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The World Tarantino Made

Guest post by Rivka Maizlish, University of Wisconsin-MadisonSunday night, Austrian actor Christoph Waltz won an Oscar for his portrayal of Dr. King Schultz, the sharp-shooting, smooth-talking, anti-slavery bounty hunter in Django Unchained. In his brief and emotional acceptance speech, Waltz thanked Quentin Tarantino, who took Best Screenplay for Django, for creating Dr. Schultz “and his awe-inspiring world.” The world Tarantino made lies at the discordant intersection of European culture and American barbarism. Through Dr. Schultz, a German encountering the peculiar institution, Tarantino lets European language, European music, and European literature indict American slavery, creating a world where art and Read more