Don't understand this complaint. He is a racist, and is a racist throughout the book. Why would they not portray him as such? Some of the audience hasn't read the book, so they do not know.
No, what I'm saying is that Tom is an overt racist and his lines SHOULD be left intact. But it seemed that after Tom spewed his vile, Luhrmann felt the need to then include a car full of black people with a white driver as if to say, "But I don't agree with Buchanan, I love black people, and - here - I'll play some Jay-Z, too."
Not to mention the casting of Amitabh Bachchan as the ultra-Jewish Meyer Wolfsheim was a bizarre choice and feels like as if he is again saying, "I'm not a racist director because I didn't cast a Jewish-looking actor to play a stereotypical Jewish character."
It's not a big deal, but it was annoying because it felt like needless preaching; we're a 21st century audience. The minority of viewers are going to watch it, hear Buchanan's lines, and assume that Buchanan speaks for everyone involved with the film. He's the bad guy, he says bad things.
This post was edited on 5/12 at 2:26 pm