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I wonder if AP Mike has seen the cover article of the
February 11, 2013 issue of New York magazine and
it's impressive article by Pulitzer prize winning journalist
Frank Rich on how 'Django Unchained' renewed his faith
in America?
If AP Mike is reading this I will gladly send you a copy.

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I'm with you on Chango, AP Mike.  A 1930's Merry Melodies cartoon depicting the 'funny goings-on' on a Southern plantation has more sensitivity than that hot garbage.  Loved the way every time someone gets shot a bucket of ZaRex comes flying out. Ha.

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Here's the link to Rich: http://nymag.com/news/frank-rich/django-unchained-oscar-race-2013-2/index3.html. It's a little overexcitable to say he claims DU "renewed his faith in America;" Here's the actual quote: "(I)t’s worth noting that of all the American films that have made movie­going seem more vital this year, Django is the only one to demonstrate unequivocal 'crossover' appeal—'crossover' being the entertainment industry’s undying euphemism for movies that draw large black and white audiences alike. That movie­goers of both races are willing to check out a white filmmaker’s profane, impolitic riff on the most sacred African-American history says something hopeful about America."

Me, I thought while watching it that Django was OK--about on par with Inglorious Basterds but nowhere near as good as the first three. But the extremity of reaction on both sides has left me so non-plussed in the face of my "Meh" that I'm thinking I should look at it again.
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http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/jan/15/bill-maxwell-django-puts-us-society-under/

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Re: Frank Rich's Glowing Article In New York Magazine About 'Django Unchained'
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 03:16:07 PM »
To paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson's character to De Niro's in Jackie Brown- "You used to be beautiful, man..."

Greatest scene Tarantino had anything to do with.

 

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