Monday, February 16, 2004

Crazy World

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that White Man's Burden, starring John Travolta and Harry Belafonte, is the best movie ever made about an alternative America in which "blacks are members of a social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos." I don't know about you, but I cannot think of any other film that has dealt with this issue in such a compelling way. That black Barbie doll really freaked me out, because it made me understand about oppression and also racism. Harry Belafonte was particularly convincing as a member of a social elite. Do you think they had to have special upper-class white people coach him for that role, or how did he do that?

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