Quentin Tarantino and Henry Louis Gates Jr. talk ‘Django Unchained’ and more…..

Over at the Root is a superb conversation between Quentin Tarantino and Henry Louis Gates on a wide range of topics, first and foremost being Tarantino’s new film, but also such things as:

A Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds trilogy? The historical accuracy of the n-word in Django? The unlikely connection between the slavery-themed film and The Birth of a Nation? How Django fits into Hollywood’s overplayed, often offensive white-savior stereotype? You name it, and The Roots editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Quentin Tarantino — whose latest film, Django Unchained, a “postmodern slave-narrative Western,” as Gates describes it, opened on Christmas Day — likely covered it in this exhaustive interview.

Well worth a look. But note: spoilers. They try to avoid them, but they appear in the interview.

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