Originally Posted by penny_dreadful
I read another article somewhere (I'm reading an awful lot of articles for a movie I have no intention of seeing) that talked about "the Django effect"; the awkward moment in a mixed-race audience where you don't know whether or not it's okay to laugh at the violence on screen.
Just read the first article you linked to. It was interesting. Especially given my sister's comment which was that while she really liked the movie, she wished that Django had had more of a personality and that Broomhilda had had any at all. :/ Not having seen it and not intending to see it, I can't argue the point one way or another.
And I realize that one of Tarantino's goals
is to make us uncomfortable. Goal achieved. Which is why I give him credit as a director. But I go to see movies strictly as entertainment. I get plenty of discomfort from other sources.