This is how Spike Lee feels about it...

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I do not know how I feel about it because I have not watched the movie...

But here was what my friend and philosopher Nic Veroli posted on his FB wall:

Just saw Django Unchained last night. Here is my question: in the struggle to memorialize American slavery for the early 21st Century that pits Spielberg's Lincoln vs. Tarentino's Django, who wins? Right now, my money's on Django as the metafictional/mythical rewriting of slavery for an age that is still not ready to talk about David Walker or John Brown...