February 18, 2013
Best Picture, Director, Actor and Supporting Actors
This movie was one of the best that I have seen in a long time. Tarantino, Foxx and Jackson all deserve Academy awards. All contribute their immense talents by taking a historic, tragic period of human life (i.e., see Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards) and blending a fictional story into the fabric such 'revenge' against the bad guys is almost plausible. The underlying, or perhaps graphic, reference to the savagery of slavery, the unbelievable pretenses that it was allowed to exist; and deemed acceptable as a way of life and pitted slaves against one another, is truly disgusting. At times, the scenes are hard to watch and accept that humans can treat other this way. Still, the acting, plot and character development is phenomenal. Lastly, to Tarantino's directing genius, he can inject farcical scenes without destroying the movie flow. Given the acceptance of such a brutal institution as slavery, the absurdities are ' truer than life'. This is a classic.
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