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(Entertainment Weekly)   Eighteen classic movies that would never get made today because they aren't politically correct. Yes, Blazing Saddles is on here   (ew.com) divider line 281
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2012-04-26 12:31:58 PM
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2012-04-26 12:35:20 PM

Digitalstrange: Social standards change.

Half the movies made in the 40's would get an R rating today for glorifying smoking. Everybody in nearly every scene has a cigarette in hand.

There is an episode of Bewitched form the late 60s that never gets played in syndication. Why? Darren's bosses wife is pregnant and freaking out about telling him. Samantha is calming her down by feeding her martinis one after another.

The other day I caught an old Jetsons episode. George comes home from work and plops down with martini and a cigarette. No way that makes it into a kids cartoonthese days


if i recall correctly, jetsons, like the flinstones (and looney tunes before that) was not a "kids' cartoon", but rather a primetime animated sitcom for adults, much like american dad and family guy are now.
 
2012-04-26 12:35:23 PM

Fano: As long as there are magical negroes, helpful gays that improve the love lives of all around them (while never having onscreen relationships), wise native medicine men, nerdy indians and east asians, "daring" interracial relationships (nearly always between a handsome white man and a light skinned african american) Hollywood has nothing to teach us on race relations.


But what about "Crash" and "The Help"?
 
2012-04-26 12:35:28 PM
Hannibal Lecter: Look for severe childhood disturbances associated with violence. Our Billy wasn't born a criminal, Clarice. He was made one through years of systematic abuse. Billy hates his own identity, you see, and he thinks that makes him a transsexual. But his pathology is a thousand times more savage and more terrifying.
 
2012-04-26 12:37:38 PM

bungle_jr: Mugato: Rwa2play: For example: King Kong; the '76 remake sucked...badly.

/I know, the Peter Jackson version was great

I like the '76 one better

i don't remember the 1976 remake, and have yet to see the peter jackson remake, but when i was a kid the 1986 king kong lives was really good. i was 10 when it came out and i'm pretty sure i saw it at the theater. haven't seen it in a few years, so don't know if it stood the test of time


do yourself a favor and watch it soon. just also do yourself a favor and turn it off once they actually capture Kong; the parts in new york post-Skull Island are not nearly so good. The Skull Island part is farking brilliant, however.
 
2012-04-26 12:38:49 PM
 
2012-04-26 12:39:55 PM
We make over the top movies that have racial or sexist overtones... the reason they get poo pooed so much nowadays is that they are not good. If there was a current at the top of his game Mel Brooks you would see very good movies using these devices. He was great at making it lighthearted and instantly recognizable as a send up of racism or sexism. Until we get such a person we are damned to relive Wild Wild West.
 
2012-04-26 12:41:00 PM

Rwa2play: /Sorry, but using the WTC instead of the ESB smacked to me as contrived.
/At least Peter Jackson had the smarts to not screw up the original script
/That + modern-day CGI = awesome


Yeah but it was so Goddamned long. And in true Peter Jackson form, Kong refused to farking die and let us leave.

Kong gets shot, falls
Kong crawls backup a floor, looks at girl
*repeat 20x*

And really only the closeups of Kong's face were impressive. A lot of the CGI was dodgy at best, especially the dinosaurs which even though it was a different FX shop, they should have had the CGI dinosaur thing pretty much down by then.

I liked the atmosphere in the '76 version better. And it had Charles Groden instead of Jack Black, Jessica Lang and The Dude and a cool score by John Barry. Of course the FX weren't great but the monkey suit and animatronics were pretty good. Stan Winston, I think.
 
2012-04-26 12:43:07 PM
regmedia.co.uk
 
2012-04-26 12:44:37 PM
A Serbian Film?

/Once you watch it, you can't un-watch it
 
2012-04-26 12:47:28 PM

theFword: A Serbian Film?

/Once you watch it, you can't un-watch it


I read the description of it and I can't sear it out of my brain...
 
2012-04-26 12:48:41 PM
Soul Man never should have been made the first time. I'm not offended by the racism, I'm offended by the lack of funny.
 
2012-04-26 12:51:40 PM

hasty ambush: [regmedia.co.uk image 560x395]


i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-04-26 12:55:18 PM

theFword: A Serbian Film?

/Once you watch it, you can't un-watch it


The guy who made that should be tortured then killed.
 
2012-04-26 12:55:49 PM
So we can look forward to a remake of The First Nudie Musical?
 
2012-04-26 12:56:24 PM

yves0010: th0th: Given that Richard Pryor wrote most of the screenplay for Blazing Saddles, was the one who helped convince Mel Brooks that it would work (even though no one thought it could be made) but didn't get the part of the Sheriff due to his drug abuse (the studio wouldn't insure him), I'm getting a kick out of the fact that the movie couldn't be made today. I think in the right context, any movie could be made about any subject - it's all in the marketing.

/The commentary for Blazing Saddles was quite informative
//They originally wanted John Wayne to be the Waco Kid, but he politely refused
///I wouldn't dare remake it because a classic is a classic. Plus after Spaceballs someone should have just frozen Brooks in carbonite for posterity.

Look at what happened to Transformers 2. The twins were called racists even though they say in the first film that they, the autobots, learn of earths culture through the internet. So it was bond that 1 or 2 bots would see something along the line as being a gangster as a norm for earth culture.



While that may make some degree of logical sense - that the alien robots might not understand the significance of racial caricatures - it doesn't make them not racial caricatures. Even my Republican ass was sitting there in the theater facepalming at Bay's lack of judgement on that one. Of course the truly sad part about Transformers 2 was that even those two were in no way the worst thing about that movie.

"I am directly beneath the enemy's scrotum."
 
2012-04-26 12:58:31 PM

Digitalstrange: Social standards change.

Half the movies made in the 40's would get an R rating today for glorifying smoking. Everybody in nearly every scene has a cigarette in hand.

There is an episode of Bewitched form the late 60s that never gets played in syndication. Why? Darren's bosses wife is pregnant and freaking out about telling him. Samantha is calming her down by feeding her martinis one after another.

The other day I caught an old Jetsons episode. George comes home from work and plops down with martini and a cigarette. No way that makes it into a kids cartoon these days


I've never seen a movie rated R for smoking.
 
2012-04-26 12:59:01 PM

improvius: MrBallou: Blazing Saddles, sadly, might be the only exception. Even the least PC among us has trouble saying the N-word out loud. Shame, really, it's just a word.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x254]

Perhaps you're unfamiliar with a little show called The Boondocks.


I stand corrected. I love that shiat.
 
2012-04-26 12:59:25 PM
2010amovieaday.files.wordpress.com

dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com

/May be a problem
 
2012-04-26 01:00:00 PM

stevetherobot: Digitalstrange: Social standards change.

Half the movies made in the 40's would get an R rating today for glorifying smoking. Everybody in nearly every scene has a cigarette in hand.

There is an episode of Bewitched form the late 60s that never gets played in syndication. Why? Darren's bosses wife is pregnant and freaking out about telling him. Samantha is calming her down by feeding her martinis one after another.

The other day I caught an old Jetsons episode. George comes home from work and plops down with martini and a cigarette. No way that makes it into a kids cartoon these days

I've never seen a movie rated R for smoking.


That's because all modern movies restrict smoking to the usual RAVs. Duh... It's only when the hero lights up that you get smacked with an R rating. Well if the hero smokes more than 1 or 2.
 
2012-04-26 01:05:34 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

as the comedian David Baddiel pointed out, in the time between Are You Being Served and Grace and Favour, the word pussy had changed from meaning "cat, with a slight undertone of vagina" to "vagina, with a slight undercurrent of cat".

Also, this:

upload.wikimedia.org

(actors in blackface, references to "poofs"). Made by the BBC but you'll struggle to ever see it on TV.
 
2012-04-26 01:06:23 PM
How could this not be listed?

ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2012-04-26 01:14:05 PM

Rwa2play: Mugato: Rwa2play: For example: King Kong; the '76 remake sucked...badly.

/I know, the Peter Jackson version was great

I like the '76 one better

So you're the one.


I liked the '76 remake for two reasons:

1. Jessica Lange in the shower
2. The fact that Jeff Bridges is obviously stoned out of his mind for the entire movie.
www.monstershack.net
Wait, what?

Liked the Peter Jackson version for one scene - the crew trapped in the valley and being eaten by various bugs.

/no nude Naomi Watts, alas
 
2012-04-26 01:15:03 PM

joeyjoejoeshabado: If I had the money I would make a PC version of Blazing Saddles


Here's $5. That should cover filming and post-production.
 
2012-04-26 01:16:46 PM

Mugato: Rwa2play: For example: King Kong; the '76 remake sucked...badly.

/I know, the Peter Jackson version was great

I like the '76 one better


Three words:

Jessica Lange's bewbies.
 
2012-04-26 01:18:05 PM
If you get to the end of the slideshow and click "next" you see a still image from South Park's HUMANCENTiPAD episode to remind you that fark you, almost every single one of these movies could stil get made. Most of them make humor by turning the racism inside-out, and yes, audiences are still smart enough to get that.
 
2012-04-26 01:23:22 PM
Still waiting for my Catholic High School Girls in Trouble.
 
2012-04-26 01:30:16 PM

theorellior: Fano: As long as there are magical negroes, helpful gays that improve the love lives of all around them (while never having onscreen relationships), wise native medicine men, nerdy indians and east asians, "daring" interracial relationships (nearly always between a handsome white man and a light skinned african american) Hollywood has nothing to teach us on race relations.

But what about "Crash" and "The Help"?


Haven't seen Crash but Fark has informed me it is patronizing and heavy handed.
 
2012-04-26 01:33:41 PM

Rev. Skarekroe:
Rape jokes tend not to go down very well these days either...


Oddly enough, those get left in when the new de-nikafied sanitized version plays on the tee vee now.
 
zez
2012-04-26 01:40:20 PM

tgambitg: What? No Freaked?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x294]

/embarrassed to say I own this movie on DVD....


I have the laserdisc autographed by Alex Winter
 
2012-04-26 01:41:13 PM
I can proudly say I have see every one of those movies more than once.

Bad News Bears is still a damn good movie.
 
2012-04-26 01:49:03 PM

tdyak: (Prissy especially has some lines that can't help but make you wince: ''Lawzy, we got to have a doctor. I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies.'')


talk to many "africam-Mericans" lately?
 
2012-04-26 01:53:53 PM
The fact that The Life of Brian was neither on this list or mentioned in this thread says something.

images3.static-bluray.com
 
2012-04-26 01:54:17 PM
The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane

As the French put up the majority of the money for it, it very well might still be made (and made more or less) the exact same way today. But it would never EVAR see projection inside of an American theater.

It's a damn fine little thriller.
 
2012-04-26 01:54:58 PM
Oh, shut up. Sunny in Philadelphia covers that shiat every week.
 
2012-04-26 01:55:20 PM
Hair
A Clockwork Orange.
 
2012-04-26 01:56:04 PM
the exact same
 
2012-04-26 02:02:05 PM

zez: tgambitg: What? No Freaked?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x294]

/embarrassed to say I own this movie on DVD....

I have the laserdisc autographed by Alex Winter



I still miss the Idiot Box.
 
2012-04-26 02:05:13 PM

tdyak: BLAZING SADDLES (1974)
Mel Brooks' wild, wild Western might be a four-alarm fire of politically correct outrage if it were made today. Where to begin? The fact that the sheriff is-a-near drives the entire plot? NAACP on line 1. The fact that small-town folk are portrayed as close-minded simpletons? Sarah Palin waiting on line 2. The fact that a Busby Berkeley dance number is dominated by hissing ''sissy Marys''? GLAAD on line 3. And let's not forget that Mongo punches out a horse. Pretty sure that PETA wouldn't be too pleased about that. -JL


Small-town folk are constantly portrayed as closed-minded simpletons. Gay men are still regularly portrayed as the gayest sissy marys who ever gayed. And terrible pretending-to-be-edgy-but-actually-pure-schmaltz comedies are always killing annoying little animals for cheap laughs.

The one modern movie they're probably right about is A Fish Called Wanda. The TV edit of that actually edits out the stammering. On the other hand, edited-for-tv movies from just a few years ago often have ridiculously conservative edits compared to what's on primetime tv now.
 
2012-04-26 02:06:10 PM
>i personally love the Sanford and Son episode when Lamont has to go to court, and Fred says something along the lines of "There are enough ni663rs in here to film a Tarzan movie".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ASQKjbuCS8

jokes about gays, mexicans, and african americans
epic
 
2012-04-26 02:08:39 PM
So, what happens when you find a stranger in the alps?
 
2012-04-26 02:13:29 PM

muck4doo: Zorro The Gay Blade could be on that list as well.


"Joo never heard of zee ships in zee field? Ze little, uh, ze bah-bah-bahs?"

/Two bits, four bits, six bits, a peso
//All those for Zorro, stand up and say so!
 
2012-04-26 02:31:59 PM

tgambitg: What? No Freaked?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x294]

/embarrassed to say I own this movie on DVD....


That movie couldn't get made today because it's awful.

/but it's also awesome and one of my favorite films to sit around and zone out to
//glad I don't hate macaroons
 
2012-04-26 02:33:09 PM
Black-face Bing jauntily disagrees with this list.

/okay, maybe not the whole movie, but that one scene is never shown in current-day runs on TV and usually edited out of store-bought DVDs
 
2012-04-26 02:35:23 PM

mongbiohazard: yves0010: th0th: Given that Richard Pryor wrote most of the screenplay for Blazing Saddles, was the one who helped convince Mel Brooks that it would work (even though no one thought it could be made) but didn't get the part of the Sheriff due to his drug abuse (the studio wouldn't insure him), I'm getting a kick out of the fact that the movie couldn't be made today. I think in the right context, any movie could be made about any subject - it's all in the marketing.

/The commentary for Blazing Saddles was quite informative
//They originally wanted John Wayne to be the Waco Kid, but he politely refused
///I wouldn't dare remake it because a classic is a classic. Plus after Spaceballs someone should have just frozen Brooks in carbonite for posterity.

Look at what happened to Transformers 2. The twins were called racists even though they say in the first film that they, the autobots, learn of earths culture through the internet. So it was bond that 1 or 2 bots would see something along the line as being a gangster as a norm for earth culture.


While that may make some degree of logical sense - that the alien robots might not understand the significance of racial caricatures - it doesn't make them not racial caricatures. Even my Republican ass was sitting there in the theater facepalming at Bay's lack of judgement on that one. Of course the truly sad part about Transformers 2 was that even those two were in no way the worst thing about that movie.

"I am directly beneath the enemy's scrotum."


Though I did not like the twins myself.. and the quote was horrible. I thought what was so ironic and funny was that one of the twins voice actors happen to be African American and seemed to not care much.
 
2012-04-26 02:36:42 PM

Hydra: Black-face Bing jauntily disagrees with this list.

/okay, maybe not the whole movie, but that one scene is never shown in current-day runs on TV and usually edited out of store-bought DVDs


...And now, with the picture that didn't post:

johnedwinmason.typepad.com
 
2012-04-26 02:38:19 PM

TheSwissNavy: Last person to say "attractive and successful African-American" on TV was Will Ferrell (pops), though he was reciting rap songs. Dancing around language and steroetypes doesn't help bring people together, it effs things up.


ok, ok, the n-word...

/the ironing is delicious
 
2012-04-26 02:42:04 PM

catchow: muck4doo: Zorro The Gay Blade could be on that list as well.

"Joo never heard of zee ships in zee field? Ze little, uh, ze bah-bah-bahs?"

/Two bits, four bits, six bits, a peso
//All those for Zorro, stand up and say so!


One of the most under-rated comedies of all time.
 
2012-04-26 02:51:06 PM

Pep Streebeck: And also....

[i40.photobucket.com image 185x260]


Actually, they couldn't make Heathers when they made Heathers. The original script ending had the school blowing up and killing everyone. The final scene showed all the cliques in heaven dancing with each other; only by being dead could they get along.
 
2012-04-26 02:55:50 PM

yves0010: Though I did not like the twins myself.. and the quote was horrible. I thought what was so ironic and funny was that one of the twins voice actors happen to be African American and seemed to not care much.



I, like Bill Hicks, hate marketing with the passion of a thousand burning suns.... yet here I am, working in sales and marketing. You know why? I hate starving even more and there are only so many jobs out there. Jar Jar Binx was voiced by a black guy, and the main character in Song of the South was a black guy.

A brutha's gotta eat.
 
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