Re: Oscar Snub & Political Correctness

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Posted by Marcia on August 06, 1998 at 08:58:37:

In Reply to: Re: Oscar Snub posted by ann on August 06, 1998 at 07:34:49:

Ann wrote:
:Political Correctness being at its most rampant in '92, could have caused the members to hesitate to vote for a film in which they believed Native Americans were represented in what they might have considered a hackneyed way. Hollywood is nothing if not politically correct conscious.

Hi, Ann...well, interesting point, though I was under the impression (possibly mistaken?) that LOTM was considered a step UP in the portrayal of Native peoples, PC-speaking. In it, they were portrayed as being humans with failings and frailties, strengths and loyalties, in short, pretty much like all of us. I even thought I heard Russell Means make a comment or two on the subject supporting the perspective of the film, as opposed to the less realistic, more idolized portrayals in Dances With Wolves, for instance. Maybe I'm mistaken, but surely it was a move forward compared to the type of Cowboy/Indian films Hollywood cranked out for years before.

I'm not wishing to start a HUGE controversy on the subject here, but merely wondering whether Hollywood would actually use that as an excuse...I could be wrong, though. I have been before! ;o)

( husband is convinced Al Pacino and Robert DiNiro are the same person!)

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