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Holy Political Correctness: HBO to reintroduce GWTW . . .

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Posted on June 14, 2020 at 15:01:40
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"When the film returns to the streaming service -- the date of which is still unclear -- it will include an introduction from Jacqueline Stewart, a Turner Classic Movies host and professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago.

Stewart made the announcement in an op-ed called "Why we can't turn away from 'Gone with the Wind''' published by CNN.

"HBO Max will bring 'Gone with The Wind' back to its line-up, and when it appears, I will provide an introduction placing the film in its multiple historical contexts," she wrote. "For me, this is an opportunity to think about what classic films can teach us. Right now, people are turning to movies for racial re-education, and the top-selling books on Amazon are about anti-racism and racial inequality."

She concluded: "If people are really doing their homework, we may be poised to have our most informed, honest, and productive national conversations yet about Black lives on screen and off."

The movie remains the highest-grossing film of all time when adjusted for inflation and won eight Oscars -- including Hattie McDaniel's historic win -- but has been criticized for its depictions of black people and slavery."

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This should be interesting. Tell me about it as I don't have HBO.

 

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RE: Holy Political Correctness: HBO to reintroduce GWTW . . ., posted on June 14, 2020 at 15:38:51
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Much ado about so little..., posted on June 14, 2020 at 16:47:49
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Seems reasonable to me., posted on June 15, 2020 at 07:43:57
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Don't care if I never see it again. Highly overrated film. ~nt~, posted on June 15, 2020 at 11:44:48
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All that civil rights stuff is political correctness. Dang, the good ol' days was , posted on June 15, 2020 at 12:04:37
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Corporate content holders want to be our Mommies....., posted on June 15, 2020 at 18:29:29
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All these woke corporatistas are just now getting to where the rest of us have been for a long time. They're so immature and patronizing.

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They might be woke for a minute, but they'll lose interest in that - again - soon enough..., posted on June 15, 2020 at 22:38:23
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And things will return to same as it ever was, same as it ever was.

Some of the woke will take hold though.

Baby steps, it's always baby steps.


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RE: Holy Political Correctness: HBO to reintroduce GWTW . . ., posted on June 16, 2020 at 08:24:45
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In 1959 movie 'Imitation Of Life' Hollywood changed the black lady character to a Nanny from the business woman she was in the book. Troy Donohue hits her daughter for not telling him her mother was black. Historical indeed!

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RE: Holy Political Correctness: HBO to reintroduce GWTW . . ., posted on June 16, 2020 at 08:39:55
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Yes, and the script will be altered so that the Hattie McDaniel character gives up her doctoral studies at the University of Georgia to take care of Scarlett but returns after the war and later joins the faculty of Columbia University.

 

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