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Did Anyone Watch MANDINGO?


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57 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

the funniest part of the movie is james mason the patriarch insisting that a young black lad lay at his feet so he can drain the gout out of his leg.

at one point the kid pretends to writhe in pain because he has absorbed so much of mason's gout but mason will have none of it and insists the lad lay back down and once again puts his feet on him.

:lol:Image result for james mason mandingo

 

I'm sure that when Mason read this scene in the script, his first thought was "hey, this is a movie I really want to make."

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6 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

Drum was the sequel.

I didn't realize that. I've been hearing jokes about Mandigo for years and years but

never got around to watching it. I don't think I'm missing much except for some

unintentional laughs.

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6 hours ago, darkblue said:

'Drum' is the sequel to 'Mandingo' - not a ripoff.

'Mandingo' was the first novel in the series. 'Drum' was the second novel in the series.

Thankfully, that's where they stopped with making movies from the series of novels.

Smart move.

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16 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

the funniest part of the movie is james mason the patriarch insisting that a young black lad lay at his feet so he can drain the gout out of his leg.

at one point the kid pretends to writhe in pain because he has absorbed so much of mason's gout but mason will have none of it and insists the lad lay back down and once again puts his feet on him.

:lol:Image result for james mason mandingo

 

It was - rheumatitis.

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This is truly an ugly film.

And, yet, it attracted major talent.

The ending is so over-the-top that mere words couldn't do it justice.

I can't imagine what the book series was like.

Is the film blaxploitation?

It goes beyond blaxploitation, I think.

It is much closer to a pornographic mind-set.

But I did learn a lot of slave slang.

"She's got a sucker."

"She slipped a sucker."

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The constant referring to children as "suckers" is one of the grossest things about it. And then at the very end they murder a baby, it's easy to forget because there are so many horrible things in this movie, but they murder a baby in the last five minutes.

 

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2 minutes ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

The constant referring to children as "suckers" is one of the grossest things about it. And then at the very end they murder a baby, it's easy to forget because there are so many horrible things in this movie, but they murder a baby in the last five minutes.

 

Thanks for the spoiler warning.

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8 minutes ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

The constant referring to children as "suckers" is one of the grossest things about it. And then at the very end they murder a baby, it's easy to forget because there are so many horrible things in this movie, but they murder a baby in the last five minutes.

 

Spoiler Alert -

Yes, and the mother (Susan George) is forced to drink a medication that will kill her.

Because she gave birth to a black baby.

This film is such a crazed piece of work.

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1 hour ago, rayban said:

But this version must be the uncensored version.

Since I became so acquainted with Perry King's naked body. 

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Yes, it has to be the uncensored version.  It was on quite late.  It's been a while since I've seen that much male nudity in a "mainstream" movie.  Plus, it did run a little over the scheduled time (like I said earlier about my DVR cutting off) at least on my TV.  It is an outrageous movie and one viewing is enough.  It's probably closer to the truth than some of the older Hollywood flicks where the slaves are happy.

I remember a send-up of MANDINGO on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE back in the 1970's when OJ Simpson was guest host.

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49 minutes ago, ChristineHoard said:

I remember a send-up of MANDINGO on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE back in the 1970's when OJ Simpson was guest host.

I've seen that sketch.  I believe it caused its own sensation by having a shirtless OJ lock lips with both Garrett Morris and Bill Murray!

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14 hours ago, darkblue said:

I don't know about that. They made a fortune on those movies - especially 'Mandingo'. Big hit - the critics were aghast at how popular it was.

Maybe not a smart move commercially, but otherwise.

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Spoiler Alert -

Perry King's open relationship with his black bed-wench, Ellen, was surprisingly tender and yet he had such hatred for his wife, because she wasn't a virgin.

And, in the end, when he discovered that she had been to bed with his "mandingo", all he wanted to do was kill his wife as quickly as possible.

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12 minutes ago, rayban said:

Spoiler Alert -

Perry King's open relationship with his black bed-wench, Ellen, was surprisingly tender and yet he had such hatred for his wife, because she wasn't a virgin.

And, in the end, when he discovered that she had been to bed with his "mandingo", all he wanted to do was kill his wife as quickly as possible.

Talk about being a hypocrite.  The "white ladies" must be pure in thought and deed which can equate boring in bed while the white men get to do whatever they want to whoever they want.

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39 minutes ago, ChristineHoard said:

Talk about being a hypocrite.  The "white ladies" must be pure in thought and deed which can equate boring in bed while the white men get to do whatever they want to whoever they want.

Yes, and the white men weren't prone to taking all their clothes off in front of their wives, because the sight of all that naked white flesh was deemed too much for their white wives.

 

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5 minutes ago, rayban said:

Yes, and the white men weren't prone to taking all their clothes off in front of their wives, because the sight of all that naked white flesh was deemed too much for their white wives.

Wouldn't want to give 'em the vapours.

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