Disney have already given Song of the South a brand new 4K restoration; even correcting some defective cel animation from the time of it's initial making. Whether anyone actually ever sees it is another matter, however...
The people who are wanting it to remain locked in the vaults are the same hyper-sensitive snowflakes who have no problem pushing their own agendas in television and film... release it with a disclaimer, and maybe a documentary about it's history, legacy, and continued controversy. Everyone wins.
You'd think that film is pushing hardcore porn to minors the way it still stirs up emotions... a Walt Disney film made in 1946, for goodness sake's... I mean, really :rolleyes:!!!
I’ve died and to gone to Breitbart. Gross
The Hermit said:
Sorry mate, wrong person. I don't frequent that or any other political/news site... nice try deflecting honest debate though. Here's a penny... go buy yourself a life.
Nice to know you support censorship though... or does that only apply to things you find objectionable? That way lies tyranny...
Dan C said:
I don't think you know what "censorship" means. I suppose that's not surprising considering you distilled decades of extremely complicated racial issues down to a couple of tired, thoughtless tropes.
The Hermit said:
I know exactly what censorship is... and pretending that Song of the South doesn't exist, withholding it from public exhibition because of some objections from overly-sensitive political activists is exactly that... it's insidious, fascistic, and hypocritical. Ever hear of a little thing called the First Amendment? I've got news for you; it's not conditional...
And there's nothing complicated about it; that film is either inherently racist or it's not... and I'm saying it's not; the main African-American character is portrayed in a very warm and sympathetic light... shall we ban any films that portray a stereotypical Irish or Jew or Chinese person? Shall we ban Breakfast at Tiffany's for example? Where does it end?
But here's a hanky for your snowflake tears... go cry yourself to sleep, at least that way you won't have to deal with this awful, terrible, cruel real world... poor little princess.
Here endeth the lesson.
Dan C said:
Nope, see right there bringing up the First Amendment in this context. You clearly do not know what you're talking about.
Seriously, you seem all worked up because you can't watch a painfully racist, obsolete movie of middling quality and nearly zero commercial value that its owner prefers didn't exist. Who's the snowflake here?
The Hermit is what untreated mental illness looks like. You Muricans need to get your shit together and vote for Bernie so these people get the help they need.
Post by Felonious Spunk on Dec 4, 2019 16:22:35 GMT
The white man declared the film “not racist”, that settles that!
"I must say though, artists like Kurt or Thelonious Monk who people think have something to say of the highest importance but are really just suicidal or insane sort of freak me out. Why? Well, everyone thought Monk was really "out there" but they followed his lead and jazz changed. Turns out he really was insane and was finally locked up. Does that mean that the jazzers were wrong to follow him? No, but still." - STeVE
Never heard of this film up until ten years ago when a former friend mentioned it to me as a beautiful tale of a happy-go-lucky old pal surrounded by nature, singing little birds and kind (white) people. I checked it out till the cringing factor raised up to dangerous levels, not much as herself I must say, who turned out to be a rabid far right wing nut.