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Does King Kong Perpetuate Stereotypes?

Discussion in 'INTERNATIONAL MOVIES, TV & CELEBRITIES' started by blackbutterfly, Dec 28, 2005.

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  1. Obariba

    Obariba Koininonia

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    ......and by the way words like Oyibo man have been used or Osu or chingy ....so big deal some even used the N word in various explanations !!
    King Kong is a great movie and it is not racist. "White men cant jump" is racist so is "Dumb and Dumber" !!
     
  2. kaymax

    kaymax Well-Known Member

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    For someone who complains about this country as much as you do, why ARE YOU HERE???!!!!! Go back Home, then!!!
     
  3. Obariba

    Obariba Koininonia

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    You have got to be imagining things...complain about this country ??...hell no ! I love this country because its the land of my birth ! I have so many options and one option is to shut out folks who think the white man is their problem and that movies are racist ! King Kong is not racist and The passion of the Christ is not racist !

    I love this country cos I have the option to pick 1 out of maybe 10 movies go into the theatre with some popcorn enjoy it and walk out without trying to overanalyse the movie ! Im sure Magic Johnson's theaters are also playing King Kong too !!
     
  4. kaymax

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    Gotcha!!!
     
  5. Sola

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    I have not seen King Kong, so I will avoid reference to it. But movies are made from one person's vision often, the directors. He can't avoid injecting his sensibilities into them, since these things just seep out of you...You are what you are. So if your movie is racist, it probably means deep down, you have racist tendencies.

    Now, racism is a different animal to different folks. A white man would not see racism the same way a black man or anyone of any other color would. Your color and upbringing actually contribute greatly to your perspective. So, some may see racism in a movie like KK while others wouldn't. Perspective!

    And because it is really impossible for us to leap into another person's shoes to see the world from their perspective, is precisely why I would urge us to err on the side of caution. Yes, that and political correctness. This is the world wide web and eyes are everywhere. Anyone stumbling onto this thread can easily use it to label ALL NIGERIANS based on what s/he gleans from it. Because the thread has been more emotional than objective, there is the grave danger that the wrong impression will be read off it and it just worsens that already estranged relationship i mentioned earlier. We discuss these issues all the time on NIA, but there are enough African Americans there to give the AFAM point of view and thus evolve a fair balance. Here, there is none (seriously, TVW is more Nigerian than many Nigerians, as far as I am concerned!). The world is always watching. And judging.
     
  6. Benin

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    TRUE TALK RIGHT THERE!!!! :fing02:
     
  7. Benin

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    No it was not, because the whole plot of the movie was structured upon addressing the white/black racial conflict in the nation.
     
  8. Benin

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    So true!! I respect your determination in this battle, but you're wasting your time, IMO. Your mission is futile. I've already had a bit of this battle with Obariba and the other WNBA members around here a while back, and they're still ball busters. All the guys are mad cool though. You should post more often, and on some of the other boards too, It'll be nice having a fellow AfAm around.
     
  9. Obariba

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    :roll Benin- Sola has been waiting for your input on this thread for a while !
    Anyway,its not futile its just scary to have to not enjoy a movie for what it is ... just entertainment !
     
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    ok.so what's this thread about?
     
  12. OlaMichael

    OlaMichael Don't Suffer Fools Gladly

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    What do ya think it's about??? lol :spiny:
     
  13. OlaMichael

    OlaMichael Don't Suffer Fools Gladly

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    Very interesting thread. Loads of Facts, sentiments, ignorance, passion, courage, conviction, anger, memories, and all what nots... but very interesting. Kudos to all who contributed. I learnt a lot.

    Nice thread ;)
     
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