Yes, but this is America. The culture itself is lacking in substance.<quoted text>
A film can be discussed in a variety of different ways such as its production quality, editing, how it was directed, actors' performances, social commentary, political implications, set design etc. A film can have great production quality (lighting, sound, etc.) but also lack in other areas.
My main cretinism about this film is that it has exploited a serious and sensitive issue like slavery by distorting some of the facts and by pandering to a Black audience for profit. It is not addressing the issue in a real meaningful way. To me slavery should not serve as a backdrop to some action adventure bang bang
shoot-em-up spaghetti western. What's next, a comedy about slavery?
I have no problem with movies about slavery. I also do not have a problem with movies being entertaining. However, if I have to choose between being entertained or respectfully and accurately depicting slavery in motion pictures, I'll take the later.
Again, you seem to be blaming symptoms of the real problem here. You say that the movie was not to your liking.
Let's just say it was complete garbage. That is not the real issue.
The issue is that there aren't any Black people out here putting low substance movies like this to shame by making way better movies.
People can make movies like this because Blacks aren't. The market is wide open and Blacks aren't making any moves. It's just like the music, fashion, and sports industry. Black people are obviously entertaining, and our entertainment makes OTHER PEOPLE rich.
Why are Blacks not smart enough to make themselves rich with their own creative talent?
That is the real issue here, not some white boy fantasy slave flick. Not that I'm defending Tarantino here, as I never really cared for any of his movies before this one, I'm just trying to highlight the real priorities.
Of course they are. Blacks in this country have no real standards about how other people depict them, which is why you see all manner of debauchery on TV nowadays about Blacks on BET, VH1, MTV, and so on, and even if somebody did make something distasteful about Blacks, what would they do about it?<quoted text>
In my opinion, all Black people have an obligation to guard and protect their history. If they start accepting versions of their history that is not accurate or that is trivialized then as a people they are abandoning their history and giving it up to who ever wants to make a movie or write a book about for profit.
The reason why you have other people making movies about you in the first place is because they don't respect you and Blacks haven't taken the step to really create and influence in American media like we should.
I agree about safeguarding our history, but that isn't going to occur until Blacks start dominating the film industry BEHIND the camera, like all the white folks are doing.
Like I said, my main issue isn't the movie, whether it is lacking in substance or is even disrespectful to Blacks or not. My main gripe is that Black people aren't making movies talking about us and our experiences that are just as good and entertaining and this one.
Why is always only Spike Lee and John Singleton? We should have dozens upon dozens more by now.