Cultural Critique / Pop Culture / The Color Line

A Character Case Study on “Django Unchained”: Dr. King Schultz

Editor’s note:  This is the second of six installments of the characters of the Quentin Tarantino movie “Django Unchained.  Hopefully the subsequent four will arrive more quickly than the first two.  JLL This character of Dr. King Schultz is one of utmost peculiarity.  Naturally so, the peculiarity of King Schultz has as much to do … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / The Color Line

A Character Case Study of “Django Unchained”

  One of the most hits from posts I’ve written have come from a series of character case studies I did on “The Boondocks,” the Cartoon Network show.  Now I’m not sure if it’s because of the pictures that I’m getting hits or whether it really is people stumbling upon them and reading them.  I … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Movie Reviews / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / The Color Line

Django’s Unchained Melody

I remember seeing the trailer for Quentin’s Tarantino “Django’s Unchained” a few months back and I groaned with the rest of the black members of the audience.  Honestly, it wasn’t at the casting choice of Jamie Foxx, or even seeing Leonardo DiCaprio as a slave owner, but really it was the issue of slavery.  We, … Continue reading