Black People : Bamboozled

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  1. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It is most disturbing to see how little has changed.. 'blackface' is no longer needed, as Black folk have filled the sterotypical role all by themselves.. smh. Our Black men parading in the movies gay as heck, transexuals, loving white women, saving white men.. grrrrr

    Where are the positive Black movies? Not just the few and far between good ones - but positive ones? hmm?
     
  2. oldiesman

    oldiesman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    until we OWN some studios it's gonna continue,and as i have stated before..we are our own worst enemy because we support these movies,as soon as one of these comedians show a preview off we go to laugh at our degradation i love to laugh as much as anyone but i too zulile am sick of this sad state of affairs,we know that america understands money so there's no excuse for us not having a studio to turn out positive movies...and check this out black america-WE DON'T HAVE TO BE IN BED,STRUNG OUT,CUSSING,DRINKING 40'S,BUTTS HANGING OUT TO BE FUNNY..but then i probably just killed it for half the folks reading this.
     
  3. Ionlyspeaktruth

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    They would rather own diamonds that a movie production company!

    As well as 6 or 7 homes, 15 cars etc... The white man on the other hand could give a rats arse about those things and definately not to excess.:censored:
     
  4. Zulile

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    comeon, you guys - help me out here. I have been spared (?) for the the most part, as I seldom watch films/TV and if so, I watch more foreign film than anything where there simply are no Black folks in them. But this past week I've been flicking through the TV and it seemed that every darn film has some dopey Black guy on it. some examples:

    Die Hard 3 - I havent seen the series, but know it was a blockbuster.. and this one I had to stop 15 minutes into it.. is Sam Jackson really going to let his shop get ransacked/destroyed so he can save Bruce Willis? smh.

    Let's go to Prison - 80% Black folk in the jail - but is it really run by the 5 nazi's in the corner? and my word.. the Black "leader" (Chi McBride).. is GAY?

    come-on!!! Please.. name me some positive Black movies.. I'm begging you!

    :cry:
     
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    Sorry Sister Zulile. Film used to be my thing but I been boycotting alotof thinks the last four months and dont even know whats out. After the film with Denzell and oh yeah 'The Great Debaters' (the title just came to me) I have not seen a single movie because I remember a post here about al the comedies that were coming out. This is the first year as long as I can think that I dont even know what film won best picture.

    I kept thinking what brother Old Soul said one day over a year ago in chat about Killean Texas and the lynching and burning of the brother in the Great Debators hit me kinda hard. I been too busy trying to earn a living and save a little so I can get ouf of Ammeriklan bush/clinton country.

    When I think about it two of my favorites were Malcolm X the version with Morgan Freeman and Cry Freedom but I cant take any more films with our leaders getting killed. I cant even watch a doc on Bob Marley anymore. Positive Black cinema seems to be a dead art form.
     
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    yes

    how can we find the positive in this negative median

    the material is out there

    it's just not to the appeal of the masses for some reason
     
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    Lean On Me-Starring Moran Feeman, More of real Life Movie...
    It is hard to piont out movie......theya re in so LITTLE Volume
    Ill have to come back....I did not get to even watch Half of Bamboozled thogu I really need to watch it among others..... wish I was a Director...smh
     
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