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Is Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained Racist and/or personally offensive?  Why or why not?
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  1. mikecalahan

    January 7, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    There were obviously racist characters whose dialogues were therefore racist, but the movie wasn't. The dialogue did get uncomfortable at times, though. There was a lot of ugliness spewed by characters.

  2. Blam

    January 10, 2013 at 5:37 am

    I don't think that it was racist but it obviously walked a line. The bounty hunter was obviously anti-slavery (which is a strange concept to even utter "out loud" ) and conflicted about purchasing Django to acquire his aid but he was fastidious about operating within the law. Where QT had his cake and got to eat it too was in the way the slaves spoke, acted, and were spoken about; then again, Melvin Peebles (re)created certain stereotypes with his blaxploitation films while being a successful African-American filmmaker catering to an unserved audience.

    On the other hand, Tarantino's extended cameo as that Australian guy bringing Django to the mines was personally offensive.

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