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Thank you for this! I'm looking forward to them too.
Posted by gloomy gus on January 7, 2013 at 2:41 PM · Report this
Geocrackr 2
The Western movie genre is maybe the most complicated subject in America? 'Cause that's what Django Unchained is about.
Posted by Geocrackr on January 7, 2013 at 2:56 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
Actually, it's more like Roots done up as a Western, without all the pretending that the Civil War was about Gentility or that the South wasn't (and/or is) Racist.

Try watching it.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 7, 2013 at 3:08 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 4
Django is a complicated movie about maybe the most complicated subject in America
Women?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 7, 2013 at 3:18 PM · Report this
Pick1 5
@2 Not having seen the movie, yourself, I'm sure your assessment is spot on.

Go watch it and tell me it's just another western.
Posted by Pick1 on January 7, 2013 at 3:18 PM · Report this
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what it's about is how the western is our great movie meme yet somehow, gee I wonder why, we never showed the westerm meme of justice pardner' played out in the gone with the wind background.

why do we have ten thousand "westerns" and almost no movies about (a) enslaved persons in the south, or (b) mill workers up in boston in 1860, or (c) farmers in ohio in 1860? Our notion of "American" is a created notion. You can't udnerstand today's politics without grokking it. No joe the plumber without westerns, no white resentment without westerns. Django unchained is about ending all that mental enslavement.
Posted by mental liberation day on January 7, 2013 at 3:18 PM · Report this
Cornichon 7
Nothing against Brothers, but (Seattle's own) Jim Emerson does a great job of explaining why it's not as good a movie as it could be (or could have been) on Roger Ebert's website. Read it here: http://blogs.suntimes.com/scanners/2013/…
Posted by Cornichon http://cornichon.org on January 7, 2013 at 3:24 PM · Report this
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@6 because most movies come from Hollywood, which is near a lot of desert, so if you want to film a movie, it's a lot easier to film a Western than a movie about 1860 Boston mill workers.
Posted by GermanSausage on January 7, 2013 at 3:27 PM · Report this
Geocrackr 9
@5 - I never claimed it is "just another western", nor is that what the article I linked to claims. Maybe you should work on your reading comprehension.
Posted by Geocrackr on January 7, 2013 at 3:34 PM · Report this
blip 10
I haven't seen it yet but I think it's about more than one thing and one of those things is more controversial than the others.
Posted by blip on January 7, 2013 at 3:37 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 11
Sounds like Django the Blazing Saddles of its generation..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upvZdVK91…

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on January 7, 2013 at 4:32 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 12
As for movie reviews, read Anthony Lane's movie reviews in The New Yorker.

He totally gets it wrong on the first two movies. Not even close.

Somebody tell the idiot he should retire already.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 7, 2013 at 5:33 PM · Report this
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"Jimmy" is a racial slur? Where I come from, it's an ice cream topping. Wait, "pony"? So My Little Pony is really about slavery?
Posted by jzimbert on January 7, 2013 at 5:34 PM · Report this
Simone 14
@7, I agree with Emerson on his point about the "long, bloody shootout that's nothing but long and bloody because you can't tell and don't care who the swarms of faceless, gore-gushing expendables are."

It was too long and bloody.
Posted by Simone on January 7, 2013 at 7:38 PM · Report this
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I guess @14 has touched on this, but what is the purpose of all the cartoony but gory violence?
Posted by Jude Fawley on January 10, 2013 at 2:09 PM · Report this

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