Earlier this week, Rich Juzwiak published a deeply-researched history of director Quentin Tarantino’s love affair with the word “nigger,” a word he has always used liberally in his screenplays. Juzwiak unearthed and examined twenty years worth of Tarantino’s varied and contradictory defenses of his use of the word. He also produced this video, a supercut of every instance of a character in a Tarantino-written film (through 2012’s Django Unchained) saying it. It’s a very long supercut.
No contemporary white public figure has a more involved relationship to the word “nigger” than Quentin Tarantino. He’s used it in screenplays since the beginning of his directing career, he’s been criticized (and defended) by black peers for it, and he’s explained his rationale for it several times in a variety of ways. Americans are obsessed with the word “nigger,” a semantic memento of our country’s shameful founding legacy. But few white artists seem to me more obsessed than Tarantino.
Political Media, the right-wing organization behind last weekend's "Gun Appreciation Day," which ultimately resulted in several accidental shootings, has reportedly decided to branch out in an effort to attract more blacks to its cause. The plan? "What Would Django Do?": a campaign that asks black people to look to the heavily armed and ceaselessly murderous hero from Quentin Tarantino's latest film when considering purchasing a firearm.
After two decades of reporters and talking heads trying to blame the violence in his films for spurring real-world violence, Quentin Tarantino decided yesterday that he'd had enough.
If you aren't naturally attuned to the frequency at which internet conservatives are currently shaking with rage, you might've been surprised when you visited right-wing aggregation site the Drudge Report this morning and were confronted with the following headline, in 40-point type: "'N*GGER. N*GGER. N*GGER. N*GGER. N*GGER. N*GGER. N*GGER.'" Clicking on the headline wouldn't satisfy your confusion: it linked to The Hollywood Reporter's review of Quentin Tarantino's new slave-revenge movie Django Unchained — a review that barely touches on the word's use in the movie. It's just a review.
Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the first promotional stills from Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Western film, Django Unchained. The image above shows the movie's protagonist, Django, played by Jamie Foxx, striding beside Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a German bounty hunter who teams up with Django to hunt down the freed slave's former owners, the Brittle Brothers.
The Weinstein Company and Columbia Pictures today unveiled the first teaser poster for Quentin Tarantino's Western film Django Unchained, and the only notable thing outside the Saul Bassian graphic is the fact that the name Django Unchained does not appear on the sheet. Could mean something, could mean nothing.