Film vintage Gone with the Wind returned to the HBO Max streaming platform on Wednesday, together with two additional features discussing its depiction of race in the Civil War era.
The Oscar-profitable 1939 movie was pulled two months in the past as the United States commenced a mass reckoning with systemic racism brought on by nationwide protests in excess of police brutality.
HBO Max, a unit of WarnerMedia, claimed at the time that it would return with a discussion of its historic context.
On Wednesday, the movie set on a Ga plantation was accompanied by a 4-moment introduction and a recording of a panel discussion about the movie at the Turner Common Movie (TCM) pageant in 2019.
The film “provides the antebellum South as a earth of grace and natural beauty with out acknowledging the brutality of chattel slavery on which this environment was based,” TCM host and movie scholar Jacqueline Stewart says in the introduction.
In the subsequent video, film professor and TCM host Jacqueline Stewart delivers a Toronto Global Film Pageant lecture about the politics of film preservation.
“Eighty decades right after its initial launch, Absent with the Wind is a movie of simple cultural significance. It is not only a important document of Hollywood’s racist tactics of the past but also an enduring operate of preferred culture that speaks straight to the racial inequalities that persist in media and society currently,” Stewart additional.
Stewart recalled that the film gained 8 Academy Awards, together with most effective photograph, and established a milestone when supporting actress Hattie McDaniel, who played a maid, turned the 1st Black actor to get an Oscar.
She also mentioned that at the Oscar ceremony McDaniel experienced to sit at a desk much aside from her white cast customers for the reason that of racial protocols at the time.