Warner Bros cancels screening of Gone With the Wind in Paris in wake of worldwide protests towards racism, police brutality- Entertainment News, Sourced

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Warner Bros has determined to name off the screening of Gone With the Wind on the Paris’ Grand Rex theater on 23 June.

The determination comes days after WarnerMedia-operated streaming service, HBO Max, eliminated the movie within the wake of the mass protests towards systemic racism and police brutality, following the loss of life of African-American man George Floyd in police custody.

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The 1939 movie, thought of to be a basic, focuses on the love story of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler throughout the American Civil War. In previous many years, the movie has been criticised by many for its portrayal of slavery and African Americans.

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The Paris screening of Gone With the Wind was scheduled to have a good time the reopening of theatres in France after a three-month shutdown as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Rex Theater introduced the cancellation of the movie’s screening on its official Twitter web page.

“Warner Bros. is letting us know that they want to cancel the screening of Gone With the Wind.’Thank you on your understanding,” the publish learn.

Earlier this week, in a Los Angeles Times op-ed John Ridley had requested HBO to take away Victor Fleming’s Gone With The Wind from its platform because it “romanticises the horrors of slavery”.

In response to Warner Bros’ determination to take away the movie from HBOMax and cancel the Paris screening, Ridley informed Deadline that now was the time to grasp what was incorrect with the Academy Award-winning film.

“I can say this as someone who’s been lucky sufficient to get one, however receiving an Oscar doesn’t make your work nice. What makes your work nice is that if it could possibly stand as much as comparisons, if it could possibly stand as much as the take a look at of time, if it could possibly stand as much as context.

No, I don’t imagine that nobody ought to ever be allowed to see Gone With the Wind once more. Let it exist, however with even a slight bumper up entrance that may make for deeper conversations. Let us examine it. Let us perceive what was incorrect about it, what did work in it,” he stated.

Updated Date: Jun 13, 2020 15:38:05 IST


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