Well, sure, Vigo. But at a certain level, you expect the formalistic aspects of quality cinema to be competent if not excellent. That's why I'm moving on to ideology; my point isn't that QT shoots his films poorly or that Jamie Foxx couldn't carry his role.
So you found it historically degrading and wish someone would make the Schindlers List of American slavery? Understandable, but Django simply isn't that film nor is QT that kind of filmmaker.
I don't think we need a Schindler's List of American slavery. And I'm not asking Tarantino to make a different kind of film to satisfy me. I am pointing out what I found troublesome about the film that he did make. That is all.
It's probably futile to argue this, but one man's exploitation is another man's empowerment. If you believe Tarantino's only reasons for making Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained are to pad his bank account and glorify himself - which would require you to ignore the fact that he put his own salary on the line in order to get the latter made, among other things - then you'll be prone to believe that he's trivializing atrocity. If you understand that a fundamental motivation for exploitation cinema/cinema in general/art in general is to give voice to those who don't always have one in reality, you'll understand that while the film may be a humorous fantasy, it's not for lack of respect to the severity of history. The fantasy kills are presented as ultra-graphic and stylized and often hilarious, but the violence that mirrors actual slave practices is the opposite.
Personally, I wouldn't rank Django or Basterds higher than his top/first four (and I will always count Kill Bill as a single work, though I do find the second half slightly more glorious than the first). But if those two are #5 and 6, that's a quality fucking filmography.
"people typically don't get it so sometimes you have to shove it down their throats"
How about Car Wash.
Miror would you be saying any of this if Django was made by a black man?
But you're still a fat lonely bitter pussy, Pot.
When did Mandingo fighting become part of the cultural narrative of American slavery?
Well Django and Broomhilda Von Shaft are supposed to be be great great great grandparents of John Shaft
Honestly, It was the first I heard of it, but it seemed like something that would've been.
I thought mandingo meant huge black cock
And Jackie Brown is just separate.
It's surreally real