Quentin Tarantino to direct a ‘Southern’

17 02 2010

Check out this quote.

“I’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.’”

I……..I know one thing we can expect from this new take on a western is snappy dialogue (I’m a sucker for dialogue) and a talented cast. But……hmmm……….I’m left with a real uneasy feeling about this one but I had that same feeling about Inglourious Basterds (Christoph Waltz as the ‘Jew Hunter’ for the Oscar win)…..I don’t know if i want to see a film about slavery. It is still such a touchy subject ,even in this ‘post-racial america’, that I feel very nervous for this project. If Quentin misses this up–Jesse, Al and his nemesis Spike will be the first one to kick him in the teeth.

And this was announced during Black History Month….hmm…

{calls Spike}. Hello Mr. Lee…..

To Be Continued.