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Adam Serwer (Mother Jones) and Jelani Cobb (The New Yorker, University of Connecticut)

On Adamize, Adam and Jelani dig into Django Unchained. Jelani argues that the movie failed, citing the overuse over the “n-word.” Adam admires how Django inverts the archetype of the classic Western film. They explore the troubling character of Stephen, the ominous house slave played by Samuel L. Jackson. Did Tarantino err by basing the movie on mythology instead of actual history? Adam criticizes the film’s treatment of gender, and Jelani explains why Russians didn’t like Tarantino’s previous film, Inglorious Basterds. Finally, how will the film be taken by the many moviegoers who are ignorant of American history?

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Recorded:Jan 5    Posted:Jan 7, 2013
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Adamize | Jan 7, 2013 | Adam Serwer & Jelani Cobb

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