Why TCM Is Showing Problematic Films Like ‘Gone With the Wind’ – And Won’t Rule Out Woody Allen Classics

Brian Welk
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Movies like “Gone With the Wind,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and John Wayne’s “The Searchers” are all-time Hollywood classics and beloved by many. But they also have material touching on their depiction of nonwhite characters that could make audiences cringe, especially in 2021. Beginning on Thursday, Turner Classic Movies plans to re-introduce these problematic films in a four-night series called “Reframed: Classic Films in the Rearview Mirror,” that aims to shed modern light on the history and shortcomings of 14 different classic Hollywood films. “It’s not about censoring the film, it’s not about treating your audience as though they’re not intelligent enough to see the issues, and it’s not putting a childproof lock on the movie or a caution label,” Alicia Malone, one of the hosts of the “Reframed” series, told TheWrap. “It’s about giving it some context.” Also Read: HBO Max to Keep 6 Woody Allen Movies to 'Allow Viewers to Make Their Own Informed Decisions' The discourse around some of these films has been extensively covered. Mickey Rooney’s portrayal of a stereotypical Asian landlord in “Breakfast With Tiffany’s” is a well-known sore spot. The portrayal of Native Americans in many Westerns, but especially films like “The Searchers” or “Stagecoach,”...

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