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Spike Lee refuses to see one of Quentin Tarantino’s greatest works



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There is a film directed by Quentin Tarantino that filmmaker Spike Lee refuses to watch. Find out which one!

Quentin Tarantino is one of the greatest artists today, having written works such as “Point-Blank Love“, “Born Killers” It is “Open Until Dawn“, having also carried out works such as “Damn Dogs“, “pulp Fiction” It is “Lawless Bastards“. Throughout his career spanning more than thirty years, the filmmaker has built a strong and popular career among the public and critics, with an ultra-violent style, rich dialogues and caricatured and memorable characters.

Likewise, Spike Lee is one of the greatest artists of his generation, with several critically acclaimed works, popular among film fans and culturally influential, such as “Malcolm X“, “BlacKkKlansman: The Infiltrator” It is “Da 5 Bloods – Brothers in Arms“.

Between them there is a total of 13 nominations for the Hollywood Film Academy Oscarsbeing that Tarantino won two golden statuettes, for “pulp Fiction” It is “Django Unchained“, while Lee He emerged victorious from the ceremonies with his work in “BlacKkKlansman: The Infiltrator“. Coincidentally, despite both artists having built long careers as scriptwriters/directors, both filmmakers won Oscars only for their efforts in developing the scripts, never for their work as directors.


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Throughout his career, Tarantino He has never been a filmmaker dedicated to addressing social issues that affect minority communities, such as African-Americans. Thus, the decision to address a sensitive topic such as slavery in the United States of America in “Django Unchained” left many members of the black community perplexed, mainly due to his violent style and use of “racist slang”.

Spike Lee is one of these critics, having revealed that he refuses to see the film “Django Unchained“, even though this is considered one of the best projects of its year, having led to the aforementioned Oscar win for Tarantino and another for Christoph Waltz, as well as 3 other additional nominations, including Best Picture. The feature film features a cast led by Jamie Foxx, who gives life to the titular character, who joined names like the aforementioned Waltz, but also Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins It is James Remar.

“I can’t talk about it because I’m not going to see it. I won’t see him. All I’m going to say is that it would be disrespectful to my ancestors to watch this film. I can’t disrespect my ancestors, I can’t do that. I’m not speaking on behalf of anyone other than myself,” he revealed. Lee in an interview in 2012. Later, the filmmaker used the Twitter platform (now X) to elaborate on his position: “American slavery was not a spaghetti western in Sergio Leone. It was a Holocaust. My ancestors are slaves. Stolen from Africa. I will honor them.”


What do you think of Spike Lee’s decision? Are you a fan of “Django Unchained”?

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