carried Away by the turmoil, the most profitable film in the history of cinema is preparing to re-enter the catalog of HBO Max. Without lifting or censure, but with a development history to indicate that it is a film, a fiction, and thus of a stage necessarily subjective and oriented, at the time of the 1930's, where, alas, much of America remained segregated...
The date is not fixed yet, but the back is beautiful, and well programmed, as indicated in the daily newspaper USA Today, which states that the historical introduction will be provided by Jacqueline Stewart, professor in the department of film and media studies from the university of Chicago. "The film romance and slavery as an institution as benign and benevolent, underscores the university's afro-american. Gone with the wind still has a profound impact on the way the public sees the South before the war and the reconstruction period that followed the war of Secession." And to add : "I will provide an introduction placing the film in its many historical complexes. For me, this is the opportunity to reflect on what classic movies can teach us. "
Whoopi Goldberg tactile
The makers of HBO Max had decided to withdraw the film last week, while the United States was shaken by serious tensions after the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by a white policeman in Minneapolis. "Gone with the wind describes the ethnic prejudices and racial, which have unfortunately been commonplace in american society, they explained. We thought that keep this film without explanation and denunciation of these representations would be irresponsible. "
A decision that was not unanimous, far from it, some welcome this prospect, others condemning the opportunism of WarnerMedia or worrying of censorship is retroactive on the cultural heritage of cinema. Even Whoopi Goldberg, one of the few actresses afro-american to have won an oscar, had been reserved : "Personally, I think if you start placing things in a historical context, you will need to remove all the movies that portray Blacks, because they do we depict not the right way... And it is a very long list of movies. "
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After a week of polemics, a lot of noise for nothing ? After all, the film is available on other platforms, it happens regularly on all channels of the world without contextualization and will eventually come back on HBO in his version of the first with a notice that the public risk of zapper in fourth gear... But the debate will always been useful to understand that a film is before all a product of his time, and that it is advisable to retain a critical eye, and warned about the fictions we drink the platforms without respite. It has also allowed for further reflection on the representation of actors of color on our screens, a fight that lasts now for almost a century.
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most importantly, It has put quite a spotlight on one of the relics of the history of our cinematographic heritage, may be forgotten by the younger. The advertising was such that the film the ten oscars rapidly rose to the head of sales on the platforms of streaming, including iTunes and Amazon Prime Video. A shame for HBO's Max, who has promoted the competition then it has just launch on the american market.