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Old 03-06-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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And yes Blazing Saddles could be made today. There have been tons of movies in that vein. Ever seen Fear of a Black Hat?
Nope, but I'm Googling it, right now. Thanks!

edit..

sounds like CB4. "Big ass biscuit." ROFL.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: California
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Maybe. If Trey Parker and Matt Stone had anything to do with it.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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Of course it could. There are many films today that are even more brazen in their exposure of racial or other stereotypes (although not done nearly as well or satirical as Blazing Saddles - which is one of my all time favorites).
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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Maybe. If Trey Parker and Matt Stone had anything to do with it.
Southpark is a great example. How about this question - could Southpark have been made in 1974?
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:39 PM
 
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Blazing Saddles came out in 1974.

Currently, it is 2011.

Buy a calendar.
In 1974, blacks were even MORE acutely aware of past racism than they are now, given that it was only about 5-6 years after the civil rights struggles.

So if they weren't complaining then, what's the difference now? I know more black folks than you, and i don't know any black person that ever watched it that doesn't like it or thinks it not funny. So unless you can give me a view from the inside (which you can't do as a non-black), i'd suggest that you think more about what you're saying.

Like is said, you don't know what the hell you're talking about.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Southpark is a great example. How about this question - could Southpark have been made in 1974?
Good question.

Press

The Andy Griffith show ran from 1960 - 1968.
Amazing how things have changed.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:50 PM
 
Location: #
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All I know is we could play chess....screw.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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Chappelle show arguable would blow blazing saddles out of the water, and that was just a few years ago.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: United States
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In 1974, blacks were even MORE acutely aware of past racism than they are now, given that it was only about 5-6 years after the civil rights struggles.

So if they weren't complaining then, what's the difference now? I know more black folks than you, and i don't know any black person that ever watched it that doesn't like it or thinks it not funny. So unless you can give me a view from the inside (which you can't do as a non-black), i'd suggest that you think more about what you're saying.

Like is said, you don't know what the hell you're talking about.
Do you feel you know the race and background of everyone you "meet" on the Internet?

Also, did you know that film producers don't seek the permission of racial groups before "green-lighting" a film project?

They do, however, consult with possible financiers of a project. These moneymen have to consider the market and SENSIBILITIES of that market before they put cash into an idea.

The market and SENSIBILITIES of a potential film audience changes all of the time. For example, westerns and film noir were very popular 60 years ago. Now? Not so much.

In 1974 people (the market) were far less sensitive to what WHITE ACTORS said regarding highly combustible racial terms. Today in 2011, it could prove financially detrimental to have WHITE ACTORS say the things on film that were said in 1974. A producer may want to make the film but the people who pay for it would perhaps feel that the risk of offending certain groups would not be worth it.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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I saw it on TV a few months back and they silenced the N word. Actually Mel Brooks did in one scene where a bell rings, drowning out someone yelling "The sheriff is a (ding)"
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