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Passing - Hollywood's Take on a Quniquely Black American PhenomenaViews: 245
Sep 09, 2007 3:55 pm re: re: Passing - Hollywood's Take on a Quniquely Black American Phenomena

Vannie Ryanes
Personally, I think that Hollywood has done a pretty good job of working with what it has been given on this subject. I think the very best film concerning 'passing' is "Lost Boundaries" (1949) with Mel Fererre. I recently put this in my Amazon basket.

I believe that 'passing' is often a case of economics. Sadly, once you do, I would think that it is hard to go back. In the film “The Human Stain”, the advantages and the disadvantages of passing are clearly shown.

I saw “Black Like Me“. I would have to see it again to recall if is was good, but even then, I appreciated that someone would try to get into someone else's skin, to feel what they felt. I saw both “Imitation of Life's” and felt great pain (and disdain) for the young woman who was ashamed of her mother's color, yet loved her so much. I saw it again years later and better understood how conflicted the young girls life must have been.

I also saw the British film “Sapphire” and was as outraged as I could be at a young age, that such blatant racism was on the screen for everyone to see. Sapphire's White wardrobe and her Black wardrobe were worlds apart--I felt that her wardrobe held a hidden message in plain site.

I recently saw “The Human Stain“, not so much for the subject; I wanted to see if it held to the Philip Roth book. I agree that the film was excellent; Philip Roth is an excellent writer. Most of his novels are biographical so I started trying to guess who Silk was (or is).

By the way "I Passed for White" came out in 1960.

Very interesting subject.

Vannie

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