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Old favorites, outdated attitudes: Can entertainment expire? (old movies "problematic" for today)
AP News ^ | 12/28/2018

Posted on 12/28/2018 7:54:50 PM PST by Drew68

Edited on 12/29/2018 12:16:02 AM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

NEW YORK (AP) They are fighting, yes, but the fight crackles with the enticing electricity that only Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn could deliver. He is storming out the door. She is throwing his golf clubs after him. The music is jaunty. He is charmingly irritated.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; agitprop; apbias; bookburners; bookburning; censorship; change; communistrevolution; culturalsewer; feminazism; firstamendment; metoo; rapingmychildhood; revisionisthistory; vanishingamerica
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1 posted on 12/28/2018 7:54:50 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

If there was a way to invent televised events 2000 years ago we’d probably be confused, horrified, shocked and uncomfortable at a lot of it.

You can’t pretend all times are the same. They are not.


2 posted on 12/28/2018 7:58:20 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Drew68

So typical of liberal hand wringing, chin stroking over-analysis.

Here’s an idea: just don’t watch it, or enjoy it like we do on TCM almost every night.


3 posted on 12/28/2018 7:58:32 PM PST by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: Drew68
And then there is the 'Stones with cigarette smoking and drinking of cactus juice.

And Betty with her low cut outfit.

4 posted on 12/28/2018 8:02:15 PM PST by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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To: clintonh8r
Here’s an idea: just don’t watch it, or enjoy it like we do on TCM almost every night.

That isn't good enough for liberals. We must atone for our past transgressions.

I often wonder if people in Cambodia laughed and mocked the Khmer Rouge before they started murdering everyone.

5 posted on 12/28/2018 8:04:43 PM PST by Drew68
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"broadly played"

Quite the euphemism.


6 posted on 12/28/2018 8:05:32 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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At least the author wasn’t racist LOL!


7 posted on 12/28/2018 8:06:15 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: Drew68

It’s just the same attitude as pulling down confederate statutes. Right out of 1984; re-write or delete history.


8 posted on 12/28/2018 8:06:49 PM PST by grumpygresh (Abolish administrative law. It's regressive, medieval and unconstitutional!)
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To: Drew68

Bottom line: Political correctness is willful self censorship and self delusion. Art in any form cannot be politically correct. Those that restrict their thinking have no insight.


9 posted on 12/28/2018 8:06:54 PM PST by allendale (.)
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To: Beowulf9
If there was a way to invent televised events 2000 years ago we’d probably be confused, horrified, shocked and uncomfortable at a lot of it.

I never get confused watching The Flinstones. That Barney Rubble - what an actor!

10 posted on 12/28/2018 8:08:10 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: clintonh8r

Dittos from our house.

Classic movies are recorded and kept at our house, as all national treasures should be.

Times were All American then, when we made this country hum with vibrancy.

The Left FEARS the survival of those virtues and ethics of yesterday, when men were men and women were women, and children were not running the household because their moms were careening away from home ... oops...I mean “careering away” from home.


11 posted on 12/28/2018 8:09:17 PM PST by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Ed & Academia are the FARM TEAM for more Marxists coming, infinitum.)
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To: Drew68
Jeez, and we’re the Nazis...
12 posted on 12/28/2018 8:10:43 PM PST by Magnatron
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Yes, today’s modern cinema can be used as a hallmark of virtue and dignity.


13 posted on 12/28/2018 8:10:57 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: grumpygresh
It’s just the same attitude as pulling down confederate statutes. Right out of 1984; re-write or delete history.

Which is why I cling to my DVDs. I can see the day where because of political pressure or threats of a boycott certain movies and shows like the Chan films will be made unavailable for streaming. Down the memory hole they go, by way of the digital prison.
14 posted on 12/28/2018 8:12:24 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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Re: “What do we say when Mammy (Hattie McDaniel) acts like a happy slave who adores her masters?”

Well, if there is a bright side, Mammy probably had a better standard of living than 95% of the women in Africa.


15 posted on 12/28/2018 8:13:29 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Drew68

Reminds me of Rush’s Discovery passage at the beginning of 2112.


16 posted on 12/28/2018 8:14:09 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: Deaf Smith

The Rolling Stones...

Also - “Brown Sugar”

“Hear him whip the women just around midnight.”


17 posted on 12/28/2018 8:16:46 PM PST by zeestephen
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So while “Birth of a Nation,” the groundbreaking 1915 film widely regarded as one of the most corrosively racist ever made,

Perhaps so regarded by many who have never watched it, but who only get their opinions from academics and the main stream media.

18 posted on 12/28/2018 8:17:09 PM PST by PAR35
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To: clintonh8r

But, but, but liberals of the time were telling us this is art and free speech for our pluralistic open society. Edgy sometimes it was called.

Sounds like the libs need censors to monitor the making of the new movies and so called entertainment.

Maybe we need to play endless hours of Woodstock footage to make these modern libs feel ashamed. I am sure there was quite a bit of non consent and underage there. Plus ruining the environment.


19 posted on 12/28/2018 8:17:55 PM PST by taterjay
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To: Drew68

Overly sensitive pussies bore me.


20 posted on 12/28/2018 8:20:04 PM PST by karnage
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