Wednesday, December 26, 2012
DJANGO UNCHAINED: Did You See It?
Controversy can often lead to added box office. The new film from director/writer Quentin Tarantino is Django Unchained starring Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as Django. Reportedly, the N-word is used over 100 times in this movie. Lord, have mercy.
He's not as recognizable to TV viewers as Leonard Maltin, Roger Ebert or even Ben Lyons from E! Entertainment Television. But Wesley Morris won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for film criticism. The journalist for The Boston Globe follows Ebert as a recipient of that prestigious award. Trust me on this, there are many many black film critics in the country who would love the opportunity to be on TV other than Black History Month. We need to hear some black film critics give us their opinions of Django Unchained. How did they feel hearing "n****r" onscreen over 100 times? Is Tarantino helping or hurting? Did he screen the film for black critics or black audiences for feedback before it was released?