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Quentin Tarantino: Hollywood "Didn't Want to Deal With" Slavery in Movies

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Director Quentin Tarantino says the inspiration for his new movie, Django Unchained, came from a growing frustration with Western films “ignoring” the issue of slavery.

“Hollywood didn’t want to deal with it because it was too ugly and too messy,” Tarantino recently told The Daily Beast. “But how can you ignore such a huge part of American history when telling a story in that time period? It made no sense.”


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