In a new Foreword to the Film, Professor Jacqueline Stewart points out that the Melodrama had been criticized because of its euphemistic depiction of slavery and a stereotypical image of Black often, such as "Variety" reported on Wednesday. It is important to see a Hollywood classic in the Original, but also to reflect critically about the values and history.
another accompanying Video on the life of the black actress Hattie McDaniel. She had in the Film a supporting role as a nanny and won in 1940 as the first African-American to receive an Oscar. At the ceremony she was not allowed to sit because of the color of their skin but with the Team at a table, but had been banished to the back of the room.
"gone with The wind" (1939) with the Stars Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, the story of mistress Scarlett O'hara is told in the southern States during the civil war. Even after the abolition of slavery, several African-American characters volunteer and loyal to Scarlett's family, issues of slavery are not discussed in the classics.Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 08:19