Django Unchained: Slavery & Humor

by Storytellers

In this video essay, Storytellers explores the vastly different tones in 12 Years a Slave and Django Unchained, two films dealing with the dark history of American slavery. While Steve McQueen adopts a serious tone in his historical drama, Tarantino relies on comedy and violence as spectacle, raising the question—is Tarantino’s flippant tone adequate for a film dealing with such highly sensitive material?




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