Quentin Tarantino has his revenge on the myth of the American West.
Southern RedemptionBy directing our attention away from the South, the classical Western genre may have indulged a blind-spot in American history. Django Unchained turns us back on the path.
The Audience's RevengeHow did we come to believe that Django Unchained was a revenge movie? By all outward appearances, all Django wanted was his freedom and his wife.
Django Plays His PartLulled by the retelling of the legend of Siegfried, we may have missed something remarkable: Quentin Tarantino's most morally subversive character yet.