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Tales From The Django Unchained Press Conference In NYC

Q: Talked about making a western… What sense of responsibility did you have in terms of talking about slavery?

QT: I’ve always wanted to deal with America’s horrific past with slavery. But I didn’t want to do a straight historical movie with a capital H. I wanted to wrap it up in genre. So many movies that take place in slavery times bend over backwards to avoid it. It’s kind of everybody’s fault in America. Nobody wants to stare at it. I think that – in the story of different types of slave narratives, during this time of slavery in America, there’s a whole bunch of stories. I wanted to be the first one out of the gate with it.

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