Nick Gillespie Says Argo Screw Yourself!: Why Django Unchained Was Last Year's Best Picture


"None of the other best pic nominees took the actual craft and artistry of filmmaking more seriously than Django Unchained," writes Nick Gillespie. "In the end, it is a movie about other movies in the same way that Don Quixote is a book about other books and the madness they can cause if taken too seriously…. Even more important—and despite controversy over its prolific use of both the n-word and fake blood—Django Unchained masterfully revises the childish archetypal narrative at the heart of so much American literature, from Moby-Dick to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In so doing, Django Unchained may be one of the first truly post-racial works of art created for a mass audience."