Django: The Sympathization Of Non-Black Bodies

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Although, I believe some non-black individuals sympathized or even empathized with the black characters in Django, I doubt any social change occurred as a result of its production. The movie’s plot, linking black bodies to a German love legend, took on a style the western audience is already familiar with—Disney cartoon movies. This plot allowed non-black bodies to briefly sympathize with Django and Broomhilda. The movie’s framing, with the close up moments and point-of-view shots did an interesting job of changing the notion of black and brown bodies as unmournable. Watching Django, some of the audience—including me— hesitantly laughed or smiled when a white body was killed, but found it unbearable to see the mutilation of a black body.

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