If you haven’t noticed from my previous posts, I’m obsessed with Get Out. AND, in the opening of the film (without giving away spoilers), Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone’ blares perfectly into frame and takes on a significant foreshadowing for Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), AND, for viewers as well.
Find out why Jordan Peele choose to heavily feature the song:
“First of all I love the you know.. the “stay woke”. That’s what this movie’s about. I wanted to make sure that this movie satisfied the black horror movie audience need for characters to be smart and do things that intelligent, observant people would do. So I wanted to make sure we had.. that our lead, Chris, played by Daniel Kaluuya, was a guy that we believed in and believed he would make the right decisions, believe that he is woke, and then you know obviously when I.. I’m a huge Childish Gambino fan, huge fan of Donald, I had him in to see the movie, I put the song in there and I was looking at him like.. and he loved it and I was very honored by his reaction and it’s a little bit haunting and a little bit of a throwback as well like this film is. So it’s perfect match.”
Here’s the fantastic song he is talking about:
Here’s an incredible live version of the song:
And for good measure, the trailer:
GET OUT and support this important film!