Will political correctness kill classic movies?

Jul 2011
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Will political correctness kill classic movies?

Will political correctness kill classic movies?

“The Hustle,” a gender-swap remake of 1988's “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” rails against the patriarchy between sight gags. “Avengers: Endgame” shoehorns a minor gay character into the story as a super-virtue-signal. “Long Shot” shows Seth Rogen apologizing for the United States bombing Japan to help end World War II.

Even older films, and the stars who made them great, are now seen through the PC prism. Just ask the estate of John Wayne. The legendary star got pummeled a few months ago, decades after his passing, for a racially insensitive Playboy interview in 1971. Some critics demanded that his name be stripped from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif.


Singer Kate Smith’s film career is dwarfed by her radio, TV and stage accomplishments. Yet Smith’s recording of two 1930s songs deemed racist convinced two professional sports teams — the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Flyers — to strip her iconic rendition of “God Bless America” from their programming.

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What say you? Do you think classic films, movies, music, should all be put through todays political correctness filters? was removing kate smith's rendition of god bless america appropriate?
 
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Will political correctness kill classic movies?

Will political correctness kill classic movies?

“The Hustle,” a gender-swap remake of 1988's “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” rails against the patriarchy between sight gags. “Avengers: Endgame” shoehorns a minor gay character into the story as a super-virtue-signal. “Long Shot” shows Seth Rogen apologizing for the United States bombing Japan to help end World War II.

Even older films, and the stars who made them great, are now seen through the PC prism. Just ask the estate of John Wayne. The legendary star got pummeled a few months ago, decades after his passing, for a racially insensitive Playboy interview in 1971. Some critics demanded that his name be stripped from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif.


Singer Kate Smith’s film career is dwarfed by her radio, TV and stage accomplishments. Yet Smith’s recording of two 1930s songs deemed racist convinced two professional sports teams — the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Flyers — to strip her iconic rendition of “God Bless America” from their programming.

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What say you? Do you think classic films, movies, music, should all be put through todays political correctness filters? was removing kate smith's rendition of god bless america appropriate?
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Will political correctness kill classic movies?

Will political correctness kill classic movies?

“The Hustle,” a gender-swap remake of 1988's “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” rails against the patriarchy between sight gags. “Avengers: Endgame” shoehorns a minor gay character into the story as a super-virtue-signal. “Long Shot” shows Seth Rogen apologizing for the United States bombing Japan to help end World War II.

Even older films, and the stars who made them great, are now seen through the PC prism. Just ask the estate of John Wayne. The legendary star got pummeled a few months ago, decades after his passing, for a racially insensitive Playboy interview in 1971. Some critics demanded that his name be stripped from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif.


Singer Kate Smith’s film career is dwarfed by her radio, TV and stage accomplishments. Yet Smith’s recording of two 1930s songs deemed racist convinced two professional sports teams — the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Flyers — to strip her iconic rendition of “God Bless America” from their programming.

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What say you? Do you think classic films, movies, music, should all be put through todays political correctness filters? was removing kate smith's rendition of god bless america appropriate?
"The Hustle"? 1988... "Classic film"?

First you need to get your definition of "classic" in order, these are the films of the 30s, 40s and 50s... sometimes 1960s, very rarely 70s and NEVER anything from 1980 on! :zany:

Damn, what is more of a "threat" is bastardizing the definition of "classic" to include "whatever."

Thx :)
 
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I disagree. There are classic films from the 1980s. After 30+ years, they count.
No, they don't...

Please, all you appreciators of "modern," "classic" movies, once you actually understand classic film, then please, we will want to hear your newbie comments and musings...

This one probably believes that "if I like it, it's "classic" to me!"

LOL! at that!

It is sheer years yes, but so much more than that, only a body that didn't understand classic film would make the assertion "It's 30 years old, so therefore it is "classic."

I'm sorry Ian, but you have stumbled into the great dunderhead assertion: "Just because it's old, it's classic," you expose yourself here as an obvious newb...

NO classic movie officianado will merely accept your definition of classic film as "of a certain age," again, you might study genuine classic film and find something to it beyond modern "classics" that you "grew up on" like "Pretty in Pink" with Molly Ringwald...

Thx :rolleyes:
 
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