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Old 09-10-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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YES, it's one of my brother's favorite movies (though we're not AA)...but I forget the name...
Stan, thanks. We have some of the Airmen living here in COLO SPGS. When I attend the USAF Academy football games against Army, they have about six of them on the field for recognition. Then a B-1 bomber does a flyover and if you don't see it coming it's enough to scare the crap out of you.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Westchester County
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Oprah would never endorse something like that. But let something like "Precious" cross her desk, and she'll be all over it.

Well said. I will add especially if the positive role model belongs to a black male be it a real person or fictional character. I also remember Tyler Perry was also one of the producers of that film as well (no suprise there).
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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One of the the first movies that I wanted to walk out on. In some ways I now know what it is like for a Holocaust survivor to sit in a theater and watch Shindler's list (no I am no equating the Jim Crow South with the Holocaust). Growing up in New Orleans and having one side of my family working for some of the richest and most powerful white folks, not as domestics per se but in services contracted to them and having personally worked in Jackson, MS there were far too many flashbacks for me to handle, although I did. For me, it was the by far the best movie made about race and race relations in the deep south since maybe Sounder. It made Driving Miss Daisy seem like a 1940's Robert Capra feel good flick.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Enjoyed the movie also and thought Viola Davis was great. Also enjoyed Jessica Chastain's performance as Celia Foote, first time I've seen her in anything.

Wasn't that great the beaufifully cooked meal she made for Minnie, and dressed to the nines and all? Loved that part.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: not where you are
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Enjoyed the movie also and thought Viola Davis was great. Also enjoyed Jessica Chastain's performance as Celia Foote, first time I've seen her in anything.

Wasn't that great the beaufifully cooked meal she made for Minnie, and dressed to the nines and all? Loved that part.
That was a very beautiful part in the movie. Celia was even more endearing in the book.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:12 AM
 
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For me they played up the gag----yes, really, gag----on Hilly too much. I also could not believe Hilly did not have Minnie thrown in jail. Hilly was a B and just like her to go crying to the police. In those days I would believe you could have done just about anything to the help without too much trouble from the police. Minnie would be in trouble.

It would have been more believable if Minnie did it in secret and told Skeeter years later. Then Hilly would have found out about it from reading the book. By then she couldn't do anything. That was one point that I had a hard time believing had happened.

BUT even now people who have hired help treat them like they are invisible. Guess they are use to being waited on and the person is just there and eventually you get use to it and say whatever pops into your head, thinking they can't hear. I think it happens to white help as well.

I know of a rich white woman 2 years ago who told her nanny (white) "what goes on in this house stays in this house." Yea right. LOL She couldn't wait until they told that to all their friends.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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I haven't seen the movie, because I loved the book too much to even want to see what was made out of it...
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:28 AM
 
Location: England
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At last! A thought provoking, intelligent, enjoyable film - it's been a while, but worth
waiting for. Well done everybody involved.
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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At last! A thought provoking, intelligent, enjoyable film - it's been a while, but worth
waiting for. Well done everybody involved.
I'm wondering, what did you find to be thought-provoking and intelligent about the movie?
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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It is still the Disney version about that time.
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