Bill Maher mocks warnings from awakened movie, including Jaws and Wizard of Oz

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Bill Maher mocks warnings from awakened movie, including Jaws and Wizard of Oz


Bill Maher took aim at what he perceives to be the job of canceling the culture during his usual Friday night slot “Real Time with Bill Maher”, sending in potentially problematic classic films that could warrant a warning from more contemporary content. Maher is riffing on the recent Turner Classic Movies series “Reframed: Classic Films in the Rearview Mirror,” which reconsiders old films due to a new cultural context.

“Of course, in this new era, they had to reframe the classics. So they have to get a guy to come in at the start and give a little speech about why the movies you love just because you get it, you understand times change, people change and manners change it. is called evolution, but now it’s called problematic, ”Maher said. Check out the clip below.

Among the films in the TCM series are “My Fair Lady”, “Gone with the Wind”, “The Searchers”, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “The Children’s Hour”, “The Jazz Singer” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? But Maher took the opportunity to choose other classic films.

“My beautiful lady” is too rude for them? Maher said, adding that “It was too cheesy for me when I was 10. My father wanted me to go see him. I will not do it.

“Sleeping Beauty”: “A prince kisses an unconscious woman without her consent.”

“The Wizard of Oz”: “A powerful woman of color is murdered by a rural white girl. ”

“‘Psycho”: “Misrepresents the lives of the vast majority of transgender motel owners. ”

“Rosemary’s Baby”: “Does not promote family planning as a viable option.”

“‘Jaws”: “portrays white people as victims.”

“The Graduate”: “Represents a problematic age gap that you can’t blame on the man. ”

“The Greatest Story Ever Told”: “Yes, warning, portrays in a positive light the power imbalance between Mary, a Palestinian teenager, and God, a more powerful man. ”

“And of course, ‘Braveheart’: Watch out, stars Mel Gibson. ”

Hosts Ben Mankiewicz, Dave Karger, Alicia Malone, Eddie Muller and Jacqueline Stewart, who contextualize the films shown uncut, participate in the TCM discussions. IndieWire has rounded up the best movies to watch on Turner Classic Movies in March here.

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