This is a forum that is very personal that made the noise. Several days after its release, this article continues to be at the head of the paper Web's most widely-read Variety's. Under the pen of its editor-in-chief Tim Gray, who oversees the stories related to the awards, the magazine has published a list of "ten films issues" that deserve as gone with the wind, temporarily removed from the catalog, HBO, Max, to be accompanied by an explanatory notice and a warning.
"The archives of Hollywood is filled with films that could benefit from a word on the performances with obsolete race, sexuality, disabilities they perpetuate", notes the journalist who reminds the purpose of this approach. "It is not to prohibit these works, but review them with a critical eye". "These films represent the time at which they were made, and it is important to remember the history - and the bigotry that accompanied such and such a time so as not to repeat these things."
Tim Gray first recalls the feature-length films in the spotlight for a long time and that the racist character is not debate. Birth of a nation D. W. Griffith, form in 1915 as an ode to the Ku Klux Klan that he reenergizes. The cartoon of Walt Disney Melody of the South sets the scene in 1946 in a cohabitation idyllic former slaves and their masters in a cotton plantation.
He adds Diamonds on the Couch where Mickey Rooney plays a Japanese stereotypical West Side Story where puerto ricans are unilaterally represented as gangsters and Mandingo, portrait of a plantation owner who uses his right of cuissage " on his slaves.
after this preamble, the reporter in the heart of the matter and shall draw up a list of ten movies... more unexpected. There are helter-skelter Forrest Gump "hostile to Vietnam veterans, Aids patients, disabled people and political activists", Inspector Harry archetype of the "cops rebels, who follow their instincts rather than the law and who make a mockery of the judges understanding and the good of souls". Indiana Jones and the temple of doom mocks him of the "customs of the hindu" with its "wicked portrayed as primitive tunes". The romantic comedy ahead of You, with Emilia Clarke, already highly controversial upon its release in cinemas in 2016 for his point of view "validiste"on the basis of disability, is accused of making "apology of suicide. Better death than a life with a disability."Tarantino and Cameron pinned
Once Upon A Time...in Hollywood with Quentin Tarantino focuses on a number of grievances : "exaltation of an era" which rejected "the emancipation of women, minorities and hippies", his portrait ungrateful of Bruce Lee and the invisibility of the talents of the afro-americans. The Rumor with Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Hepburn, nominated for five Oscars in 1962, shows a very negative of homosexuality is presented as "a source of self-hatred and a pattern of mercy". The Silence of the Lambs does not assume the transsexuality of the character of Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine). The western The searchers with John Wayne caricature native americans as savages, thirsting for blood. Love to sing and dance with Fred Astaire shows the characters make-up in African-American. True Lies by James Cameron in also takes to his rank because of his "characters arabs confined to fanatics."
This inventory to the Prévert of a film boiling has attracted many jibes on Twitter. Excessive politically correct for some, slapstick joke between journalists, film critics for other, willingness to make the buzz... it's All there is past. In the meantime, she runs and she runs the rumor.