Sunday, October 16, 2011

Song of the South: Laughing Place

Song of the South is considered a racist film and is not shown anymore. It is not PC correct. The worse crime is though is that white people have looked at it as a story of black and white. However it is a movie that has African American folklore and it does no one any good to ignore that slavery happened. Other movies involve slavery and they say nothing about it or label it educational-why not this? It does have educational value. As for Remus- they portray him in a positive light and not slavery. It all depended on the slave owner and it didn't support any of that. It's a story people! With story telling purposes.
I'm not saying it wasn't at all racist but each film is reflective of it's time and other racially offensive (some MUCH more than this) have survived while this one does not continue?
Remember these sing along videos? They should do exact replicas of them. I haven't seen the new ones out but I love the lesser known characters like that blue owl and his class or Donald Duck's uncle (is that right?), and Jiminey Cricket. However they don't have them arranged the same and that is what I dislike. I think that the arrangement was very important and appealing. They were not too alike and provided yet a smooth transition to the variety.

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