Two Films about American Slavery in the Civil War Era

http://www.alternet.org/culture/django-unchained-quentin-tarantinos-answer-spielbergs-lincoln

In Spielberg?s film, the leading black female character is a humble

seamstress in the White House whose eyes fill with tears of gratitude when

Congress votes to abolish slavery.

 

In Tarantino?s film, the leading black female character (Kerry Washington)

is a defiant slave who has been branded on the face as a punishment for

running away, and is forced?by Leonardo DiCaprio?to work as a prostitute.

 

In Spielberg?s film, all the black people are good.

 

Tarantino?s film features ?the biggest, nastiest ?Uncle Tom? ever??played

by Samuel Jackson?who is insanely loyal to his evil white master, and

savage in his treatment of fellow slaves.

 

In Spielberg?s film, old white men make history, and black people thank

them for giving them their freedom.

 

In Tarantino?s, a black gunslinger goes after the white slavemaster with

homicidal vengeance.

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