With focus in our culture focusing on systematic racism and the treatment of blacks after the death of George Floyd while in custody in the Minneapolis Police, some are reassessing Hollywood screen images of racism.
We must tell you that some of them are not old.
Twitter was boiling after the movie directed by Tate Taylor and based on the same novel called 2009 written by Catherine Stockett started trending with the emergence of protests after Floyd’s death.
There were concerns even before the movie was released.
Partly because Taylor is a white man, he is assigned to sponsor a story about a pair of black maids, Aibileen Clark (played Viola Davis) and Minnie Jackson (played by Octavia Spencer), who was set up in Jackson, Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement.
These voices grew louder after the movie hit theaters, as many complained that it focused more on the white character of Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan (played by Emma Stone).
While her performance Spencer won Best Supporting Actress Oscar, Davis has since said that she regrets taking on this role.
Earlier this week, Bryce Dallas Howard, who played Hailey Holbrooke in “Help”, proposed ten other films to consider in the show to learn more about America’s history of racial inequality.
The Legend of Bager Vance (2000)
Directed by Robert Redford and starring Will Smith, Matt Damon, and Charles Theron, “The Legend of Bagger Vance” has been repeatedly criticized for promoting the “magical Negro”.
The term has become popular in the first jokes by black director Spike Lee and refers to Hollywood’s use of a black character working to make the lives of white characters better.
In some cases, the black character has supernatural qualities, as with the character Smith in the movie, The Mysterious Golf Cart, Bagger Vance.
The Green Book (2018)
In 1962, musician Dr. Donald Shirley versus Vigo Mortensen as his driver and bodyguard, Tony Falunga, played in the true-life friendship friendship of the couple.
A member of the Shirley family complained that the film was a “symphony of lies” in that it was portrayed as separate from his family.
Farrelli said: “These men help each other.” “Tony Leap brings out Don Shirley from some worldly problems, but Don Shirley saves Tony Leap’s soul.”
“The Song of the South” (1946)
Disney + refused to release “Song of the South” as part of its classics with the broadcast service debut.
The animated film and the live movie present what are now seen as stereotypes and offensive African Americans – from the accent of the black character to their subordination to the white characters.
The plot revolves around a boy named Johnny (played by Bobby Driscoll), who was educated and entertained through the lessons taught to him by a former slave called Uncle Remus (James Basket told him).