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Old 03-06-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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I don't think so. I don't think it would get studio approval. The film satirizes the racism obscured by myth-making Hollywood accounts of the American West, with the hero being a black sheriff in a mostly white town.


Blazing Saddles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The film grossed $119.5 million in the box office becoming only the tenth film in history (1974) up to that point to pass the $100 million mark.

This video uses the "N" word, repeatedly, by the way.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upvZdVK913I



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJkHy...eature=related
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: North America
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No. The film would be considered a "hate crime" today...even though it was co-written by a black (Richard Pryor).
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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Gawd...i sure hope so. I don't know a black person who doesn't like that movie.

BTW...Tarantino makes plenty of films where the N word is tossed around. Hell, i just watched an HBO film called The Sunset Limited where Sam Jackson throws the word around a good bit. No one made a big deal about it.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:19 PM
 
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No. The film would be considered a "hate crime" today...even though it was co-written by a black (Richard Pryor).
Simply put...you don't know what the hell you're talking about.

When Blazing Saddles came out, what black person or black organization complained about it?
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:22 PM
 
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NO ! Look what they did to http://www.command-tab.com/images/photoshop/24/24_logo.jpg (broken link)

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Old 03-06-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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NO ! Look what they did to

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Who's they? And what happened to 24 other than that Dennis Haysbert got killed off in the 5th season?
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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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?
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: North America
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Simply put...you don't know what the hell you're talking about.

When Blazing Saddles came out, what black person or black organization complained about it?
Blazing Saddles came out in 1974.

Currently, it is 2011.

Buy a calendar.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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Blazing Saddles is a very funny movie that does an amazing job of satirizing the prejudice that Americans of African descent faced in America. I would hope that it could still be made today. I am also hopeful that Blazing Saddles like movie that makes fun of the prejudices against Mexicans and Asians that will someday be made.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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It would surprise a lot of people to know how many black citizens there were that settled the West. Slaves who escaped often headed west, and out where the population was sparse, a man was not judged by his color but by his willingness and ability to do a days work. There were a lot of black cowboys and ranchers.

Hollywood has done the West no favors over the last century.
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