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Hollywood has the technology to bring its old films up to today’s demanding religious standards. Rather than remake entire movies, just inclusion (if that’s not a verb yet, it will be by next week) today’s stars in the old roles and digitally meld them into the existing footage.

E.g., Kevin Hart as Marshall Will Kane in “High Noon.”

The Rock could be digitally added to the 1952 “The Importance of Being Earnest” as, uh, not Ernest, the other one.

Vin Diesel could replace Alec Guinness as each of the eight heirs ahead of Dennis Price in succession to the dukedom in “Kind Hearts and Coronets.”

Jackie Chan is added to “My Fair Lady” as Alfred Doolittle, Liza’s dad, and beats up an entire pub with his martial arts skillz while singing “Get Me to the Church on Time.” This would be perfect for the all-important China Market.

John Boyega adds his charisma and warmth to “Zorba the Greek.”

 
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  1. Mammy Two-Shoes was removed from Tom & Jerry cartoons decades ago, replaced with an Irish maid.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammy_Two_Shoes

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Lot

    I didn't know that. What a flop. Mommy was iconic.

  2. Jackie Chan is added to “My Fair Lady” as Alfred Doolittle, Liza’s dad, and beats up an entire pub with his martial arts skillz while singing “Get Me to the Church on Time.”

    Now, Steve, you know East Asians are not diverse; because of their inexplicable success in Racist America, they are considered White-adjacent.

  3. Sorry, I can’t laugh to keep from crying this time.

  4. Great idea! How about Cardi B as Scarlett O’Hara? Perfect!

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @anon


    Great idea! How about Cardi B as Scarlett O’Hara? Perfect!
     
    Frankly, bitch, I don't give a f**k yo!
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @anon

    "How about Cardi B as Scarlett O’Hara?"

    Or better, as her maid, only not devoted but lazy and foul-mouthed, rap-battling with Scarlett before Brett tells his bitchez to shut the f*** up cos he don't give a m****f***** damn.

  5. This really is Third World shit. Being forced to employ people simply because of their race is the sort of nonsense I associate with craphole countries where no one gets along. And now it’s routine practice in the US, with “Great” Britain soon to follow…if it hasn’t already surrendered.

    We could have had a great country. But “diversity makes us stronger” – which is why it has to be forced on us at gunpoint. What a mess we’ve made for ourselves.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Wilkey


    We could have had a great country. But “diversity makes us stronger”
     
    We did have a great country. But being primarily N/W European people, we naturally assumed that most other people were also decent and trustworthy, or at least could be made that way within a generation or two.

    So we left the door open, because it's also our nature to be generous. We really never suspected that a tiny but malevolent virus could bring down a great civilization. And I'm not talking about the flu.

    , @Anonymous
    @Wilkey

    Diversity wasn't forced on "you". "You" forced it on yourselves - importing millions of African slaves to these shores to do the work that you refused to let white Europeans do. Nothing is free buddy.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Wilkey

    It's not Third World shit, Wilkey. If you recall, and you may very well not, back in that day, the reason there was a term "Third World" was because their was a "First World" (The West, English Speaking S. Africa and Australia/NZ, and Japan after a while) and a Second World, much more well-know as "The Communist Bloc".

    This is really Second World shit, as in Communism. Force the stupidity upon the population to humiliate them, that's the way Communism is done, if you're gonna do it right.

    , @BenKenobi
    @Wilkey

    Good news! Soon half of North America won't be part of the United States of Wakanda.

    Then every "American" can have a big nice diversity cake walk down the national mall of DC and it won't make a lick of difference, you know why? Because we got the bomb. Two words: nuclear fudging weapons. Harold Covington's not dead man, he's frozen -- and when they find the cure for cirrhosis they're gonna thaw out the Old Man and he's gonna be pretty pissed off. How pissed off? Well did you ever take a cold shower? Well multiply that by fifteen-million times and that's how pissed off he's gonna be. I'm gonna get the Old Man, George Lincoln Rockwell, and Dr. William Luther Pierce and a case of Johnny Walker blue and drive on down to DC...

    Hey hey, you know you really are a racist?

    Why don't you just shut up and sing the song pal...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrgpZ0fUixs

    , @TomSchmidt
    @Wilkey


    What a mess we've made for ourselves.
     
    The Apocryphal question from Tonto to the LoneRanger when being told about having to fight a band of Indians: "Who is we, white man?"
    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Wilkey


    We could have had a great country.
     
    We had a great country until about the mid 60s. Yeah, we were mean to blacks and kept women at home but we could have fixed that without destroying the good parts.
  6. deep faking the classics.

    i knew there was a use for all the computer power these special effects studios have now. it’s certainly not for making convincing special effects after all. how did the effects get WORSE over the last 20 years.

    • Agree: angmojo
  7. anon[197] • Disclaimer says:

    They’ll remake movies like Star Wars with a “diverse” cast one day and then make the originals unavailable for purchase*, all the easier in a digital only future. Luke will be a black guy. C3PO will translate for his illegal alien droid friend who’s fleeing White Imperial border police. Leia will be deepfaked into being the leader of the resistance — a general — and Han Solo will be a stupid white male who’s the butt off all the jokes; he’ll end up having a gay relationship with Chewbacca and this will set off a huge unintended controversy as Twitter denounces the befuddled Disney executives in charge by claiming they are linking gay relationships to furries, something most sane people have never heard of.

    Okay, maybe a bit hyperbolic … but something on this level isn’t unreasonable. How many classic white-only movies have been race swapped with current technology? The Honeymooners, Brewster’s Millions, … and now The Little Mermaid. There are countless other, more contemporary, examples. It’ll be loosely equivalent to that time Stalin erased a guy from a picture because he was inconvenient.

    This is why I have long advocated collecting physical media, including books. Looks like I was — once again — right. Future USSA will scan your hard drive when you connect to the internet and disable or delete illegally downloaded content, so you can for about that method of preservation. Several commercially available products already do something akin to this, and YouTube is now much better than it ever was in detecting and deleting illicit content. I remember back around 2010 downloading dozens of high quality versions of movies and television shows from that website. Not so much anymore. That’s coming to your PC in Biden’s America.

    *Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don’t believe any lie to the contrary about music rights). You don’t really think this cultural revolution will stop with warning labels for Gone With The Wind, do you? No, that movie and countless others will be banned. I can count dozens and dozens of movies with content just as controversial.

    They will be banned eventually. Maybe they’ll edit or add trigger warnings at first, but it will eventually happen. Count on it. Take it from the guy who called this whole thing play-by-play for years on this website, even arguing with Unz and winning over things like the current riots and instability (the standard claim back then was that the 1960s were worse, and I correctly noted in response that the underlying situation, including the demographics, were worse and portended a coming conflagration). If you want anything controversial, get it before the end of the year. This includes physical books. I’ve already noticed certain, seemingly innocuous, items on DVD/Blueray/physical print being extremely difficult to find due to companies refusing to make more of them, despite their previous enormous popularity and cultural influence, so much so that I’ve had to consult collectors thousands of miles away in some cases. The writing is on the wall, so to speak.

    • Agree: Gordo
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @anon

    The 1959 musical version of Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess" with Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge is practically unavailable for viewing.

    But Porgy and Bess has become a staple of grand opera schedules since the Houston Grand Opera's famous 1976 production.

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Jim Don Bob

    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @anon


    This is why I have long advocated collecting physical media, including books.
     
    Agree. If one has the means and storage space, do it.

    I’ve already noticed certain, seemingly innocuous, items on DVD/Blueray/physical print being extremely difficult to find due to companies refusing to make more of them, despite their previous enormous popularity and cultural influence
     
    Alarming. Do you have a comprehensive list of missing works?
    , @ScarletNumber
    @anon


    How many classic white-only movies have been race swapped with current technology? The Honeymooners, Brewster’s Millions, … and now The Little Mermaid.
     
    The Honeymooners was a white TV show then a black movie, but your point holds. Another example in the same vein is Wild Wild West, with Will Smith taking the Robert Conrad role. Both movies tanked, although Ebert enjoyed The Honeymooners.

    As for Brewster's Millions, it's been remade a number of times, but none since the Richard Pryor version. I'm sure Dave Pinsen enjoys the Hackensack Bulls references. There is a 1921 Fatty Arbuckle version, but it has been lost to time.
    , @Dumbo
    @anon


    Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content
     
    Why "Looking for Mr. Goodbar"? Anti-feminism? I don't remember the film being about race.

    The change in content to racialize stuff is already happening in children books. I think they did not do it (yet) in movies only because of the much larger cost and technical difficulties.

    https://www.thinkinghousewife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20200725_093041-768x1024.jpg

    Replies: @Ray P

    , @Lockean Proviso
    @anon

    Mel Gibson's Apocalypto is hard to find, maybe because Mel is now quasi-cancelled and because the film shows Native American oppression, human sacrifice, and war between tribes, countering the Edenic children of the forest narrative. It's streaming on amazon prime now and is worth watching, though the eclipse scene is far-fetched.

    Replies: @anon, @kaganovitch

    , @ScarletNumber
    @anon


    Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don’t believe any lie to the contrary about music rights).
     
    I don't think that has ever been said. Normally it is TV shows that can't be put on DVD because of music, a la WKRP. I think when movies license music, it encompasses more rights.

    As for Looking for Mr. Goodbar, why is this considered problematic? We know why Song of the South is.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Nicholas Stix

    , @res
    @anon


    *Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don’t believe any lie to the contrary about music rights).
     
    You can download Song of the South from
    https://archive.org/details/SongOfTheSouthHD
    , @S
    @anon


    They will be banned eventually...If you want anything controversial, get it before the end of the year. This includes physical books.
    I’ve already noticed certain, seemingly innocuous, items on DVD/Blueray/physical print being extremely difficult to find...The writing is on the wall, so to speak.
     
    Excellent post.

    Regarding proscribed books in private hands, do you think they might ultimately go this route, or something like it...


    Farenheit 451 Synopsis:

    In the near future, Guy Montag is a firefighter who lives in a lonely, isolated society where books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public. The duty of the firefighters is to burn all books on sight that have been reported by informants. All people are drugged into obedience by reality television broadcasts on wall-length screens...
     

    To answer my own question, I think during the chaos of a Russian Civil War type period in the US, they might well have public burnings of proscribed books, led by the Antifa/BLM zombie types. There might be house to house searches even, with serious penalties for people caught with banned books.

    After the civil war period, should things go that far, I think they'd still have proscribed books to be burned, and informants, but it would be done more quietly, though still with very serious penaltys for those found in 'possession'. Many people out of fear would be destroying their own 'dangerous' books, and, or, turning them into designated government centers.

    Perhaps someone here knows how the Bolsheviks of the Soviet Union, or revolutionary France, dealt with banned books and the penalties involved.

    So far it looks like an emphasis on an unholy and dysfunctional combination of 1984, Brave New World, and Farenheit 451, is what is intended to control and suppress the natural expression of individuals' and peoples' organic identities, rather than allow for a healthy self regulation in combination with social mores.

    Below is a link to a site with a 1966 'making of'/'behind the scenes' trailer for Francois Truffaut's version of Farenheit 451 for those into that sort of thing.

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PT4njdk8aIY/VB80cLd70zI/AAAAAAAADgM/2GLJWIgZiZM/s1600/1966_film_fahrenheit_451_francois_truffaut.jpg

    https://avengers-in-time.blogspot.com/2014/09/1966-film-fahrenheit-451.html?m=1

  8. I hope Law and Order don’t get in trouble. They’ve been doing this backwards for decades.

    • LOL: angmojo
  9. Anonymous[329] • Disclaimer says:

    Leftist culture can’t produce great art. Obviously. It’s like oil & water. Because great art is about great truth and the core principle of the left is subversion of truth.

    But all of this marxist reengineering of Hollywood is great news for other filmmaking communities around the world. Quality of Hollywood product will continue to decline and lose eyeballs.

  10. Speaking of Diversity and Inclusion, the Dearborn campus of the University of Michigan is so far ahead of the curve it’s bringing back Jim Crow.

    The “Non-POC Cafe” was described as “a space for students that do not identify as persons of color to gather and discuss their experiences as students on campus and as non-POC in the world.”

    The complementary “BIPOC Cafe,” meanwhile, was “a space for student [sic] from marginalized racial/ethnic/cultural communities to gather and to relax with one another and to discuss their experience as students on campus and as people of color in the world.” Black, Indigenous and ‘People of Color’ students could even “hopefully brainstorm solutions to common issues within the BIPOC community.”

    https://www.rt.com/usa/500309-umich-dearborn-woke-segregation-fail/

    [system wouldn’t let me edit]

  11. Let’s remake “Gone With the Wind” reversing the races. Black Scarlett, white Mammy, etc. Think of it as cinematic reparations.

    • LOL: usNthem
    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Steve in Greensboro

    It’s a interesting idea.

    https://thumbs.newschoolers.com/index.php?src=http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/N19h7m4r3/oh-lawd.jpg&size=400x1000

    , @usNthem
    @Steve in Greensboro

    How about Casablanca? Sam will play Rick & vis versa, and as an added bonus, he’ll get da White woman as well. Sho nuff boss...

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Steve in Greensboro

    "Let's remake 'Gone With the Wind' reversing the races."

    The Game of Thrones showrunners were very excited about an original concept of theirs wherein white supremacists in a near future USA install a new Confederacy and put blacks back in chains. Despite an industry climate that is gobbling up any projects with saintly black/evil white themes, the GoT guys decided instead to adapt a SF trilogy written by a descendant of Fu Manchu for Netflix. Netflix is essentially an elite money wash for leftist political criminals like the Obamas; and a conveyance for Woke and pedo-type propaganda into the homes of dumb Americans.

    , @S
    @Steve in Greensboro


    Let’s remake “Gone With the Wind” reversing the races. Black Scarlett, white Mammy, etc. Think of it as cinematic reparations.
     
    Done, but only as of yet with a White Prissy played by Vicki Lawrence in Carol Burnett's famous 1976 remake 'Went With the Wind.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3b/Carol_Burnett_Vicki_Lawrence_Dinah_Shore_Carol_Burnett_Show_1977.JPG/800px-Carol_Burnett_Vicki_Lawrence_Dinah_Shore_Carol_Burnett_Show_1977.JPG

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Went_with_the_Wind!#/media/File%3ACarol_Burnett_Vicki_Lawrence_Dinah_Shore_Carol_Burnett_Show_1977.JPG

  12. Muggeridge’s Law, Steve, Muggeridge’s Law.

    Hollywood’s actual plan is this: nearly all characters in all movies will be CGI like Gollum in LOTR. When human actors are employed, they will do their things in those motion-capture suits that make them look like crash-test dummies. A distinct version of each movie will be digitally-generated for every market region with a politically-appropriate “skin” on each character.

    Consider a future chick-flick with a ditzy heroine, a smarmy antagonist, and an initially-misunderstood hero who makes everything right in the third act. In China the hero will appear to be an athletic light-skinned Chinese man with a smooth chin; in Mexico the hero will be a sharp-faced Spaniard with just a few silver hairs in his neat black beard; and in California the hero will be a dumpy-looking F2M transsexual with a wispy mustache wearing thick-soled combat boots.

    Since the US versions of all films will have no straight white male characters other than villains, they will all be Best-Picture-eligible.

    • Agree: danand
    • LOL: Escher
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Veracitor

    This is totally real and the reason why Jessica Alba walked away from acting while at a height, besides having started a successful food and hygeine product line.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  13. Ok, that’s enough Steve. Just had dinner. And what pray tell to do with D.W. Griffith’s 1915 classic The Birth of a Nation? After all, technically there were people of color in the film, and plenty of them.

  14. Anonymous[146] • Disclaimer says:

    Jackie Chan is added to “My Fair Lady” as Alfred Doolittle, Liza’s dad, and beats up an entire pub with his martial arts skillz while singing “Get Me to the Church on Time.” This would be perfect for the all-important China Market.

    I don’t know if that’ll work. If you follow the foreign policy establishment types, including the mainstream liberals among them, one of their gripes is the lack of anti-China messaging in Hollywood movies due to the Chinese market. As the new cold war with China develops, there will be increasing pressure on Hollywood to step up the anti-China messaging. And with this new diversity push in Hollywood, the foreign policy establishment types are framing the issue as being about China promoting racism in Hollywood. So Jackie Chan may have to be cast in villain roles now:

  15. The sooner the Hollywood propaganda machine collapses, the better.

  16. We could also take a low tech approach: hire Nigerian actors to film the last big budget white movie, using the same costumes and props, and recycling the script and special effects. Doing it on a budget, and using moneys already allocated to blacks.

    Would American blacks be okay with mostly Nigerian actors? I don’t know.

    I had the added idea to make it into a streaming service like Netflix, but for free. Premiere expected hits during looting season, and punish bad behavior by suspending service, for cities or individuals.

    • Replies: @anon
    @songbird

    Would American blacks be okay with mostly Nigerian actors?

    Ask Jussie Smollett. He has some insight.

  17. Anonymous[329] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: iSteve you need to run for governor of CA. Form a ‘save our state’ party and just start throwing down. Gruesome Newsom is so vapid and evil. He will be crushed by any intelligent aggressive opponent…

    The sheer dumbness of this tweet is embarrassing. He’s a menace.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/GavinNewsom/status/1303419860362252288

    Conversation
    Gavin Newsom
    @GavinNewsom
    California fires in 2019:
    – 4,927 fires
    – 118k acres burned.

    California fires in 2020 (so far):
    – 7,606 fires
    – 2.3 million acres burned.

    CLIMATE. CHANGE. IS. REAL.
    12:48 PM · Sep 8, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

  18. Snoop Dog reprises Cary Grant’s role in North by Northwest, this time he’s on the run from klansmen and nazis cops.

    After eluding and killing all of his racist pursuers, Snoop in the final scene, strikes at the very heart of white privilege, and heroically blows up Mount Rushmore.

  19. Don’t give them any ideas, Steve.

  20. It’s a Diverse version of 30 Rock’s “Seinfeld Vision” gag.

  21. And that bit in Zorba about what you should do as soon as you meet a woman for the first time could be changed to something more modern, like wait patiently for her to start and middle and end the conversation, while agreeing with her on all points.

  22. John Boyega adds his charisma and warmth

    no wait, John Boyega has no charism or warmth.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Almost Missouri

    Almost nothing -- you, sir, embody prairie sensibility.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    , @res
    @Almost Missouri

    I think that was what Steve meant (i.e. a joke).

    Sometimes it seems like we need the annotated iSteve. Though the comments usually do a pretty good job of pointing out the jokes I miss.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  23. @Veracitor
    Muggeridge's Law, Steve, Muggeridge's Law.

    Hollywood's actual plan is this: nearly all characters in all movies will be CGI like Gollum in LOTR. When human actors are employed, they will do their things in those motion-capture suits that make them look like crash-test dummies. A distinct version of each movie will be digitally-generated for every market region with a politically-appropriate "skin" on each character.

    Consider a future chick-flick with a ditzy heroine, a smarmy antagonist, and an initially-misunderstood hero who makes everything right in the third act. In China the hero will appear to be an athletic light-skinned Chinese man with a smooth chin; in Mexico the hero will be a sharp-faced Spaniard with just a few silver hairs in his neat black beard; and in California the hero will be a dumpy-looking F2M transsexual with a wispy mustache wearing thick-soled combat boots.

    Since the US versions of all films will have no straight white male characters other than villains, they will all be Best-Picture-eligible.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    This is totally real and the reason why Jessica Alba walked away from acting while at a height, besides having started a successful food and hygeine product line.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @J.Ross

    Please elaborate.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  24. @Almost Missouri

    John Boyega adds his charisma and warmth
     
    no wait, John Boyega has no charism or warmth.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @res

    Almost nothing — you, sir, embody prairie sensibility.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @J.Ross

    He also can't act.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  25. But is it important?

    The Oscar is no longer about movies but about forced political statements that just so happen to have a movie format.

    Why not watch the good stuff instead?

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @El Dato

    The Oscars have always been a joke.

    Citizen Kane got screwed, So did 2001: A Space Odyssey. (Kubrick never won an Oscar for directing. Neither did Hitchcock.) So did The Shawshank Redemption.

    Hollywood has always been a cesspool of sexual depravity. True, the Dream Factory has crapped out a few decent flicks over the years. But the people behind (and in front of) the cameras have always been disgusting perverts.

    Louis B. Mayer exposed himself to Shirley Temple when she was 12 years old. That was back in the Good Old Days.

    Skim through Crazy Days and Nights some time. If even a fraction of the rumors are true, then no one with a modicum of self-respect should be willing to give one penny to a Hollywood studio ever again.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    , @Gordo
    @El Dato


    Why not watch the good stuff instead?
     
    Where do we find this good stuff?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  26. Hawrrywood could almost white its wongs and replace Mickey Rooney with Jackie Chan as Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

  27. Hollywood is a business, so rather than a SJW lens, I suggest looking at it through a financial lens to see the motivation behind this.

    This occurs to me because I saw John Boyega complaining that the Star Wars franchise had kicked him to the curb. Why was Mr. Boyega selected to play a lead role in Star Wars originally? Because the accountants figured out that Star Wars movies will rake in a big box office take regardless of who is in them, so don’t waste money on famous actors.

    Through this diversity mandate, Hollywood studios are now colluding, in a legal way, to hire unknown, low pay minority actors. White actors will have less roles available, and be forced to accept lower pay. Since all the studios will follow this, they don’t have to worry about losing $ to competing studios that hire well known stars.

    Follow the money.

    • Replies: @anon
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    This spells the end of Hollywood just as the 2011 - 2014 raceswaps of White male characters spelled the end of Marvel Comics. The parallels are pretty strong: remove white men, change with fringe identities from demographics that don't buy the product, usually black women ... Is there a market for woke, feminist, and strong empowered black wahmen sci-fi? Not if Star Trek Discovery is any indication. Or the cancellation of the Rocketeer reboot starring a black woman. Same with the latest Star Wars flicks. Despite diversity shilling, the percentage of the audience that was black was the same lower percentage as always, and less than their population share.

    Shame Steve isn't into comics. My prediction: Like Marvel, they'll make a corporate diversity product that no one wants, driving away the customers. Probably, this portends the Chinese taking the global entertainment industry away from the United States at some point. Global audiences likely won't want future Hollywood's strong empowered black wahmen of color leads. Movies like Frozen 2 and Knives Out (trash) did unexpectedly well due to their overwhelmingly white casts. This should provide China with a good opportunity to move in and finance more of those kinds of films now that Hollywood won't be making them. In any case, the CCP would have to be fools not to see the propaganda potential of subsidizing (and perhaps awarding) such films in the upcoming (and short-lived) Sino-American cold war. For a relatively small sum of money, they could fund a lot of quality films. Just making a Jane Austen with a White cast could be a revolutionary act one day. Perhaps they could go one step farther and try to lure production companies to Hong Kong.

  28. I can’t get too mad about all this. I have already let Hollywood go.

  29. @Wilkey
    This really is Third World shit. Being forced to employ people simply because of their race is the sort of nonsense I associate with craphole countries where no one gets along. And now it's routine practice in the US, with "Great" Britain soon to follow...if it hasn't already surrendered.

    We could have had a great country. But "diversity makes us stronger" - which is why it has to be forced on us at gunpoint. What a mess we've made for ourselves.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman, @BenKenobi, @TomSchmidt, @Jim Don Bob

    We could have had a great country. But “diversity makes us stronger”

    We did have a great country. But being primarily N/W European people, we naturally assumed that most other people were also decent and trustworthy, or at least could be made that way within a generation or two.

    So we left the door open, because it’s also our nature to be generous. We really never suspected that a tiny but malevolent virus could bring down a great civilization. And I’m not talking about the flu.

    • Agree: usNthem
  30. Luis Guzman to replace Peter O’Toole in Becket.

    Samuel L. Jackson to replace Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes.

    Benicio Del Toro to replace Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life.

    John Leguizamo to replace Kenneth Branagh in Henry V.

    Ice T and Queen Latifah to replace George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

    Ken Watanabe and Lucy Liu to replace Bill Murray and Scarlett Johanson in Lost in Translation.

    Chris Rock to replace Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Chrisnonymous

    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/55c934b2e4b07aa63f0469cb/1513785214556-KBQHHVLS98G6E1Z8VNJ7/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kBelsVAev15nrlBAFMzKsdEUqsxRUqqbr1mOJYKfIPR7LoDQ9mXPOjoJoqy81S2I8PaoYXhp6HxIwZIk7-Mi3Tsic-L2IOPH3Dwrhl-Ne3Z2tU2ReFwpVgSm7x-SgOFtAmJMoyi-Ta5HHhO2BVXHKKXdZR9z9mxWb0yLUToVqwSd/Chris_RockWik.jpg

    We went back there and they had come and hacked off every innoculated arm. There
    they were in a pile...A pile of little arms. And I remember...I...I...I cried...
    I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out. I didn't know what I
    wanted to do. And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it. I never want
    to forget. And then I realized...like I was shot...Like I was shot with a
    diamond...a diamond bullet right through my forehead...And I thought:
    My God...the genius of that. The genius.

    , @Chrisnonymous
    @Chrisnonymous

    https://imaging.broadway.com/images/regular-43/w735/89222-11.jpg

    Every subject's duty is the king's; but every subject's
    soul is his own. Therefore should every soldier in
    the wars do as every sick man in his bed, wash every
    mote out of his conscience: and dying so, death
    is to him advantage; or not dying, the time was
    blessedly lost wherein such preparation was gained:
    and in him that escapes, it were not sin to think
    that, making God so free an offer, He let him
    outlive that day to see His greatness and to teach
    others how they should prepare.

    Replies: @Kratoklastes

    , @slumber_j
    @Chrisnonymous

    Almost all correct, but I think Col. Kurtz is clearly Ving Rhames.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

  31. @Wilkey
    This really is Third World shit. Being forced to employ people simply because of their race is the sort of nonsense I associate with craphole countries where no one gets along. And now it's routine practice in the US, with "Great" Britain soon to follow...if it hasn't already surrendered.

    We could have had a great country. But "diversity makes us stronger" - which is why it has to be forced on us at gunpoint. What a mess we've made for ourselves.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman, @BenKenobi, @TomSchmidt, @Jim Don Bob

    Diversity wasn’t forced on “you”. “You” forced it on yourselves – importing millions of African slaves to these shores to do the work that you refused to let white Europeans do. Nothing is free buddy.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @Anonymous

    We did no such thing.

  32. anon[712] • Disclaimer says:
    @NJ Transit Commuter
    Hollywood is a business, so rather than a SJW lens, I suggest looking at it through a financial lens to see the motivation behind this.

    This occurs to me because I saw John Boyega complaining that the Star Wars franchise had kicked him to the curb. Why was Mr. Boyega selected to play a lead role in Star Wars originally? Because the accountants figured out that Star Wars movies will rake in a big box office take regardless of who is in them, so don’t waste money on famous actors.

    Through this diversity mandate, Hollywood studios are now colluding, in a legal way, to hire unknown, low pay minority actors. White actors will have less roles available, and be forced to accept lower pay. Since all the studios will follow this, they don’t have to worry about losing $ to competing studios that hire well known stars.

    Follow the money.

    Replies: @anon

    This spells the end of Hollywood just as the 2011 – 2014 raceswaps of White male characters spelled the end of Marvel Comics. The parallels are pretty strong: remove white men, change with fringe identities from demographics that don’t buy the product, usually black women … Is there a market for woke, feminist, and strong empowered black wahmen sci-fi? Not if Star Trek Discovery is any indication. Or the cancellation of the Rocketeer reboot starring a black woman. Same with the latest Star Wars flicks. Despite diversity shilling, the percentage of the audience that was black was the same lower percentage as always, and less than their population share.

    Shame Steve isn’t into comics. My prediction: Like Marvel, they’ll make a corporate diversity product that no one wants, driving away the customers. Probably, this portends the Chinese taking the global entertainment industry away from the United States at some point. Global audiences likely won’t want future Hollywood’s strong empowered black wahmen of color leads. Movies like Frozen 2 and Knives Out (trash) did unexpectedly well due to their overwhelmingly white casts. This should provide China with a good opportunity to move in and finance more of those kinds of films now that Hollywood won’t be making them. In any case, the CCP would have to be fools not to see the propaganda potential of subsidizing (and perhaps awarding) such films in the upcoming (and short-lived) Sino-American cold war. For a relatively small sum of money, they could fund a lot of quality films. Just making a Jane Austen with a White cast could be a revolutionary act one day. Perhaps they could go one step farther and try to lure production companies to Hong Kong.

  33. @Chrisnonymous
    Luis Guzman to replace Peter O'Toole in Becket.

    Samuel L. Jackson to replace Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes.

    Benicio Del Toro to replace Jimmy Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life.

    John Leguizamo to replace Kenneth Branagh in Henry V.

    Ice T and Queen Latifah to replace George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

    Ken Watanabe and Lucy Liu to replace Bill Murray and Scarlett Johanson in Lost in Translation.

    Chris Rock to replace Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Chrisnonymous, @slumber_j

    We went back there and they had come and hacked off every innoculated arm. There
    they were in a pile…A pile of little arms. And I remember…I…I…I cried…
    I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out. I didn’t know what I
    wanted to do. And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it. I never want
    to forget. And then I realized…like I was shot…Like I was shot with a
    diamond…a diamond bullet right through my forehead…And I thought:
    My God…the genius of that. The genius.

  34. @Wilkey
    This really is Third World shit. Being forced to employ people simply because of their race is the sort of nonsense I associate with craphole countries where no one gets along. And now it's routine practice in the US, with "Great" Britain soon to follow...if it hasn't already surrendered.

    We could have had a great country. But "diversity makes us stronger" - which is why it has to be forced on us at gunpoint. What a mess we've made for ourselves.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman, @BenKenobi, @TomSchmidt, @Jim Don Bob

    It’s not Third World shit, Wilkey. If you recall, and you may very well not, back in that day, the reason there was a term “Third World” was because their was a “First World” (The West, English Speaking S. Africa and Australia/NZ, and Japan after a while) and a Second World, much more well-know as “The Communist Bloc”.

    This is really Second World shit, as in Communism. Force the stupidity upon the population to humiliate them, that’s the way Communism is done, if you’re gonna do it right.

  35. @Chrisnonymous
    Luis Guzman to replace Peter O'Toole in Becket.

    Samuel L. Jackson to replace Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes.

    Benicio Del Toro to replace Jimmy Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life.

    John Leguizamo to replace Kenneth Branagh in Henry V.

    Ice T and Queen Latifah to replace George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

    Ken Watanabe and Lucy Liu to replace Bill Murray and Scarlett Johanson in Lost in Translation.

    Chris Rock to replace Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Chrisnonymous, @slumber_j

    Every subject’s duty is the king’s; but every subject’s
    soul is his own. Therefore should every soldier in
    the wars do as every sick man in his bed, wash every
    mote out of his conscience: and dying so, death
    is to him advantage; or not dying, the time was
    blessedly lost wherein such preparation was gained:
    and in him that escapes, it were not sin to think
    that, making God so free an offer, He let him
    outlive that day to see His greatness and to teach
    others how they should prepare.

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
    @Chrisnonymous

    Is it just me, or does that guy have one eye about a quarter-inch above the other?

    I can't unsee that. One iris is more than half an iris-circumference higher than the other: to be eye-to-eye with the dude would require your head to be at about a 15-degree angle from vertical.

    Maybe Picasso knew a whole bunch of people with the same facial deformity.

  36. I suggest Apu Nahasapeemapetilon to re-play the role of Robert Duval in Apocalypse Now:

    “Ven I say it ees zafe to be surfing tis beach, it ees zafe to be surfing tis beach! Vat do you know about this surfing, sonny, you are coming from G__damn New Jersey.”

  37. @anon
    They'll remake movies like Star Wars with a "diverse" cast one day and then make the originals unavailable for purchase*, all the easier in a digital only future. Luke will be a black guy. C3PO will translate for his illegal alien droid friend who's fleeing White Imperial border police. Leia will be deepfaked into being the leader of the resistance -- a general -- and Han Solo will be a stupid white male who's the butt off all the jokes; he'll end up having a gay relationship with Chewbacca and this will set off a huge unintended controversy as Twitter denounces the befuddled Disney executives in charge by claiming they are linking gay relationships to furries, something most sane people have never heard of.

    Okay, maybe a bit hyperbolic ... but something on this level isn't unreasonable. How many classic white-only movies have been race swapped with current technology? The Honeymooners, Brewster's Millions, ... and now The Little Mermaid. There are countless other, more contemporary, examples. It'll be loosely equivalent to that time Stalin erased a guy from a picture because he was inconvenient.

    This is why I have long advocated collecting physical media, including books. Looks like I was -- once again -- right. Future USSA will scan your hard drive when you connect to the internet and disable or delete illegally downloaded content, so you can for about that method of preservation. Several commercially available products already do something akin to this, and YouTube is now much better than it ever was in detecting and deleting illicit content. I remember back around 2010 downloading dozens of high quality versions of movies and television shows from that website. Not so much anymore. That's coming to your PC in Biden's America.

    *Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don't believe any lie to the contrary about music rights). You don't really think this cultural revolution will stop with warning labels for Gone With The Wind, do you? No, that movie and countless others will be banned. I can count dozens and dozens of movies with content just as controversial.

    They will be banned eventually. Maybe they'll edit or add trigger warnings at first, but it will eventually happen. Count on it. Take it from the guy who called this whole thing play-by-play for years on this website, even arguing with Unz and winning over things like the current riots and instability (the standard claim back then was that the 1960s were worse, and I correctly noted in response that the underlying situation, including the demographics, were worse and portended a coming conflagration). If you want anything controversial, get it before the end of the year. This includes physical books. I've already noticed certain, seemingly innocuous, items on DVD/Blueray/physical print being extremely difficult to find due to companies refusing to make more of them, despite their previous enormous popularity and cultural influence, so much so that I've had to consult collectors thousands of miles away in some cases. The writing is on the wall, so to speak.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @ScarletNumber, @Dumbo, @Lockean Proviso, @ScarletNumber, @res, @S

    The 1959 musical version of Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess” with Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge is practically unavailable for viewing.

    But Porgy and Bess has become a staple of grand opera schedules since the Houston Grand Opera’s famous 1976 production.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    @Steve Sailer

    When Gershwin first presented 'Porgy and Bess',there was very strong pressure from his producers to use white singers in blackface. Thankfully,Gershwin was highly offended and said absolutely not.

    He told his friends that someday P &B would be regarded as his best work.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Steve Sailer

    That's weird. The Met last year did a big production of Porgy and Bess which sold out despite high ticket prices. I had a bad case of Negro Fatigue and didn't go.

  38. @songbird
    We could also take a low tech approach: hire Nigerian actors to film the last big budget white movie, using the same costumes and props, and recycling the script and special effects. Doing it on a budget, and using moneys already allocated to blacks.

    Would American blacks be okay with mostly Nigerian actors? I don't know.

    I had the added idea to make it into a streaming service like Netflix, but for free. Premiere expected hits during looting season, and punish bad behavior by suspending service, for cities or individuals.

    Replies: @anon

    Would American blacks be okay with mostly Nigerian actors?

    Ask Jussie Smollett. He has some insight.

    • LOL: Prof. Woland
  39. Anon[106] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Sometimes I just want the New York Times to die and all their woke staff to learn to code.

    But then, there’s stuff like this:

    How a Massive Bomb Came Together in Beirut’s Port: Fifteen tons of fireworks. Jugs of kerosene and acid. Thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate. A system of corruption and bribes let the perfect bomb sit for years.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/09/09/world/middleeast/beirut-explosion.html

    Seven bylines, three contributors: Ten people in all worked on this story. It’s arguably not even “news” anymore, but it answers a really obvious question that I asked myself at the time, but no media was really trying to answer.

    This reminds me of that blowout Washington Post article about John Kerry’s swift boat adventures where everyone else was doing “he said she said,” but the Post sent a team to Vietnam, interviewed people who were there, and figured out what really happened (even though it wasn’t necessarily what Kerry said happend).

    We do have to balance these with stuff like the New York Times five byliner about two leaked pages of Trump’s tax returns that revealed nothing of interest and should have been spiked … but it cost too much to spike, I guess.

  40. @Steve in Greensboro
    Let's remake "Gone With the Wind" reversing the races. Black Scarlett, white Mammy, etc. Think of it as cinematic reparations.

    Replies: @Kronos, @usNthem, @SunBakedSuburb, @S

  41. Maybe change the title of “Bad Day At Black Rock” to “White Rock” and have Cuba Gooding Jr as a one-armed karate-chopping avenger?

  42. Zorba the Greek was already inclusioned by Manuel Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca from Chihuahua, Mexico, a.k.a. Anthony Quinn.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Weston Waroda

    Anthony Quinn was the last big star who was Mexican-American, in the sense that he went to high school in the U.S.

  43. John Boyega is the sort of guy who never would have landed a leading role even if not for PC concerns. Ignoring his color for a moment, he doesn’t have movie star looks. His features are too coarse.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Anon

    The actors in Soy Wars: The Next Generation are a fairly unattractive lot.

    Daisy Ridley isn't hideous, but the joyless butchness of her character makes her distinctly unappealing. In the original movie, Leia is written as a shrill Action Grrll, but Carrie Fisher conveys a certain vulnerability that makes the character work. Ridley's Rey comes across as a cold, robotic Mary Sue scrambling from one plot contrivance to the next.

    Not to be crude, but Rey always comes across as a young woman who desperately needs to get laid. The character is derailed by the lack of a real love interest.

    (She has an ambiguous "they were meant to be together, but fate drove them apart" connection with Adam Driver. It's not enough.)

    The Leia-Han romance adds a lot to the original trilogy. Hell, even the dopey Anakin-Padme relationship, poorly written and badly acted, lends the prequels a certain human dimension. Soy Wars: The Last Straw gives us nothing but a cringeworthy kiss between the two ugliest actors (and least important characters) in the movie - John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran.

    Having to sit through bad acting is one thing, but being forced to endure bad acting by ugly people is downright unbearable. Note to Hollywood producers: If you can't find enough competent thespians to pad out your stupid popcorn flick, at least give the customers a little eye candy.

    Replies: @Dumbo

  44. PC inclusion is what you get when some Hollywood producer’s whiny black drug dealer wants a role.

  45. Kind Hearts and Coronets is woefully underappreciated. Kudos to Steve for highlighting it!

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Mungerite

    Guinness gets the fame, but Dennis Price and Joan Greenwood!

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  46. @Wilkey
    This really is Third World shit. Being forced to employ people simply because of their race is the sort of nonsense I associate with craphole countries where no one gets along. And now it's routine practice in the US, with "Great" Britain soon to follow...if it hasn't already surrendered.

    We could have had a great country. But "diversity makes us stronger" - which is why it has to be forced on us at gunpoint. What a mess we've made for ourselves.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman, @BenKenobi, @TomSchmidt, @Jim Don Bob

    Good news! Soon half of North America won’t be part of the United States of Wakanda.

    Then every “American” can have a big nice diversity cake walk down the national mall of DC and it won’t make a lick of difference, you know why? Because we got the bomb. Two words: nuclear fudging weapons. Harold Covington’s not dead man, he’s frozen — and when they find the cure for cirrhosis they’re gonna thaw out the Old Man and he’s gonna be pretty pissed off. How pissed off? Well did you ever take a cold shower? Well multiply that by fifteen-million times and that’s how pissed off he’s gonna be. I’m gonna get the Old Man, George Lincoln Rockwell, and Dr. William Luther Pierce and a case of Johnny Walker blue and drive on down to DC…

    Hey hey, you know you really are a racist?

    Why don’t you just shut up and sing the song pal…

  47. Morgan Freeman can do the voice of HAL 9000.

  48. “if that’s not a verb yet, it will be by next week”
    Verbing weirds language. https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1993/01/25

  49. @Mungerite
    Kind Hearts and Coronets is woefully underappreciated. Kudos to Steve for highlighting it!

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Guinness gets the fame, but Dennis Price and Joan Greenwood!

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Steve Sailer

    The Lady Killers was quite good too. In addition to Guinness it also had Peter Sellers and the underrated and always good Herbert Lom. The Coen Brother's version couldn't touch it.

    Replies: @Dumbo

  50. @Weston Waroda
    Zorba the Greek was already inclusioned by Manuel Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca from Chihuahua, Mexico, a.k.a. Anthony Quinn.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Anthony Quinn was the last big star who was Mexican-American, in the sense that he went to high school in the U.S.

  51. How about bringing back the Charlie Chan movies? Diversity guaranteed. All of the regular characters are PoCs. And they get a lot of screen time, including Birmingham Brown the chauffeur, who meets black friends and relatives everywhere he goes, like prisons, kitchens, servants quarters…

    Skip to 1:40 to see Mr. Chan get in on the act.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=K1ZTXaohMuI

    It was fun for the whole family, and no white characters at all.

    • Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    @Anon7

    I call BS. Everyone knows they didn't have decent roles for PoCs back then, especially for Asians! Imagine, clever black people with real jobs. Asians in business suits. The very idea.

  52. Think about the chemistry you could generate with Humphrey Bogart by substituting Leslie Jones for Lauren Bacall.

    • LOL: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @bruce county
    @Yancey Ward

    Think about the chemistry you could generate with Humphrey Bogart by substituting Leslie Jones for Lauren Bacall.

    Ewww. Just ewwww, The cream in my coffee just curdled.

    Replies: @ManhattanBorn

  53. @anon
    Great idea! How about Cardi B as Scarlett O'Hara? Perfect!

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @YetAnotherAnon

    Great idea! How about Cardi B as Scarlett O’Hara? Perfect!

    Frankly, bitch, I don’t give a f**k yo!

    • LOL: YetAnotherAnon
  54. @Steve Sailer
    @Mungerite

    Guinness gets the fame, but Dennis Price and Joan Greenwood!

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    The Lady Killers was quite good too. In addition to Guinness it also had Peter Sellers and the underrated and always good Herbert Lom. The Coen Brother’s version couldn’t touch it.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    @Mr. Anon

    The Coen Bro's version was awful. They are good at other stuff, but their slapstick comedies suck.

  55. @anon
    They'll remake movies like Star Wars with a "diverse" cast one day and then make the originals unavailable for purchase*, all the easier in a digital only future. Luke will be a black guy. C3PO will translate for his illegal alien droid friend who's fleeing White Imperial border police. Leia will be deepfaked into being the leader of the resistance -- a general -- and Han Solo will be a stupid white male who's the butt off all the jokes; he'll end up having a gay relationship with Chewbacca and this will set off a huge unintended controversy as Twitter denounces the befuddled Disney executives in charge by claiming they are linking gay relationships to furries, something most sane people have never heard of.

    Okay, maybe a bit hyperbolic ... but something on this level isn't unreasonable. How many classic white-only movies have been race swapped with current technology? The Honeymooners, Brewster's Millions, ... and now The Little Mermaid. There are countless other, more contemporary, examples. It'll be loosely equivalent to that time Stalin erased a guy from a picture because he was inconvenient.

    This is why I have long advocated collecting physical media, including books. Looks like I was -- once again -- right. Future USSA will scan your hard drive when you connect to the internet and disable or delete illegally downloaded content, so you can for about that method of preservation. Several commercially available products already do something akin to this, and YouTube is now much better than it ever was in detecting and deleting illicit content. I remember back around 2010 downloading dozens of high quality versions of movies and television shows from that website. Not so much anymore. That's coming to your PC in Biden's America.

    *Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don't believe any lie to the contrary about music rights). You don't really think this cultural revolution will stop with warning labels for Gone With The Wind, do you? No, that movie and countless others will be banned. I can count dozens and dozens of movies with content just as controversial.

    They will be banned eventually. Maybe they'll edit or add trigger warnings at first, but it will eventually happen. Count on it. Take it from the guy who called this whole thing play-by-play for years on this website, even arguing with Unz and winning over things like the current riots and instability (the standard claim back then was that the 1960s were worse, and I correctly noted in response that the underlying situation, including the demographics, were worse and portended a coming conflagration). If you want anything controversial, get it before the end of the year. This includes physical books. I've already noticed certain, seemingly innocuous, items on DVD/Blueray/physical print being extremely difficult to find due to companies refusing to make more of them, despite their previous enormous popularity and cultural influence, so much so that I've had to consult collectors thousands of miles away in some cases. The writing is on the wall, so to speak.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @ScarletNumber, @Dumbo, @Lockean Proviso, @ScarletNumber, @res, @S

    This is why I have long advocated collecting physical media, including books.

    Agree. If one has the means and storage space, do it.

    I’ve already noticed certain, seemingly innocuous, items on DVD/Blueray/physical print being extremely difficult to find due to companies refusing to make more of them, despite their previous enormous popularity and cultural influence

    Alarming. Do you have a comprehensive list of missing works?

  56. @anon
    They'll remake movies like Star Wars with a "diverse" cast one day and then make the originals unavailable for purchase*, all the easier in a digital only future. Luke will be a black guy. C3PO will translate for his illegal alien droid friend who's fleeing White Imperial border police. Leia will be deepfaked into being the leader of the resistance -- a general -- and Han Solo will be a stupid white male who's the butt off all the jokes; he'll end up having a gay relationship with Chewbacca and this will set off a huge unintended controversy as Twitter denounces the befuddled Disney executives in charge by claiming they are linking gay relationships to furries, something most sane people have never heard of.

    Okay, maybe a bit hyperbolic ... but something on this level isn't unreasonable. How many classic white-only movies have been race swapped with current technology? The Honeymooners, Brewster's Millions, ... and now The Little Mermaid. There are countless other, more contemporary, examples. It'll be loosely equivalent to that time Stalin erased a guy from a picture because he was inconvenient.

    This is why I have long advocated collecting physical media, including books. Looks like I was -- once again -- right. Future USSA will scan your hard drive when you connect to the internet and disable or delete illegally downloaded content, so you can for about that method of preservation. Several commercially available products already do something akin to this, and YouTube is now much better than it ever was in detecting and deleting illicit content. I remember back around 2010 downloading dozens of high quality versions of movies and television shows from that website. Not so much anymore. That's coming to your PC in Biden's America.

    *Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don't believe any lie to the contrary about music rights). You don't really think this cultural revolution will stop with warning labels for Gone With The Wind, do you? No, that movie and countless others will be banned. I can count dozens and dozens of movies with content just as controversial.

    They will be banned eventually. Maybe they'll edit or add trigger warnings at first, but it will eventually happen. Count on it. Take it from the guy who called this whole thing play-by-play for years on this website, even arguing with Unz and winning over things like the current riots and instability (the standard claim back then was that the 1960s were worse, and I correctly noted in response that the underlying situation, including the demographics, were worse and portended a coming conflagration). If you want anything controversial, get it before the end of the year. This includes physical books. I've already noticed certain, seemingly innocuous, items on DVD/Blueray/physical print being extremely difficult to find due to companies refusing to make more of them, despite their previous enormous popularity and cultural influence, so much so that I've had to consult collectors thousands of miles away in some cases. The writing is on the wall, so to speak.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @ScarletNumber, @Dumbo, @Lockean Proviso, @ScarletNumber, @res, @S

    How many classic white-only movies have been race swapped with current technology? The Honeymooners, Brewster’s Millions, … and now The Little Mermaid.

    The Honeymooners was a white TV show then a black movie, but your point holds. Another example in the same vein is Wild Wild West, with Will Smith taking the Robert Conrad role. Both movies tanked, although Ebert enjoyed The Honeymooners.

    As for Brewster’s Millions, it’s been remade a number of times, but none since the Richard Pryor version. I’m sure Dave Pinsen enjoys the Hackensack Bulls references. There is a 1921 Fatty Arbuckle version, but it has been lost to time.

  57. @Anon7
    How about bringing back the Charlie Chan movies? Diversity guaranteed. All of the regular characters are PoCs. And they get a lot of screen time, including Birmingham Brown the chauffeur, who meets black friends and relatives everywhere he goes, like prisons, kitchens, servants quarters...

    Skip to 1:40 to see Mr. Chan get in on the act.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=K1ZTXaohMuI

    It was fun for the whole family, and no white characters at all.

    Replies: @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    I call BS. Everyone knows they didn’t have decent roles for PoCs back then, especially for Asians! Imagine, clever black people with real jobs. Asians in business suits. The very idea.

  58. Anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:

    Samuel Jackson As Rick in “Casablanca”:

    Rick: Play dat song, Sam. You know the one.

    Sam: Oh, boss. I don’t think I remember…

    Rick: I SAID PLAY THE MOTHER FUCKING SONG, MUTHA FUCKA!

    Sam: Boss, I can’t–

    RICK leaps from his chair, pulls a SNUB-NOSED REVOLVER out of his belt and points it directly between SAM’s eyes.

    Rick: SAY IT! SAY YOU CANT REMEMBER THE MUTHA FUCKING SONG, ONE MORE MUTHA FUCKING TIME!

    Sam: But, boss I swear on my momma’s grave, I really can’t remem–

    RICK shoots SAM right between the eyes. SAM spins slowly on his PIANO STOOL, and crumples to the floor.

    A drunken RICK staggers out the door, whistling “As Time Goes By.”

    • LOL: Escher
  59. Perhaps one of the most interesting characters of 90s television was Garak, and not any special Garak in particular either, but just plain, simple Garak. Garak was perfectly acted but also he was, at all times, even in simulations and alternate universes — ambiguous. The ambiguity was constant and kept him interesting.
    No ambiguity is allowed now. Is a character like Garak possible? No, he has to be Bad (with a sign explaining to the audience that he is bad) or Good (with a sign explaining to the audience that he is black). The idea of a character nobody can quite pin down must be odd and terrifying to our Chi — I mean our Jewish overlords.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @J.Ross

    Andrew Robinson played the villain in the first Dirty Harry movie. Not much ambiguity in that character.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  60. @Steve Sailer
    @anon

    The 1959 musical version of Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess" with Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge is practically unavailable for viewing.

    But Porgy and Bess has become a staple of grand opera schedules since the Houston Grand Opera's famous 1976 production.

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Jim Don Bob

    When Gershwin first presented ‘Porgy and Bess’,there was very strong pressure from his producers to use white singers in blackface. Thankfully,Gershwin was highly offended and said absolutely not.

    He told his friends that someday P &B would be regarded as his best work.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Father O'Hara

    Right. Ira Gershwin controlled the performance rights to Porgy & Bess until 1983 and never let whites play in it in the U.S.

    Movies try to cast actors who look like the person they are playing. Stage plays and musicals somewhat less so. Operas only vaguely care about looks.

    If Porgy & Bess is an opera, then they should let anybody be cast in it. But they don't, which is more like a stage play where the author retains control over casting, even after death.

  61. @El Dato
    But is it important?

    The Oscar is no longer about movies but about forced political statements that just so happen to have a movie format.

    Why not watch the good stuff instead?

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @Gordo

    The Oscars have always been a joke.

    Citizen Kane got screwed, So did 2001: A Space Odyssey. (Kubrick never won an Oscar for directing. Neither did Hitchcock.) So did The Shawshank Redemption.

    Hollywood has always been a cesspool of sexual depravity. True, the Dream Factory has crapped out a few decent flicks over the years. But the people behind (and in front of) the cameras have always been disgusting perverts.

    Louis B. Mayer exposed himself to Shirley Temple when she was 12 years old. That was back in the Good Old Days.

    Skim through Crazy Days and Nights some time. If even a fraction of the rumors are true, then no one with a modicum of self-respect should be willing to give one penny to a Hollywood studio ever again.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Stan Adams

    "Hollywood has always been a cesspool of sexual depravity."

    Because culture is an important tool for social engineers, there is an aspect of Tinsel Town that operates much like Jeffrey Epstein's blackmail/espionage network. Heavy Israeli and American civilian and military intelligence presence.

  62. @J.Ross
    Perhaps one of the most interesting characters of 90s television was Garak, and not any special Garak in particular either, but just plain, simple Garak. Garak was perfectly acted but also he was, at all times, even in simulations and alternate universes -- ambiguous. The ambiguity was constant and kept him interesting.
    No ambiguity is allowed now. Is a character like Garak possible? No, he has to be Bad (with a sign explaining to the audience that he is bad) or Good (with a sign explaining to the audience that he is black). The idea of a character nobody can quite pin down must be odd and terrifying to our Chi -- I mean our Jewish overlords.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    Andrew Robinson played the villain in the first Dirty Harry movie. Not much ambiguity in that character.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Stan Adams

    No, but at that different time, an unambiguous bad guy deserving justice and accidentally saved by bureaucracy was an outlying characterization. Consider how much work in Dog Day Afternoon was devoted to making Sonny [sym]pathetic. Now we would be allowed a simply evil (the word using them is "toxic," but it's clear they associate no independent meaning with it and want to say "evil") f'n white male, but every psychological horoscope would be drawn to humanize a gentle giant.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

  63. @anon
    They'll remake movies like Star Wars with a "diverse" cast one day and then make the originals unavailable for purchase*, all the easier in a digital only future. Luke will be a black guy. C3PO will translate for his illegal alien droid friend who's fleeing White Imperial border police. Leia will be deepfaked into being the leader of the resistance -- a general -- and Han Solo will be a stupid white male who's the butt off all the jokes; he'll end up having a gay relationship with Chewbacca and this will set off a huge unintended controversy as Twitter denounces the befuddled Disney executives in charge by claiming they are linking gay relationships to furries, something most sane people have never heard of.

    Okay, maybe a bit hyperbolic ... but something on this level isn't unreasonable. How many classic white-only movies have been race swapped with current technology? The Honeymooners, Brewster's Millions, ... and now The Little Mermaid. There are countless other, more contemporary, examples. It'll be loosely equivalent to that time Stalin erased a guy from a picture because he was inconvenient.

    This is why I have long advocated collecting physical media, including books. Looks like I was -- once again -- right. Future USSA will scan your hard drive when you connect to the internet and disable or delete illegally downloaded content, so you can for about that method of preservation. Several commercially available products already do something akin to this, and YouTube is now much better than it ever was in detecting and deleting illicit content. I remember back around 2010 downloading dozens of high quality versions of movies and television shows from that website. Not so much anymore. That's coming to your PC in Biden's America.

    *Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don't believe any lie to the contrary about music rights). You don't really think this cultural revolution will stop with warning labels for Gone With The Wind, do you? No, that movie and countless others will be banned. I can count dozens and dozens of movies with content just as controversial.

    They will be banned eventually. Maybe they'll edit or add trigger warnings at first, but it will eventually happen. Count on it. Take it from the guy who called this whole thing play-by-play for years on this website, even arguing with Unz and winning over things like the current riots and instability (the standard claim back then was that the 1960s were worse, and I correctly noted in response that the underlying situation, including the demographics, were worse and portended a coming conflagration). If you want anything controversial, get it before the end of the year. This includes physical books. I've already noticed certain, seemingly innocuous, items on DVD/Blueray/physical print being extremely difficult to find due to companies refusing to make more of them, despite their previous enormous popularity and cultural influence, so much so that I've had to consult collectors thousands of miles away in some cases. The writing is on the wall, so to speak.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @ScarletNumber, @Dumbo, @Lockean Proviso, @ScarletNumber, @res, @S

    Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content

    Why “Looking for Mr. Goodbar”? Anti-feminism? I don’t remember the film being about race.

    The change in content to racialize stuff is already happening in children books. I think they did not do it (yet) in movies only because of the much larger cost and technical difficulties.

    • Replies: @Ray P
    @Dumbo


    Why “Looking for Mr. Goodbar”? Anti-feminism? I don’t remember the film being about race.
     
    ********************* SPOILERS AHOY! *******************************************

    Diane Keaton plays a promiscuous teacher of young deaf children (one of whom is black) but she never has a relationship with any of them.

    She's murdered at the end of the film by a self-loathing queer she had picked up in a bar who had just angrily split from his gay lover (in drag) at a gay march.
  64. @Anon
    John Boyega is the sort of guy who never would have landed a leading role even if not for PC concerns. Ignoring his color for a moment, he doesn't have movie star looks. His features are too coarse.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    The actors in Soy Wars: The Next Generation are a fairly unattractive lot.

    Daisy Ridley isn’t hideous, but the joyless butchness of her character makes her distinctly unappealing. In the original movie, Leia is written as a shrill Action Grrll, but Carrie Fisher conveys a certain vulnerability that makes the character work. Ridley’s Rey comes across as a cold, robotic Mary Sue scrambling from one plot contrivance to the next.

    Not to be crude, but Rey always comes across as a young woman who desperately needs to get laid. The character is derailed by the lack of a real love interest.

    (She has an ambiguous “they were meant to be together, but fate drove them apart” connection with Adam Driver. It’s not enough.)

    The Leia-Han romance adds a lot to the original trilogy. Hell, even the dopey Anakin-Padme relationship, poorly written and badly acted, lends the prequels a certain human dimension. Soy Wars: The Last Straw gives us nothing but a cringeworthy kiss between the two ugliest actors (and least important characters) in the movie – John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran.

    Having to sit through bad acting is one thing, but being forced to endure bad acting by ugly people is downright unbearable. Note to Hollywood producers: If you can’t find enough competent thespians to pad out your stupid popcorn flick, at least give the customers a little eye candy.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    @Stan Adams

    I don't think his problem is necessarily being ugly, he's just average, but not very talented or funny, and the character itself as it's written is quite dull and pointless. It's supposed to be a comic character but it doesn't work. Most of his scenes could be removed without major impact in the plot. Asian chick was unconventional for being a slightly overweight Asian, something rare I think.

    Also it's odd that the "New Order" is supposed to be this nazi-thing, but then behind the masks there are black soldiers? How many of them are black?

  65. How about High Noon retconned with Cleavon Little as Marshall? Oh, wait, that’s been done….

  66. at least one of the lead actors or significant supporting actors is from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group; at least 30% of all actors in secondary and more minor roles are from certain underrepresented groups; or the main storyline, theme or narrative is centered on an underrepresented group.

    The funny thing about this new mandate is that blacks are actually overrepresented in movies. They are 13% percent of the population, but if you go by movies alone, they seem to be 40% or 50%. Actually I remember that many people in Europe and Asia thought that America was 50% Black and 30% Gay because of their image from movies…

    The other funny thing is that it’s all for show, they will put on some black characters who will get killed after some screen time. That’s what they did in the “Raised by Wolves” series, I watched by curiosity the first episode (nothing great, the Mother android actress is nice, although I don’t now why they digitally removed her breasts). Many diverse characters but they all get killed eventually, and the main ones that remain seem to be all white.

  67. Harold Covington speculated in ‘Freedom’s Sons’ about a technology called WhiteUp where old films and TV programmes could have non-White characters replaced with White ones.

    Except the baddies of course.

    • Replies: @Ray P
    @Gordo

    Cubby was such a laugh.

  68. @J.Ross
    @Almost Missouri

    Almost nothing -- you, sir, embody prairie sensibility.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    He also can’t act.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Almost Missouri

    Sir, sir, I must beg that you desist, thou standing Rickles reborn, it is too much, Lies, Incorporated has gifted us this media to blaspheme and dissemble, and here you are adding two and two as four; we do not deserve you.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  69. @El Dato
    But is it important?

    The Oscar is no longer about movies but about forced political statements that just so happen to have a movie format.

    Why not watch the good stuff instead?

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @Gordo

    Why not watch the good stuff instead?

    Where do we find this good stuff?

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Gordo

    "Where do we find this good stuff?"

    You ask me about it. That's what I'm here for. In the friendliest way.

    Now... What would you like to know?

  70. @Father O'Hara
    @Steve Sailer

    When Gershwin first presented 'Porgy and Bess',there was very strong pressure from his producers to use white singers in blackface. Thankfully,Gershwin was highly offended and said absolutely not.

    He told his friends that someday P &B would be regarded as his best work.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Right. Ira Gershwin controlled the performance rights to Porgy & Bess until 1983 and never let whites play in it in the U.S.

    Movies try to cast actors who look like the person they are playing. Stage plays and musicals somewhat less so. Operas only vaguely care about looks.

    If Porgy & Bess is an opera, then they should let anybody be cast in it. But they don’t, which is more like a stage play where the author retains control over casting, even after death.

  71. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood showed how easily Leo DiCaprio could be substituted for Steve McQueen in “The Great Escape” (even if it didn’t look quite right). Digitally putting in Will Smith instead probably wouldn’t be that difficult.

  72. @anon
    They'll remake movies like Star Wars with a "diverse" cast one day and then make the originals unavailable for purchase*, all the easier in a digital only future. Luke will be a black guy. C3PO will translate for his illegal alien droid friend who's fleeing White Imperial border police. Leia will be deepfaked into being the leader of the resistance -- a general -- and Han Solo will be a stupid white male who's the butt off all the jokes; he'll end up having a gay relationship with Chewbacca and this will set off a huge unintended controversy as Twitter denounces the befuddled Disney executives in charge by claiming they are linking gay relationships to furries, something most sane people have never heard of.

    Okay, maybe a bit hyperbolic ... but something on this level isn't unreasonable. How many classic white-only movies have been race swapped with current technology? The Honeymooners, Brewster's Millions, ... and now The Little Mermaid. There are countless other, more contemporary, examples. It'll be loosely equivalent to that time Stalin erased a guy from a picture because he was inconvenient.

    This is why I have long advocated collecting physical media, including books. Looks like I was -- once again -- right. Future USSA will scan your hard drive when you connect to the internet and disable or delete illegally downloaded content, so you can for about that method of preservation. Several commercially available products already do something akin to this, and YouTube is now much better than it ever was in detecting and deleting illicit content. I remember back around 2010 downloading dozens of high quality versions of movies and television shows from that website. Not so much anymore. That's coming to your PC in Biden's America.

    *Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don't believe any lie to the contrary about music rights). You don't really think this cultural revolution will stop with warning labels for Gone With The Wind, do you? No, that movie and countless others will be banned. I can count dozens and dozens of movies with content just as controversial.

    They will be banned eventually. Maybe they'll edit or add trigger warnings at first, but it will eventually happen. Count on it. Take it from the guy who called this whole thing play-by-play for years on this website, even arguing with Unz and winning over things like the current riots and instability (the standard claim back then was that the 1960s were worse, and I correctly noted in response that the underlying situation, including the demographics, were worse and portended a coming conflagration). If you want anything controversial, get it before the end of the year. This includes physical books. I've already noticed certain, seemingly innocuous, items on DVD/Blueray/physical print being extremely difficult to find due to companies refusing to make more of them, despite their previous enormous popularity and cultural influence, so much so that I've had to consult collectors thousands of miles away in some cases. The writing is on the wall, so to speak.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @ScarletNumber, @Dumbo, @Lockean Proviso, @ScarletNumber, @res, @S

    Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto is hard to find, maybe because Mel is now quasi-cancelled and because the film shows Native American oppression, human sacrifice, and war between tribes, countering the Edenic children of the forest narrative. It’s streaming on amazon prime now and is worth watching, though the eclipse scene is far-fetched.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Lockean Proviso

    A terrific flick. One I started watching with no to low expectations. Nice contrast between humans in their truly natural state of a hundred or so members of a hunter-gatherer band and the demented, cruel, and bloodthirsty theocracy.

    If only progressives knew that the warm, egalitarian, and idyllic life we homo sapiens knew for most our existence as a species is forever lost. Efforts to reclaim it will always have nightmarish results. Some probably do know this.

    To paraphrase Churchill slightly -

    But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted social science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties,...

    , @kaganovitch
    @Lockean Proviso

    Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto is hard to find, maybe because Mel is now quasi-cancelled and because the film shows Native American oppression, human sacrifice, and war between tribes, countering the Edenic children of the forest narrative. It’s streaming on amazon prime now and is worth watching, though the eclipse scene is far-fetched.


    Define "hard to find". Amazon carries it, Walmart carries it, Target ditto. B&N ditto and it's streaming on Amazon prime. Do you expect a copy to appear in your mailbox magically?

    Replies: @J.Ross

  73. @anon
    Great idea! How about Cardi B as Scarlett O'Hara? Perfect!

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @YetAnotherAnon

    “How about Cardi B as Scarlett O’Hara?”

    Or better, as her maid, only not devoted but lazy and foul-mouthed, rap-battling with Scarlett before Brett tells his bitchez to shut the f*** up cos he don’t give a m****f***** damn.

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  74. @Stan Adams
    @Anon

    The actors in Soy Wars: The Next Generation are a fairly unattractive lot.

    Daisy Ridley isn't hideous, but the joyless butchness of her character makes her distinctly unappealing. In the original movie, Leia is written as a shrill Action Grrll, but Carrie Fisher conveys a certain vulnerability that makes the character work. Ridley's Rey comes across as a cold, robotic Mary Sue scrambling from one plot contrivance to the next.

    Not to be crude, but Rey always comes across as a young woman who desperately needs to get laid. The character is derailed by the lack of a real love interest.

    (She has an ambiguous "they were meant to be together, but fate drove them apart" connection with Adam Driver. It's not enough.)

    The Leia-Han romance adds a lot to the original trilogy. Hell, even the dopey Anakin-Padme relationship, poorly written and badly acted, lends the prequels a certain human dimension. Soy Wars: The Last Straw gives us nothing but a cringeworthy kiss between the two ugliest actors (and least important characters) in the movie - John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran.

    Having to sit through bad acting is one thing, but being forced to endure bad acting by ugly people is downright unbearable. Note to Hollywood producers: If you can't find enough competent thespians to pad out your stupid popcorn flick, at least give the customers a little eye candy.

    Replies: @Dumbo

    I don’t think his problem is necessarily being ugly, he’s just average, but not very talented or funny, and the character itself as it’s written is quite dull and pointless. It’s supposed to be a comic character but it doesn’t work. Most of his scenes could be removed without major impact in the plot. Asian chick was unconventional for being a slightly overweight Asian, something rare I think.

    Also it’s odd that the “New Order” is supposed to be this nazi-thing, but then behind the masks there are black soldiers? How many of them are black?

  75. “The change in content to racialize stuff is already happening in childrens books.”

    That’s been going on for decades, probably helped by the fact that primary school teaching and children’s publishing is almost 100% female.

    But that’s an impressive couple of pictures, presumably illustrating “Jack and Jill”, an English nursery rhyme not a Caribbean one. Or is it “Tom, Tom, the piper’s son”, equally English? I note the pig’s lead and the switch have also been edited out – presumably on animal cruelty grounds.

    In my English school, the set books included “Moonfleet” and “Prester John”, none of which would ever be set today – the one featuring a crafty Jewish diamond merchant who defrauds the heroes and has them falsely imprisoned, the other … well …

    But notable events had happened that day in his church. A black man, the Rev. John Something-or-other, had been preaching. Tam was full of the portent. ‘A n*****,’ he said, ‘a great black chap as big as your father, Archie.‘ He seemed to have banged the bookboard with some effect, and had kept Tam, for once in his life, awake. He had preached about the heathen in Africa, and how a black man was as good as a white man in the sight of God, and he had forecast a day when the negroes would have something to teach the British in the way of civilization. So at any rate ran the account of Tam Dyke, who did not share the preacher’s views. ‘It’s all nonsense, Davie. The Bible says that the children of Ham were to be our servants. If I were the minister I wouldn’t let a n***** into the pulpit. I wouldn’t let him farther than the Sabbath school.

  76. @Chrisnonymous
    Luis Guzman to replace Peter O'Toole in Becket.

    Samuel L. Jackson to replace Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes.

    Benicio Del Toro to replace Jimmy Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life.

    John Leguizamo to replace Kenneth Branagh in Henry V.

    Ice T and Queen Latifah to replace George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

    Ken Watanabe and Lucy Liu to replace Bill Murray and Scarlett Johanson in Lost in Translation.

    Chris Rock to replace Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Chrisnonymous, @slumber_j

    Almost all correct, but I think Col. Kurtz is clearly Ving Rhames.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @slumber_j

    The point was to make incongruous pairings. For example, (see above) imagine John Leguizamo delivering those lines from Henry V... hahahshahaha!

    I also posted a photo of fool Chris Rock with some lines from AN.... BUT STEVE DIDN'T APPROVE THE COMMENT!!!!

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

  77. @Mr. Anon
    @Steve Sailer

    The Lady Killers was quite good too. In addition to Guinness it also had Peter Sellers and the underrated and always good Herbert Lom. The Coen Brother's version couldn't touch it.

    Replies: @Dumbo

    The Coen Bro’s version was awful. They are good at other stuff, but their slapstick comedies suck.

  78. @anon
    They'll remake movies like Star Wars with a "diverse" cast one day and then make the originals unavailable for purchase*, all the easier in a digital only future. Luke will be a black guy. C3PO will translate for his illegal alien droid friend who's fleeing White Imperial border police. Leia will be deepfaked into being the leader of the resistance -- a general -- and Han Solo will be a stupid white male who's the butt off all the jokes; he'll end up having a gay relationship with Chewbacca and this will set off a huge unintended controversy as Twitter denounces the befuddled Disney executives in charge by claiming they are linking gay relationships to furries, something most sane people have never heard of.

    Okay, maybe a bit hyperbolic ... but something on this level isn't unreasonable. How many classic white-only movies have been race swapped with current technology? The Honeymooners, Brewster's Millions, ... and now The Little Mermaid. There are countless other, more contemporary, examples. It'll be loosely equivalent to that time Stalin erased a guy from a picture because he was inconvenient.

    This is why I have long advocated collecting physical media, including books. Looks like I was -- once again -- right. Future USSA will scan your hard drive when you connect to the internet and disable or delete illegally downloaded content, so you can for about that method of preservation. Several commercially available products already do something akin to this, and YouTube is now much better than it ever was in detecting and deleting illicit content. I remember back around 2010 downloading dozens of high quality versions of movies and television shows from that website. Not so much anymore. That's coming to your PC in Biden's America.

    *Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don't believe any lie to the contrary about music rights). You don't really think this cultural revolution will stop with warning labels for Gone With The Wind, do you? No, that movie and countless others will be banned. I can count dozens and dozens of movies with content just as controversial.

    They will be banned eventually. Maybe they'll edit or add trigger warnings at first, but it will eventually happen. Count on it. Take it from the guy who called this whole thing play-by-play for years on this website, even arguing with Unz and winning over things like the current riots and instability (the standard claim back then was that the 1960s were worse, and I correctly noted in response that the underlying situation, including the demographics, were worse and portended a coming conflagration). If you want anything controversial, get it before the end of the year. This includes physical books. I've already noticed certain, seemingly innocuous, items on DVD/Blueray/physical print being extremely difficult to find due to companies refusing to make more of them, despite their previous enormous popularity and cultural influence, so much so that I've had to consult collectors thousands of miles away in some cases. The writing is on the wall, so to speak.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @ScarletNumber, @Dumbo, @Lockean Proviso, @ScarletNumber, @res, @S

    Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don’t believe any lie to the contrary about music rights).

    I don’t think that has ever been said. Normally it is TV shows that can’t be put on DVD because of music, a la WKRP. I think when movies license music, it encompasses more rights.

    As for Looking for Mr. Goodbar, why is this considered problematic? We know why Song of the South is.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @ScarletNumber

    The Keaton character is an obsessive nympho. Sure, she is a good teacher (black kid), but her whole existence is about f***ing. While feminism teaches us that women can be sex positive, but not sex only.

    And she screws only white men.

    Even being a lapsed Catholic is not enough to save her from ideological damnation.

    , @Nicholas Stix
    @ScarletNumber

    The killer was a homosexual who was confused about his identity, and in a rage because of it.

    Note too that the novel the movie adapted, was based on a true crime.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

  79. Jackie Chan is added to “My Fair Lady” as Alfred Doolittle, Liza’s dad, and beats up an entire pub with his martial arts skillz while singing “Get Me to the Church on Time.”

  80. @Lot
    Mammy Two-Shoes was removed from Tom & Jerry cartoons decades ago, replaced with an Irish maid.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammy_Two_Shoes

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    I didn’t know that. What a flop. Mommy was iconic.

  81. @Steve in Greensboro
    Let's remake "Gone With the Wind" reversing the races. Black Scarlett, white Mammy, etc. Think of it as cinematic reparations.

    Replies: @Kronos, @usNthem, @SunBakedSuburb, @S

    How about Casablanca? Sam will play Rick & vis versa, and as an added bonus, he’ll get da White woman as well. Sho nuff boss…

  82. @ScarletNumber
    @anon


    Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don’t believe any lie to the contrary about music rights).
     
    I don't think that has ever been said. Normally it is TV shows that can't be put on DVD because of music, a la WKRP. I think when movies license music, it encompasses more rights.

    As for Looking for Mr. Goodbar, why is this considered problematic? We know why Song of the South is.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Nicholas Stix

    The Keaton character is an obsessive nympho. Sure, she is a good teacher (black kid), but her whole existence is about f***ing. While feminism teaches us that women can be sex positive, but not sex only.

    And she screws only white men.

    Even being a lapsed Catholic is not enough to save her from ideological damnation.

  83. Kevin Hart and Lebron in a black remake “Of Mice and Men”; Lebron won’t even have to act…

  84. @Wilkey
    This really is Third World shit. Being forced to employ people simply because of their race is the sort of nonsense I associate with craphole countries where no one gets along. And now it's routine practice in the US, with "Great" Britain soon to follow...if it hasn't already surrendered.

    We could have had a great country. But "diversity makes us stronger" - which is why it has to be forced on us at gunpoint. What a mess we've made for ourselves.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman, @BenKenobi, @TomSchmidt, @Jim Don Bob

    What a mess we’ve made for ourselves.

    The Apocryphal question from Tonto to the LoneRanger when being told about having to fight a band of Indians: “Who is we, white man?”

  85. The Henry Ford of Woke – you can have actors any color you like so long as they’re black.

  86. @Anonymous
    @Wilkey

    Diversity wasn't forced on "you". "You" forced it on yourselves - importing millions of African slaves to these shores to do the work that you refused to let white Europeans do. Nothing is free buddy.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    We did no such thing.

  87. @ScarletNumber
    @anon


    Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don’t believe any lie to the contrary about music rights).
     
    I don't think that has ever been said. Normally it is TV shows that can't be put on DVD because of music, a la WKRP. I think when movies license music, it encompasses more rights.

    As for Looking for Mr. Goodbar, why is this considered problematic? We know why Song of the South is.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Nicholas Stix

    The killer was a homosexual who was confused about his identity, and in a rage because of it.

    Note too that the novel the movie adapted, was based on a true crime.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Nicholas Stix

    He raged about homo rape during jail time. As I vaguely remember, he was with an older gay guy earlier. Probably a bi.

  88. anon[737] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lockean Proviso
    @anon

    Mel Gibson's Apocalypto is hard to find, maybe because Mel is now quasi-cancelled and because the film shows Native American oppression, human sacrifice, and war between tribes, countering the Edenic children of the forest narrative. It's streaming on amazon prime now and is worth watching, though the eclipse scene is far-fetched.

    Replies: @anon, @kaganovitch

    A terrific flick. One I started watching with no to low expectations. Nice contrast between humans in their truly natural state of a hundred or so members of a hunter-gatherer band and the demented, cruel, and bloodthirsty theocracy.

    If only progressives knew that the warm, egalitarian, and idyllic life we homo sapiens knew for most our existence as a species is forever lost. Efforts to reclaim it will always have nightmarish results. Some probably do know this.

    To paraphrase Churchill slightly –

    But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted social science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties,…

  89. Also, nothing to do with classic or inclusion- you got Bergman’s “Scenes from a Marriage”. You may download it before it is gone.

    For masochists:

  90. @Gordo
    @El Dato


    Why not watch the good stuff instead?
     
    Where do we find this good stuff?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    “Where do we find this good stuff?”

    You ask me about it. That’s what I’m here for. In the friendliest way.

    Now… What would you like to know?

  91. @slumber_j
    @Chrisnonymous

    Almost all correct, but I think Col. Kurtz is clearly Ving Rhames.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    The point was to make incongruous pairings. For example, (see above) imagine John Leguizamo delivering those lines from Henry V… hahahshahaha!

    I also posted a photo of fool Chris Rock with some lines from AN…. BUT STEVE DIDN’T APPROVE THE COMMENT!!!!

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Chrisnonymous

    Go back and look; it's comment #33. (The horror...)

  92. @Nicholas Stix
    @ScarletNumber

    The killer was a homosexual who was confused about his identity, and in a rage because of it.

    Note too that the novel the movie adapted, was based on a true crime.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    He raged about homo rape during jail time. As I vaguely remember, he was with an older gay guy earlier. Probably a bi.

  93. @Lockean Proviso
    @anon

    Mel Gibson's Apocalypto is hard to find, maybe because Mel is now quasi-cancelled and because the film shows Native American oppression, human sacrifice, and war between tribes, countering the Edenic children of the forest narrative. It's streaming on amazon prime now and is worth watching, though the eclipse scene is far-fetched.

    Replies: @anon, @kaganovitch

    Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto is hard to find, maybe because Mel is now quasi-cancelled and because the film shows Native American oppression, human sacrifice, and war between tribes, countering the Edenic children of the forest narrative. It’s streaming on amazon prime now and is worth watching, though the eclipse scene is far-fetched.

    Define “hard to find”. Amazon carries it, Walmart carries it, Target ditto. B&N ditto and it’s streaming on Amazon prime. Do you expect a copy to appear in your mailbox magically?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @kaganovitch

    It's definitely not promoted like the things they want to steer you towards but its original success is a confirmation of South Park's analysis: say what you want about him, he understands character and story.

  94. @Dumbo
    @anon


    Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content
     
    Why "Looking for Mr. Goodbar"? Anti-feminism? I don't remember the film being about race.

    The change in content to racialize stuff is already happening in children books. I think they did not do it (yet) in movies only because of the much larger cost and technical difficulties.

    https://www.thinkinghousewife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20200725_093041-768x1024.jpg

    Replies: @Ray P

    Why “Looking for Mr. Goodbar”? Anti-feminism? I don’t remember the film being about race.

    ********************* SPOILERS AHOY! *******************************************

    Diane Keaton plays a promiscuous teacher of young deaf children (one of whom is black) but she never has a relationship with any of them.

    She’s murdered at the end of the film by a self-loathing queer she had picked up in a bar who had just angrily split from his gay lover (in drag) at a gay march.

  95. @Steve in Greensboro
    Let's remake "Gone With the Wind" reversing the races. Black Scarlett, white Mammy, etc. Think of it as cinematic reparations.

    Replies: @Kronos, @usNthem, @SunBakedSuburb, @S

    “Let’s remake ‘Gone With the Wind’ reversing the races.”

    The Game of Thrones showrunners were very excited about an original concept of theirs wherein white supremacists in a near future USA install a new Confederacy and put blacks back in chains. Despite an industry climate that is gobbling up any projects with saintly black/evil white themes, the GoT guys decided instead to adapt a SF trilogy written by a descendant of Fu Manchu for Netflix. Netflix is essentially an elite money wash for leftist political criminals like the Obamas; and a conveyance for Woke and pedo-type propaganda into the homes of dumb Americans.

  96. @Gordo
    Harold Covington speculated in 'Freedom's Sons' about a technology called WhiteUp where old films and TV programmes could have non-White characters replaced with White ones.

    Except the baddies of course.

    Replies: @Ray P

    Cubby was such a laugh.

  97. @Stan Adams
    @El Dato

    The Oscars have always been a joke.

    Citizen Kane got screwed, So did 2001: A Space Odyssey. (Kubrick never won an Oscar for directing. Neither did Hitchcock.) So did The Shawshank Redemption.

    Hollywood has always been a cesspool of sexual depravity. True, the Dream Factory has crapped out a few decent flicks over the years. But the people behind (and in front of) the cameras have always been disgusting perverts.

    Louis B. Mayer exposed himself to Shirley Temple when she was 12 years old. That was back in the Good Old Days.

    Skim through Crazy Days and Nights some time. If even a fraction of the rumors are true, then no one with a modicum of self-respect should be willing to give one penny to a Hollywood studio ever again.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “Hollywood has always been a cesspool of sexual depravity.”

    Because culture is an important tool for social engineers, there is an aspect of Tinsel Town that operates much like Jeffrey Epstein’s blackmail/espionage network. Heavy Israeli and American civilian and military intelligence presence.

  98. @Stan Adams
    @J.Ross

    Andrew Robinson played the villain in the first Dirty Harry movie. Not much ambiguity in that character.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    No, but at that different time, an unambiguous bad guy deserving justice and accidentally saved by bureaucracy was an outlying characterization. Consider how much work in Dog Day Afternoon was devoted to making Sonny [sym]pathetic. Now we would be allowed a simply evil (the word using them is “toxic,” but it’s clear they associate no independent meaning with it and want to say “evil”) f’n white male, but every psychological horoscope would be drawn to humanize a gentle giant.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @J.Ross

    True.

    It's interesting that, as late as 1983 (Sudden Impact), Eastwood's character was allowed to blow away an unapologetically bad black guy:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoXDzsuqXFg

  99. @kaganovitch
    @Lockean Proviso

    Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto is hard to find, maybe because Mel is now quasi-cancelled and because the film shows Native American oppression, human sacrifice, and war between tribes, countering the Edenic children of the forest narrative. It’s streaming on amazon prime now and is worth watching, though the eclipse scene is far-fetched.


    Define "hard to find". Amazon carries it, Walmart carries it, Target ditto. B&N ditto and it's streaming on Amazon prime. Do you expect a copy to appear in your mailbox magically?

    Replies: @J.Ross

    It’s definitely not promoted like the things they want to steer you towards but its original success is a confirmation of South Park’s analysis: say what you want about him, he understands character and story.

  100. @Almost Missouri

    John Boyega adds his charisma and warmth
     
    no wait, John Boyega has no charism or warmth.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @res

    I think that was what Steve meant (i.e. a joke).

    Sometimes it seems like we need the annotated iSteve. Though the comments usually do a pretty good job of pointing out the jokes I miss.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @res

    Yeah, I know it's a joke, as you and J.Ross are pointing out to me. Even within a joke, there is still a distinction. Guys like Kevin Hart, The Rock and Jackie Chan are charismatic, funny and fun to watch even if they aren't Shakespearean or sophisticated. The peculiar thing about Boyega is that he has no discernible talent whatsoever, yet he gets promoted not only as a supposed crowd pleaser (where are his Rock- or Chan-like crowds?) but also as someone we ought to take very Seriously as a cultural superego.

    I really might watch Steve's four other suggested performances (Hart, Rock, Diesel, Chan) for entertainment if not enlightenment, but Boyega as anything is pure audience repellent.

    Replies: @res

  101. @anon
    They'll remake movies like Star Wars with a "diverse" cast one day and then make the originals unavailable for purchase*, all the easier in a digital only future. Luke will be a black guy. C3PO will translate for his illegal alien droid friend who's fleeing White Imperial border police. Leia will be deepfaked into being the leader of the resistance -- a general -- and Han Solo will be a stupid white male who's the butt off all the jokes; he'll end up having a gay relationship with Chewbacca and this will set off a huge unintended controversy as Twitter denounces the befuddled Disney executives in charge by claiming they are linking gay relationships to furries, something most sane people have never heard of.

    Okay, maybe a bit hyperbolic ... but something on this level isn't unreasonable. How many classic white-only movies have been race swapped with current technology? The Honeymooners, Brewster's Millions, ... and now The Little Mermaid. There are countless other, more contemporary, examples. It'll be loosely equivalent to that time Stalin erased a guy from a picture because he was inconvenient.

    This is why I have long advocated collecting physical media, including books. Looks like I was -- once again -- right. Future USSA will scan your hard drive when you connect to the internet and disable or delete illegally downloaded content, so you can for about that method of preservation. Several commercially available products already do something akin to this, and YouTube is now much better than it ever was in detecting and deleting illicit content. I remember back around 2010 downloading dozens of high quality versions of movies and television shows from that website. Not so much anymore. That's coming to your PC in Biden's America.

    *Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don't believe any lie to the contrary about music rights). You don't really think this cultural revolution will stop with warning labels for Gone With The Wind, do you? No, that movie and countless others will be banned. I can count dozens and dozens of movies with content just as controversial.

    They will be banned eventually. Maybe they'll edit or add trigger warnings at first, but it will eventually happen. Count on it. Take it from the guy who called this whole thing play-by-play for years on this website, even arguing with Unz and winning over things like the current riots and instability (the standard claim back then was that the 1960s were worse, and I correctly noted in response that the underlying situation, including the demographics, were worse and portended a coming conflagration). If you want anything controversial, get it before the end of the year. This includes physical books. I've already noticed certain, seemingly innocuous, items on DVD/Blueray/physical print being extremely difficult to find due to companies refusing to make more of them, despite their previous enormous popularity and cultural influence, so much so that I've had to consult collectors thousands of miles away in some cases. The writing is on the wall, so to speak.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @ScarletNumber, @Dumbo, @Lockean Proviso, @ScarletNumber, @res, @S

    *Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don’t believe any lie to the contrary about music rights).

    You can download Song of the South from
    https://archive.org/details/SongOfTheSouthHD

  102. @Yancey Ward
    Think about the chemistry you could generate with Humphrey Bogart by substituting Leslie Jones for Lauren Bacall.

    Replies: @bruce county

    Think about the chemistry you could generate with Humphrey Bogart by substituting Leslie Jones for Lauren Bacall.

    Ewww. Just ewwww, The cream in my coffee just curdled.

    • Replies: @ManhattanBorn
    @bruce county

    Lauren Bacall was Jewish. Her birth name was Betty Persky.

  103. Anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:

    Black Kramer vs Kramer…

    Maury: And the test shows…

    PAUSE

    Maury: You are NOT the father!

    AUDIENCE applauds. TED KRAMER jumps out of his chair, throws his fists in the air, like he just don’t care.

    Ted Kramer: YEAH! WHOOP! YEAH! I TOL’ YOU BITCH! YEAH! YEAH! DUMB ASS BITCH! STUPID DUM ASS HO’!!! WHOOP!!

    JOHANNA KRAMER begins to cry uncontrollably. She runs from the set, into her DRESSING ROOM.

    Ted Kramer: DAT’S RIGHT! RUN AWAY NOW, BITCH! RUN YO’ ASS AWAY! RUN HOME TO YOU NO DAD HAVIN’ BABY, BITCH!!

    AUDIENCE begins to boo TED KRAMER

    Ted Kramer: ALL YA’LL SHUT DA FUCK UP! AIN’T MY BABY! I TOLD ALL YA’LL!! SHUT DA FUCK UP! SHUT DA FUCK UP! SHUT DA FUCK UP!!

    AUDIENCE begins chanting

    Audience: YOU’RE A BUM! YOU’RE A BUM! YOU’RE A BUM!

    Ted Kramer: I SAID FUCK ALL YA’LL. YA’LL CRAZY!! ALL YA’LL CAN PAY FO’ DAT BABY!! I AIN’T!! DUM MUTHA FUCKAHS!!

    TED stalks off the set, down the hall, and opens the EXIT door to the bright white sunlight. The light of freedom!

  104. Diana Rigg passed today. No one can take her place. RIP.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Rigg

    • Replies: @usNthem
    @S

    Emma Peel - The Avengers - nice!

  105. @Chrisnonymous
    @Chrisnonymous

    https://imaging.broadway.com/images/regular-43/w735/89222-11.jpg

    Every subject's duty is the king's; but every subject's
    soul is his own. Therefore should every soldier in
    the wars do as every sick man in his bed, wash every
    mote out of his conscience: and dying so, death
    is to him advantage; or not dying, the time was
    blessedly lost wherein such preparation was gained:
    and in him that escapes, it were not sin to think
    that, making God so free an offer, He let him
    outlive that day to see His greatness and to teach
    others how they should prepare.

    Replies: @Kratoklastes

    Is it just me, or does that guy have one eye about a quarter-inch above the other?

    I can’t unsee that. One iris is more than half an iris-circumference higher than the other: to be eye-to-eye with the dude would require your head to be at about a 15-degree angle from vertical.

    Maybe Picasso knew a whole bunch of people with the same facial deformity.

  106. @S
    Diana Rigg passed today. No one can take her place. RIP.


    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Q7W0i_gguf8/WoYEXfMeZJI/AAAAAAACC0w/1_kITURu_HkEpgI1fH6QQJ5Sy0gFEvamwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Diana%2BRigg26.jpg

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Rigg

    Replies: @usNthem

    Emma Peel – The Avengers – nice!

  107. @Wilkey
    This really is Third World shit. Being forced to employ people simply because of their race is the sort of nonsense I associate with craphole countries where no one gets along. And now it's routine practice in the US, with "Great" Britain soon to follow...if it hasn't already surrendered.

    We could have had a great country. But "diversity makes us stronger" - which is why it has to be forced on us at gunpoint. What a mess we've made for ourselves.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman, @BenKenobi, @TomSchmidt, @Jim Don Bob

    We could have had a great country.

    We had a great country until about the mid 60s. Yeah, we were mean to blacks and kept women at home but we could have fixed that without destroying the good parts.

    • Agree: usNthem
  108. @J.Ross
    @Veracitor

    This is totally real and the reason why Jessica Alba walked away from acting while at a height, besides having started a successful food and hygeine product line.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Please elaborate.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Jim Don Bob

    No sources, but she said somewhere that, at one point, with the Fantastic Four franchise, they were Gal Gado'ing her, and she was like "okay so then why do I have to show up?" plus Honest Company, which you may have already patronized.

  109. @Steve Sailer
    @anon

    The 1959 musical version of Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess" with Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge is practically unavailable for viewing.

    But Porgy and Bess has become a staple of grand opera schedules since the Houston Grand Opera's famous 1976 production.

    Replies: @Father O'Hara, @Jim Don Bob

    That’s weird. The Met last year did a big production of Porgy and Bess which sold out despite high ticket prices. I had a bad case of Negro Fatigue and didn’t go.

  110. Let me know when they do the Jackie Chan one, that would be the best musical ever.

  111. @Almost Missouri
    @J.Ross

    He also can't act.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Sir, sir, I must beg that you desist, thou standing Rickles reborn, it is too much, Lies, Incorporated has gifted us this media to blaspheme and dissemble, and here you are adding two and two as four; we do not deserve you.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @J.Ross

    Is that you John?

  112. @J.Ross
    @Stan Adams

    No, but at that different time, an unambiguous bad guy deserving justice and accidentally saved by bureaucracy was an outlying characterization. Consider how much work in Dog Day Afternoon was devoted to making Sonny [sym]pathetic. Now we would be allowed a simply evil (the word using them is "toxic," but it's clear they associate no independent meaning with it and want to say "evil") f'n white male, but every psychological horoscope would be drawn to humanize a gentle giant.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    True.

    It’s interesting that, as late as 1983 (Sudden Impact), Eastwood’s character was allowed to blow away an unapologetically bad black guy:

  113. @res
    @Almost Missouri

    I think that was what Steve meant (i.e. a joke).

    Sometimes it seems like we need the annotated iSteve. Though the comments usually do a pretty good job of pointing out the jokes I miss.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    Yeah, I know it’s a joke, as you and J.Ross are pointing out to me. Even within a joke, there is still a distinction. Guys like Kevin Hart, The Rock and Jackie Chan are charismatic, funny and fun to watch even if they aren’t Shakespearean or sophisticated. The peculiar thing about Boyega is that he has no discernible talent whatsoever, yet he gets promoted not only as a supposed crowd pleaser (where are his Rock- or Chan-like crowds?) but also as someone we ought to take very Seriously as a cultural superego.

    I really might watch Steve’s four other suggested performances (Hart, Rock, Diesel, Chan) for entertainment if not enlightenment, but Boyega as anything is pure audience repellent.

    • Replies: @res
    @Almost Missouri


    Yeah, I know it’s a joke
     
    Fair enough. Sometimes I miss the oblique replies to Steve's jokes as well ; )

    The peculiar thing about Boyega is that he has no discernible talent whatsoever, yet he gets promoted
     
    Yes, I wonder what prompted choosing him for Star Wars? What makes it even more interesting is to watch his reaction after that promotional tailwind slackens a bit.

    https://www.wired.com/story/john-boyega-star-wars/

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  114. @Steve in Greensboro
    Let's remake "Gone With the Wind" reversing the races. Black Scarlett, white Mammy, etc. Think of it as cinematic reparations.

    Replies: @Kronos, @usNthem, @SunBakedSuburb, @S

    Let’s remake “Gone With the Wind” reversing the races. Black Scarlett, white Mammy, etc. Think of it as cinematic reparations.

    Done, but only as of yet with a White Prissy played by Vicki Lawrence in Carol Burnett’s famous 1976 remake ‘Went With the Wind.

  115. @anon
    They'll remake movies like Star Wars with a "diverse" cast one day and then make the originals unavailable for purchase*, all the easier in a digital only future. Luke will be a black guy. C3PO will translate for his illegal alien droid friend who's fleeing White Imperial border police. Leia will be deepfaked into being the leader of the resistance -- a general -- and Han Solo will be a stupid white male who's the butt off all the jokes; he'll end up having a gay relationship with Chewbacca and this will set off a huge unintended controversy as Twitter denounces the befuddled Disney executives in charge by claiming they are linking gay relationships to furries, something most sane people have never heard of.

    Okay, maybe a bit hyperbolic ... but something on this level isn't unreasonable. How many classic white-only movies have been race swapped with current technology? The Honeymooners, Brewster's Millions, ... and now The Little Mermaid. There are countless other, more contemporary, examples. It'll be loosely equivalent to that time Stalin erased a guy from a picture because he was inconvenient.

    This is why I have long advocated collecting physical media, including books. Looks like I was -- once again -- right. Future USSA will scan your hard drive when you connect to the internet and disable or delete illegally downloaded content, so you can for about that method of preservation. Several commercially available products already do something akin to this, and YouTube is now much better than it ever was in detecting and deleting illicit content. I remember back around 2010 downloading dozens of high quality versions of movies and television shows from that website. Not so much anymore. That's coming to your PC in Biden's America.

    *Song of the South and Looking For Mr. Goodbar are two films unavailable for purchase due to political content (don't believe any lie to the contrary about music rights). You don't really think this cultural revolution will stop with warning labels for Gone With The Wind, do you? No, that movie and countless others will be banned. I can count dozens and dozens of movies with content just as controversial.

    They will be banned eventually. Maybe they'll edit or add trigger warnings at first, but it will eventually happen. Count on it. Take it from the guy who called this whole thing play-by-play for years on this website, even arguing with Unz and winning over things like the current riots and instability (the standard claim back then was that the 1960s were worse, and I correctly noted in response that the underlying situation, including the demographics, were worse and portended a coming conflagration). If you want anything controversial, get it before the end of the year. This includes physical books. I've already noticed certain, seemingly innocuous, items on DVD/Blueray/physical print being extremely difficult to find due to companies refusing to make more of them, despite their previous enormous popularity and cultural influence, so much so that I've had to consult collectors thousands of miles away in some cases. The writing is on the wall, so to speak.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jenner Ickham Errican, @ScarletNumber, @Dumbo, @Lockean Proviso, @ScarletNumber, @res, @S

    They will be banned eventually…If you want anything controversial, get it before the end of the year. This includes physical books.
    I’ve already noticed certain, seemingly innocuous, items on DVD/Blueray/physical print being extremely difficult to find…The writing is on the wall, so to speak.

    Excellent post.

    Regarding proscribed books in private hands, do you think they might ultimately go this route, or something like it…

    Farenheit 451 Synopsis:

    In the near future, Guy Montag is a firefighter who lives in a lonely, isolated society where books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public. The duty of the firefighters is to burn all books on sight that have been reported by informants. All people are drugged into obedience by reality television broadcasts on wall-length screens…

    To answer my own question, I think during the chaos of a Russian Civil War type period in the US, they might well have public burnings of proscribed books, led by the Antifa/BLM zombie types. There might be house to house searches even, with serious penalties for people caught with banned books.

    After the civil war period, should things go that far, I think they’d still have proscribed books to be burned, and informants, but it would be done more quietly, though still with very serious penaltys for those found in ‘possession’. Many people out of fear would be destroying their own ‘dangerous’ books, and, or, turning them into designated government centers.

    Perhaps someone here knows how the Bolsheviks of the Soviet Union, or revolutionary France, dealt with banned books and the penalties involved.

    So far it looks like an emphasis on an unholy and dysfunctional combination of 1984, Brave New World, and Farenheit 451, is what is intended to control and suppress the natural expression of individuals’ and peoples’ organic identities, rather than allow for a healthy self regulation in combination with social mores.

    Below is a link to a site with a 1966 ‘making of’/’behind the scenes’ trailer for Francois Truffaut’s version of Farenheit 451 for those into that sort of thing.

    https://avengers-in-time.blogspot.com/2014/09/1966-film-fahrenheit-451.html?m=1

  116. @J.Ross
    @Almost Missouri

    Sir, sir, I must beg that you desist, thou standing Rickles reborn, it is too much, Lies, Incorporated has gifted us this media to blaspheme and dissemble, and here you are adding two and two as four; we do not deserve you.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    Is that you John?

  117. @Almost Missouri
    @res

    Yeah, I know it's a joke, as you and J.Ross are pointing out to me. Even within a joke, there is still a distinction. Guys like Kevin Hart, The Rock and Jackie Chan are charismatic, funny and fun to watch even if they aren't Shakespearean or sophisticated. The peculiar thing about Boyega is that he has no discernible talent whatsoever, yet he gets promoted not only as a supposed crowd pleaser (where are his Rock- or Chan-like crowds?) but also as someone we ought to take very Seriously as a cultural superego.

    I really might watch Steve's four other suggested performances (Hart, Rock, Diesel, Chan) for entertainment if not enlightenment, but Boyega as anything is pure audience repellent.

    Replies: @res

    Yeah, I know it’s a joke

    Fair enough. Sometimes I miss the oblique replies to Steve’s jokes as well ; )

    The peculiar thing about Boyega is that he has no discernible talent whatsoever, yet he gets promoted

    Yes, I wonder what prompted choosing him for Star Wars? What makes it even more interesting is to watch his reaction after that promotional tailwind slackens a bit.

    https://www.wired.com/story/john-boyega-star-wars/

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @res


    I wonder what prompted choosing him for Star Wars?
     
    I assume the producers decided they wanted a token black character, and they were casting relatively unknown actors, and Boyega was available. Full stop. Instead of having the good grace to accept this good fortune and use it as a platform to showcase himself for a further career, he called the production team racist and whined he wan't getting a good enough deal. Presumably casting directors have taken note.
  118. @res
    @Almost Missouri


    Yeah, I know it’s a joke
     
    Fair enough. Sometimes I miss the oblique replies to Steve's jokes as well ; )

    The peculiar thing about Boyega is that he has no discernible talent whatsoever, yet he gets promoted
     
    Yes, I wonder what prompted choosing him for Star Wars? What makes it even more interesting is to watch his reaction after that promotional tailwind slackens a bit.

    https://www.wired.com/story/john-boyega-star-wars/

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    I wonder what prompted choosing him for Star Wars?

    I assume the producers decided they wanted a token black character, and they were casting relatively unknown actors, and Boyega was available. Full stop. Instead of having the good grace to accept this good fortune and use it as a platform to showcase himself for a further career, he called the production team racist and whined he wan’t getting a good enough deal. Presumably casting directors have taken note.

  119. @Chrisnonymous
    @slumber_j

    The point was to make incongruous pairings. For example, (see above) imagine John Leguizamo delivering those lines from Henry V... hahahshahaha!

    I also posted a photo of fool Chris Rock with some lines from AN.... BUT STEVE DIDN'T APPROVE THE COMMENT!!!!

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    Go back and look; it’s comment #33. (The horror…)

  120. @Jim Don Bob
    @J.Ross

    Please elaborate.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    No sources, but she said somewhere that, at one point, with the Fantastic Four franchise, they were Gal Gado’ing her, and she was like “okay so then why do I have to show up?” plus Honest Company, which you may have already patronized.

  121. @bruce county
    @Yancey Ward

    Think about the chemistry you could generate with Humphrey Bogart by substituting Leslie Jones for Lauren Bacall.

    Ewww. Just ewwww, The cream in my coffee just curdled.

    Replies: @ManhattanBorn

    Lauren Bacall was Jewish. Her birth name was Betty Persky.

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