Box office hit 'The Help' catches heat

Aug 19, 2011 Full story: Contra Costa Times 18

In this film publicity image released by Disney, from left, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis are shown in a scene from "The Help." "The Help," a feel-good movie about the daily hardships of black maids in the 1960s-era South, has struck box-office gold and is generating Oscar buzz.

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#1 Aug 20, 2011
I will not waste one dime of my hard earned money on movies like this!

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#2 Aug 20, 2011
What?

I am might go see the movie, it's a interesting movie that educated the mind, from the things from the past. I know it's a fiction movie, but i still have some doubts about the movies, being a racist experience for me.

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#3 Aug 20, 2011
The movie will be okay lighten up a little bit.
stone

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#4 Aug 20, 2011
Washington, D.C.race riot 1919, white men, many in military uniforms, responded to the rumored arrest of a black man for rape with 4 days of mob violence, rioting and beatings of random black people on the street. When police refused to intervene, the black population fought back. Troops tried to restore order as the city closed saloons and theaters to discourage assemblies. A summer rainstorm had more of an effect. When the violence ended, 10 whites were dead, including 2 police officers, and 5 blacks. Some 150 people had been the victims of attacks.[7]

The NAACP sent a telegram to President Wilson to point out:[8]

...the shame put upon the country by the mobs, including United States soldiers, sailors, and marines, which have assaulted innocent and unoffending negroes in the national capital. Men in uniform have attacked negroes on the streets and pulled them from streetcars to beat them. Crowds are reported ...to have directed attacks against any passing negro....The effect of such riots in the national capital upon race antagonism will be to increase bitterness and danger of outbreaks elsewhere. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People calls upon you as President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the nation to make statement condemning mob violence and to enforce such military law as situation demands.
Zee

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#5 Aug 20, 2011
stone wrote:
Washington, D.C.race riot 1919, white men, many in military uniforms, responded to the rumored arrest of a black man for rape with 4 days of mob violence, rioting and beatings of random black people on the street. When police refused to intervene, the black population fought back. Troops tried to restore order as the city closed saloons and theaters to discourage assemblies. A summer rainstorm had more of an effect. When the violence ended, 10 whites were dead, including 2 police officers, and 5 blacks. Some 150 people had been the victims of attacks.[7]
The NAACP sent a telegram to President Wilson to point out:[8]
...the shame put upon the country by the mobs, including United States soldiers, sailors, and marines, which have assaulted innocent and unoffending negroes in the national capital. Men in uniform have attacked negroes on the streets and pulled them from streetcars to beat them. Crowds are reported ...to have directed attacks against any passing negro....The effect of such riots in the national capital upon race antagonism will be to increase bitterness and danger of outbreaks elsewhere. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People calls upon you as President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the nation to make statement condemning mob violence and to enforce such military law as situation demands.
The next time it happens there will be no blacks or liberals left to cry about it, and you lot have earned every last bit of what the entire population of the USA is going to heap on you.

You can think of it as a sort of flashmob.
kambui alexander

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#6 Aug 20, 2011
I find this interesting that throughout the summer there has been movies about white love, white men saving the world (again and again) and yet the only movie the display black people is the F#%king “Help” and what makes matters worst is we supposed to be proud of this garbage and the actress that play these kind of degrading roles.
If Disney and the other entire white male control movie studios want to do a remake of Birth of a nation, I’m absolutely sure they would not need white people painted in black faces there’s enough so called black actors and actress to play the role and enough mis-informed black folks to support it.
Brother and sister don’t you get it, these kind of movies are feel good movies for sick minded, racist white people; to remind them of the “So called good old days” and to reinforce to their young ones,(who after looking at movies all summer of the deception their greatness) just how superior “White people” are to “Black people”.
It sad that too many of us (“Black Folks”) has been rolling around in this kind of sh#t for so long that the stank is not even offensive anymore.
Though these kind of movies serve to make a lot of “White people” feel good, the only serves it do for all us is, to continue negative stereotypes, to continue the propaganda that “Black people” are inferior by nature, to continue creating self-hate and a lack of black pride in many “Black people”.

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#7 Aug 20, 2011
I wanna see the movie.

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#8 Aug 21, 2011
MizzHoneyBeeZ wrote:
I will not waste one dime of my hard earned money on movies like this!
Me either. By the way, the incidences of black maids back in the day wearing those subservient uniforms are rare. Most wore their everyday clothes.
Have you noticed that you never have drop dead gorgeous black women playing the maids but most of the white women that play their employees are all dolled up? Think Gone With The Wind. Don't get me wrong, the ladies playing the maids are not ugly by any means but when it's time to play the maid, the curvy beauties with the coca cola bottle shapes are never asked to read for the parts.

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#9 Aug 21, 2011
emperorjohn wrote:
I wanna see the movie.
Until we have our first jet black sex symbol, Hollywood can't tell me sh*t!

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#10 Aug 21, 2011
DeyByeDey wrote:
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Until we have our first jet black sex symbol, Hollywood can't tell me sh*t!
I saw the movie today and it was great. I ask that all people on topix go see it too.

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#11 Aug 21, 2011
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text> I saw the movie today and it was great. I ask that all people on topix go see it too.
Why did you like it?

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#12 Aug 21, 2011
DeyByeDey wrote:
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Why did you like it?
I like the soryline. The acting was great. The bw came out a strong and caring, despite the racial hatreed that was shown to them. It also had a funny side towards it.

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#13 Aug 21, 2011
typos-storyline, hatred.

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#14 Aug 21, 2011
MizzHoneyBeeZ wrote:
I will not waste one dime of my hard earned money on movies like this!
I'm with you on this one...its a spin off of "Driving Ms. Daisy".

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#15 Aug 21, 2011
Brngthtrth2u wrote:
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I'm with you on this one...its a spin off of "Driving Ms. Daisy".
Wait a minute now...I loved Driving Miss Daisy. That's a man who knew how to work the system. Sent his daughter through college all on Ms. Daisy's back.

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#16 Aug 21, 2011
DeyByeDey wrote:
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Wait a minute now...I loved Driving Miss Daisy. That's a man who knew how to work the system. Sent his daughter through college all on Ms. Daisy's back.
Hahahahahaha....you can have it. I would have thrown Ms. daisy the keys and told her....Be Careful.
Queen

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#17 Aug 21, 2011
I'm sure it's a good movie like driving Miss Daisy..that's not really the point..it's that we been there done that...same way the Holocaust was told and mob movies..all good...but like Jews and Italians ..we all want to move ahead.

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#18 Aug 22, 2011
Queen wrote:
I'm sure it's a good movie like driving Miss Daisy..that's not really the point..it's that we been there done that...same way the Holocaust was told and mob movies..all good...but like Jews and Italians ..we all want to move ahead.


I feel ya!

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