Vengeance Through Film

Andrew Sullivan —  Oct 21 2011 @ 8:26am

TNC compares Django Unchained, Tarantino's upcoming slavery revenge flick, to Inglorious Bastards:

When I think of Django Unchained all I see are rape scenes and scowling dudes. One of the problems, at least for me, is that I don't actually hunger for a revenge flick about slavery. I understand why Jews might hunger for a some cathartic revenge in terms of the Holocaust. There's a certainly clarity to industrialized genocide. But slavery is something different, something at once more variable, intimate and elusive. 

J.L. Wall unpacks this distinction.