Yes, it’s still Black History Month.
I abslolutely HATE musicals, but there are two film musicals from my youth that were exceptions... "West Side Story", because of the great music, and "The Sound of Music" for the story.
Yes, the original WSS can be a tad problematic, but ruining by having that self-important HACK Speilberg make an extremely overblown version was not right.
By the way, for what it is worth, and what only fucking morons say, "A Hard Day's Night", "Help!", and "Magical Mystery Tour" are NOT musicals.
I realise after I posted that there is actually a song by a folk trio called Nobody's Girl who have a song called "Tiger" and I realise I've been hearing that and never even thought about the wrong version,,,
I've got a tiger by the toeEven if he hollers, won't let goWon't let go, even if he hollers
What a stupid, moronic take. Enough to make stop following Wonkette. For one, West Side Story has gotten great reviews. Hardly Spielberg's fault about COVID. Pretty sad when the number one movie is a kids/fan boy Marvel Comics movie. The film won the Palme d'Or and in 2013 was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress philistine. And who cares if Harvey Weinstein was the producer? So was Danny Devito you putz. Weinstein also produced Lee Daniels' The Butler. Is Lee Daniels too Uncle Tom for you? He produced The King's Speech. No curse words in that one, so what's that tell you? Won best picture though. Clerks II with that evil Kevin Smith and Affleck. And the crime of Scorsese's The Aviator. No need to go on. Wonkette should pull this tripe. Worse thing that they have ever published. Shameful.
I didn't really grasp that from the scene--Jules doesn't even wince, which you'd expect if he was thinking "I hate that Jimmy uses that word, but I have to put up with this". Rather, it looked more like "oh, that Jimmy being Jimmy! I know he's not racist". I think it'd have been less problematic if Jules did react at least in some way, to show that he was not cool with it.
Whar Rodney Dangerfield???
I love this interview so much. https://youtu.be/cOlNHXQCT_4
Tom Nichols, as per usual, can go and eat a bag of lightly salted rat dicks.
Don’t forget the foot fetish stuff!
But are they made with ethically-harvested, fair trade, sea salt?
free range rats, also, too, in addition.
I dunno Tom Nichols, could someone write The Holy Bible today? I mean the first half is all over the place- you've got fratricide, weird incest stuff, long boring lists of who begat who, mass murder of unbelievers and child sacrifices, a dude that chops off a bunch of foreskins to win approval to marry a girl, bunch of other crazy shit.
Then Part 2 is totally different tonally, it's some hippy dippy love-thy-neighbor guy trying to get people to be nice to each other going around teaching and preaching and saying he's the son of God until he pisses off the powers that be and they get him executed. And then a few days later he comes back as a ghost, chills with his pals for a little bit, and then goes off to heaven.
Whole thing ends with a fever dream of an apocalypse.
Uneven, inconsistent, filthy as fuck in parts. Not family friendly. Not for conservatives, that second part. Who the fuck would write and publish such nonsense today, HUH TOM NICHOLS? Fuckin prat.
Presumably, Nichols believes that no studio would green light Pulp Fiction today simply because of its liberal use of the n-word. (It’s worth noting that convicted rapist and future hell resident Harvey Weinstein financed the movie.) That’s the one stumbling block. However, Pulp Fiction is the worst example for this argument. It’s not The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Tarantino’s repeated use of the word serves no historical or narrative purpose. When a character uses the racial slur in Reservoir Dogs, you can argue that it’s intended to show that this person’s a racist. There’s only one such scene in Pulp Fiction, when Lance (Eric Stoltz) disparagingly refers to Black people. Otherwise, you can replace every one of the remaining n-words with “motherfucker” without compromising the story. Richard Pryor did something similar during Live On The Sunset Strip. He’d gone most of his set using “motherfucker” where he might’ve previously said the slur. It didn’t throw off his rhythm. So when he revealed toward the end of the show that he’d stopped using the word, we realized how he’d never actually needed itTarantino diminished the slur’s impact as a hateful term that — and this is key — only a racist would use. Observe the dreadful "dead (n-word) storage" scene.
chef's kiss, Stephen. thank you!
I was thinking of the Chase/Pryor sketch earlier, one of the best things Chevy did on the show, probably because he let Pryor take the lead.
Well, part of the reason Brooks couldn't make that film today is that he ran out of ideas in the late 1970s.
I was brought up to be a decent man by decent blue collar white parents and I am proud of them. That wasn't in their vocabulary, nor pejoratives for homosexuals, Asians, Hispanics. And they were agnostic. Thx for triggering this memory as they have been dead for decades.