I took this last year, but in retrospect, I think it’s my strongest piece from high school.
Working on this project really made me examine my own opinions, preconceptions and prejudices about “slutty” women and women who choose to cover all of their skin alike. I used to assume that all women who wore Hijabs were being oppressed, slut-shame, and look down on and judge any woman who didn’t express her sexuality in a way that I found appropriate.
I’d like to think I’m more open now.
Courtney Love & Kurt Cobain on their wedding day, 1992.
Yesterday I went to the movies to see Django Unchained. My God. FABULOUS. AMAZING. GREAT. I loved it. I fucking loved it.
So Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave in pre-Civil War USA, is freed by Dr. Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a bounty hunter, to find and kill three brothers for a nice amount of money. They end up associates, both bounty hunters, and agree to go look for Django’s long lost wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), a slave too. Stuff happens then, but no, I’m not gonna tell you, ‘cause you’re going to see the movie, here’s why ;)
First, Quentin Tarantino guys, a.k.a the Master. He’s great, and the movie is awesome. I mean, the shots, and the pictures, the lights and the soundtrack… Everything is so beautiful. South of the US, setting skies, vintage camera shots, nice ol’ music and yep, blood. And fucking awesome dialogues ! Really funny. Tarantino guys, Tarantino at the top of his art.
And the actors. Jamie Foxx deserves an Oscar for this role, really. He is the best Django, I mean, he embodies the character with such power and intensity, you just stare at him in bewilderment. Awesome. And the dude rocks round sunglasses, let me tell you. Christoph Waltz is great in his mentor/father/best-friend role. He really shines and shows his skill in this movie. I love him. As for Leonardo DiCaprio. Well, the dude can act. And I’m not saying this just because he’s my favorite actor, but because I really mean it. He’s so despicable, horrible, hateful and “hate-able”. Kerry Washington is also great, even if you see her a bit less than everyone else, she’s in a lot of Django’s memories (which are, for some of them, once again, shot in a pretty vintage way). Samuel L. Jackson has also a small role but he’s great, too. The whole cast works really well altogether, no one is out of place, everyone acts awesomely, has some punchlines and witty expressions.
So I’ll never say it enough, YOU SHOULD ALL WATCH DJANGO UNCHAINED. Not only because it’s another Tarantino movie, but because it’s one of the funniest, one of the hardest (yes, it deals with slavery, racism, and some hard stuff too, I’m not gonna lie), one of the greatest Tarantino movie, and even movie of all times. I loved it, loved it, fucking loved it.
Ernest Hemingway once won a bet by crafting a six-word short story, that can make people cry. Here it is.