Quentin Tarantino has been a notable film maker when it comes to airing out the uncomfortable realities of race through cinema.
And Tarantino’s recent trailer for his newest film, “Django Unchained,” is certainly going to punctuate his reputation as an unabashed maker of film that evokes controversial commentary on how white Hollywood directors present stories of Black history to mostly White audiences.
Here is a short plot of “Django Unchained,” as told by msnbc.com’s Cody Delistraty:
In the trailer for the new film, Tarantino showcases his usual blend of shockingly gruesome violence, quick wit and charmingly sadistic characters as dentist-turned-bounty-hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) buys the freedom of a slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) to help him capture the murderous Brittle brothers. After reaping their bounty, the duo chooses to stay together and head off to rescue Django’s wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), who’s enslaved by Calvin Candie, a wry plantation owner played by a drawling Leonardo DiCaprio.
As Django transitions from sad man on the chain gang to gun-toting bounty hunter hell-bent on finding his wife, the music changes and the excitement kicks in.
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The film doesn’t come out until Christmas, but Tarantino wants us excited about its highly-anticipated release at the beginning of summer. Take a look at the trailer below and let us know what you think.
Django Unchained Trailer