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Django Unchained

Posted: Tue December 2nd, 2014, 3:04 pm
by wendy
Last night I sat through the entire movie DJANGO UNCHAINED. Am I the only person who doesn't care for Quentin Tarantino's style? The body count was ridiculous, engineered by firepower that wasn't around in the days when it often took several Colt 45 bullets to bring a man down. He does give a graphic portrayal of slavery, but the over-the-top script serves only to trivialize the impact. What am I missing?!!!

Posted: Tue December 2nd, 2014, 3:11 pm
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
I sort of sat through the movie. Didn't do much for me. Given the level of 'shoot-'em-up, I kept expecting exploding helicopters.

Posted: Sat December 6th, 2014, 10:31 pm
by DianeL
There are certain directors whose work I just can't get into. Tarantino is DEFINITELY one of them, the sole reason I never even got myself curious about this film. Of those works of his I have seen, I never felt I'd been told a story, not even a lame one - and I am bewildered at the idea of seeing a movie that is story-free.

I can't hack Oliver Stone or Woody Allen either, never could. Oh well.

Pathetic side note - for a sec in my mind, I was thinking of Rango, the Johnny Depp animated western. Which I'd rather see again, than seeing Django ... :)

Posted: Mon December 8th, 2014, 4:23 pm
by wendy
Thanks ladies. I guess we just like our historical fiction to be actually historical!