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“Flawed as Django may be, it remains a deeply satisfying rebuke to racism in Western cinema. Cobb writes that “a response to slavery—even a cowardly, dishonorable one like what we witness with Stephen—highlights the depravity of the institution.” I couldn’t agree more, and that’s why I think Django is far superior to Basterds. Nazis are the original disposable foreign antagonists, whereas Django’s enemies are a part of American history and of a type occasionally viewed as Western heroes. Basterds gives Jews a taste of revenge fantasy by “killin Nazeez,” but it’s uninterested in the system of global anti-Semitism that led to the Holocaust. With Django, the institution is the villain. We are constantly reminded, visually and narratively, that it is slavery that twists hearts, shatters lives, and erases families.”
In Defense of Django | Mother Jones
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tarantino wouldn’t have gotten away with treatin jewish bodies in basterds the way he did black bodies in django - especially since humor was involved.
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