Day 17: 19/12/18
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
The most realistic movie I have ever watched about racism, a movie that really shows me the meaning of slavery. It is interesting to watch this film, because, as Tarantino tells in an interview, it is a genre story. There is crime and action with a background of history. That’s actually what I really want to do in my movies. It’s not a historical biography, not a movie you know will mentally be rough, but a story you actually want to watch.
Great use of negation of negation. Worse of the worse. Leonardo di Caprio was disturbed to play his role and wanted to soften the character, but they told him that that wouldn’t tell the whole story, that wouldn’t do justice in terms of history.
Stephen: as a character of worst of the worst. Enemy from within. It’s bad to be attacked by an enemy, an opposite, it’s worse to be attacked by someone from the same place as you are.
From the first scene an amazing use of music signals you that this is going to be an insanely dynamic movie. Some songs are made like a musical – but in a very very different, darker, more Western genre than the Broadway way (obviously).
Funny scenes humiliating the behavior of white people, like the night scene with the KKK members. Adds to the flavor of the story.
Love the chemistry between Dr. King and Django. Both are very developed characters.
READ: Django Unchained Comic Book ❤