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Everything posted by rosinryanz

  1. The Helen Morgan Story (1957) Mame (1974) (yeah, I know it stinks too)
  2. What about "Lady Sings the Blues" (1972). Others: "The Night of the Iguana" (1964) "The Sandpiper" (1965) "Reflection in a Golden Eye" (1967) "Honeymoon Hotel" (1964) "Far from the Madding Crowd" (1967) "8 1/2" (1963) "Mom and Dad" (1945)
  3. Our Dancing Daughters (1928) The Jazz Singer (1927) Tea and Sympathy (1956) The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957) Queen Christina (1933)
  4. I just saw Reds this last week for the first time, and I must say, I was really pleasantly surprised. Although the pacing was at times slow, overall, I though the film was great and underrated. What were your impressions of Reds?
  5. I also agree with you. This topic really isn't a "you're right" or "you're wrong" one. There is no definitive answer, just opinions.
  6. It IS an unsult when blackface is used for the purpose of mockery and insult to African Americans. If used properly, it could not be condiered racist, thought it is out of place in today's soceity. There really is no good answer, other than you had to see Holiday Inn in 1942 to understand the society of the day.
  7. Times have changed...and blackface is one thing that has. But editing films to remove blackface accomplishes nothing except ignorance for our past. What next - should Now, Voyager be edited for smoking, The Thin Man for drinking, or The Bowery for outdated language. That only blinds us to our past. Leonard Maltin wrote a great artice calles "Is Our Over-Sensitivity Earasing Our Past" during this summer's Charlie Chan debate. You can read it at http://www.leonardmaltin.com/03-08-08/home.htm. I urge you to read it. I don't like blackface when it is to stereotype Blacks, like in song and dance nu
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