Eden Flicks--Breakfast at Tiffany's Discussion. Feb 7 @ 8 pm EDT

wrmbreze wrmbreze
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And what didn't you like?
How she was going from man to man to man..She did that and ragged on him for being a kept man.
02/07/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
The stereotyping of the man upstairs was very annoying to me and I had to repeatedly remind myself that it was the 60s so I could find the humor in his character.
I really disliked that as well. I have never met an Asian who looked or talked like that. I reminded myself several times of when the movie was made.
02/07/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I also felt very uncomfortable with the way the men talked with her. "I bought you dinner. I gave you money. Doesn't that get me anything?"

*shudder*
02/07/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
moon river
i've heard it on movies before too i think. it's really beautiful.
02/07/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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I also felt very uncomfortable with the way the men talked with her. "I bought you dinner. I gave you money. Doesn't that get me anything?"

*shudder*
That was really bad..
02/07/2012
November November
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
I really disliked that as well. I have never met an Asian who looked or talked like that. I reminded myself several times of when the movie was made.
I watched the trailer just now, are you talking about the Mickey Rooney character? Did they have him playing an Asian man?
02/07/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
How she was going from man to man to man..She did that and ragged on him for being a kept man.
They hypocrisy in her character was interesting, but I kind of admired the progressive mentality that she was unattached and okay with the casual nature of her relationships. I didn't like that she was such a gold digger though, but I understand why she was.
02/07/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by November
I watched the trailer just now, are you talking about the Mickey Rooney character? Did they have him playing an Asian man?
yes!
02/07/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
That was really bad..
that does sound so sexist!
02/07/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
They hypocrisy in her character was interesting, but I kind of admired the progressive mentality that she was unattached and okay with the casual nature of her relationships. I didn't like that she was such a gold digger though, but I understand ... More
Yep. It wasn't hard to understand why she didn't want to be tied down.
02/07/2012
November November
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
yes!
That's pretty bad type casting!
02/07/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
that does sound so sexist!
It was a little hard to swallow
02/07/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
Shh, don't tell, but this was my first Audrey Hephburn movie EVAH!!
02/07/2012
November November
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Shh, don't tell, but this was my first Audrey Hephburn movie EVAH!!
That's okay. After I watch it tonight, it will be my first Audrey H movie too!
02/07/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
The stereotyping of the man upstairs was very annoying to me and I had to repeatedly remind myself that it was the 60s so I could find the humor in his character.
Can we get some detail of what his stereotype was, (I haven't seen this)?
02/07/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by November
That's pretty bad type casting!
If you go into remembering that it's the 60s and it's meant to be comedic, it's a little easier to take it.

It's definitely a caricature, because they show other, elegant, beautiful, not stereotyped Asians in the party scene.
02/07/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by Antipova
Can we get some detail of what his stereotype was, (I haven't seen this)?
Hong Kong Phooey
02/07/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
Shh, don't tell, but this was my first Audrey Hephburn movie EVAH!!
ME TOO!
02/07/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
Shh, don't tell, but this was my first Audrey Hephburn movie EVAH!!
It'll be my first too!
02/07/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by Antipova
Can we get some detail of what his stereotype was, (I haven't seen this)?
Chinese

Big teeth, thick accent, couldn't see without thick glasses, typical rascist take on Chinamen
02/07/2012
Antipova Antipova
So, one of my (teenage) sister's best friends recently watched and fell in love with this movie, and asked for posters/etc of it for winter gifts. My sister got her a poster... and I was shocked to see that (in the classic pose that even I know, having not seen the movie) her cigarette and cigarette holder were photoshopped out!

Any thoughts on that? Did they try to add political correctness to the movie that's on Netflix now too, or is it intact?
02/07/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Hong Kong Phooey
Ah, aha.
02/07/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by Antipova
So, one of my (teenage) sister's best friends recently watched and fell in love with this movie, and asked for posters/etc of it for winter gifts. My sister got her a poster... and I was shocked to see that (in the classic pose that even I know, ... More
Intact, she smoked like it was going out of style.
02/07/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by Antipova
So, one of my (teenage) sister's best friends recently watched and fell in love with this movie, and asked for posters/etc of it for winter gifts. My sister got her a poster... and I was shocked to see that (in the classic pose that even I know, ... More
It was my first time watching it, but I would say that they kept it intact. Complete with passing out drunkeness, a trip to a strip bar, cigarettes, drinks, sexism, and racism.
02/07/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
It was my first time watching it, but I would say that they kept it intact. Complete with passing out drunkeness, a trip to a strip bar, cigarettes, drinks, sexism, and racism.
It's really interesting to see how far we've come as a society over several decades.
02/07/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I got games! Who wants to play???
02/07/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by Antipova
It's really interesting to see how far we've come as a society over several decades.
well, drunkeness, drinking, and strip bars haven't been taken out in any movies
02/07/2012
November November
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I got games! Who wants to play???
Me!
02/07/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I got games! Who wants to play???
mememe!
02/07/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
The quote game or the picture game first?
02/07/2012
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