The author of the CNN piece tries to be fair, but she seems truly lacking in perspective.
While much of the general public may be too offended by the racism to form a critical opinion of the film, I’ve had no trouble through the years in finding professional critical commentary.
And she would know this how? She is expressing a syrupy meaningless stereotype. And vindication doesn’t mean what she thinks it does. Bah!
She also describes Scarlett as a “feminist.” Actually, a selfish manipulating golddigger who abuses the trust of other women was not what we have in mind.
Finally, Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been ten years old at the time of the premiere. He was born in 1939.
The writer does do one thing well. She is able to underscore the point of how this movie is able to get the dander up and the fur-flying.
Thanks for the link, Elendil’s Heir! It was a fun article to read and I had never heard the information about Dr. King before. That’s cool.
I thought I would mention that I think that Olivia de Havallind (Melanie Wilkes) is still living).