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“Gone With The Wind” returns to HBO Max after users of the platform accused of racism

June 25, 2020

The film, staged by Victor Fleming, will return to the canal platform with a race prologue.

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“Gone With The Wind” returns to HBO Max after users of the platform accused of racism“Gone With The Wind” returns to HBO Max after users of the platform accused of racism


According to the platform HBO The company was accused by its users of promoting racist content and decided to remove any audiovisual material that was classified as discriminatory. One of the deleted films was “blown by the wind”Directed by Victor Fleming in 1939. However, it was decided that the film would stay within the Streaming on the condition that there was a prologue that explained the racist context of the time.

This decision was made after John Ridley, screenwriter for the film “12 years of slavery”(Steve McQueen, 2013) he will publish a column pointing out that the film has great historical value and called for a measure to explain the context of what is happening in the feature film.

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The audiovisual material received a lot of criticism because the representation of the black characters was not the most appropriate, since according to the platform users, the film “Glorified Slavery”, the incident was also recalled where the black actors were not allowed to visit She premiered the film due to the law of the State of Georgia.

Jacqueline Stewart, professor of film studies at the University of Chicago, admits that “epic drama must be seen, contextualized and discussed in its original form”. For this reason, the new prologue is expected to have a great historical burden, which shows the racial inequality of the time.