you know that they would get shut out because of all the flack the movie is taking from the African American communities. Damn sham the the oscars still don't acknowledge good acting. I could care less about the movie are hollyweird.
Fuck that shit how come the white guy gets nominated for something but the black actors don't when they weer featured in the movie longer than he was
did anyone run out and get the nigger doll yet. lol.
Keri Washington barely spoke, like come on, Samuel on the other hand, definitely should have been nominated Leonardo too.
All of them should've gotten recognition and nominated. If anything, Samuel L. Jackson should've gotten it. That man played the HELL out of an Uncle Tom.
Samuel and Leo were awesome in the movie.
Saw they Movie. Thought it was a decent story but Jamie Foxx was HORRIBLE. That was a HUGE miscast, Kerry Washington was too. Thought Leonardo did a great job, Samuel & Don Johnson. Don’t know what all the controversy was about. The Movie didn’t make fun of slavery nor was it a comedy. I think Spike just was hating on this one.
Cosign with AnRnBThugIt really just barely touches on the slavery topic. It's more of a love/action/revenge story than anything.
@ AnRnBThug and 1:08, Spike Lee didn't like it because the very reasons you stated. Since it wasn't a historical movie or a movie about slavery he didn't understand the need to use the n word so often. Only black people can be complacent to such an ugly word being used about them so nonchalantly. Name me one movie which is set during the time during the Holocaust where derogatory terms for Jewish people are used over 100 times in the movie. Go ahead. I'll wait...
I'm 1:08 honey and Schindler's List.Please take a seat and calm down. Ok. The N word was used. They folks say it. They say it any way to get a reaction out of others and most of the time they succeed. You know how they say Don't feed the trolls here? Don't do it in real life either.
This is just a rewind of the color purple. I personally don't have a problem with this movie, because it shows how we were treated as black people back in those slavery days. Quinton only put out what actually happened to our people. I am actually glad that it showed a black man going back and giving to those crackers. i just shows that not all of us are servants to the white man.
*So folks say it
sam, leonardo, christoph, and don were great.
You know how they say Don't feed the trolls here? Don't do it in real life either. - 1:19 PM ---Aahhh, EXACTLY.
I just thought about it. I'm 1:08, 1:19 and 1:20.People do things in movies all the time for shock value. Saying the N word is just one of those instances. In this very movie, you get a shot of Django hanging upside down completely butt NAKED. In Schindler's List, you see a little sweet girl running across the way in a red jacket, and not too long from there her little red jacket is on a dead body pile.In a recent movie (don't know the name), an actor actually gets PEED on by the actress.They do this for that *GASP* and people saying the N word in a movie is for the exact same reason. I completely understand Spike Lee's POV, but sometimes you just need to see things for what it's worth, drawing in more people by being raunchy and shocking them.
I saw this movie strictly to hear the word NIGGER over 100 times! It was historically inaccurate, good gracious! A nappy headed NIGGER with an "R" branded on his face carrying a GUN?! They would have shot him on sight; regardless if he was with a white man or not. Dragging his black ass from behind a horse would have been more believable.When he was strung upside down and the white man was going to castrate him, that would have happened WHEN they caught him. But for a plot and action, they make it seem like slaves were actually smart and had luck. No your ancestors didnt! Sam Jackson was my FAVORITE character. HIS role of a sambo was more accurate.
Somebody check on Spike Lee, he may be on the ledge about to jump. A movie he refuses to go see got 5 Oscar nominations and made over $100 mil; compared to a movie he directed and produced Red Hook Summer which no one went to see and was not nominated for anything.
I thought it was great. I like the fact that it humanized slaves as people with lives cares and relationships. And it have Django the chance to be a hero of the past like Rambo, or Die Hard. Good "enjoy the ride" type flick. Jackson and Dicaprio were robbed.
@1:08Barely touched on the topic of slavery??? What movie were you watching. Way to let your cognitive dissonance get in the way of common sense. I admit I chuckled at a few scenes in the movie because great delivery of a funny line is funny no matter the subject matter. HOWEVER......so many things wrong with the movie:1. The plot, which could've made the satire more palatable was paper thin. The Django and Broomhilda backstory was never developed to the point where I could empathize with Django as to why he (and the good doctor for that matter) would go to such great lengths to free her. Remember, they were slaves, families were routinely torn apart and aint shit nary a one of those slaves could do about it back then.2. The violence was gratuitous (dog attack scene anyone?). Tarantino apologists will say "that's vintage Quentin" to which I say go be vintage Quentin with another subject matter other than slavery. It's real and the legacy is still here. No matter how many black men Quentin's mama banged (Wilt Chamberlain), that doesnt make him honorary black. You can empathize with racism Quen-Quen, you can speak out against racism, you can have a best friend who is black, but you dont get to make light of our painful history for a few cheap laughs. Racism is still real in America for many of us. Aint shit in that to laugh about.3. The never ending stream of white people shouting "nigger this" and "nigger that." Movie or not I still cringe everytime I hear white people say that word, especially because its used in the context of dehumanizing a black man. If the usage were to give historical context, that I understand. But its overuse detracted almost completely from any underlying message (which I think there was none to begin with).4. House slave Stephen was so reprehensible I didnt even feel anger at the character so much more than pity. Had the character been played as someone trying to stay in good graces with the Massa but with at least some redeeming quality maybe I wouldnt be so pissed. But Sam Jackson's Stephen was flippant, shucky and jivey, and apparently fancied himself a comedian...I can only imagine that's how Quentin and some of his Hollywood buddies see some black people, the modern day equivalent of Stephen.I left the movie theater feeling uncomfortable not so much with the content of the film, but the fact that the film maker felt it okay to make this movie satirizing racism given America's sordid past with slavery.
1:24 You poor thing, the movie was what it was. In any movie of course they change things and add on somethings to make it shock you. But were black people called nigger's...yes, were black women taken raped and made to clean the houses of the rapist...yes, were black men beaten, castrated, raped, killed, and made to be seen as less then because whites were in inferior to us...yes. So no I'm not a troll I am a black woman who knows that our people were mistreated, abused, used, and killed, by a race that knew how to do nothing but take. And take they did. So I can't be mad at the director for making this film because in a lot of ways it was and is true. Some of us still kiss ass and coon today, those who don't ok, live your life however you want but don't act like it didn't happen when we all know it did and more.
Samuel L. Jackson deserves an Oscar to the fullest for that head nigga in charge role he played. He was outstanding, Uncle Ruckus(no relation) would've been damn proud.
sound so stupid to say that how they treated us in those slavery days ,,,when most Niggas love being treated like Niggas let alone embrace the very word the Massa gave us as a pet name,,beside being black people with pride....i guess it a take another 300 yrs,to choose rather we can still keep being our own worst enemy,,or to really appreshiate the sacrifice our ancestors slave for, with their blood, sweat, & tears ......slavery wasnt never meant to be, use or seen in vain,,,,no matter how they wanna glamourize the ATROCIOUS AMERIKKKA HISTORY! now share that
Curt. You sound like you just came off the field yourself. I'm 1:08 and let me tell you, you're taking this thing way too seriously. It's a film made by Quentin Tarantino. Also, you just proved that line you quoted with your whole post.Allow me to elaborate: "Barely touched on the topic of slavery???"Yes, it did, and I'm going to use your whole post to show you. 1. Your entire first point already says how it wasn't relative to actual slavery. They did get torn apart, and anyone knows that the chance of a family getting back together was EXTREMELY RARE. So how does Django and Hilde even symbolize what really happened? You can only take it at face value so stop trying to make it into more.2. Again, with this one, the violence is for nothing but shock value. Hello? Did you not see holes being blown into legs, chests and genitals? As a matter of fact, in this movie, more white people died than black people so I don't see how this is even relevant.3. "If the usage were to give historical context, that I understand. But its overuse detracted almost completely from any underlying message (which I think there was none to begin with)." EXACTLY. Thanks for contradicting yourself, especially with that first sentence. It doesn't give any historical value. I already said it barely touched on slavery and you just said it there yourself. Shock. VALUE. Please read my previous comment about not feeding trolls in real life.4. Samuel L. Jackson has worked with Tarantino before, so it didn't surprise me with how he was acting, but that's exactly what he was doing. Acting. Even Stephen himself was acting. Did you see the man stand up straight in the end?? (Obviously not.) Also, he did have a redeeming quality. This is actually the first time I would say to look past face value. Stephen was smart. It may not seem like it at first with all the Uncle Tom'n going on, but when we first saw him he was working on Candie's bills and expenses. There was a reason he kept that man around. Also, at the end he counted the shots Django fired. He was acting the part for Candie, but intellectually, he was smarter than anyone there.Lastly, baby, don't use big words you don't know. With all the hypocrisy and contradicting I had to dig through in your post, you sure you don't have cognitive dissonance?
2:00 PM I take it you're talking to 1:19, not 1:24. I never said you were a troll. I said don't feed the trolls in real life. It happened, damn right it happened, but don't let some little low life yell out a word that's going to get you so mad you want to slit their throat, and don't let some movie piss you off so BAD when it was just to make money. Focus on REAL racism, not some funky movie people played in to get paid. "The movie creates racism!!!! STFU AND GTFOH" Racism already existed LOOOONNG before this movie, and it's not going to change any minds. People's parents and unneeded fears did that enough.
@1:59 There was absolutely no reason to feel funny about the film. I look at it like this. AT LEAST a Cac man took the time to make this movie cause faggot Tyler Perry sure wasn’t. It raised slavery awareness (albeit small), employed a shit load of black people, gave an inspirational story of black love and showed a TON of Cacs being killed. As far as the word “Nigger” what the hell you want? It was the 1800’s in the SOUTH You think they was calling us Sir & Ma’am? The movie clearly showed how the Cac Man surrounded himself with Black Women. You think there were no Toni Braxtons back then? Halle Berrys? Beyonces? Oh yes there were and The Big Daddies, Mr Candies and others was twisting them out. It also addressed Uncle Toms and He was killed right along with the Cacs like He deserved.
2:38 Cosign and THANK YOU! Again!
*2:51 Sorry. Second 2:38 AnRnBThug cosign
@ 2:31 I was hoping to have a good debate with you about this but I think you are taking a more personal and adversarial tone than I'm interested in, so we'll just agree to disagree. But I appreciate your comments.@RnB... I hear you and I guess we all look at things through our own life experiences. Maybe you are right that this is 2013 and its just a movie but its hard for me to ignore the history that I know when Im watching a movie like this, but thats just me. Maybe there is a story to be told here but I guess its the satirical nature of the film coupled with the subject matter that gives me pause.
3:03 I'm always up for a good debate. I appreciate you not cursing and your viewpoints on this matter. It's rare to not see anyone on here coming at you furious for your own opinions, and hey, lol, it's not personal to me until you start taking random shots in the dark about disorders. xD Thanks for the conversation.
"Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington were also passed over."They should have passed over this project period. I hope they were not thinking about getting Oscar nods for these roles. Quentin directing a film with this kind of subject matter? No thanks, I'll pass. @Curt, Well stated.
I have to say I was a bit apprehensive about seeing this movie. I guess it was due to some of the fear-mongering coming from certain news sources I tend to watch often.I don't think Django was as controversial as both left and right made it out to me. Like any product, the movie was well packaged with, as RnBThug said, love, passion, SHOCK VALUE, revenge, and slavery (somewhat) in its historical context. I personally wasn't offended/affected by the number of times the N-word was used likely because my own desensitization but also going into the movie I knew in what context the word would specifically be used. I would like to hope that this movie could serve as a reminder of the dark side of the United States history, since most of these history classes paint American History as sunshine rainbows and white men in powdered wigs popped some bb guns against redcoats and we were declared "free."As far as some the actors not being nominated I am shocked, especially Samuel Jackson because he played the HELL out of that Uncle Tom.
I don't really care to see the movie but why is Jamie dressed like Price/ Liberace in that pic?
Okay Django was a good movie, NOT a great movie...not by any stretch of the imagination. It seems that in recent years, Hollywood has been handing out Oscar nominations and awards to my peoplejust to patronize us. I'll take it but I'm just saying...
@ 1:01 RnB Thug, I co-sign with you re:Kerry Washington. As gorgeous as she is, Kerry seems to have a really hard time playing against type. What type??? Cute, sexy, smart, classy. Kerry Washington wouldn't know how to act like a slave if someone taped her eyelids open and made her watch a 24 hour marathon of "Roots!"
Nothing for DiCaprio or Samuel L Jackson! I'm shocked. The Oscars are a joke!
@3:38, he picked out his own clothes, lol. I guess being a slave and wearing rags, he wanted something....regal???????????? LMFAO. He didn't dress like that for long, though.Sidebar: I am willing to bet that Jamie Foxx kept that blue outfit and bought some silver louboutins to match it.
For the life of me, why are you baboons on here debating the authenticity of this movie? The reality is, who cares. A nigger in the old south was carrying a gun and got to kill good white christians. That right there shows you that this movie was all about hollywood.Why are you all acting is this grindhouse slave movie is anything more than that?Instead of analyzing this movie, maybe you all should focus on analyzing why you never get W2 forms and pay or receive income tax? Or analyze how birth control is available everywhere, even for free yet having baseborn bastard baboons seems to be the norm.Analyze those things, not a movie about how the gratuitous use of the word NIGGER is used. You are in fact NIGGERS and I think you niggers should get over it fast.
@4:52 I am ctfu! I could see him now, with that spray on hair line! lmao and smh!@5:02lol... *sigh* "good white christians" *sigh* I know you're not serious, nevertheless your verbiage is hilarious and actually reveals more than you think! carry on...
Smh.That's Hollywood For ya! Hate Him Or Love Him Samuel L. Jackson Is An Excellent Actor.Samuel L. Jackson was snub and robbed!
1:59, enjoyed reading your comment. Have not seen the movie, not sure I will....I will wait for the DVD. Kinda over slave movies in general. No one needs a movie to tell that story. Last year we had The Help, this year we have Django. Maids and slaves. Yes, this is a part of history, but it's 2013....don't know where I am going with my comment so I will just stop typing
I am 6:54. There is a book written by Tananarive Due titled My Soul to Keep. I would love to see this story on the big screen, or Ellison's Invisible Man or Juneteenth. Tananarive Due is an African American author (horror/supernatural genre). I discovered her by accident, my mother belonged to a book club, I was out of reading material and raided her stash. It was so refreshing to read a well written novel with black characters, but not centered around the "black experience", I would like to see a blockbuster movie follow that template. Hope my rant makes sense lol.
Wow.....blown away this is even happening.... I was working on eerily similar subject was hacked 2yrs ago now djanky getting nominations..well this blows chunks...bck to the typewriter life n kudos to quick I guess
@ 6:54 I hear that..
I would like to nominate RWS for the most original characters on a black blog.
Yes these clowns expected an Oscar nod. They just got played in a major way. Why in the world would this movie need action figures? What BS could be on the horizon? Be careful about what you throw your money and support behind.
I never watch the Academy Awards shows because most of the time we don't win. I luv the movie. Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington was great. I luv to see a Black man wins at the end, it was something like Shaft back in the 70's. Say it loud' I am Black and Proud.
I packed my ass with flour
I don't really care to see the movie but why is Jamie dressed like Price/ Liberace in that pic? - 3:38 PM___LOL! Like he just got his suit out of the cleaners!
It was a good movie, but I didn't see any Oscar-worthy performances. That how hollywood is tho. Sam was funny in his role as Uncle Ruckus, and Cap and Shultz were very good, but Jamie was just decent. Kerry Washington wasn't shit, AS USUAL, with her uppity black ass. I also don't see people's problem with this movie. It's a M-O-V-I-E. But I guess just a lotta Italians hate mob movies and American Indians hate westerns, some of our people will never dig on most films that take us back to those times. I like Tarantino films because he doesn't give a fuck about being politically correct or about backlash from any angle....Funny thing is that's also why I like Spike Lee's movies. Interesting..
LMMFAO, BEE GEE!!!You know I have never liked Kerry Washington. She looks like a chipmuck with those deformed ass lips and she can't act for shit. Jamie Foxx is JUST AVERAGE, IMO but Don Johnson, the guy who played the dentist, Dicaprio and Sam Jackson have acting ranges that convince you they really are the characters! Wow and SAM JACKSON, AKA STEPHEN...he made Uncle Ruckus look like Marcus Garvey!!!
@11:27: Why did you pack your ass with flour? Trying to back some fudge brownies?
Saw the movie and all of the gunfire and meat flying almost made me throw up on the two guys sitting on either side of me. Funny in some areas where it should have been more serious. Was it meant to show what some suffered through yet came off as comedy in some areas? It was just a movie and did entertain some people but not Oscar worthy and it what too late in year for many to review it.
The "N" word for chrissake? What are we - preschoolers? I think the word is "NIGGER.". If you mean to say nigger, say nigger - not the "N word.". Or don't allude to the term nigger. Well, no time to rant on - I have to go make number two.
The two people that should have gotten nominated were Leonardo and Chritoph Walls. That wasn't acting on Jamie Fox's part, he's always pissed off at whites, so he was just playing himself. He does get creds for riding that horse so well.