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    FILM CRITIQUE OBJECTIVE

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    OBJECTIVE: In a 2007 article in the British periodical, The Telegraph, Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino stated, "I want to explore something that really hasn't been done . . . I want to do movies that deal with America's horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies. I want to do them like they're genre films, but they deal with everything that America has never dealt with because it's ashamed of it, and other countries don't really deal with because they don't feel they have the right to." Calling this enterprise a "southern," Tarantino explained that he wanted to pay homage to this genre (the spaghetti western) 1 with a dark comedy that dealt with slavery. Django Unchained (2012) became just such an endeavor.
    Complete a four page film critique. Include a bibliography and 3 references, to include footnotes/endnotes.
    Based on the information, compile a film critique of Django Unchained which addresses whether the movie presents realistic portrayals of the institution of slavery with regard to the comparison and contrast of slavery for enslaved men and women during the antebellum period (1820 -1860).

    Craft a thesis and research that compares/contrasts enslavement for males and females during the antebellum period with what is presented on the screen.
    Determine if it appears to be an accurate portrayal of slavery during the antebellum period—why or why not? If not, what can one suggest of how the filmmaker could have produced a more accurate representation?
    Given that this is a popular film and not a documentary; did the writers, producers, etc. have an obligation to stay completely true to the story?
    How does this popular portrayal affect the historical interpretation?

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    http://screenprism.com/insights/article/is-django-unchained-historically-accurate-and-does-it-matter
    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-django-unchained-got-wrong-a-review-from-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-director-lonnie-bunch-1471712/?no-ist
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/24/django-unchained-s-bloody-real-history-in-mississippi.html

    Complete a four page film critique. Include a bibliography and 3 references, to include footnotes/endnotes.
    Based on the information, compile a film critique of Django Unchained which addresses whether the movie presents realistic portrayals of the institution of slavery with regard to the comparison and contrast of slavery for enslaved men and women during the antebellum period (1820 -1860).
    Craft a thesis and research that compares/contrasts enslavement for males and females during the antebellum period with what is presented on the screen. Determine if it appears to be an accurate portrayal of slavery during the antebellum period—why or why not? If not, what can one suggest of how the filmmaker could have produced a more accurate representation?

    First and foremost, it's imperative to understand that any Hollywood film that is made is done so for the purpose of entertainment wherein the objective is to ensure that people are entertained. Although documentary films have been successful in Hollywood, and there are many documentary films that exist, the primary reason for other films such as Django Unchained is to provide entertainment that is not placated upon historical accuracy.

    Certain inaccuracies that were highlighted in the film include the alleged Mandingo ...

    Solution Summary

    Film critique objectives are examined. The expert crafts a thesis and research that compares and contrasts enslavement for males and females during the antebellum period is examined.

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