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Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:17 AM

Get Out Perfectly Explains Racism Concepts to People Who Dont Get It

"Particularly in the first half, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut draws slow-burn terror from casual belittlement, disregard for autonomy, and constant reminders of outsider status. As each new indignity is inflicted, the victim is forced to choose, for politeness sake, to ignore it and move on even as they stack up and become overwhelming. And even then, he’s faced with being treated like he’s being unreasonable or unhinged, simply for reacting normally."

http://www.thewrap.com/get-out-explaining-racism/

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JHan Mar 2017 OP
hedda_foil Mar 2017 #1
yallerdawg Mar 2017 #2
bettyellen Mar 2017 #4
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Response to JHan (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 10:06 AM

1. It's a wonderful movie that packs a big punch.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 10:16 AM

2. The ending of the movie...

is described as completely cathartic as a shared collective experience for the theater-goers!

It stands the "traditional" horror movie on its head - if you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about!

At the same time, it is merely another reflection of America today, in a great film that has so much realistic commentary on race relations it is truly a film within a film!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 11:33 AM

4. It's so amazing how you flip between "this is insane" and "people have actually said/done that" back

 

And forth I went between those two thoughts. Just the whole thing where people "joke" about being scared/ uncomfortable but the fear and discomfort is still there beneath it all. Even though I'd figured out most of it in advance, it shook me up.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 06:55 PM

3. Fantastic movie!

Every minute was entertaining, but at the same time managed to be intellectually challenging. I took my teenagers and they loved it too.

It also made a metric shit-ton of money, which should force the industry to recognize that black actors and film makers other than Denzel Washington can be bankable. Jordan Peele can write his own ticket now, but it should also open up opportunities for other young POC in film. And the one who controls the narrative will win the game. Or at least score a bunch of points for the team!

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