Patrick Galooly said:
So what you're saying is because black people have no power in Hollywood tartino felt it was o.k. to denigrate them because he knew the backlash wouldn't come from anyone important enough to hurt his future prospects, the way the jews did Mel Gibson. Wouldn't that make Tarentino a coward and not this balsy envelope pushing artist?
I knew this was gonna be the typical reply someone was gonna make toward my post.
I dont think he denigrated anyone in Django by fully incorporating all of the cultural aspects relevant to the time period being depicted by the film in order to have the most realistic portrayal and representation of that era in order to stay true to artistic integrity.
Did you seriously want him to not have the N-word in there at all ?? Then you would have a certain group of black folk that would say " he's sugarcoating history like other white directors and making it seem less harsh than what it really was "
Jamie really wanted the word in there , Sam Jackson really wanted the word in there, Sidney Portier really wanted the word in there, it raises the level of artistic integrity in a film where a black slave ultimately gets the upper hand on the various white oppressors in the film.
What exactly about the message and overall story being told in the film is offensive toward african-americans outside of the realistic depiction of slavery in the antebellum south ?? The vast majority of intelligent black people watching his movie love it and dont see the overall story as offensively denigrating, and the vast majority of white conservative racists hate it. So what does that really say. It's mostly only a small amount of pseudo-intellectual that always want to over analyze everything that say they have a problem with this.
Certain Jews IMO can be too overly sensitive, and Tarantino does push the envelope but you have to know where not to push if you still want an envelope to push in the future. As a result Tarantino might have made a slightly less realistic depiction of World War II in Inglorious Bastards , but even if he did include those racial slurs toward jews, the film would not have been denigrating to Jews either. Shyt would've been a realistic depiction just like Django was a realistic depiction. So due to the reputation of overly sensitive jews in Hollywood , he had to compromise on his artistic integrity even though what would have been done wouldn't have been denigrating to a jewish audience who was smart enough to understand that historical accuracy correlates with artistic integrity.