Madeline Kahn and Clevon Little make
us laugh in 'Blazing Saddles.' May they both rest in peace.
else mortified and aghast at the potential of films like "Bringing
Down the House" and "Head of State"? Even though
I haven't seen the movies (and don't plan to), their ads are driving
me to lament my existance here on earth and cry for the future
of all humanity. Whatever happened to the good ole days when the
subjects of laugher in movies was racism itself? These ads make
me feel as though I am in some voyeuristic way observing a group
of blue haired and made-up white people laughing at the black
folks on the blocks as if they were a bunch of Al fucking Jolsens.
Why can't it be like "Blazing Saddles," where racism
was a comedic device within the film and there was no lesson of
how we are all supposed to get along attached to the end? Nothing
to try and teach us how films like these can bring us all together
and at the same time make money for the producers and stars. Nothing
sells like deep-seeded, bitter social issues. I would hate to
be either color while watching "House" or "Head."
I guess they just don't make 'em like they used to.
even get me started on "Boat Trip."
Down the House"