This is exactly what needed to happen. Wish it had happened quicker after Spike spoke up. And it should have been harsher. Spike is little more than a race hustler trying to maintain his fame by injecting himself into other people’s work. Not every atory about WW2 is going to focus on the horror’s of the death camps, and not every story set in the slavery days of the south is going to focus on the horror’s of slavery. If thats an important story to tell – perhaps Spike should tell it. He is (or at least was) a gifted filmmaker.
Biggest opening ever for a Tarantino movie, and with the reviews being overwhelmingly positive it shows no sign of slowing down.
Walton Goggins interview about Django Unchained. The new season of Justified starts next Tuesday as well – with Boyd Crowder in his full glory. Love that show.
More red carpet interviews at the NY Premeire of Django Unchained.
From the red carpet in NY.
Interviews with all the Django stars. Best part starts at 13:56 when the interviewer asks Samuel L. Jackson about the use of the N-Word.
Leo DiCaprio describes how Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson had to coach him on how to say n*gger during filming.
The cartoon that Quentin selected to be shown before Django Unchained at the New Beverly Cinema in L.A.
The AICN review of Django Unchained.
One celeb you don’t have to worry about running into at a Django Unchained screening this year – Spike Lee is boycotting the film.
You see, Spike has decided that Quentin is too white to make movies that use the N-word (he long ago came to this conclusion). And with Django, Spike has decided that making a movie with slavery as the backdrop that doesn’t have its primary focus to convey the full horror of slavery is somehow unacceptable.
Lots of self-beclowning statements from Spike at the link.