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When Race and History Meet Hollywood (Part II): Can a White Man Tell a Black Story?

When Race and History Meet Hollywood (Part II): Can a White Man Tell a Black Story?
Despite its box office success, “Django Unchained” has received a mild reception from many Black film makers.  For many, there remains a deep frustration that the lens through which America views slavery continues to belong to a White man.  A fair point (though no one loves a Steven Spielberg slavery movie more than me), I... Read more »

When Race and History Meet Hollywood (Part I): Django Unchained

When Race and History Meet Hollywood (Part I): Django Unchained
Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, “Django Unchained”, can best be described as “Unforgiven” meets “Glory” meets “Pulp Fiction”.   As someone who wouldn’t have claimed to be a Tarantino fan, I began my endeavor to see the film with rather low expectations.  The cast appealed to me.  The story line intrigued me.  Odds were that the soundtrack... Read more »
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