Quentin Tarantino Says “Roots “Didn’t Move Me.”

The controversial director stirs controversy by stating that 'nothing rings true' about "Roots."

quentin tarantino waves peace signsQuentin Tarantino has managed to stir some controversy concerning his upcoming movie, “Django Unchained.”

The Urban Daily’s Jerry L. Barrow takes issue with some statements the director made in a recent article.

Tarantino has questioned the authenticity of the depiction of slavery in the TV mini-series, “Roots,” originally shown on network TV in 1977.

“Hollywood didn’t want to deal with it because it was too ugly and too messy,” Tarantino recently told The Daily Beast. “I couldn’t get over how oversimplified they made everything about that time. It didn’t move me because it claimed to be something it wasn’t.”

Read the full article on The Urban Daily

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  • UP UP

    —–IN FACT honestly, NOTHING Tarrentino’s done
    has moved, surprised, or even genuinely entertained me.

    HONEST

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  • http://www.dailykenn.com/ Daily Kenn

    How roots was inauthentic:

    1. Black Africans enabled the slave trade
    2. In 1830 there were 3,775 blacks who owned slaves
    3. First slave owner, Anthony Johnson, was black
    4. More free black lived in the South than North
    5. 1860 – largest slave holder in SC was black

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