For all the ways films have been problematic in the past, they can also show us a way forward. A new season of Reframed airs this November on TCM.
For a very long time Malcom X was an actual racist. An anti-White racist to be precise.
Analyzing and discussing implications of classic movies is fine, but for the love of god, don't slap labels on them! The word "Transphobic" did not exist in 1959 when Hitchcock was making "Psycho," and besides Norman isn't even transgender. You are making Hitch turn over in his grave. The term "Ableist" did not exist when "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was written or performed, and it's hardly fair to accuse it of something the creators did not intend, especially since it wasn't even a thing then. And it's ironic that you chose "The Spy Who Loved Me" as your example of "Sexist," considering it was made in '77 at the height of the women's liberation movement and it's among the least sexist of the Bond films. The director Lewis Gilbert said his intention was to make Barbara Bach's character "James Bond's equal in every way." Maybe he failed to make a truly feminist film, but you're not even giving him points for trying? This whole reframing thing fails to fully take into account the perspectives and intentions of the filmmakers. I'm disappointed, TCM.
No racial/ethnic group is or was ever free of racists
Why do we as a society have to label and dissect movies? Can’t we just celebrate and enjoy them for what they are? Pure entertainment.
" Psycho" may be is TRANSPHOBIC, but "North By Northwest" is even worse, it's ACROPHOBIC. All that business on Mount Rushmore turned me phobic of visiting any and all national monuments. "Saboteur", too needs to be branded ACROPHOBIC. When poor Norman Lloyd fell from the Statue of Liberty I was emotionally traumatized ! My mom wantsd us o go there next week when we visit NYC, but I have told her, No flippin way!
Don’t forget the ageism of Grumpy Old Men!
Hell no give me the older films the new stuff is utter garbage because its nothing but identity politics, and woke agendas they're trying to push down our throats. Stories back then had meaning along with their character. The characters had depth to them and great arcs to there Stories they didn't rely on one part. Now a days you get a character and there's nothing to them other then their race or Sexuality and that's it there's nothing more to them.
Somehow, the brilliant minds of the last 60 years (Roger Ebert, Pauline Kael, TCM's own Robert Osborne, etc.) never once described Psycho as "transphobic." And yet, the brilliant minds in 2022 have "reframed" this classic with the pejorative. I wish TCM all the best of luck in attempting to celebrate classic cinema while also apologizing for it. This won't end well.
Psycho is "transphobic??" To quote Jack Torrance, "Are you out of your fucking mind?"
Films that shaped our culture. True, or were they a reflection of our culture changing. I'd hate to think screenwriters are shaping our culture, if that were true then why was it wrong to think communist screenwriters posed a threat?
In the Brooklyn neighborhood I lived in during the early 1980's there were drug dealers on the street that most people accepted as somehow normal, no drive by's then. When "Scarface" came out some of them started wearing the sweatshirts and Tees with Pacino's face. I wonder how much of the violence portrayed in that movie influenced them? Oh, not to be forgotten, Carlito's Way. It seems Hollywood did not have a Latino actor so out comes Pacino again. At least he is of "Latin" descent. Kind of like Iron Eyes Cody, lol, who stood in for Native Americans but nowhere near the level of Pacino, of course.
Did these two movies reflect life in the Hispanic community centering on moving drugs as the way to move up in America or could they have shaped the culture in those communities towards ultra violent drug enterprises? I call stereotype for both, problematic, just like the stereotype Italians as Mafia flicks.Imo, of course.
Can someone please inform me how The Hunchback of Notre Dame is ableist?
Excellent ad. I look forward to watching.
I love this series and commercial. Can't wait to watch.
apparently every movie made before 1990 was racist, sexist and misogynist
I’m so tired of calling Norman Bates transphobic. He’s not trans! He has multiple personality disorder!
Which movie is at 0.39 seconds
Prisoners breaking mountain ??
Glad they are having a new season of Reframed: Then and Now. Plan to watch some of the films this month!!!
Plus, that commercial. Just so powerful!!!