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"DJANGO UNCHAINED": CONTROVERSY AND MYTH

Ever since the release of the 2012 Academy Award winning film, "12 YEARS A SLAVE", Quentin Tarantino's 2012 film, "DJANGO UNCHAINED" has been the target of a good deal of backlash and derision. Wait . . . I take that back. The film has received a good deal of derision even when it first reached the movie theaters during the early winter of 2012-2013. Read more... )
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"GETTYSBURG" (1993) Review

In 1974, author Michael Shaara’s novel about the famous three-day battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was published. Titled "The Killer Angels", it told the story of the Gettysburg battle from the viewpoint of certain military leaders – Confederates James Longstreet, Robert E. Lee and Lewis Armistead and Union leaders John Buford and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. The novel went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. But despite this accolade, Shaara never really made any money from the novel. Nor did he live long enough to reap the benefits of his creation in the years to come – including the movie adaptation called "GETTYSBURG". Read more... )
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Below are images from "GETTYSBURG", the 1993 adaptation of Michael Shaara’s 1974 novel about the famous three-day battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania called "The Killer Angels".  Directed by Ron Maxwell, the movie starred Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels and Martin Sheen:
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"DJANGO UNCHAINED" (2012) Review

Over three years following the release of his 2009 movie, "INGLORIOUS BASTERDS", Quentin Tarantino courted success and controversy with a new tale set the past. Called "DJANGO UNCHAINED", this new movie combined the elements of the Old West and Old South and told the story about a recently freed slave-turned-bounty hunter in search of his still enslaved wife. Read more... )
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Below is a list of my favorite movies released in 2012: Read more... )
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Below are images from Quentin Tarantino new movie called "DJANGO UNCHAINED". The movie stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo Di Caprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson: Read more... )
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With the recent release of Steven Spielberg's new movie, "LINCOLN" and the upcoming release of Quentin Tarrantino's latest film, "DJANGO UNCHAINED", I found myself thinking about movies I have seen about slavery - especially slavery practiced in the United States. Below is a list of my favorite movies on the subject in chronological order: Read more... )

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