Originally posted by chissler
Well for one, I think the staff should deffinately be having a look at a post up a spot or two. Deffinately no need of some of that on ATS.
As for the film, something inside me pushed me to see it. With the extra push I had my girlfriend watch it. By the end of the film she was crying
like a baby and I was ready to stand up and clap. Far exceeded any expectation I had, even with the length of the film.
You can break down the movie into sections.
1- The voyage to Skull Island
2- Skull Island
3- Kong Comes to America
The charachter of Kong himself was done like no other. This is what really made the film what it was. The audience connected with an ape who never
had one line in the film, not exactly an easy task.
Why are you trying to stifle discussion?
well done .you are the only one who has conjured up more than a paragraph unlike some other people i could mention.
however you are still wrong
Look why do you insist on trying to delude yourself that King Kong is not racist?
its called pavlovian conditioning.
blacks are being associated with bad things in the film so that when you
see a black you will think bad things about blacks.
i have more proof:-
blacks are a threat whites by being portrayed as black sexual monsters who instill fears in whites...
i further quote...
King Kong and the White Woman
Filed under: General, Gender, Race & Nation
By Stan at 4:16 am, 9/1/05
King Kong and the White Woman: Hustler Magazine and the Demonization of Black Masculinity
Published in Journal of Violence Against Women, 1998, Vol. 4 No 3, (291-307)
by Gail Dines
From the box office success of The Birth of a Nation in 1915 to the national obsession with O.J. Simpson, the image of the black male as the spoiler
of white womanhood has been a staple of media representation in this country. The demonization by the media of black men as rapists and murderers has
been well documented by scholars interested in film (Carby, 1993; Guerrero, 1993; Mercer, 1994; Snead, 1994; Wiegman, 1993; Winston, 1982), news
(Entman, 1990; Gray, 1989) and rap music (Dyson, 1993; Rose, 1994th........e ck men as outside the “normal” realm of (white) masculinity by
constructing them as “other” (Wiegman, 1993). Although both the “Uncle Tom” and the sexual monster continue to define the limits of black male
representation in mainstream media, it is the latter image which dominates, and, according to Mercer (1994), serves to legitimize racist practices
such as mass incarceration of black men, police brutality and right-wing government policy.
Recently, scholars have turned their attention to pornography (Cowan & Campbell, 1994; Forna, 1992; Mayall amd Russell, 1993; Mercer, 1994)
and............. black male body, especially the penis, as dangerous and a threat to white male power............
Of the hundreds of mass-produced, mass-distributed pornography magazines the three best sellers are Playboy, Penthouse and Hustler (Osanka, 1989).
While these three magazines are often lumped together they differ marked............. editorials, constructs a world populated by working-class whites
who live in trailer homes, eat in fast-food restaurants and wear ill-fitting clothes. While blacks are absent from most sections of the magazine, they
appear regularly in caricatured form in the cartoons where they are depicted as competing with white men for the few sexually available white women.
Hustler cartoons depict a world filled with seething racial tensions brought about by the black male’s alleged insatiable appetite for white women.
The competition between black and white men and the ultimate victory of the black male is the source of much “humor” in Hustler c.........., what
happens if black masculinity is allowed to go uncontained. ....... myth where black masculinity, having been allowed to run amok because of liberal
policies, has final