Black Audiences, White Stars and ‘Django Unchained' | The Wall Street Journal

| January 03, 2013


“I saw the film in Berkeley where the audience was about 95% white. They really had a good time. A row of white women sitting in front of me broke into applause as Django blew away the white mistress of the plantation who was sort of silly frivolous set up like some of the blacks in the movie. Samuel L. Jackson, who starred in Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” plays himself. To compare this movie to a spaghetti western and a blaxploitation film is an insult to both genres.


“I saw the film in Berkeley where the audience was about 95% white. They really had a good time. A row of white women sitting in front of me broke into applause as Django blew away the white mistress of the plantation who was sort of silly frivolous set up like some of the blacks in the movie. Samuel L. Jackson, who starred in Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” plays himself. To compare this movie to a spaghetti western and a blaxploitation film is an insult to both genres. It’s a Tarantino home movie with all of the racist licks that appear in his other movies.”

Full review here.

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