Quentin Tarantino Analysis

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Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Quentin Tarantino was raised by a single mother in Los Angeles, during which time, he was primarily surrounded by African Americans and the thriving culture following the civil rights era. Young Quentin Tarantino had African American women for baby sitters as well as a number of African American male role models, some of whom dated his mother. Consequently, Tarantino spent much of his youth during the 1970s going to movie theaters in African American communities, which were the exclusive venues for blaxploitation film. Additionally, Tarantino was exposed to other exploitation films, b-movies, Spaghetti Westerns and other genre-driven movies essential to the era that utilized violence, sexuality, African American, and female characters that were uncommon to mainstream, Hollywood cinema. Quentin Tarantino has …show more content…
However, en route, because he can recognize the Brittle brothers, he obtains his freedom in exchange for helping track them down. Later, he became Dr. Schultz’s apprentice and the two team up to help Django reunite with his wife. The film is complicated and controversial because it is a slave narrative with the themes of blaxploitation films and the style of a spaghetti Western. One way in which the film works is through its humor, which works mainly in two ways. The first, more obvious, is through the use of irony in the southern white supremacists who are out smarted by the Dr. King Shultz (Christoph Waltz), Django (Jamie Fox), and Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). Another way Tarantino uses humor is to comment on film history and ridicule other depictions of the antebellum South so that they may be viewed as a joke and as being destroyed by Django. Tarantino draws the audience attention to a sensitive subject, racism, through the absurdity of violence experienced by African Americans, and the nonsensical romanticization of antebellum