Tarantino's Western Will Be A Slavery Adventure

By Josh Tyler 2010-02-15 00:18:17discussion comments
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Tarantino has been teasing the idea of doing a western as his next project for awhile now. Since itís Tarantino, you probably shouldnít take him too seriously. Still, itís fun to wonder what a Quentin Tarantino western would be like. If he has his way, itíll be about slaves.

QT offered more details on the proposed project to the NY Daily News this weekend. Talking about his idea he says, ďI'd like to do a Western. But rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery times. With that subject that everybody is afraid to deal with. Let's shine that light on ourselves. You could do a ponderous history lesson of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. Or, you could make a movie that would be exciting. Do it as an adventure. A spaghetti Western that takes place during that time. And I would call it 'A Southern.Ē

Give the guy credit. Itís an idea thatís never been done before. Thatís saying something when you consider the number of wildly different Westerns Hollywood has created over the past one-hundred years. Itís also a sure way to court ridiculous amounts of controversy. "A Southern" sounds like the kind of movie even Tarantino might have trouble getting financed. The controversial has already been criticized in the past for his use of racially charged words in his movies. Spike Leeís head may literally explode if Tarantinoís western gets done.
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