Skip to comments.HBO Max Adds Explanatory Intro to Blazing Saddles, So Watching It Doesn't Turn You into a Racist
Posted on 08/14/2020 2:37:43 PM PDT by rktman
Blazing Saddles is currently streaming on HBO Max, along with a new introduction that automatically plays before the Mel Brooks classic begins
TCM host and University of Chicago cinema and media studies professor Jacqueline Stewart provides the intro to Blazing Saddles. She also did the intro for Gone With the Wind.
A little more than three-minutes long, Stewarts intro puts the bigotry and racist language in context, the host saying, as the storyline implies the issue of race is front and center in Blazing Saddles. And racist language and attitudes pervade the film. But those attitudes are espoused by characters who are portrayed here as explicitly small-minded, ignorant bigots. The real, and much more enlightened perspective, is provided by the main characters played by Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder.
The professor is near!
(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...
I bought it a while back and copies so my kids would know what it is after it gets disappeared. I envision a sci-fi movie in the future where the government is chasing down copies of it and killing people who possess it.
I would just fast forward through that crap. And if I can’t do that, the mute button still works.
Sanitized for your protection.
Woke liberals have to be told that it’s a parody. Which tells you all you need to know about woke liberals.
Well, duh. These tantruming leftists just can’t resist lecturing viewers.
It should begin with: Let me explain this for all you idiot libtards who cant see the obvious message.
Amazing that it needs to be explained. If the kids today were any more dumbed down, theyd need help tying their shoes.
Velcro. Not just for old folks anymore.
Fahrenheit whatever a disc burbs at.
I can almost see it happening.
I wonder what they think of All in the Family.
Don’t give money to HBO.
If she opens with, “Excuse me while I whip this out,” I’m ok with it.
“But not the Irish!”
“Oh hell, the Irish too”
Helicopter parents, yes, you idiots that schedule your child’s day, call them several times to remind them of their schedule, never disciplined your child because you thought that was mean...congratulations, your child is an emotional weakling and will die soon after you do. They can’t even think for themselves much less feed themselves.
Woke libs have no sense of humor.
Mel Brooks made the statement that he could not make that movie today.
How about Mannix?
Maybe they need a movie that people actually want to watch.
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