The KKK as fools in film over the years

Quentin Tarantino said this about the “bag head” scene in Django Unchained:

So we did the charge, so fun to shoot, it was my “fuck you” to D.W. Griifith.

And here part of that scene:

Django Unchained (2012)

What strikes me about the quote is that the scene seems to be more influenced by other cinematic comedic treatments of the KKK rather than a response to The Birth of a Nation.

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

Fletch Lives

Blazing Saddles

Harold and Kumar

Author: Brian Lindenmuth

Former non-fiction of Spinetingler Magazine and fiction editor at Snubnose Press. Long time reviewer.

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