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  1. I mostly like to learn about the process and how films were made. I always watch any silent movies that crop up, and I love to learn the innovations and techniques involved. It's just me. I've also learned that there were some kinda lousy silent movies. Just like there were lousy talkies. As always, it's a matter of opinion. Aesthetics differ, and I will defend your right to like anything you want. I do wish we could take race out of the discussion as much as we can. I know it is important to recognize that it was (and sometimes is) an issue. I think if race is no longer made the issue, it'll
  2. I have to wonder why the award-winning, fairly historic-accurate film "Zulu" is never shown on TCM? Is TCM hung up on political correctness? "Zulu Dawn" is broadcast which features the slaughter of British soldiers by Zulu but not "Zulu" (a much better film , according to all the critics as well as myself) which shows the reverse. Is TCM hung up on portraying one-sided history so not to ruffle racial sensitivities? If so all I can say is "TCM-grow up". "Zulu" is not "Birth of a Nation". I am no fan of the UK. My ancestors where oppressed as bad or worse by the Brits as the Zulus. However
  3. The first time I heard of 'Mandingo' I right away saw that it was both a bold and well done novel. When I saw that the film was going to be shown on TCM for the VERY first time, I was stunned. It was one of the best picks Donald Bogle did for discussion with Ben. The film was just as profound as the book itself. The story was not sugar coding anything and told the truth about slavery in the South: Brutal, honest, and ugly! What are your thoughts on the book and film?
  4. Upon reviewing lecture notes from yesterdays 1920s lesson, I have a couple of questions about the so-called race films. A ) If films made and marketed to the black audience were called race films, what about other minority groups like Asians and Latinos? Were there films created with these groups in mind (like Hallelujah for African Americans) and if there were, what were they called? It seems like anything related to black people was labelled "race" but what about other non-white groups? I doubt -what we would call in 2018- non black people of color (NBPOC) were considered part of the "w
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