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View Diary: Fascinating NYT Review of "Django Unchained" Teaches About Race, History & Movies -- Plus My Take (142 comments)

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  •  Do women have any role (1+ / 0-)
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    Ian Reifowitz

    in the movie besides victim and prostitute?

    •  It's a good question. (0+ / 0-)

      But remember, we are talking about the South in 1858. Very few women would have played an active role in a violent action such as this film depicts. To me, that's a question we use best to assess films as a whole, at any given time, i.e., how are movies today depicting women's agency? I don't think it's as useful to ask each individual movie to do that. There are certainly movies that lack a role for men with any real agency, and that may just be right for that story. But we can measure progress over time by assessing movies collectively from one point in time to another. Just my two cents.

    •  It's mostly a "buddy picture" (0+ / 0-)

      with Foxx and Waltz playing off each other.  Not really any good parts for women.  And most of the parts for men are pretty cartoony.

      Quote of the week: "They call themselves bipartisan because they're able to buy members of both parties," (R. Eskow, Campaign for America's Future.)

      by mbayrob on Tue Dec 25, 2012 at 10:55:22 PM PST

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