December 27, 2012
Questioning Our Most Uncherished Values:2 COMPLEX 4 MOST MOVIE GOERS
Evil flourishes when good people do nothing.QT reveals in his moviesTHE most American of values is violence.He cleverly asks us to participate as observers &we get the blood all over us. It is a suckers bet. By showing polarity of bad and worse,we always choose bad.Why?The protagonist(s)in his films represent violent &vile lifestyles,aka bad people. We are trained to make every shade of grey&black into good and bad. But wait, grey is not good, it is bad,but not worse than bad, but still bad. Like Inglorious Basterds, Django is thought provoking and re-educates, or more accurately educates, us on the ignominious presence of evil in not only of historical weirdnesses (National Socialists& Slavers)but also the capacity for acting righteously in each of us(bounty hunters are legal, nazi hunters are legal). As long as we are beating the worse demons, we are better than they are. It makes you wonder how far one goes,will go,or has gone w/out examining 1's values.Spins a good erudite tale!
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