The platforms of streaming adapt their content to the societal context current. The film gone with the wind, described by some historians of a revisionist, has been removed from the streaming platform, HBO Max, in full protest against racism and police violence against Black people in the United States.
The long-feature film the river (3: 58) released in 1939, is considered by many scholars as the instrument of the most ambitious and effective of the revisionism of the south. It presents a version of the romantic South, and a very watered-down versions of slavery, including the house staff portrayed as satisfied with his lot and treated like ordinary employees.
Continue to offer the film in the state "would have been irresponsible,"
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If in raw numbers the Avengers : Endgame is the film that has brought the most revenue in the history of cinema, with 2.8 billion dollars, Gone With the Wind, its american title, remains in the lead once taken into account the inflation, with $ 3.44 billion. "Gone with the wind is the product of its times, and portrays racist stereotypes that were common in american society," commented Tuesday, the Agence France-Presse, a spokesman for HBO Max to explain the removal of the feature film with 8 oscars. For the HBO, Max, hold this film in its catalog, " without explanation and denunciation of this representation would have been irresponsible ".
The platform plans to put the film online but with a contextualization to situate the work in its time. The film will be presented in its entirety, because to do otherwise would be tantamount to "as if these prejudices never existed," said the spokesperson. Launched at the end of may, the platform of the group WarnerMedia (a subsidiary of the cable operator, AT & T) HBO Max poses as competitor to the giants of the streaming in the first place Netflix, with a catalogue, well provided with series and movies. The film is still accessible on other platforms, including the rental on Amazon.