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posted by LaminatorX on Tuesday March 25 2014, @06:44PM   Printer-friendly
from the Ches-ko-ba-tuta-creesta-crenko-ya-kolska! dept.

mechanicjay writes:

While a bit pop-culture and light hearted, it's an indelible part of every geek's soul, so perhaps it's worthy of a front page discussion:

Over at Movie Pilot, Alex Rosenhiem puts forth a compelling argument for preservation of art and of shared cultural experience and why that matters. He couches it in the context of revisionism as applied to the Han/Greedo Cantina scene, long a source of nerd rage, countless arguments and is even it's own meme. The moment is a pivotal one for the development of the Han Solo character, but more importantly Rosenhiem argues that Art, Star Wars included, gives us access to the past and where we were at a certain point in time when we first experienced it.

 
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  • (Score: 2) by sjames on Wednesday March 26 2014, @04:25AM

    by sjames (2882) on Wednesday March 26 2014, @04:25AM (#21327) Journal

    It is better than changing them. However, I think they SHOULD be released, carefully labeled as being primarily of historical interest and not at all suitable for children (note, they were never actually targeted for children).

    I am old enough to have seen them on television. They are racist, but somehow, viewed from a modern perspective, they are very nearly a parody of racists as much as anything else (original intent notwithstanding).

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  • (Score: 1) by lcklspckl on Wednesday March 26 2014, @04:47AM

    by lcklspckl (830) on Wednesday March 26 2014, @04:47AM (#21335)

    I agree completely. The same might be said of "Song of the South" I did see it as a child. But, I'm not really interested because I remember it being silly with catchy songs.

    • (Score: 2) by sjames on Wednesday March 26 2014, @06:13AM

      by sjames (2882) on Wednesday March 26 2014, @06:13AM (#21363) Journal

      I have a copy just to defy Disney.

      The funny thing about it is that it was one of the things I saw as a child that lead me to question the racism I grew up around.