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Re: DJANGO UNCHAINED
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2012, 01:45:35 am »
Y'know, the more I view the official trailer of ''Django'',  the more it looks like a road trip/buddy type of movie.

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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2012, 06:04:09 pm »
New interview with Mr. Reggie, regarding Django movie, page 11:
http://nabjconvention.org/2012/PDF/NABJ_0623.pdf
 
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Re: DJANGO UNCHAINED
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2012, 10:20:09 pm »
AHEM!

I was wondering when exactly the PRIVATE screening of DJANGO UNCHAINED in NYC will be? Time is growing short and I would like to know when I should make arrangements for the premiere.

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Re: DJANGO UNCHAINED
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2012, 04:33:53 pm »
in the new Entertainment Weekly, Kerry Washington is featured in an article about the wardrobe she wears for Scandal and Djangohttp://www.ew.com/ew/inside/issue/0,,ewTax:1230,00.html
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Re: DJANGO UNCHAINED
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2012, 10:42:43 am »
Just finalized the orders for the issues #1 and 2, released Dec. 5 and Jan. 2.  Has "Scalped" artist R.M. Guera, looking forward to checking out the movie and the comic!


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Re: DJANGO UNCHAINED
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2012, 01:00:23 pm »
Just finalized the orders for the issues #1 and 2, released Dec. 5 and Jan. 2.  Has "Scalped" artist R.M. Guera, looking forward to checking out the movie and the comic!


Saw the trailer. Hooked like a fiend. You already know that I'll be choppin necks in the front row.
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Re: DJANGO UNCHAINED
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2012, 08:28:42 am »
Django is already getting heat from the "conscious" of the ATL.
Seems QT isn't qualified to do justice to a film about slavery, so how dare he try.
Also, feminist are pissed-off that Kerry Washington is being objectified in the film.

Interesting push-back I'm hearing and reading from proclaimed intellectuals.


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Re: DJANGO UNCHAINED
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2012, 08:34:36 am »
Django is already getting heat from the "conscious" of the ATL.
Seems QT isn't qualified to do justice to a film about slavery, so how dare he try.
Also, feminist are pissed-off that Kerry Washington is being objectified in the film.

Interesting push-back I'm hearing and reading from proclaimed intellectuals.





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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2012, 11:51:46 am »
Django is already getting heat from the "conscious" of the ATL.
Seems QT isn't qualified to do justice to a film about slavery, so how dare he try.
Also, feminist are pissed-off that Kerry Washington is being objectified in the film.

Interesting push-back I'm hearing and reading from proclaimed intellectuals.


The concept I'm getting from the trailer is an updated version of Blaxspoitation flicks like Take a Hard Ride or Boss Nigger, but with people who can actually act this time.

So I'm taking it as the pulp entertainment is seems to be designed to be an not the study of Slavery in the South that the usual suspects seem to want.

And speaking as a Het male, any movie that Kerry Washington is in that doesn't objectify her is doing it wrong.

Especially if she is gonna be in a neo-Blaxplotation joint.

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Re: DJANGO UNCHAINED
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2012, 01:49:14 pm »
Django is already getting heat from the "conscious" of the ATL.
Seems QT isn't qualified to do justice to a film about slavery, so how dare he try.
Also, feminist are pissed-off that Kerry Washington is being objectified in the film.

Interesting push-back I'm hearing and reading from proclaimed intellectuals.


The concept I'm getting from the trailer is an updated version of Blaxspoitation flicks like Take a Hard Ride or Boss Nigger, but with people who can actually act this time.

So I'm taking it as the pulp entertainment is seems to be designed to be an not the study of Slavery in the South that the usual suspects seem to want.

And speaking as a Het male, any movie that Kerry Washington is in that doesn't objectify her is doing it wrong.

Especially if she is gonna be in a neo-Blaxplotation joint.
I agree with Vic. The Legend of Nigger Charley, Buck and the Preacher come to mind to add to the list of Blaxsploitation Westerns. I expect DU will be much better than those though.

Did make me wonder what qualifications would be acceptable and what "doing justice" means in this context. If I'm entertained and not offended, I'm good. If it manages to be feel good or even uplifting to boot, well, now we're talking.
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Re: DJANGO UNCHAINED
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2012, 02:02:15 pm »
And speaking as a Het male, any movie that Kerry Washington is in that doesn't objectify her is doing it wrong.

Especially if she is gonna be in a neo-Blaxplotation joint.



Good point! ;D

I have 'Night Catches Us'  sitting on the DIRECTV harddrive.  Has anyone seen this movie?  I saw a clip here and there but really hadn't sat up to watch the whole story.   How did Ms. Washington come off in this?

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Re: DJANGO UNCHAINED
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2012, 02:16:25 pm »
I've got a grudge against QT because the ending to Kill Bill 2 infuriated me. That said...

Unless QT is somehow revealed to be the mastermind behind the KKK, I could give two sh*ts whether he's "qualified" to do justice to a film about slavery. I like the film's concept. I like it's not a politically-correct rendering of everything. I like the cast involved. I like that I expect to go to the movie and have a good time rather than to do so out of obligation to support a movie with a Black historical focus simply out of the fear there will be no more of those movies made. *cough*redtails*cough* I like that I'm actually excited to see the movie.

And if the movie is a piece of sh*t, I reserve the right to say so. I really hope it isn't, because I'm going to have to pay $11 to see it.

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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2012, 02:22:25 pm »
Here's some commentary from SHADOW AND ACT:

One S & A Reader's Take After Seeing 'Django Unchained'
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by Sergio
December 2, 2012 10:51 AM

As I mentioned last week, media and award consideration screenings for Django Unchained start later this week; but there have already been a few advance screenings of the film for specially-invited audiences, one of whom is an LA-based filmmaker whose work weve profiled on this site, and who is also a regular reader of S & A.

He saw the film last night at a screening, with Quentin Tarantino present, and what he says I think is pretty interesting, making me even more excited (as if I wasn't already) to see the film; here you go:

"I know how anticipated this film is for a lot of Shadow and Act readers...and so I had to share this with you. Just came from a screening of Django. I went in wanting to hate that movie. Based on the script I read back in the summer of 2011 I was not optimistic. This film deals with slavery one of the ugliest atrocities America ever committed. To show too little would make it come off safe like the Help. To show too much would make it come off as being excessive. Like the use of the N-word in most of Tarantino's films."

"From the first frame, it is obvious that the film is a homage to spaghetti westerns like The Good The bad and the ugly. Images of African American men in chains is hard to take. It triggered in me, thoughts on just how bad it was for us during that time. The powerlessness, the victimization, the demeaning, all lead you to hating this movie. But you can't look away. Instead you take this ride with Django.  He transforms from a slave to a free man to a gun slinger and Jamie pulls it off effortlessly."

"The acting all around was stellar. This all star team of actors definitely showed up. Leonardo did his thing as Candy. I wouldn't call him a villain, slavery was probably the villain, characters like candy were just men doing business. I guess that's why it is so impacting. Realizing that it isn't a personal affront. A black person was no different than a cow or goat."

"I digress... The character that stands head and shoulders above everyone else is Stevens, played by Sam Jackson. Talk about crabs in a bucket. His character reminded me that some blacks kept blacks down harder than anybody."

"As westerns go, this film is more action based which makes sense. At 160 minutes its long but it moves unlike the sleep inducing film Lincoln and Order. There are some lighter moments, most I wasn't laughing at but the audience seemed to get in to. I couldn't let my guard down enough to enjoy those moments,too busy thinking about what my ancestors dealt with that allowed me to sit here, educated, and able to write this."

"At its foundation, the film is about a man doing what ever it takes to get his woman. Like I said, I wanted to hate this film but I can't. It is a solid piece that does not let whites off the hook. I saw it in an audience of 95% white and they seemed to have realized just how f*cked up slavery was. During the q and a after, Tarantino admitted how f*cked up.slavery was and how it still affects this country."

"it's a polarizing film that isn't for everybody. Based on the discussions thus far, the film will trigger even more discussion. Tarantino said that there are thousands of great stories to tell from that era and hopes this will lead to more. I don't know if I want to see too many films dealing with slavery but with Django, black folks will have someone to root for, that is a straight up bad ass."

So does his review change the minds for anyone who had any doubts, or are they still there?

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« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2012, 03:18:31 pm »
I find it interesting that Samuel Jackson's character almost looks like republican michael steele. ;D

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« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2012, 04:22:18 pm »
While I am always interested in the examionation of race in pop-culture, there is something of GREAT importance that is being overlooked here. Namely,

When will my tickets to the advanced screening of DJANGO in NYC arrive?