and how that filters throughout society and molds a consciousness from the very rich at the top, to the poorest of poor at the bottom. Our society today STILL is affected by that sick consciousness, and we see it played out every single day in politics, media, employers, family, churches, everywhere. When Django blew up that house of horrors at the end of the movie, I could not help but wish we could do the same with controlling faction of this nation.

 

As I walked out of the theater tonight, I listened to hear what viewers were thinking. One white man told his family, “I’ll never seen another Tarantino movie again. Too much blood for me!”

 

I could only wonder how many westerns he’s seen over the years with Indians getting killed, how many Clint Eastwood and Bruce Willis movies he’s seen and sat through all the blood and killing.

 

This movie’s time has come.”

 

Thank you CADESERTVOICE for your honest assessment of Django Unchained, and how it relates to America’s racist ideology today.

 

This sentence from your comment says it all for me….”As I walked out of the theater tonight, I listened to hear what viewers were thinking. One white man told his family, “I’ll never seen another Tarantino movie again. Too much blood for me!”

 

This caucasian is actually saying the movie shamed his racist ass into facing his own racist beliefs head on, he was forced to look into the mirror of self hatred and acknowledge his very own deep seated fears of evil wrong doing by his race and culture, against  fellow human beings of the human race. He looked into the abyss of his soul & heart and hated what he saw.

 

I too saw the movie this afternoon….I’m a matinée man, films today just cost way too much to go see them after the sun goes down.

 

You are absofuckinlutely correct CADESERTVOICE…Django Unchained is a film whose time has come.

 

Quentin Tarantino had the balls to make Django Unchained, Thank you Mr. Tarantino.

 

Spike Lee had the balls to criticize Django Unchained.

 

 

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Jueseppi B.:

Very impressive post Mr. Barney. Thank you for posting this and keeping us informed.

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Breaking News!

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If My Twin, Ms. TotsyMae, is plugging this novel, it must be damn good reading. So I’m plugging “Countdown to a Kiss” as well. Let me introduce you all to Ms. Kandie Delley: “Countdown to a Kiss” is her first sensual southwest romance!? Check it
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Jueseppi B.:

Powerful article on the House of DoucheBags and their refusal to pass/extend The Violence Against Women Act because as it was written, it would have included Native American women and Lesbian women and immigrant women. The House Of DoucheBaga want to protect some women, but not ALL women.

It’s time to abolish the House Of Douches.

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In the spring and summer of 1986 random parts of my face started growing for no apparent reason.  I would be at home, on the subway, or off working somewhere around DC.

First it was a swollen eyebrow.  Then that would go away and a day or two later, my cheek would grow so that I couldn’t see well out of one eye.

Mostly it was my lips, though.  They would grow, sometimes individually, sometimes  together.  I looked like a duck.

Did I mention I was also getting married in September?  That September?  And while John and I had a fairly small and simple wedding, I was unenthusiastic about going to the altar looking like a daisy.  Especially this one.

Daisy Duck

Of course, John’s lips would have been normal.
Mine? Not so much.

But work was so completely crazy that I ignored it.  I was a lobbyist/flunky at the time…

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Call Your Senators And Representatives Today About Gun Control Laws


By Jueseppi B.

 

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To ALL Gun Owners:

 

Thank you for promising to take action for meaningful gun laws in 2013. As a gun owner, your voice will be especially powerful.

 

On Meet The Press last Sunday, President Obama said, “We’re not going to get this done unless the American people decide it’s important…without public opinion there is very little you can get done in this town.”

 

Today is the first full day of the new Congress — the perfect first day to express your opinion on the gun issue.

 

Can you call your Senators and Representative and tell them you are a gun owner who wants an assault weapons ban? Click here to call.

 

There’s one more important action you can take as a gun owner today.

 

Thanks for being a bold progressive.

 

President Obama says about guns, “We’re not going to get this done unless the American people decide it’s important.”

 

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