Django Unchained
Silver Lining

Washington, DC

#87 Dec 29, 2012
dkanela wrote:
The movie makes a mockery of slavery, and it's not worth warching. There's an African proverb that goes like this: " Until the lion tells his story, the hunt will always glorify the hunter"
To the victor go the spoils of war. One of the spoils is writing the history books about those that didn't survive.
Pure Observation

Washington, DC

#88 Dec 29, 2012
Jahx wrote:
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A lot of pigs will be duly sent back to hell by Foxx. I just can't wait to watch it!
Well that was the premise.

Think about how simple that formula is to separate you from you money.

Black guy is hero that kills white guy.

Hmmm... that is a bit of the issue.

“Sexy & Independent”

Since: Dec 12

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#89 Dec 29, 2012
vampiYAH stabB wrote:
<quoted text>I think you may be misinterpreting Spike's ferver just a little. If there be any ANGER on Spike's part, I think it has much to do with how WE AS A PEOPLE have been portrayed on camera. He's also concerned about who all is telling OUR STORY. Its bad enough that someone else IS, but its twice the reproach when these other ethnicities build THEIR empires and make a grip off of OUR STORY (fiction or non-fiction), whether it be OUR history, our culture, they're the ones who profit MOSTLY.
If only there were MORE Spike Lee's!
I understand Spike Lee's concerns. Spike Lee could have made this movie. Spike Lee needs to start making movies again. When I see Spike Lee he is always at a New York Knicks game. Spike Lee even had conflict with Tyler Perry. Tyler Perry is mainly the person making Black movies today. I wish John Singleton was making movies today. I also like Forrest Whitaker. I will be checking out this movie.

“Cool Like That”

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Since: May 08

Everywhere

#90 Dec 29, 2012
Halle Berry Sister wrote:
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I understand Spike Lee's concerns. Spike Lee could have made this movie. Spike Lee needs to start making movies again. When I see Spike Lee he is always at a New York Knicks game. Spike Lee even had conflict with Tyler Perry. Tyler Perry is mainly the person making Black movies today. I wish John Singleton was making movies today. I also like Forrest Whitaker. I will be checking out this movie.
I don't think Spike Lee would have made a movie like this because this is not the type of movies he makes. I do hope he makes more films because I consider him a great film maker with substance.
I also hope there are some up and coming young Black women and Black men filmmakers who will make films and television shows of substance and quality.

I'm tired of some of the crap that is coming out of Hollywood these days, which is why I read books and have not been to the movies in years. I will not be seeing this movie either.

“Cool Like That”

Level 5

Since: May 08

Everywhere

#92 Dec 29, 2012
Tarentino is probably laughing all the way to the bank. He knew that if he made a film about a Black man killing White slave masters, a lot of Black folks would be running to see it.

Tarentino knows how to play Black folks and get more rich doing it.

“Africa”

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Oakland

#93 Dec 29, 2012
IkeLike wrote:
Tarentino is probably laughing all the way to the bank. He knew that if he made a film about a Black man killing White slave masters, a lot of Black folks would be running to see it.
Tarentino knows how to play Black folks and get more rich doing it.
Too bad more Black filmmakers aren't using the same bankable formula.

It's obvious that Black people like seeing themselves as powerful and on top just as much as white people do.

It would only make sense to see more Black people capitalized off this basic fact, but no. Doing so would require too much of "getting off your ass."

“Cool Like That”

Level 5

Since: May 08

Everywhere

#94 Dec 29, 2012
Bakari Neferu wrote:
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Too bad more Black filmmakers aren't using the same bankable formula.
It's obvious that Black people like seeing themselves as powerful and on top just as much as white people do.
It would only make sense to see more Black people capitalized off this basic fact, but no. Doing so would require too much of "getting off your ass."
Actually it does not take much effort for even a half way decent film maker to make a film like this that panders to the desires or fantasies of some Black people.

If all a film maker wanted to do was make money, then yes they would capitalize off of this. However, some film makers make films for other reasons than to just make money. Some film makers have integrity, and even though they want to make money they will not do so at any cost. Too many Black people have sold out for making money as it is.

Yes, Black people like seeing themselves on top, but there are films that can be made that do that with out using slavery as a cheap way to score points with Blacks.

If making money was the only issue, a film maker could make porn movies, which make a lot of money.

“Cool Like That”

Level 5

Since: May 08

Everywhere

#95 Dec 29, 2012
I'm not telling anyone not to see this film, and neither did Spike Lee. He simply gave his opinion and said that he would not be seeing it.

I'm doing the same thing. I'm giving my opinion, and I will not be spending any money to see this movie because I do NOT want to support that kind of movie.
Sock it

Wise, VA

#97 Dec 29, 2012
DerekJ wrote:
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Have you seen Tarantino's movies? He's all about low brow, recycled B-movie schlock. It's not intended to be taken completely seriously. I plan to see the movie.
Of course you will. You can't keep your fat arse away from the popcorn.

“Africa”

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Oakland

#98 Dec 29, 2012
IkeLike wrote:
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Actually it does not take much effort for even a half way decent film maker to make a film like this that panders to the desires or fantasies of some Black people.
If all a film maker wanted to do was make money, then yes they would capitalize off of this. However, some film makers make films for other reasons than to just make money. Some film makers have integrity, and even though they want to make money they will not do so at any cost. Too many Black people have sold out for making money as it is.
Yes, Black people like seeing themselves on top, but there are films that can be made that do that with out using slavery as a cheap way to score points with Blacks.
If making money was the only issue, a film maker could make porn movies, which make a lot of money.
I already know that it would be simple to make a movie about Black people, that makes the fact that move Black people aren't doing it even more nerve-wracking.

I wasn't trying to imply that it is or should be just about money. My point is, there are stories about Black people that should be told by Black people that aren't.

You don't have to "sell out" to make a movie like this. It didn't have to be a western but it still would of had to have been entertaining, as that is the only way movies make money.

I mean, are you aware that there really were Black cowboys and gunslingers? Their were Black western pioneers, traders, entrepreneurs, outlaws and all that stuff. Not just in the west either but even in places like Texas. True story. So this movie wasn't too far off the mark in that regard.

I don't care about people not liking the movie. My thing is, why would some people complain about it but not make something just as good if not way better? I mean there are actual true stories out there that are way more thrilling and badass than even Django was.

Too bad nobody's telling them.

“Africa”

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Oakland

#99 Dec 29, 2012
Buckwheat wrote:
So its like a black Harry Potter where all the kneegrows ride around on brooms casting balls of fire down upon evil whitey.
No, it's nothing like Harry Potter at all.

And all the Negroes in this movie don't do anything as all of the rest of them are slaves. Django was the only Black person killing white people because he was a free man.

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#100 Dec 29, 2012
Halle Berry Sister wrote:
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I understand Spike Lee's concerns. Spike Lee could have made this movie. Spike Lee needs to start making movies again. When I see Spike Lee he is always at a New York Knicks game. Spike Lee even had conflict with Tyler Perry. Tyler Perry is mainly the person making Black movies today. I wish John Singleton was making movies today. I also like Forrest Whitaker. I will be checking out this movie.
I too would like to see both John Singleton & Spike Lee back at it again. I too also have a great deal of respect for Tyler Perry however I feel that once you've seen one Tyler production it feels like you've seen them all. But...to his credit, I understand that Tyler Perry frequents Afrika a lot, primarily Nigeria. And if I'm not mistaken, he scouts for talent there. I personally have ALWAYS felt that there was a MAJOR market in Afrika (Nollywood) as well as the Caribbean to recruit fresh talent and to even produce.

Do you watch Afrikan or Caribbean movies. In the event that you haven't, I'mma tell you that you haven't seen DRAMA until you've seen DRAMA in an Afrikan or Caribbean movie. They don't come with a whole a lot of special effects, these films don't come fully equipped with a whole a lot of "bells & whistles" but what Afrikan & Caribbean actors/ actresses come with is passion for the acting craft & a GREAT STORYLINE.
Witness

Manchester, UK

#101 Dec 29, 2012
Way I see it, Q.T's just pandering to resentful blacks and guilty whites, in the same way that Mel Gibson was to Scots when he made Braveheart. The whole thing is fuggin shameful, and I hope Tarantino gets his deformed head crushed under a van.

“Africa”

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Oakland

#102 Dec 29, 2012
vampiYAH stabB wrote:
<quoted text>I too would like to see both John Singleton & Spike Lee back at it again. I too also have a great deal of respect for Tyler Perry however I feel that once you've seen one Tyler production it feels like you've seen them all. But...to his credit, I understand that Tyler Perry frequents Afrika a lot, primarily Nigeria. And if I'm not mistaken, he scouts for talent there. I personally have ALWAYS felt that there was a MAJOR market in Afrika (Nollywood) as well as the Caribbean to recruit fresh talent and to even produce.
Do you watch Afrikan or Caribbean movies. In the event that you haven't, I'mma tell you that you haven't seen DRAMA until you've seen DRAMA in an Afrikan or Caribbean movie. They don't come with a whole a lot of special effects, these films don't come fully equipped with a whole a lot of "bells & whistles" but what Afrikan & Caribbean actors/ actresses come with is passion for the acting craft & a GREAT STORYLINE.
It would be great if there was simply a greater diversity of talented Black filmmakers.

I personally haven't seen too many Nollywood films, and the ones I have seen weren't of real interest to me, but apparently, they are very popular in Africa, which I think is absolutely wonderful.

I haven't seen any Caribbean movies though. What Caribbean/Nigerian films would you recommend?

Are you aware of any Afro-Brazilian films?

“Africa”

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Oakland

#103 Dec 29, 2012
Witness wrote:
Way I see it, Q.T's just pandering to resentful blacks and guilty whites, in the same way that Mel Gibson was to Scots when he made Braveheart. The whole thing is fuggin shameful, and I hope Tarantino gets his deformed head crushed under a van.
I just hope more Black filmmakers come out with more and better movies than Django so we won't have to wait for other people to make good movies about us.

“Sexy & Independent”

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#104 Dec 29, 2012
IkeLike wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think Spike Lee would have made a movie like this because this is not the type of movies he makes. I do hope he makes more films because I consider him a great film maker with substance.
I also hope there are some up and coming young Black women and Black men filmmakers who will make films and television shows of substance and quality.
I'm tired of some of the crap that is coming out of Hollywood these days, which is why I read books and have not been to the movies in years. I will not be seeing this movie either.
I really hope to see more Black film makers too. There are not enough. We'll see if Spike Lee makes a come back.

“Sexy & Independent”

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#105 Dec 29, 2012
vampiYAH stabB wrote:
<quoted text>I too would like to see both John Singleton & Spike Lee back at it again. I too also have a great deal of respect for Tyler Perry however I feel that once you've seen one Tyler production it feels like you've seen them all. But...to his credit, I understand that Tyler Perry frequents Afrika a lot, primarily Nigeria. And if I'm not mistaken, he scouts for talent there. I personally have ALWAYS felt that there was a MAJOR market in Afrika (Nollywood) as well as the Caribbean to recruit fresh talent and to even produce.
Do you watch Afrikan or Caribbean movies. In the event that you haven't, I'mma tell you that you haven't seen DRAMA until you've seen DRAMA in an Afrikan or Caribbean movie. They don't come with a whole a lot of special effects, these films don't come fully equipped with a whole a lot of "bells & whistles" but what Afrikan & Caribbean actors/ actresses come with is passion for the acting craft & a GREAT STORYLINE.
This lady that braids my friend's hair is always showing us African movies. The is a lot of DRAMA. The actors and actress do have a lot of passion and a great story line. Hopefully John Singleton and Spike Lee make a come back. We need more Black film makers.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

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Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#106 Dec 29, 2012
Spike always love to complain.

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Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#107 Dec 29, 2012
Sock it wrote:
<quoted text>Of course you will. You can't keep your fat arse away from the popcorn.
Ah yes, my favorite retard is back. Where ya been, Sock?

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Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#108 Dec 30, 2012
Halle Berry Sister wrote:
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This lady that braids my friend's hair is always showing us African movies. The is a lot of DRAMA. The actors and actress do have a lot of passion and a great story line. Hopefully John Singleton and Spike Lee make a come back. We need more Black film makers.
Afrikan cinema is THE BEST!

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