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- DescriptionDjango Unchained is certainly Quentin Taranti's most commercially-successful film and is arguably also his most controversial. Fellow director Spike Lee has deunced the representation of race and slavery in the film, while many African American writers have defended the white auteur. The use of extremely graphic violence in the film, even by Taranti's standards, at a time when gun control is being hotly debated, has sparked further controversy and has led to angry outbursts by the director himself. Moreover, Django Unchained has become a popular culture phemen, with t-shirts, highly contentious action figures, posters, and strong DVD/BluRay sales. The topic (slavery and revenge), the setting (a few years before the Civil War), the intentionally provocative generic roots (Spaghetti Western and Blaxploitation) and the many intertexts and references (to German and French culture) demand a thorough examination. Befitting such a complex film, the essays collected here represent a diverse group of scholars who examine Django Unchained from many perspectives.
- Author BiographyOliver C. Speck is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. His scholarly writing focuses on the representation of memory and history in French, German and other European cinema.
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc
- Date of Publication01/07/2014
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic USA
- Content Note20 bw illus
- Weight539 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Edited byOliver C. Speck
- Format DetailsHardback (stationery)
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