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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 08:55:31 AM
 
2012-04-26 08:57:02 AM
FTA: "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller. "

I can't say I got all bent out of shape on that one, as a gay person.

Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks. Although there was a bit of stereotyping for black men in the film, this is the same film that referred to simple country folks as 'morons.'
 
2012-04-26 09:00:31 AM
List left off Putney Swope. Yes, I know no one has ever seen it.
 
2012-04-26 09:04:43 AM
GWTW?
Screw these PC people. Classic films should never be edited or censored. If you don't like them just don't watch them.
 
2012-04-26 09:05:29 AM

Generation_D: Deslided version


You're a gentleman and a scholar.

Cythraul: Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks. Although there was a bit of stereotyping for black men in the film, this is the same film that referred to simple country folks as 'morons.'


Rape jokes tend not to go down very well these days either...
 
2012-04-26 09:09:17 AM
Every single one of those except Song of the South could and would be made today.
 
2012-04-26 09:10:55 AM

Cythraul: The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks.


you know, morons.

i dunno, though - considering that one of the first lines in the movie is, "dock that chink a day's pay for nappin' on the job..." i'm guessing they'd tone it down if it were made today.
 
2012-04-26 09:16:20 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: Cythraul: Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks. Although there was a bit of stereotyping for black men in the film, this is the same film that referred to simple country folks as 'morons.'

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


You only said rape once. You must not like rape.
 
2012-04-26 09:37:25 AM
Based on that list, I guess Entertainment Weekly hasn't heard of Gran Torino, Bad Santa, Role Models, Natural Born Killers, etc.
 
2012-04-26 09:38:57 AM
Let's be honest with ourselves - humour isn't politically correct as it involves laughing at someone, be it due to their infirmities, station in life or an embarrassing circumstance they're in.
If we are to laugh, it must be at the expense of others thus today's inclusive acceptance of colour, religion, deformities can't apply.

Now watch me kick this Chinese dwarf right square in the nuts!
 
2012-04-26 09:41:10 AM
Fight Club wouldn't be made in this "post-9/11 world". It barely got made in 1999.

Cythraul: Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks


That doesn't matter. The people who complain about this sort of thing never see the satire. They always take the content at face value no matter what the intent was.
 
2012-04-26 09:47:29 AM

kronicfeld: Based on that list, I guess Entertainment Weekly hasn't heard of Gran Torino, Bad Santa, Role Models, Natural Born Killers, etc.



Natural Born Killers (1994)
 
2012-04-26 09:56:35 AM

kronicfeld: Based on that list, I guess Entertainment Weekly hasn't heard of Gran Torino, Bad Santa, Role Models, Natural Born Killers, etc.


Tropic Thunder
White Chicks
Team America
South Park
Borat
Don't Mess with the Zohan
Shallow Hal
Passion of the Christ

and those are just some of the modern ones.

First Blood (and Rambo 2 and 3, Rocky IV)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
The Toy
Reservoir Dogs
Last Temptation of Christ
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Driving Miss Daisy

and 'Crippled Masters' ftw
 
2012-04-26 09:58:58 AM
oh, and Leaving Las Vegas just to round out the off-the-top-of-my-head list
 
2012-04-26 10:06:33 AM

calbert: kronicfeld: Based on that list, I guess Entertainment Weekly hasn't heard of Gran Torino, Bad Santa, Role Models, Natural Born Killers, etc.

Tropic Thunder
White Chicks
Team America
South Park
Borat
Don't Mess with the Zohan
Shallow Hal
Passion of the Christ

and those are just some of the modern ones.


Yeah, they'd never release a movie that was released 3 years ago today.
 
2012-04-26 10:08:35 AM
Dumb list. Almost all of those would be fine today, if a bit edgy. Taxi Driver doesn't need a remake (it's brilliant) but there are movies much like it coming out all the time.

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.
 
2012-04-26 10:15:43 AM
TV shows like the Jeffersons used "the enn word" all the time in episodes about racism. Even SNL used it. It goes without saying that wouldn't fly today. I think we've regressed in that regard.
 
2012-04-26 10:16:43 AM

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


I like rape.
 
2012-04-26 10:17:24 AM

qorkfiend: FlashHarry: Cythraul: The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks.

you know, morons.

i dunno, though - considering that one of the first lines in the movie is, "dock that chink a day's pay for nappin' on the job..." i'm guessing they'd tone it down if it were made today.

Especially considering it was swiftly followed by "Horses! We can't afford to lose no horses. Send a couple of attractive and successful African-Americans."


I didn't know there was a new filter for "people that annoy you"!
 
2012-04-26 10:18:29 AM
um..yeah. 'song of the south' would (and still does) offend the shiat outta people.
 
2012-04-26 10:19:31 AM

Mugato: TV shows like the Jeffersons used "the enn word" all the time in episodes about racism. Even SNL used it. It goes without saying that wouldn't fly today. I think we've regressed in that regard.


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".

so damn funny.
 
2012-04-26 10:20:46 AM
Well, they'd never re-make Battle Royale...oh, wait they did and re-named it, my bad.
 
2012-04-26 10:21:24 AM

Weaver95: um..yeah. 'song of the south' would (and still does) offend the shiat outta people.


how so? the blacks in that film are not slaves. it isn't particularly racist and the main character, a black man, is well portrayed and seems to be loved by most of the people in the film. have you SEEN the movie? It is pretty goddamn tame.
 
2012-04-26 10:21:43 AM

Mugato: That doesn't matter. The people who complain about this sort of thing never see the satire. They always take the content at face value no matter what the intent was.


THIS.

People with no sense of humor don't get the intended humor.
 
2012-04-26 10:22:08 AM

EyeballKid: Well, they'd never re-make Battle Royale...oh, wait they did and re-named it, my bad.


Hunger Games is nothing like Battle Royale except for the "kids fighting to the death" trope.
 
2012-04-26 10:22:26 AM
The most egregious use of racist stereotypes could be removed in a re-done Breakfast at Tiffany's, Gone With the Wind and Dumbo without too much trouble. You would't even have to change the scripts much, just the performances, really. Song of the South, of course, is kinda SOL, because the whole thing is a celebration of the antebellum feudal paradise in Ole Dixie.

Of course, the reboot we'd all love to see is Birth of a Nation, amirite?
 
2012-04-26 10:22:32 AM

EyeballKid: Well, they'd never re-make Battle Royale...oh, wait they did and re-named it, my bad.


We get it, you're hip.
 
2012-04-26 10:22:32 AM

frepnog: Mugato: TV shows like the Jeffersons used "the enn word" all the time in episodes about racism. Even SNL used it. It goes without saying that wouldn't fly today. I think we've regressed in that regard.

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".

so damn funny.


And when Julio says "Buenas Dias Mr. Sanford" and Julio replies beans and disease to you too!
 
2012-04-26 10:23:34 AM

ihatedumbpeople: Mugato: That doesn't matter. The people who complain about this sort of thing never see the satire. They always take the content at face value no matter what the intent was.

THIS.

People with no sense of humor don't get the intended humor.


www.travel-newyork.org

that is why I love this guy. He says HORRIBLE things.... and it is just damn funny.
 
2012-04-26 10:24:33 AM

Cythraul: FTA: "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller. "

I can't say I got all bent out of shape on that one, as a gay person.

Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks. Although there was a bit of stereotyping for black men in the film, this is the same film that referred to simple country folks as 'morons.'


Howard Johnson is right!
 
2012-04-26 10:24:44 AM

theorellior: Of course, the reboot we'd all love to see is Birth of a Nation, amirite?


That would definitely be a challenge in today's PC environment.
 
2012-04-26 10:25:56 AM
Gone with the Wind wouldn't get made today because it's a lousy movie.*

/*without fighting robots. Lousy movies with fighting robots do get made.
 
2012-04-26 10:26:42 AM
I ANYONE tries to remake Taxi Driver...I'm getting stabby!

History of the World/Caddyshack are two of the funniest damned things EVER in the history of EVER!

Some films just shouldn't be remade: Part of their brilliance lies in the cultural landscape they capture at the time they were made, not simply the story itself.

/Why yes, I am looking at you, Red Dawn!
//Don't be so quick to point and laugh, Footloose!
 
2012-04-26 10:27:14 AM

Mugato: calbert: kronicfeld: Based on that list, I guess Entertainment Weekly hasn't heard of Gran Torino, Bad Santa, Role Models, Natural Born Killers, etc.

Tropic Thunder
White Chicks
Team America
South Park
Borat
Don't Mess with the Zohan
Shallow Hal
Passion of the Christ

and those are just some of the modern ones.

Yeah, they'd never release a movie that was released 3 years ago today.


point is, politically incorrect movies will always be made, from Birth of a Nation (1915) to The Dictator (2012).
people will biatch about films that deal with the mentally ill, alcoholics, fat people, mentally challenged people, foreigners...

regardless as to how they are portrayed, or what the greater message is (The Ringer 2005). People will miss the message and focus on the perceived insensitivity to whatever cause they're heralding.
 
2012-04-26 10:27:18 AM

theflatline: frepnog: Mugato: TV shows like the Jeffersons used "the enn word" all the time in episodes about racism. Even SNL used it. It goes without saying that wouldn't fly today. I think we've regressed in that regard.

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".

so damn funny.

And when Julio says "Buenas Dias Mr. Sanford" and Julio replies beans and disease to you too!


fred really was the black archie bunker. so damned racist. hehehehe
 
2012-04-26 10:28:32 AM

frepnog: 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".


When I was a kid I didn't quite get Sanford and Son, but I'd always watch part of it because it was in syndication before Rockford Files.

Later on I realized exactly what a genius Red Foxx was.
 
2012-04-26 10:28:33 AM
So did they miss the part where Bad News Bears was remade in 2005??

IMDB
 
2012-04-26 10:28:51 AM

BeatrixK: I ANYONE tries to remake Taxi Driver...I'm getting stabby!

History of the World/Caddyshack are two of the funniest damned things EVER in the history of EVER!

Some films just shouldn't be remade: Part of their brilliance lies in the cultural landscape they capture at the time they were made, not simply the story itself.

/Why yes, I am looking at you, Red Dawn!
//Don't be so quick to point and laugh, Footloose!


oh come now. the only really funny part of caddyshack is Bill Murray. Most of that film is just freakin terrible, and I own that POS on laserdisc.
 
2012-04-26 10:29:10 AM
Do to the people who made this list actually go to the movies and watch TV?

I mean, ten years ago HBO probably wouldn't have been able to air the sex scenes in Girls without getting a lot of flack. Or how about last episode of Game of Thrones, or the head twisting sex scene on True Blood two seasons ago.
 
2012-04-26 10:30:24 AM

qorkfiend: Especially considering it was swiftly followed by "Horses! We can't afford to lose no horses. Send a couple of attractive and successful African-Americans."
I didn't know there was a new filter for "people that annoy you"!


That's not new. Most of us just learned not to try and write it out. And I don't recall EVER hearing that word in any TV shows, not a long time ago and certainly not now.
 
2012-04-26 10:31:05 AM

GAT_00: Every single one of those except Song of the South could and would be made today.


^^^^
Done in......six.
 
2012-04-26 10:31:18 AM
using certain words, or depicting certain actions when in the context of the story isn't in and of itself offensive, when it is done wrong it can be, but when you are portraying events they way they are, or at least perceived, then sometimes idiots that don't understand the point will be offended.

Those people should be ridiculed publicly.
 
2012-04-26 10:31:20 AM
Bad news bears was remade with billy bob playing the coach.
 
2012-04-26 10:32:22 AM
Soul Man is a classic?
 
2012-04-26 10:33:32 AM

frepnog: Weaver95: um..yeah. 'song of the south' would (and still does) offend the shiat outta people.

how so? the blacks in that film are not slaves. it isn't particularly racist and the main character, a black man, is well portrayed and seems to be loved by most of the people in the film. have you SEEN the movie? It is pretty goddamn tame.


There's a new one. I've never heard anyone say 'Song of the South' isn't particularly racist before.
 
2012-04-26 10:34:28 AM

cryinoutloud: qorkfiend: Especially considering it was swiftly followed by "Horses! We can't afford to lose no horses. Send a couple of attractive and successful African-Americans."
I didn't know there was a new filter for "people that annoy you"!

That's not new. Most of us just learned not to try and write it out. And I don't recall EVER hearing that word in any TV shows, not a long time ago and certainly not now.


yeah in the 70's it was used alot. Fred Sanford in particularly, it was heard on Good Times, it was used on the Jeffersons. They edit it out usually these days but if you catch those shows on TVONE they are generally uncut.
 
2012-04-26 10:35:36 AM

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

I like rape.


Well you only said it once.
 
2012-04-26 10:35:54 AM
Entertainment which makes fun of people because of how they look?

kikichaos.com

I don't see that happening.
 
2012-04-26 10:37:07 AM

cryinoutloud: qorkfiend: Especially considering it was swiftly followed by "Horses! We can't afford to lose no horses. Send a couple of attractive and successful African-Americans."
I didn't know there was a new filter for "people that annoy you"!

That's not new. Most of us just learned not to try and write it out. And I don't recall EVER hearing that word in any TV shows, not a long time ago and certainly not now.


I didn't write it out, though. I used the word with the "a" that South Park taught us.
 
2012-04-26 10:40:28 AM

GAT_00: frepnog: Weaver95: um..yeah. 'song of the south' would (and still does) offend the shiat outta people.

how so? the blacks in that film are not slaves. it isn't particularly racist and the main character, a black man, is well portrayed and seems to be loved by most of the people in the film. have you SEEN the movie? It is pretty goddamn tame.

There's a new one. I've never heard anyone say 'Song of the South' isn't particularly racist before.


I think with somethings you have to consider the time it was made, the people that made it, and the intent of the movie. I don't think it racist by design, and i don't think it was racist then. However the stereotypes it portrays and storyline itself certainly today is viewed as extremely racist.
 
2012-04-26 10:40:48 AM

calbert: kronicfeld: Based on that list, I guess Entertainment Weekly hasn't heard of Gran Torino, Bad Santa, Role Models, Natural Born Killers, etc.

Tropic Thunder
White Chicks
Team America
South Park
Borat
Don't Mess with the Zohan
Shallow Hal
Passion of the Christ

and those are just some of the modern ones.

First Blood (and Rambo 2 and 3, Rocky IV)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
The Toy
Reservoir Dogs
Last Temptation of Christ
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Driving Miss Daisy

and 'Crippled Masters' ftw


The toy is a great example. Whne I was a kid I just saw it as a story about a boy with no friends finding one I didnt know much about racism at teh time, but I knew something was going on I didnt get. Whne I saw it in later years with my grown up eyes I saw how even more brilliant it was and funny too.
 
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2012-04-26 10:41:15 AM

simplicimus: List left off Putney Swope. Yes, I know no one has ever seen it.


hah! That movie is awesome
 
2012-04-26 10:41:28 AM

GAT_00: There's a new one. I've never heard anyone say 'Song of the South' isn't particularly racist before.


I wouldn't say it's a common sentiment, but I've heard it before, especially from Real Americans.
 
2012-04-26 10:41:43 AM

GAT_00: frepnog: Weaver95: um..yeah. 'song of the south' would (and still does) offend the shiat outta people.

how so? the blacks in that film are not slaves. it isn't particularly racist and the main character, a black man, is well portrayed and seems to be loved by most of the people in the film. have you SEEN the movie? It is pretty goddamn tame.

There's a new one. I've never heard anyone say 'Song of the South' isn't particularly racist before.


i have it on dvd copied from the japanese laserdisc. It is as good a copy as is likely to ever get out. I have seen the movie several times. It might not be politically correct, but it isn't really all that blatantly racist either. The blacks are portrayed as happy as they work in fields, but they aren't slaves. The main character is black and is well portrayed and loved by the white main character. The cartoons are just cartoons - if you WANT to see racism in "The Tar Baby" then I suppose you can, but it is just a lump of tar with a hat on that Brer Fox gets stuck in. No one says the n word. My kids have seen the film and never saw any overt racism in it.

It isn't really all that racist if you just watch the film and take it for what is actually on display, and don't read into it things that on the whole are NOT on display. Gone with the Wind is FAR more racist in it's portrayal of blacks.... and is an american classic.
 
2012-04-26 10:44:21 AM
I can't get my wife to understand why Blazing Saddles and All in the Family are funny. "But racism!" she says. I patiently explain that the idiots and bad guys are the racists, and they lose in the end. I think she's just afraid of the words.
 
2012-04-26 10:46:53 AM

frepnog: ihatedumbpeople: Mugato: That doesn't matter. The people who complain about this sort of thing never see the satire. They always take the content at face value no matter what the intent was.

THIS.

People with no sense of humor don't get the intended humor.

[www.travel-newyork.org image 560x372]

that is why I love this guy. He says HORRIBLE things.... and it is just damn funny.


It's ok because his best friend is Cuban and that's close enough.

This list should have just been called "Politically Incorrect Movies"
 
2012-04-26 10:47:32 AM
I would say that Alfie should be on the list except that they did remake it. Of course the remake is very watered down, the sexism is less blatant and the whole abortion scene is missing.
 
2012-04-26 10:48:52 AM
Bleak and violent, it also featured a preteen prostitute played by a 12-year-old Jodie Foster. (Taxi Driver)

Pretty Baby (1978) featured a 12-year-old prostitute played by Brooke Shields. Good luck ever re-making that one.
 
2012-04-26 10:50:31 AM
If you think these movies are bad, try watching older movies from the 40's. They have no qualms about portraying blacks as lesser humans.

frepnog: yeah in the 70's it was used alot. Fred Sanford in particularly, it was heard on Good Times, it was used on the Jeffersons. They edit it out usually these days but if you catch those shows on TVONE they are generally uncut.


Yep. I caught an episode of Sanford and Son a couple of weeks ago where Fred had to go to court. He defended himself against a ticket written by a white cop. He pointed out that everyone in court that day aside from the cop and judge were n***ers. He said the word three or four times while trying to make his point.
 
2012-04-26 10:51:51 AM
Words are just a lot more dangerous than they used to be. Several have had to be killed.
 
2012-04-26 10:52:45 AM
bad news bears wouldnt get remade today?

did they fail to realize that it was remade back in 05
 
2012-04-26 10:53:39 AM

Ivo Shandor: Bleak and violent, it also featured a preteen prostitute played by a 12-year-old Jodie Foster. (Taxi Driver)

Pretty Baby (1978) featured a 12-year-old prostitute played by Brooke Shields. Good luck ever re-making that one.


I have drinks in one of the hotels where much of that movie was filmed (the columns). I think the place is beautiful. but, that movie was a real stinker.

/ the bartender there overpours my drinks... so, yeah... that's pretty much what it takes to make a regular and get a good tip.
 
2012-04-26 10:54:22 AM

Ivo Shandor: Bleak and violent, it also featured a preteen prostitute played by a 12-year-old Jodie Foster. (Taxi Driver)

Pretty Baby (1978) featured a 12-year-old prostitute played by Brooke Shields. Good luck ever re-making that one.


For the same reason, any of David Hamilton's movies. I mean, a shower scene featuring 13-14-15 year old ballerinas? The producers would get lynched for even suggesting it.
 
2012-04-26 10:54:25 AM

Freakin Rican: bad news bears wouldnt get remade today?

did they fail to realize that it was remade back in 05


And it was a horrible remake. So watered down.

/"This is non-alcoholic beer"
 
2012-04-26 10:55:43 AM
In 20 years, when we have semi-sentient sex robots, it will be un-PC to like Blade Runner.
 
2012-04-26 10:57:15 AM

Tyrone Biggums: Freakin Rican: bad news bears wouldnt get remade today?

did they fail to realize that it was remade back in 05

And it was a horrible remake. So watered down.

/"This is non-alcoholic beer"


yes it was but instead of bail bonds they had strippers. he sleeps with the kids mother. it still had alot of the elements of a bad coach coaching kids.

looking through the list most of it fails. i wouldnt see one reason why one of those would get remade today.
airplane? really? stupid list is stupid. rant off
 
2012-04-26 10:57:57 AM
Forget movies, TV commericals are how you measure today's culture. People can complain the PC movement went too far, but try finding one commercial for cleaning products that doesn't have a woman in it.
 
2012-04-26 10:58:13 AM

GAT_00: frepnog: Weaver95: um..yeah. 'song of the south' would (and still does) offend the shiat outta people.

how so? the blacks in that film are not slaves. it isn't particularly racist and the main character, a black man, is well portrayed and seems to be loved by most of the people in the film. have you SEEN the movie? It is pretty goddamn tame.

There's a new one. I've never heard anyone say 'Song of the South' isn't particularly racist before.


It's certainly racist (the black characters are portrayed as being happily subservient to whites), but it's significantly less racist than either Breakfast at Tiffany's or Gone With the Wind, both of which are still regarded as classics.
 
2012-04-26 10:58:40 AM
"Taxi Driver" couldn't be remade today because it's bleak and violent?

Man, I must be watching movies from a parallel universe. I think they call this universe "Europe" because a number of the recent imports I've seen have been pretty dark and violent.

Plus, "Boardwalk Empire" is one of the darkest things I've ever watched. I've felt like taking a shower after several of those episodes.

/when does it return?
 
2012-04-26 10:59:10 AM

LDM90: I can't get my wife to understand why Blazing Saddles and All in the Family are funny. "But racism!" she says. I patiently explain that the idiots and bad guys are the racists, and they lose in the end. I think she's just afraid of the words.


Very common, i let a buy borrow my blazing saddles DVD. he came back the next day, he couldn't make it through the movie, and thought we were all crazy because of the language.

Some people, you just can't reach.
 
2012-04-26 10:59:11 AM
Ah that's some good old family racism.
 
2012-04-26 11:00:41 AM
Teabaggers and race card pullers both misconstrue the Tar Baby story although it is an excellent analogy for many situations.
 
2012-04-26 11:01:38 AM

calbert: and 'Crippled Masters' ftw



Holy shiat! I have that on VHS! I don't have a VHS player, but I have that tape.
 
2012-04-26 11:02:35 AM
And also....

i40.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-26 11:02:44 AM
Revenge of the Nerds. If it were made today, the Lambdas would be locked up for voyeurism, corrupting a minor (Wormser) Loius could be in jail for rape, the Alphas would lose their charter for hazing...
 
2012-04-26 11:06:38 AM

poo flinging monkey: So did they miss the part where Bad News Bears was remade in 2005??

IMDB


Billy Bob Thornton was a good choice, but it was sanitized.

Should have made a sequel with Tatum O'Neal and Jackie Earl Haley as rival coaches who used to be married to one another. Add in their kids who play on rival teams.

/oh, and Tanner as an Anger Management counselor
 
2012-04-26 11:08:53 AM
Lumberjack: What's your last name?
Long Duk Dong: Dong.
Lumberjack: What's your first name?
Long Duk Dong: Long.
Lumberjack: What's your middle name?
Long Duk Dong: Duk.

--------------------------------------------------------------------- - -----------------------------

Jake: Open the door.
Long Duk Dong: No way, Jose!
Jake: Open the door.
Long Duk Dong: You beat up my face.
Jake: You grabbed my nuts.
Long Duk Dong: Is that you?
Jake: Yeah, that me.
Long Duk Dong: Oh, I'm so sorry. I thought you my new - new-style American girlfriend.
 
2012-04-26 11:10:15 AM

GAT_00: Every single one of those except Song of the South could and would be made today.


The new Bad News Bears showed that is not the case.
 
2012-04-26 11:10:41 AM

Orgasmatron138: People can complain the PC movement went too far, but try finding one commercial for cleaning products that doesn't have a woman in it.


...and?

I do remember when it was a big controversial deal when they started running commercials for condoms. Today, it's "KY Special Enhancing lube to make her special moment explode in an orgasmic wave of ecstasy as she begs for you to fire your seed all over her quivering...we now return to The Suite Life of Zack and Cody on the Disney Channel".
 
2012-04-26 11:12:14 AM
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These movies still get greenlit. They're just not all that funny (except White Chicks, guilty pleasure). So we don't see as many of them anymore.
 
2012-04-26 11:12:21 AM
There's bits of Gregory's Girl that wouldn't get made now, where the teachers in the staff room are talking about nailing school girls.

There's definitely been a change in how people perceive teenage sex with adults over the past 20 years in the UK. The Sun used to feature 16 year old girls.

Bill Wyman married the 18 year old Mandy Smith, but had been nailing her since she was 14. Today, that would basically result in Wyman being ousted by the media. It would be the end of his career. Back then, he appeared on chat shows. At worst, an eyebrow was raised.
 
2012-04-26 11:14:43 AM

Cythraul: theorellior: Of course, the reboot we'd all love to see is Birth of a Nation, amirite?

That would definitely be a challenge in today's PC environment.


Probably because it wasn't un-PC. It was out and out racist.
 
2012-04-26 11:15:06 AM

poo flinging monkey: So did they miss the part where Bad News Bears was remade in 2005??

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That's the perfect example of the point that article is trying to make. That re-make was bland, boring crap and the original is one of the top 3 sports movies ever.

The Longest Yard is another good example.
 
2012-04-26 11:16:25 AM
www.olgabaclanova.com

One of us. Gooble Gobble.

/The only film I can think of that wouldn't be made today.
 
2012-04-26 11:16:58 AM

Mugato: Orgasmatron138: People can complain the PC movement went too far, but try finding one commercial for cleaning products that doesn't have a woman in it.

...and?

I do remember when it was a big controversial deal when they started running commercials for condoms. Today, it's "KY Special Enhancing lube to make her special moment explode in an orgasmic wave of ecstasy as she begs for you to fire your seed all over her quivering...we now return to The Suite Life of Zack and Cody on the Disney Channel".


i haven't seen those commercials played during kids shows. maybe it's just me.
 
2012-04-26 11:17:05 AM

stevetherobot: Probably because it wasn't un-PC. It was out and out racist.


Well it was a KKK propaganda film. On the other hand, it was probably the most influential film ever in regards to film technique. It's always the first film they show you in film school.
 
2012-04-26 11:18:40 AM

frepnog: yeah in the 70's it was used alot. Fred Sanford in particularly, it was heard on Good Times, it was used on the Jeffersons. They edit it out usually these days but if you catch those shows on TVONE they are generally uncut.


I really don't remember that, and my mother watched Sanford and Son all the time . Not that I was ever a big TV-watcher, but you'd think I'd remember. It wasn't a word my family used.

Times have changed, I guess.
 
2012-04-26 11:19:36 AM

frepnog: i haven't seen those commercials played during kids shows. maybe it's just me.


I was engaging in hyperbole. I don't even know if I get the Disney Channel. But they do show commercials like that in prime time.
 
2012-04-26 11:20:49 AM

theorellior: The most egregious use of racist stereotypes could be removed in a re-done Breakfast at Tiffany's, Gone With the Wind and Dumbo without too much trouble.


pretty much what I was thinking. even if the racist scenes in the original were rather overt, they're relatively minor. in the grand scheme of the movie.

did the article not know about the Bad News Bears remake? Granted, I haven't seen it, so I don't know how relatively un-PC it was (my bet is that the kids smoking and drinking was probably nixed), but it does kind of destroy their argument for that movie. Making changes to minor plots isn't nearly on par with something like a Blazing Saddles remake that would barely resemble the original.
 
2012-04-26 11:21:47 AM
The Jerk was awesome, I'm sure they could swing it now. Maybe.
 
2012-04-26 11:21:53 AM

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.


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Perhaps you're unfamiliar with a little show called The Boondocks.
 
2012-04-26 11:22:15 AM

Cythraul: FTA: "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller. "

I can't say I got all bent out of shape on that one, as a gay person.

Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks. Although there was a bit of stereotyping for black men in the film, this is the same film that referred to simple country folks as 'morons.'


If Blazing Saddles were remade today the exact same way it was made before the Right would be in an uproar claiming it was making fun of white Christians and using it as an example of the war on white Christians.

The Presidents a Ni@@er!

Obama dressed in a messengers outfit rings Bin Laden's doorbell, and when Bin Laden opens the door he hands him a box and says "Telegram for Bin Laden", then Obama saunters of and boom. No more Bin Laden.

Then the next day an old lady walks up to Obama and says, "Thank you, Ni@@er."
 
2012-04-26 11:23:56 AM

stevetherobot: Probably because it wasn't un-PC. It was out and out racist.


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2012-04-26 11:24:05 AM

LDM90: I can't get my wife to understand why Blazing Saddles and All in the Family are funny. "But racism!" she says. I patiently explain that the idiots and bad guys are the racists, and they lose in the end. I think she's just afraid of the words.


I don't find either of them funny, but not because of the racism... Rather, because of the terrible, terrible acting and stilted dialogue. Blazing Saddles in particular has several scenes that were clearly ad libbed by actors who may be fine when working from a script but are lost without one.
 
2012-04-26 11:24:49 AM

carrion_luggage: Cythraul: FTA: "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller. "

I can't say I got all bent out of shape on that one, as a gay person.

Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks. Although there was a bit of stereotyping for black men in the film, this is the same film that referred to simple country folks as 'morons.'

Howard Johnson is right!


Dr. Olson Johnson is right about Howard Johnson being right!
 
2012-04-26 11:25:15 AM
Missing "Murder By Death" - Peter Faulk has some choice words for Peter Sellers late in the movie.
 
2012-04-26 11:25:29 AM
Candy-gram.
 
2012-04-26 11:26:09 AM
i171.photobucket.com

The wacky adventures of a bumbling dad trying to take care of children? A month ago, dads got their panties in a twist over a Huggies commercial.
 
2012-04-26 11:28:41 AM

poo flinging monkey: So did they miss the part where Bad News Bears was remade in 2005??

IMDB


This is lazy journalism at its finest. Create a controversy where none exists, claim "political correctness" to bring in the Breitbart crowd, and pretend that societal changes never happen. Fact checking recent remakes, or noting that Family Guy does more offensive stuff every Sunday on broadcast than Blazing Saddles did in two hours, is not part of the equation.
 
2012-04-26 11:29:26 AM
"Blazing Saddles" is the most anti-racist movie I know of.
 
2012-04-26 11:30:03 AM
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STOP TAKING THE WHITE WOMEN!
 
2012-04-26 11:33:38 AM

Mugato: frepnog: i haven't seen those commercials played during kids shows. maybe it's just me.

I was engaging in hyperbole. I don't even know if I get the Disney Channel. But they do show commercials like that in prime time.


Which is brilliant marketing if I do say so myself. "Your kids are going to bed very soon. Buy some lube for the evening and get it in before the little brats wake up and ask to sleep in your bed!"

I mean really if they waited until after primetime to air those commercials, it would be too late!

Also - Considering pedophiles probably comprise a good chunk of the disney channels demo it probably wouldn't be a bad ad for them.

/sorry
 
2012-04-26 11:34:52 AM
When I saw Breakfast at Tiffany's, I was stunned by Rooney's cringe-worthy performance. I could accept it as a product of its time, but I just didn't fit in with the movie. Wonderful movie otherwise.
 
2012-04-26 11:35:55 AM

Grandemadaca: When I saw Breakfast at Tiffany's, I was stunned by Rooney's cringe-worthy performance. I could accept it as a product of its time, but I just didn't fit in with the movie. Wonderful movie otherwise.


He was the Jar Jar Binks of that movie, added solely for slapstick effect.
 
2012-04-26 11:38:15 AM

Cythraul: FTA: "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller. "

I can't say I got all bent out of shape on that one, as a gay person.


I never even thought of the character as being gay. I just thought he was f-ed up.
 
2012-04-26 11:38:49 AM

poo flinging monkey: So did they miss the part where Bad News Bears was remade in 2005??

IMDB


Were the kids drinking and smoking?
 
2012-04-26 11:39:52 AM

improvius: Cythraul: FTA: "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller. "

I can't say I got all bent out of shape on that one, as a gay person.

I never even thought of the character as being gay. I just thought he was f-ed up.


Yeah, it was never even implied that Buffalo Bill was gay, just a freak who wanted to make a woman suit.
 
2012-04-26 11:40:31 AM

Theaetetus: Grandemadaca: When I saw Breakfast at Tiffany's, I was stunned by Rooney's cringe-worthy performance. I could accept it as a product of its time, but I just didn't fit in with the movie. Wonderful movie otherwise.

He was the Jar Jar Binks of that movie, added solely for slapstick effect.


Brilliant comparison!

Have a cookie.
 
2012-04-26 11:41:14 AM

Jake Havechek: improvius: Cythraul: FTA: "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller. "

I can't say I got all bent out of shape on that one, as a gay person.

I never even thought of the character as being gay. I just thought he was f-ed up.

Yeah, it was never even implied that Buffalo Bill was gay, just a freak who wanted to make a woman suit.


You mean the penis tuck and mangina dance in front of the mirror didn't give you that impression?
 
2012-04-26 11:41:40 AM
We're not any more PC than we were 20 years ago. The same racy jokes are still being made -- the internet has just magnified the outrage that has always been there is all.
 
2012-04-26 11:43:14 AM

Pep Streebeck: And also....

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Heck, Stephen King pulled "Rage" in a poorly thought out move.

Any movie with a school violent plot is definitely going to be tamed these days.

"Imitatable acts," something something.

Oh, a movie that couldn't be made today? The Blue Lagoon.
 
2012-04-26 11:43:24 AM

Jake Havechek: improvius: Cythraul: FTA: "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller. "

I can't say I got all bent out of shape on that one, as a gay person.

I never even thought of the character as being gay. I just thought he was f-ed up.

Yeah, it was never even implied that Buffalo Bill was gay, just a freak who wanted to make a woman suit.


PSH! You call THAT gay? I'm straight as rainbows and do that every weekend!

err...

DAMNIT I said too much again..
 
2012-04-26 11:43:36 AM

ongbok: Jake Havechek: improvius: Cythraul: FTA: "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller. "

I can't say I got all bent out of shape on that one, as a gay person.

I never even thought of the character as being gay. I just thought he was f-ed up.

Yeah, it was never even implied that Buffalo Bill was gay, just a freak who wanted to make a woman suit.

You mean the penis tuck and mangina dance in front of the mirror didn't give you that impression?


No. Transvestism and/or transexualism are not inherently gay in and of themselves.

Rudy Guiliani likes to dress up as a woman, so did J Edgar Hoover and John Wayne.
 
2012-04-26 11:45:18 AM
Ah... Song of the South... I'm not a big fan of Disney, but my wife LOVES Disney. So when she asked me to add some of her Disney Films to our media server a while back so she could watch them over our network (she's got tons of Disney DVD's, but do most of our movie watching over one of the media PC's now) I made sure to download and include Song of the South in the folder, as a gentle impish jab. She scowled at me at first for a second when she saw it, and then was amused I was able to find it at all.

Note to Disney: locking things up in "the vault" doesn't work so well any more. It just means when my wife wants one of the few Disney films she doesn't already have that I have to download it for her instead of her picking it up on DVD on the way home.
 
2012-04-26 11:45:22 AM

king_nacho: GAT_00: frepnog: Weaver95: um..yeah. 'song of the south' would (and still does) offend the shiat outta people.

how so? the blacks in that film are not slaves. it isn't particularly racist and the main character, a black man, is well portrayed and seems to be loved by most of the people in the film. have you SEEN the movie? It is pretty goddamn tame.

There's a new one. I've never heard anyone say 'Song of the South' isn't particularly racist before.

I think with somethings you have to consider the time it was made, the people that made it, and the intent of the movie. I don't think it racist by design, and i don't think it was racist then. However the stereotypes it portrays and storyline itself certainly today is viewed as extremely racist.


Is this about the one African American kid tripping on screen.. isnt it?

/sarcasm off.. could not help it.
 
2012-04-26 11:49:17 AM
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Classic movies are classic for a reason: If you try to do it in this day and age, there's a 0.0000000000001% chance it'll come off as good or better then the original.

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

/I know, the Peter Jackson version was great
//One: it falls in that 0.0000000000001%
///Two: It was a second remake, not the initial
 
2012-04-26 11:49:32 AM
What? No Freaked?

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/embarrassed to say I own this movie on DVD....
 
2012-04-26 11:50:10 AM
Yes, it is a dumb list.

But, it is Entertainment Weekly, who are yokel, inbred, hicks.
 
2012-04-26 11:52:42 AM

Mugato: Fight Club wouldn't be made in this "post-9/11 world". It barely got made in 1999.

Cythraul: Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks

That doesn't matter. The people who complain about this sort of thing never see the satire. They always take the content at face value no matter what the intent was.


Case in point: people are still trying to get Huckleberry Finn banned from school libraries. There was even a publisher that printed an edition with all the N-words removed. Dunno if the character is Attractive and Successful African-American Jim in that version.
 
2012-04-26 11:52:49 AM

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

I like rape.


You would like "I spit on your grave " then.
 
2012-04-26 11:53:18 AM

simplicimus: List left off Putney Swope. Yes, I know no one has ever seen it.


Without "Putney Swope", one of the greatest films of the 20th century, Robert Downey Jr's performance in "Tropic Thunder" would not have been so brilliant.
 
2012-04-26 11:55:04 AM
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2012-04-26 11:55:07 AM
"Deliverance" didn't make that list?
 
2012-04-26 11:55:27 AM
Slideshow? Posted in full:

DUMBO (1941)
When Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse find themselves up a tree after a pink-elephant bender, they encounter five wisecracking blackbirds, who are clearly African-American caricatures from the period, right down to their flashy dress. The gang's leader is even named ... Jim Crow. You'd hope such crass depictions wouldn't exist today, but then again, there was Jar Jar Binks. -Jeff Labrecque

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

THE BAD NEWS BEARS (1976)
Kids learn to play the national pastime. Huzzah! Girl beats the boys at their own game. Go, girl! Coach passes out drunk in front of his players. Right on? Kid cusses at adults and his teammates, calling them out using a plethora of racial and sexual epithets. Easy, Tanner. Kids are sore losers who celebrate by chugging beers. Totally, completely un-American. (Um, I can't wait to watch this again.) -JL

TAXI DRIVER (1976)
Martin Scorsese's rage-against-the-machine masterpiece came to life probably in the only period in Hollywood history - the Easy Rider/Raging Bull late 1970s-early 1980s - that it artistically could. Bleak and violent, it also featured a preteen prostitute played by a 12-year-old Jodie Foster. You might not believe it, but there are no Taxi Driver remakes in the works. -JL

THE JERK (1979)
Navin Johnson was born a poor black child, singing and dancing on his family's porch down in Mississippi. Alas, pale-faced Steve Martin played rhythm-challenged Navin, and this hit film didn't flinch from flirting with racial stereotypes.-JL

AIRPLANE! (1980)
Like Mel Brooks, the Zucker brothers mined uncomfortable stereotypes for comic effect, but modern audiences might not appreciate jive-talking African-Americans who require subtitles and African tribesmen who naturally excel at basketball. Moreover, would a pilot (Peter Graves) who likes gladiator movies a little too much be allowed near a young boy in a script today? -JL

CADDYSHACK (1980)
Rodney Dangerfield meant no offense when he introduced his soft-spoken golfing partner, but Mr. Wang wasn't exactly building bridges to the Asian-American community, what with the clichéd portrayal of an Asian tourist who snaps multiple pictures of the parking lot. -JL

HISTORY OF THE WORLD - PART I (1981)
Mel Brooks painted man's evolution with a series of comical vignettes spanning the Stone Age to the French Revolution. The Catholic League might be shaking in anger over the musical number where bathing beauties, dressed like Inquisition-era nuns, emerge from the swimming pool to form a menorah. Oy, the agony! Oy, the shame!-JL

SOUL MAN (1986)
''Guess who's coming to college?'' read this film's movie poster, as if to conjure up goodwill and comparisons to the seminal Sidney Poitier film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Yes, because interracial marriage in 1967 is the same thing as donning blackface and Jheri curls to get into Harvard Law. -JL

A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)
One of the funniest films of the 1980s made a ruthless running joke out of Michael Palin's character's paralyzing speech impediment. When he won't or can't reveal the secrets to the stolen diamonds, he must either be kissed (by Jamie Lee Curtis) or tortured (by Kevin Kline). But just when you're feeling really sorry for him, stuttering Ken kills three defenseless lapdogs.-JL

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller, so you can imagine how today's more-vocal groups would react to a gender-confused killer (Ted Levine) who was kind only to his beloved poodle, Precious. -JL

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1998)
The Farrelly brothers have included characters with physical disabilities in many of their films, but Mary introduced a conniving stalker (Lee Evans) whose very handicap - though it turns out to be fake - is played for laughs. Matt Dillon's character's treatment of special-needs students also rubbed some the wrong way. -JL

SONG OF THE SOUTH (1946)
Disney's Song of the South may be impossible to see on home video - it's locked up tight in the Disney vault, protected by steel doors, retinal scanners, and an army of sentient mops - but its influence can still be seen from the Song-inspired Splash Mountain ride at Disneyland to the film's perennially hummed tune ''Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.'' The 1946 live-action/animation hybrid was criticized by the NAACP upon release for its seemingly utopian depiction of the post-slavery South and the minstrel source of Uncle Remus' stories. While some believe that pretending it never existed runs uncomfortably parallel to the film's own revisionism, this Song of the South is still very out of tune. -Keith Staskiewicz

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961)
When people think of Breakfast at Tiffany's, they think of Audrey Hepburn in elbow-length gloves, coyly chomping a long, black cigarette holder. But while it gave us Golightly, when it came to portraying Japanese neighbor Mr. Yunioshi, the film went about as lightly as a lead-footed elephant. Played by an over-the-top Mickey Rooney in buck-toothed, supremely offensive yellowface, he is like a dead fly in the orange juice: the one thing that prevents Breakfast from being perfect. -KS

GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
The adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's historical romance became the iconic Hollywood classic. But the portrayal of the African-American characters is incredibly troubling. More than a few people have accused the characters of Mammy and Prissy of exemplifying ''Happy Slave'' stereotypes. (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.'') You've also got the surprisingly brazen treatment of the nature of the Civil War: According to Wind, the Old South was a paradise unfairly ruined by the war. -Darren Franich

KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE (1977)
The first film from Airplane! parodists David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker would probably not get made today for two reasons. First of all, the episodic structure lends itself more to online sketch comedy. But more to the point, the film is relentlessly un-PC - you think parents would stand for Catholic High School Girls in Trouble? -DF

EARLY JAMES BOND MOVIES)
The James Bond movies were arguably the first globalized movie franchise, as 007 interacted with every far-flung culture around the (Cold War) world. The flip side of all that multiculturalism is that the early Bonds have a laundry list of offenses. In You Only Live Twice, Sean Connery goes ''undercover'' as a Japanese man (a process that basically involves getting his chest hair waxed from skimpily dressed girls). The problems persisted into the Roger Moore era - see Live and Let Die, where pretty much every African-American character is in on the weird gangster/voodoo/island-dictator conspiracy. -DF

48 HRS. (1982)
The N-word gets tossed around pretty freely in this iconic buddy comedy - especially by Nick Nolte, who plays an unrepentantly racist cop. Eddie Murphy also became a star in the scene where he faces down a bar full of rednecks. It's still funny almost 30 years later... but it's hard to imagine the scene wouldn't ignite serious controversy today, especially compared with the PG-13ified humor of later 48 HRS. imitators like Rush Hour.-DF
 
2012-04-26 12:00:29 PM
Y'know what else couldn't be made today.

images4.fanpop.com
 
2012-04-26 12:00:43 PM

Mugato: TV shows like the Jeffersons used "the enn word" all the time in episodes about racism. Even SNL used it. It goes without saying that wouldn't fly today. I think we've regressed in that regard.


Depending on who plays the repeats, the n word is cut out of the Jeffersons and other shows. Totally kills the point of some episodes. TVLand is the biggest culprit.
 
2012-04-26 12:01:24 PM
I never liked Mickey Rooney anyway.
 
2012-04-26 12:02:01 PM

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

/I know, the Peter Jackson version was great


I like the '76 one better
 
2012-04-26 12:04:11 PM
If I had the money I would make a PC version of Blazing Saddles
 
2012-04-26 12:05:06 PM
I loved every one of those movies except for Soul Man.

I was born a little late to appreciate Gone With The Wind as well.
 
2012-04-26 12:06:05 PM
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.
 
2012-04-26 12:06:29 PM

hbk72777: Mugato: TV shows like the Jeffersons used "the enn word" all the time in episodes about racism. Even SNL used it. It goes without saying that wouldn't fly today. I think we've regressed in that regard.

Depending on who plays the repeats, the n word is cut out of the Jeffersons and other shows. Totally kills the point of some episodes. TVLand is the biggest culprit.


The one episode of the Jeffersons that I never ever see in reruns is the episode when George saves the life of the White Supremacist. Also another show that dealt with a lot of racial topics that people forget about is WKRP.
 
2012-04-26 12:08:37 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


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
 
2012-04-26 12:09:21 PM

Cythraul: FTA: "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller. "
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upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-26 12:10:36 PM
I would like to express my appreciation to this article for reminding me that I need to get another copy of Blazing Saddles.
 
2012-04-26 12:11:20 PM
Hollywood is so up and up with re-makes the article is like taunting a child, egging him/her on to go ahead, and try to re-make anyone of these.
 
2012-04-26 12:12:59 PM
Zorro The Gay Blade could be on that list as well.
 
2012-04-26 12:14:51 PM

calbert: kronicfeld: Based on that list, I guess Entertainment Weekly hasn't heard of Gran Torino, Bad Santa, Role Models, Natural Born Killers, etc.

Tropic Thunder
White Chicks
Team America
South Park
Borat
Don't Mess with the Zohan
Shallow Hal
Passion of the Christ

and those are just some of the modern ones.

First Blood (and Rambo 2 and 3, Rocky IV)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
The Toy
Reservoir Dogs
Last Temptation of Christ
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Driving Miss Daisy

and 'Crippled Masters' ftw


www.nj.com
Tony would love to sit and chat about how his show offended at least one group every single episode but he
 
2012-04-26 12:15:04 PM
moviesovermatter.files.wordpress.com

richmondthenandnow.com
 
2012-04-26 12:16:46 PM

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


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-04-26 12:19:09 PM
"I'm surrounded by meatheads, dingbats and pollacks."
media.giantbomb.com


And just because I like this shot...
images.sodahead.com
 
2012-04-26 12:19:16 PM

ongbok: Jake Havechek: improvius: Cythraul: FTA: "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller. "

I can't say I got all bent out of shape on that one, as a gay person.

I never even thought of the character as being gay. I just thought he was f-ed up.

Yeah, it was never even implied that Buffalo Bill was gay, just a freak who wanted to make a woman suit.

You mean the penis tuck and mangina dance in front of the mirror didn't give you that impression?


Most of the gay guys I know seem pretty happy about having their own penis. And they wouldn't want to be anywhere near a vagina, much less have one.
 
2012-04-26 12:21:09 PM

Generation_D: Deslided version


Bless you.
 
2012-04-26 12:22:20 PM

Cythraul: FTA: "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller. "

I can't say I got all bent out of shape on that one, as a gay person.'


The whole idea that "Buffalo Bill" was somehow a depiction of homosexuals is mind numbingly stupid. It is not a depiction of homosexuals, it is a depiction of one lunatic who may or may not have been homosexual.

If their allegation is true, then every fricking episode of Law and Order SVU is a bad depiction of heterosexuals.
 
2012-04-26 12:23:18 PM
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.
 
2012-04-26 12:23:19 PM

improvius: Most of the gay guys I know seem pretty happy about having their own penis. And they wouldn't want to be anywhere near a vagina, much less have one.


Yeah, gays get all pissy if you confuse transsexuals with gays and yet these gays were all up in arms over the wannabe tranny in SotL? You fellas need to get together and form a consensus about what you're pissed about.
 
2012-04-26 12:26:25 PM

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.
 
2012-04-26 12:28:31 PM

oldfarthenry: Let's be honest with ourselves - humour isn't politically correct as it involves laughing at someone, be it due to their infirmities, station in life or an embarrassing circumstance they're in.
If we are to laugh, it must be at the expense of others thus today's inclusive acceptance of colour, religion, deformities can't apply.

Now watch me kick this Chinese dwarf right square in the nuts!


In one of my theater history classes, the professor quoted one of the great comedians (and I am paraphrasing): "It's not funny to dress a guy up like an old lady, put him in a wheel chair, and roll him off a cliff. It's got to be a real old lady."
 
2012-04-26 12:31:38 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


So you're the one.

/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
 
2012-04-26 12:31:53 PM
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
 
2012-04-26 12:31:58 PM
i296.photobucket.com
 
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.
 
2012-04-26 03:06:10 PM

Theaetetus: LDM90: I can't get my wife to understand why Blazing Saddles and All in the Family are funny. "But racism!" she says. I patiently explain that the idiots and bad guys are the racists, and they lose in the end. I think she's just afraid of the words.

I don't find either of them funny, but not because of the racism... Rather, because of the terrible, terrible acting and stilted dialogue. Blazing Saddles in particular has several scenes that were clearly ad libbed by actors who may be fine when working from a script but are lost without one.


You shut your whore mouth sir!!!

"Blazing Saddles" is the greatest movie ever made. I know some people prefer snoozers like "Citizen Kane" (perhaps the worlds most boring movie) but they are moroons.

The only movie nearly as good is "Young Frankenstein"
 
2012-04-26 03:08:35 PM
Everyone loves to complain about the crows in Dumbo, but the part that gets me is the Roustabouts song. The lyrics are downright racist ("never learned to read or write" and "grab that rope you hairy ape") and the people on screen during that song are obviously black . Say what you will about the crows representing black people, but the crows actually helped Dumbo and believed in him, hardly a negative portrayal of African-Americans. Compare that to the freckly white boy who teases Dumbo, provoking his mother into a violent rage.
 
2012-04-26 03:11:53 PM

bhcompy:
unrealitymag.com

STOP TAKING THE WHITE WOMEN!


That was an excellent movie.
 
2012-04-26 03:18:48 PM

CujoQuarrel: Theaetetus: LDM90: I can't get my wife to understand why Blazing Saddles and All in the Family are funny. "But racism!" she says. I patiently explain that the idiots and bad guys are the racists, and they lose in the end. I think she's just afraid of the words.

I don't find either of them funny, but not because of the racism... Rather, because of the terrible, terrible acting and stilted dialogue. Blazing Saddles in particular has several scenes that were clearly ad libbed by actors who may be fine when working from a script but are lost without one.

You shut your whore mouth sir!!!

"Blazing Saddles" is the greatest movie ever made. I know some people prefer snoozers like "Citizen Kane" (perhaps the worlds most boring movie) but they are moroons.

The only movie nearly as good is "Young Frankenstein"


Ditto.
 
2012-04-26 03:18:59 PM

coffee fiend: bhcompy:
[unrealitymag.com image 483x324]

STOP TAKING THE WHITE WOMEN!

That was an excellent movie.


It was ok, but I wish they kept the original ending where Will Smith's character just gives the white woman back.
 
2012-04-26 03:21:12 PM

Pandora's Litterbox: 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.


This.

Jodie Foster and Martin Sheen are excellent in it.
 
2012-04-26 03:21:28 PM

gunga galunga: Mugato: Fight Club wouldn't be made in this "post-9/11 world". It barely got made in 1999.

Cythraul: Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks

That doesn't matter. The people who complain about this sort of thing never see the satire. They always take the content at face value no matter what the intent was.

Case in point: people are still trying to get Huckleberry Finn banned from school libraries. There was even a publisher that printed an edition with all the N-words removed. Dunno if the character is Attractive and Successful African-American Jim in that version.


Huck Finn has one of the greatest ANTI-racist scenes in it of all time. At one point Huck is torn between doing the "right thing" as he has bee taught all his life and tell Jim's owner where Jim is , which would lead to Jim being sold. He's been taught that to not do this is a mortal sin. After Jim had been captured by the Dauphin and sold back into slavery Huck writes a letter to Jims old owner..

"It was a close place. I took . . . up [the letter I'd written to Miss Watson], and held it in my hand. I was a-trembling, because I'd got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: "All right then, I'll go to hell"-and tore it up. It was awful thoughts and awful words, but they was said. And I let them stay said; and never thought no more about reforming"

He choses to go to hell for Jim's sake by freeing him from his new owner.
 
2012-04-26 03:22:14 PM

CujoQuarrel: Theaetetus: LDM90: I can't get my wife to understand why Blazing Saddles and All in the Family are funny. "But racism!" she says. I patiently explain that the idiots and bad guys are the racists, and they lose in the end. I think she's just afraid of the words.

I don't find either of them funny, but not because of the racism... Rather, because of the terrible, terrible acting and stilted dialogue. Blazing Saddles in particular has several scenes that were clearly ad libbed by actors who may be fine when working from a script but are lost without one.

You shut your whore mouth sir!!!

"Blazing Saddles" is the greatest movie ever made. I know some people prefer snoozers like "Citizen Kane" (perhaps the worlds most boring movie) but they are moroons.

The only movie nearly as good is "Young Frankenstein"


May I introduce you to some lesser known Brooks classics such as The Twelve Chairs and Silent Movie.
 
2012-04-26 03:22:26 PM
They made a movie about the Aristocrats, for Christ's sake. And it was animated! No shame at all anymore
 
2012-04-26 03:22:31 PM

Ivo Shandor: Bleak and violent, it also featured a preteen prostitute played by a 12-year-old Jodie Foster. (Taxi Driver)

Pretty Baby (1978) featured a 12-year-old prostitute played by Brooke Shields. Good luck ever re-making that one.


Especially since she has several nude scenes.

I've always wondered how that thing got made in the first place
 
2012-04-26 03:26:23 PM

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


I love that movie

"Two bits, Four bits, Six bits a peso, All for Zorro stand up and say so!!"
-- Bunny Wigglesworth
 
2012-04-26 03:26:42 PM

FistingMidgets: Soul Man is a classic?


THIS
 
2012-04-26 03:37:14 PM

Hydra: 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 image 572x436]


I liked it when Neil Diamond did it.
 
2012-04-26 03:37:51 PM

Another Government Employee: CujoQuarrel: Theaetetus: LDM90: I can't get my wife to understand why Blazing Saddles and All in the Family are funny. "But racism!" she says. I patiently explain that the idiots and bad guys are the racists, and they lose in the end. I think she's just afraid of the words.

I don't find either of them funny, but not because of the racism... Rather, because of the terrible, terrible acting and stilted dialogue. Blazing Saddles in particular has several scenes that were clearly ad libbed by actors who may be fine when working from a script but are lost without one.

You shut your whore mouth sir!!!

"Blazing Saddles" is the greatest movie ever made. I know some people prefer snoozers like "Citizen Kane" (perhaps the worlds most boring movie) but they are moroons.

The only movie nearly as good is "Young Frankenstein"

May I introduce you to some lesser known Brooks classics such as The Twelve Chairs and Silent Movie.


Own them all :-)

But BS is still my favorite with YF a close second.
 
2012-04-26 03:56:41 PM

ongbok: Jake Havechek: improvius: Cythraul: FTA: "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Gay advocacy organizations threatened to disrupt the 1991 Oscars because they were unhappy with the depiction of homosexuals in Jonathan Demme's blockbuster thriller. "

I can't say I got all bent out of shape on that one, as a gay person.

I never even thought of the character as being gay. I just thought he was f-ed up.

Yeah, it was never even implied that Buffalo Bill was gay, just a freak who wanted to make a woman suit.

You mean the penis tuck and mangina dance in front of the mirror didn't give you that impression?


Trans maybe. Not gay
 
2012-04-26 04:05:16 PM

coffee fiend: bhcompy:
[unrealitymag.com image 483x324]

STOP TAKING THE WHITE WOMEN!

That was an excellent movie.


Definitely a tough movie to make today(particularly since Ice Cube sold out his badass image).

Joking aside, strong racial language from all involved and plenty of racial violence and such. If it were made today, it may turn out to be Crash. Regardless, John Singleton directing obviously has an impact on that kind of movie getting made as raw as it was. George Lucas might have gotten away with Jar Jar and the Trade Federation, but he's not getting away with that
 
2012-04-26 04:06:57 PM

Jake Havechek: 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.


Forgot that quote, thanks. That was helpful.
 
2012-04-26 04:33:05 PM

Weaver95: um..yeah. 'song of the south' would (and still does) offend the shiat outta people.


just people who don't have their own house negro.
 
2012-04-26 04:45:58 PM

cig-mkr: [www.dvdlink.ca image 400x594]


More Undercover Brothers need to be made.
 
2012-04-26 04:48:49 PM
The article mentioned Airplane, but not for the right reason. Would anyone who wasn't a federally licensed member of the crew be permitted in the cockpit anymore?
 
2012-04-26 04:52:30 PM
All of those movies would be allowed to be made today. We are not more politically correct, we simply have ubiquitous mass media with which to be outraged upon.
 
2012-04-26 04:52:39 PM

SithLord: The article mentioned Airplane, but not for the right reason. Would anyone who wasn't a federally licensed member of the crew be permitted in the cockpit anymore?


And could any comedy these days get away with an adult character so brazenly hitting on a little boy?
 
2012-04-26 04:54:35 PM
Honorable mentions:

Animal House
Revenge of the Nerds
 
2012-04-26 04:56:30 PM

gunga galunga: SithLord: The article mentioned Airplane, but not for the right reason. Would anyone who wasn't a federally licensed member of the crew be permitted in the cockpit anymore?

And could any comedy these days get away with an adult character so brazenly hitting on a little boy?


Don't forget about Otto.

3.bp.blogspot.com

Luckiest man in the whole film right there.
 
2012-04-26 05:00:47 PM

Speaker2Animals: Ivo Shandor: Bleak and violent, it also featured a preteen prostitute played by a 12-year-old Jodie Foster. (Taxi Driver)

Pretty Baby (1978) featured a 12-year-old prostitute played by Brooke Shields. Good luck ever re-making that one.

For the same reason, any of David Hamilton's movies. I mean, a shower scene featuring 13-14-15 year old ballerinas? The producers would get lynched for even suggesting it.


Not just shower scenes. This movie featured a sex scene between a 40-year-old guy and a 16-year-old actress.

/Not Hamilton, but this movie far more graphic scenes with Jane March (17) and Tony Leung (34)
 
2012-04-26 05:02:07 PM

poo flinging monkey: So did they miss the part where Bad News Bears was remade in 2005??

IMDB


Came here to mention this.


kronicfeld: Based on that list, I guess Entertainment Weekly hasn't heard of Gran Torino, Bad Santa, Role Models, Natural Born Killers, etc.


And also this.


Cup_O_Jo: FistingMidgets: Soul Man is a classic?

THIS


"We should get an ocelot."

I have to admit, that line cracks me up every time.
 
2012-04-26 05:02:13 PM
Nonsense, those movies are tame compared to what is made today. Has the author never watched Fox on Sunday night?
 
2012-04-26 05:15:04 PM

gunga galunga: SithLord: The article mentioned Airplane, but not for the right reason. Would anyone who wasn't a federally licensed member of the crew be permitted in the cockpit anymore?

And could any comedy these days get away with an adult character so brazenly hitting on a little boy?


WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOshia

that, my friend, is the joke of a post-9/11 world flying completely over your head and into a pair of buildings.
 
2012-04-26 05:37:04 PM
When they remake Revenge of the Nerds it will be interesting to see if they keep in the video camera in the sorority scene and the scene where Lewis tricks Betty into farking him by wearing her boyfriends costume mask.
 
2012-04-26 05:44:06 PM

bungle_jr: 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

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.


Those distinctions weren't as clear in the early days of TV. Everything was expected to be family friendly in the 40's- and 50's, particularly anything animated.There was nothing equivilent to the boundary pushing of FG etc.None of that started until the 70's with All in the Family, Sanford and Son etc.
 
2012-04-26 05:53:44 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.


Try and remember the last time you saw a hero light a smoke in a movie(hint, it was probably Die Hard). Now go back and watch a 40's movie. Everybody is smoking.

look at game/movie/tv ratings details. tobacco use is a factor in modern ratings.
 
2012-04-26 05:54:14 PM
www.globalsecurity.org

List also forgot this one. They just don't make movies like this anymore.
 
2012-04-26 06:09:31 PM
If you acknowledge that cable television and independent films exist, the aboslutely only thing that could not be made today is any movie showing under aged nudity (which apparently occurred in some 1970's movies). Things like using the N-word happen all the time, just no longer on broadcast television.

I'm kind of wondering how depraved Spike Lee's Oldboy remake will be, considering the original was easily one of the most twisted movies I've ever seen.
 
2012-04-26 06:13:09 PM

Digitalstrange: 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.

Try and remember the last time you saw a hero light a smoke in a movie(hint, it was probably Die Hard). Now go back and watch a 40's movie. Everybody is smoking.

look at game/movie/tv ratings details. tobacco use is a factor in modern ratings.


Admittedly, this is one of those "real life versus reel life" things. Fewer people smoke nowadays, in the real world, and when they do they have to go outside (usually alone) into the alley to do so (they can't do it around the dinner table at a restaurant or at an office). Movies and TV shows set in the past (obvious example: Mad Men) feature smoking galore.
 
2012-04-26 06:19:27 PM

gunga galunga: Mugato: Fight Club wouldn't be made in this "post-9/11 world". It barely got made in 1999.

Cythraul: Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks

That doesn't matter. The people who complain about this sort of thing never see the satire. They always take the content at face value no matter what the intent was.

Case in point: people are still trying to get Huckleberry Finn banned from school libraries. There was even a publisher that printed an edition with all the N-words removed. Dunno if the character is Attractive and Successful African-American Jim in that version.


People who demand that Huck Finn be banned have never read Huck Finn. It's the greatest anti-slavery book ever written.
 
2012-04-26 06:46:28 PM

Freakin Rican: bad news bears wouldnt get remade today?

did they fail to realize that it was remade back in 05


A movie titled Bad News Bears was released in '05, but it certainly wasn't a remake as far as I could tell.
 
2012-04-26 06:52:35 PM

OgreMagi: gunga galunga: Mugato: Fight Club wouldn't be made in this "post-9/11 world". It barely got made in 1999.

Cythraul: Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks

That doesn't matter. The people who complain about this sort of thing never see the satire. They always take the content at face value no matter what the intent was.

Case in point: people are still trying to get Huckleberry Finn banned from school libraries. There was even a publisher that printed an edition with all the N-words removed. Dunno if the character is Attractive and Successful African-American Jim in that version.

People who demand that Huck Finn be banned have never read Huck Finn. It's the greatest anti-slavery book ever written.


They're actually making a new Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn movie, true story. African American James rounds out the cast.
 
2012-04-26 06:53:38 PM

Geotpf: the aboslutely only thing that could not be made today is any movie showing under aged nudity


*ahem*

im.rediff.com

cdn02.cdnwp.thefrisky.com

And apparently there's a movie called "The Hole" with a naked 16-year-old Kiera Knightly.

I know those are all a decade or more old, but still more recent than the 70s.

Also: the girl from "True Grit" is going to have a nude scene in In Julian Fellowes' adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet,". She's 14.
 
2012-04-26 06:55:49 PM

fusillade762: Geotpf: the aboslutely only thing that could not be made today is any movie showing under aged nudity

*ahem*


Eh, Kate was at least 19. But the rest, yeah.
 
2012-04-26 06:59:50 PM
48 HRS. (1982)

The N-word gets tossed around pretty freely in this iconic buddy comedy - especially by Nick Nolte, who plays an unrepentantly racist cop. Eddie Murphy also became a star in the scene where he faces down a bar full of rednecks. It's still funny almost 30 years later


I remember Eddie dropping the N bomb pretty freely all throughout the movie but not Nolte. He drops quite a few other slurs but never the actual N bomb.
 
2012-04-26 07:02:26 PM

Mr. Cat Poop: When they remake Revenge of the Nerds it will be interesting to see if they keep in the video camera in the sorority scene and the scene where Lewis tricks Betty into farking him by wearing her boyfriends costume mask.


Yeah... I think the Revenge of the Nerds rape scene will probably not make the grade this time around.

The video camera scene will be there, but it will be far less obvious. The director will try to be classy and shoot it "suggestively" so he can get that PG-13 rating the studios love so much.
 
2012-04-26 07:08:15 PM

ZeroCorpse: Mr. Cat Poop: When they remake Revenge of the Nerds it will be interesting to see if they keep in the video camera in the sorority scene and the scene where Lewis tricks Betty into farking him by wearing her boyfriends costume mask.

Yeah... I think the Revenge of the Nerds rape scene will probably not make the grade this time around.

The video camera scene will be there, but it will be far less obvious. The director will try to be classy and shoot it "suggestively" so he can get that PG-13 rating the studios love so much.


Fark PG-13! That movie needs an R rating. We need the panty raid scene in all funny glory. And the Pie scene as well. They only won by cheating.
 
2012-04-26 07:13:41 PM

Mugato: fusillade762: Geotpf: the aboslutely only thing that could not be made today is any movie showing under aged nudity

*ahem*

Eh, Kate was at least 19. But the rest, yeah.


Huh, I just found out she was actually 22. For some reason I thought she was way younger than that in Titanic. Learn something new every day. Some days even more than one thing.
 
2012-04-26 07:42:05 PM
probably wouldn't like these either

i46.tinypic.com.
 
2012-04-26 07:48:53 PM

simplicimus: List left off Putney Swope. Yes, I know no one has ever seen it.


THIS!
 
2012-04-26 07:53:07 PM

poo flinging monkey: So did they miss the part where Bad News Bears was remade in 2005??

IMDB


Glad someone else noticed

I went to high school with one of the original Bad News Bears. Cool dude, had lots of religion in him. Think he's a preacher of sorts these days. David Stambaugh.
 
2012-04-26 08:22:17 PM

puckrock2000: Speaker2Animals: Ivo Shandor: Bleak and violent, it also featured a preteen prostitute played by a 12-year-old Jodie Foster. (Taxi Driver)

Pretty Baby (1978) featured a 12-year-old prostitute played by Brooke Shields. Good luck ever re-making that one.

For the same reason, any of David Hamilton's movies. I mean, a shower scene featuring 13-14-15 year old ballerinas? The producers would get lynched for even suggesting it.

Not just shower scenes. This movie featured a sex scene between a 40-year-old guy and a 16-year-old actress.

/Not Hamilton, but this movie far more graphic scenes with Jane March (17) and Tony Leung (34)


1.bp.blogspot.com

The French. I like the way they think.

And speaking of sex scenes with too-young or looks-too-young Jane March

media.avclub.com

Hot, but...yikes.
 
2012-04-26 08:57:00 PM
I would kill for one last, incredibly offensive Mel Brook's film.
 
2012-04-26 08:58:56 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: A movie titled Bad News Bears was released in '05, but it certainly wasn't a remake as far as I could tell.


The "remake" actually supports the intent of the article, showing that the original could not be made today. Only a watered down version removing stuff that is not that bad can be made.
 
2012-04-26 09:23:12 PM

fusillade762: And apparently there's a movie called "The Hole" with a naked 16-year-old Kiera Knightly.


I've seen it, and there's not much to see. It's a pretty nice little thriller, though. And it also has Thora Birtch in it (no nudity from her).
 
2012-04-26 09:25:12 PM
Are you telling me that the line about "Kansas City f*ggots" wouldn't go over so well today?
 
2012-04-26 09:29:23 PM

mooseyfate: I would kill for one last, incredibly offensive Mel Brook's film.


(paraphrasing from memory)
"If you cut your finger, it's tragedy.
If you fall in a hole and die, it's comedy"

/not offensive, just an example of why I love the guy
 
2012-04-26 09:29:41 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: qorkfiend: cryinoutloud: qorkfiend: Especially considering it was swiftly followed by "Horses! We can't afford to lose no horses. Send a couple of attractive and successful African-Americans."
I didn't know there was a new filter for "people that annoy you"!

That's not new. Most of us just learned not to try and write it out. And I don't recall EVER hearing that word in any TV shows, not a long time ago and certainly not now.

I didn't write it out, though. I used the word with the "a" that South Park taught us.

You mean "attractive and successful African-Americans"?


Dammit!!
 
2012-04-26 09:44:04 PM

One Bad Apple: 48 HRS. (1982)

The N-word gets tossed around pretty freely in this iconic buddy comedy - especially by Nick Nolte, who plays an unrepentantly racist cop. Eddie Murphy also became a star in the scene where he faces down a bar full of rednecks. It's still funny almost 30 years later


I remember Eddie dropping the N bomb pretty freely all throughout the movie but not Nolte. He drops quite a few other slurs but never the actual N bomb.


Huh? He says it and if I recall correctly he sort of apologizes towards the end of the movie about it.
 
2012-04-26 09:44:46 PM
When I was a kid, I didn't know the crows in Dumbo were supposed to be African-American stereotypes. I'd never been exposed to that stereotype, therefore I never made the connection.

I think Song of the South should be released, but maybe with an intro that puts it into context. I think that would make everyone happy. You can't just gloss over history and pretend bad things never happened. I watched The Princess and the Frog, which takes place in New Orleans in the 1920s, and it bothered me that the film tried to pretend that blacks and whites got along perfectly back then. I mean, there were hints at segregation, but for the most part, the film glossed over it.
 
2012-04-26 09:58:16 PM
we'll also never see another:

www.ping.be
 
2012-04-26 10:02:04 PM

Tyrone Biggums:

Huh? He says it and if I recall correctly he sort of apologizes towards the end of the movie about it.


You're right. Beginning of the fist fight
 
2012-04-26 10:27:37 PM
www.gutbrain.com

o.aolcdn.com

/me remembers when going black face was funny
 
2012-04-26 10:41:06 PM
I liked all those movies.

Go figure.
 
2012-04-26 11:01:03 PM
I've never understood the outrage about the crows in 'Dumbo '. They are farkin' cool. I wouldn't mind being associated with them.
 
2012-04-26 11:02:37 PM

simplicimus: List left off Putney Swope. Yes, I know no one has ever seen it.


I own it, biatch!
 
2012-04-26 11:03:12 PM
cdn2.screenjunkies.com



"Remember that delightul social experiment of ours,Mortimer?"
 
2012-04-26 11:05:30 PM

Mugato: Fight Club wouldn't be made in this "post-9/11 world". It barely got made in 1999.

Cythraul: Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks

That doesn't matter. The people who complain about this sort of thing never see the satire. They always take the content at face value no matter what the intent was.


You know, morons.
 
2012-04-26 11:16:39 PM

bmfderek: simplicimus: List left off Putney Swope. Yes, I know no one has ever seen it.

I own it, biatch!


I stand corrected, 5 of us have seen it. Where'd you get a copy?
 
2012-04-26 11:27:32 PM

AbbeySomeone: GWTW?
Screw these PC people. Classic films should never be edited or censored. If you don't like them just don't watch them.


Nevermind that Hattie McDaniels got the first Oscar by an African-American for her role as Mammy...at a time when "Negro performers" didn't get the same awards as white folks. (Much like child actors and other non-human performers) That Hattie McDaniels got her award and still probably had to enter through the Colored entrance needs to be mentioned as often as possible.

Besides, Mammy was the single best character in that entire movie, and everyone knows it.
 
2012-04-26 11:55:21 PM

Pep Streebeck: And also....


Goddamnit you beat me to it.

After Columbine the whole "let's waste the jocks and popular kids" for laughts might piss quite a few people off.

I love my dead gay son!
 
2012-04-27 12:12:21 AM
Blue Lagoon, anyone?
 
2012-04-27 12:39:23 AM

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

[i0.kym-cdn.com image 500x280]

Really ? you do't think it woud be funny to see a group of writers sit down and try to do that ? or a bunch of actors go on TV and explain to some late night talk show host how this project really spoke them and at first they were against it but when reading the script they enjoyed how it really spoke to a new generation ?
 
2012-04-27 12:44:34 AM

simplicimus: bmfderek: simplicimus: List left off Putney Swope. Yes, I know no one has ever seen it.

I own it, biatch!

I stand corrected, 5 of us have seen it. Where'd you get a copy?


Girlfriend ended up with it from an old boss. It's in the original case and everything, but I think it's messed up. The voice and mouth of the main character, Putney Swope, don't seem to match up.

I know, I know.
 
2012-04-27 01:42:01 AM

dittybopper: Rev. Skarekroe: Cythraul: Also, Blazing Saddles is still hilarious, and will be a classic forever. The damn film was making fun of yokel, inbred, hicks. Although there was a bit of stereotyping for black men in the film, this is the same film that referred to simple country folks as 'morons.'

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

You only said rape once. You must not like rape.


Well, 9 out of 10 people enjoy gang-rape

/not rape-rape
//has anyone posted that yet?
 
2012-04-27 01:54:59 AM

farkeruk: Also, this:(actors in blackface, references to "poofs"). Made by the BBC but you'll struggle to ever see it on TV.


Speaking of which, it boggles the mind from today's perspective that the BBC might even consider broadcasting the Black and White Minstrel Show, let alone actually running it for twenty years.

What I think is worse is the effort to remove these things from history, much the the bowdlerised version of Huckleberry Finn mentioned by another Farker earlier in the thread. It's appaling that there are those who are working to, of you'll pardon the expression, whitewash our history instead of presenting it with complete openness and honesty as a means to teach how our society has grown and progressed over the years thanks to those who laboured to promote human rights and respect for all.

Know your past, understand why things were the way they were, and show some proper context as to how and why they have changed. The only effect you get from dumbing down cultural and historical understanding in a well-meaning yet ultimately misguided manner is to further promote ignorance.
 
2012-04-27 01:54:59 AM
All of you folks claiming that these movies could be remade today are full of it. Studios are VERY hesitant about putting out anything harder than a PG-13. R rated comedies like Borat are the exception. "Blazing Saddles" and "Kentucky Fried Movie" are two examples of comedies no studio would touch today. Most of "Airplane" and "Trading Places" would be scrubbed. Even directors who made some of those movies scaled back because of the political climate. Compare "Blazing Saddles" to "Space Balls" both funny movies but imagine if Space Balls had been allowed to be an R rated fest like "Blazing Saddles"!

-- Same director but a decade later he's pulling his punches! The MPAA has effectively neutered American film. The best films are often the unrated ones or foreign films. One of the best documentaries of recent years is "This Film Is Not Yet Rated." Because it explained in detail what a bunch of closeted prudes the MPAA is they REFUSED To rate the film. It had to play unrated and as a result the number of theaters that would show it became very limited.

Now the bean counters and the censors reign supreme. While today we can download hardcore porn to our computers, main stream movies almost never show much female nudity and male nudity is strictly verbotten.

The PC police have made our world a much less interesting place. Thank you cretins of every political stripe.
 
2012-04-27 08:56:08 AM
www.moviegoods.com

Synopsis: housekeeper seduces underage boy as part of a blackmail plot
 
2012-04-27 10:09:31 AM
It's been mentioned before, but it bares repeating: There no way Life of Brian could be made today.
 
2012-04-27 10:50:33 AM

SithLord: gunga galunga: SithLord: The article mentioned Airplane, but not for the right reason. Would anyone who wasn't a federally licensed member of the crew be permitted in the cockpit anymore?

And could any comedy these days get away with an adult character so brazenly hitting on a little boy?

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOshia

that, my friend, is the joke of a post-9/11 world flying completely over your head and into a pair of buildings.


I got the joke, thank you very much. Notice the word "And"? A was ackowledging your comment and added something that would genuinely not fly today.
 
2012-04-27 10:55:55 AM

Delawheredad: Compare "Blazing Saddles" to "Space Balls" both funny movies but imagine if Space Balls had been allowed to be an R rated fest like "Blazing Saddles"!


Blazing Saddles wouldn't be rated R these days. Sure, the racial slurs would be mostly scrubbed. But think about it. Sure, a group of men farting was unthinkable back in 1974. These days, it's rare when a kids movie doesn't have a fart joke in it. There were no f-bombs that I can remember. (There was one in Spaceballs.) The schwanzstucker didn't get whipped out until after the lights were turned off. I can't think of anything beyond that that would raise any eyebrows.
 
2012-04-27 11:04:33 AM

gunga galunga: Delawheredad: Compare "Blazing Saddles" to "Space Balls" both funny movies but imagine if Space Balls had been allowed to be an R rated fest like "Blazing Saddles"!

Blazing Saddles wouldn't be rated R these days. Sure, the racial slurs would be mostly scrubbed. But think about it. Sure, a group of men farting was unthinkable back in 1974. These days, it's rare when a kids movie doesn't have a fart joke in it. There were no f-bombs that I can remember. (There was one in Spaceballs.) The schwanzstucker didn't get whipped out until after the lights were turned off. I can't think of anything beyond that that would raise any eyebrows.


The racial slurs being removed would also remove a good chunk of the humor. A bunch of racist, inbred, hicks is basically the focal point of the film. By not allowing them to utter the N word, you're essentially making the movie a fart joke punctuated by a guy punching a horse.
 
2012-04-27 11:07:37 AM

Delawheredad: Now the bean counters and the censors reign supreme. While today we can download hardcore porn to our computers, main stream movies almost never show much female nudity and male nudity is strictly verbotten.


I do think that there's a certain amount of "other way around" about that. One reason that mainstream movies don't show nudity is that it's not a draw any longer. People aren't going to go out to pay £10 to see some tits when they can click a few buttons at home to get it free.
 
2012-04-27 11:25:07 AM

farkeruk: Delawheredad: Now the bean counters and the censors reign supreme. While today we can download hardcore porn to our computers, main stream movies almost never show much female nudity and male nudity is strictly verbotten.

I do think that there's a certain amount of "other way around" about that. One reason that mainstream movies don't show nudity is that it's not a draw any longer. People aren't going to go out to pay £10 to see some tits when they can click a few buttons at home to get it free.


I always love a good sexual thriller. Good date movie with the wife. Problem is they never really made that many to begin with. Color of Night, Sliver, etc.. They don't make money, though, and didn't back before the mainstream internet porn days. People are too prudish. Color of Night got a lot of shiat for showing dong and lesbian action
 
2012-04-27 08:27:02 PM

browneye: It's been mentioned before, but it bares repeating: There no way Life of Brian could be made today.


It could in Britain.

www.fox.co.uk
 
2012-04-27 10:36:16 PM

Strategeryz0r: gunga galunga: Delawheredad: Compare "Blazing Saddles" to "Space Balls" both funny movies but imagine if Space Balls had been allowed to be an R rated fest like "Blazing Saddles"!

Blazing Saddles wouldn't be rated R these days. Sure, the racial slurs would be mostly scrubbed. But think about it. Sure, a group of men farting was unthinkable back in 1974. These days, it's rare when a kids movie doesn't have a fart joke in it. There were no f-bombs that I can remember. (There was one in Spaceballs.) The schwanzstucker didn't get whipped out until after the lights were turned off. I can't think of anything beyond that that would raise any eyebrows.

The racial slurs being removed would also remove a good chunk of the humor. A bunch of racist, inbred, hicks is basically the focal point of the film. By not allowing them to utter the N word, you're essentially making the movie a fart joke punctuated by a guy punching a horse.


A succinct description of most of what passes for 'comedy' in Hollywood these days, especially for 'kid' movies.
 
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