'Django Unchained' Controversies Explained in Five Clicks
Historical Revisionism: Plantation owner Calvin Candie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, likes to organize what he calls "Mandingo fighting," where slaves battle each other to the death like gladiators for the amusement of white gamblers. Historians say no such thing ever happened. Still, as anyone would know who foolishly relied on Inglourious Basterds to learn about the events of World War II, Tarantino likes to distort history into fantasy for his own mythmaking purposes.
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