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BN-W eNewsletter #51

Posted in: eNews 2005
By BN-W
Nov 9, 2005 - 1:58:27 PM

FILM(S) MONITORED
JARHEAD
GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN'


Please don’t waste your money – and especially your time – supporting “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.”   There’ll be plenty of young folks who go out and support it, especially White youth, who are also the ones that purchase most of the gangsta rap music.   We predicted that the N-word would be used within five minutes of the film starting and the prediction was, no doubt, correct.   There are criminals, thugs, steady violence, gun and material glorification, cursing, murder, and self-hatred (and of course the N-word) aplenty in this movie – and it’s all mainly amongst Black men.   Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s character is selling crack to other Blacks – first for a pair of sneakers and then for a Mercedes Benz.   There are no strong and positive adult father figures for young boys and men to follow or look up to.   The only way to make it in this film is either selling drugs or rapping.   Going to school and getting an education is barely, if at all, mentioned.

This movie makes it crystal clear that not only the media, but Hollywood as well, desperately want to continue making sure that Black men are portrayed nationally and internationally in an extremely one-sided, one-dimensional, negative light.   Yes, the bottom line is that Black men have got to step up and do better by and for themselves and for the young men that are looking for guidance – and start to aggressively tackle the image that is being allowed to idly get put out there for the universe to digest, an image that should be challenged and not just accepted as the “primary” truth about the majority of Black men.   Yes, some Black men are ignorant and/or miseducated enough to not know better.   But those who do know better must start to do something about it.   Black men, the writing’s on the wall and the forces are against you – from outsiders as well as insiders.   Educate!   Educate!   Educate!  

Quincy Jones did the music score for this movie and practically every song 50 Cent rapped on had nothing but the N-word throughout them all.   If Quincy Jones, an old school Black man and well-known musician, doesn’t care enough or can’t take these young Black men to another level intellectually and teach them something, then others who don’t have the spotlight that Jones has, will have to step up.   (How much of an advocate he is for building a stronger Black community we don’t know, so we probably shouldn’t expect but so much from him, especially based on the support he gives to N-word using and misogynistic rappers like Snoop Dogg.)   No one should expect anything less than what we get from Sumner Redstone (born Sumner Rothstein – http://www.nndb.com/people/631/000024559/ or www.imdb.com ), the head of Viacom ( www.viacom.com ), which owns Paramount Pictures – the distributor for this film.   We know he would never allow “kike,” “clipped dick,” “hooknose,” or any other derogatory Jewish terms to be used – those degrading terms would be censored for sure.   Yet it appears to be very clear that Blacks can have at it with using “nigger” with no company censorship as far as he’s concerned.  It’s also interesting how reviewers/critics never mention the brutal use of the N-word.   Can we safely guess that they expect no less from Black people – and especially self-loathing Black men.   Let them call one another “niggers” – who cares – is what these critics must be thinking, right?

Fortunately, there are Black men out there trying to do their part.   Click on the following links by Darryl James and Earl Ofari Hutchinson on the N-word.   Hutchinson’s piece is based on Aaron McGruder’s new cable cartoon series, The Boondocks, which turned out to be a BIG disappointment.   For the record, Reginald Hudlin (BET’s new president) is listed as executive producer of this new show, but in an e-mail response to a BN-W inquiry he stated that he was “not involved in the show or Aaron McGruder.”

http://www.eurweb.com/story.cfm?id=23303

http://www.blacknews.com/pr/nword201.html

Another interesting link is about 13-year-old White nationalist female twin sisters who sing and “spread racist hate.”   The link includes the following quote:   “I’d like to compare it to gangsta rap where they glorify, you know, shooting n****** and pimping whores.”   Read it in full for yourself.   Fifty Cent, Aaron McGruder, Dave Chappelle, Paul Mooney, many other rappers/hip-hoppers and entertainers/comedians, Black and White executives – you’ve been so effective in OK’ing the use of “nigger/a.”   Are you proud of yourselves now?

http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=1231684&page=1

With our new monitoring format, we will no longer put the range for the number of times the N-word is used in a film because once is too much, especially if it’s unnecessary and/or excessive usage.   Also, based on the history of White Supremacy in this country and the fact that there’s a connection between Blacks/Jews/White Supremacy that’s worth exploring in general, but specifically as it connects within the entertainment industry, we will include a column (for the monitored films only) that will note if any derogatory Jewish slang terms (kike, hymie, hooknose, etc.) are used.   [ NOTE:   If necessary, see BN-W #34 for a more detailed explanation of the unfortunate need to monitor this.]

If you missed any other BN-W monitors, just send an e-mail to bannword2@yahoo.com and request that it be sent to you.   It’s very hard not to give any content critique on the films we monitor, so we will no longer even attempt to abide by that statement.   But we definitely do continue to highly encourage you to see these films for yourself and, if applicable, make your own judgment call on the N-word usage – appropriate/inappropriate? necessary/unnecessary? sensible/nonsensical? does it add to or take away from the film’s concept? does the N-word have to be used at all? is there a valid reason for doing so? is it mandatory for the scene(s) to be effective? what are the circumstances/situation that necessitate any use of the word? is it just thrown in for humor, fear, crime, insult? are other culturally insulting slang terms used as much as the N-word in the film?   Lots of questions and a whole lot of reasons to wonder what’s the real purpose and thought process behind why these actors, writers, directors, producers, executive producers, distributors, and studios/studio heads and executives give the “greenlight” for these crews to liberally use (or allow to be used) the N-word.

FEATURE FILM(S) :

J A R H E A D

[Release Date:   11/4/05]

Starring Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal ; screenplay written by William Broyles, Jr.; directed by Sam Mendes; produced by Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher; executive produced by Sam Mercer, Bobby Cohen; studio – Universal Pictures
 

NONE [0]

LOW TO EXCESSIVE [1+]

DEROGATORY JEWISH TERMS

XXXXX

 

NO

NOTE :   Not much to say about this film other than its purpose might be to show the senselessness of war and how young men sign up and don’t even know why they did it??

G E T   R I C H   O R   D I E   T R Y I N

[Release Date:   11/9/05]

Starring Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Terrence Howard, Joy Bryant ; screenplay written by Terence Winter; directed by Jim Sheridan; produced by Jim Sheridan, Jimmy Iovine, Paul Rosenberg, Chris Lighty; executive produced by Gene Kirkwood, Stuart Parr, Van Toffler, David Gale, Arthur Lappin, Daniel Lupi; studio – Paramount Pictures
 

NONE [0]

LOW TO EXCESSIVE [1+]

DEROGATORY JEWISH TERMS

 

XXXXX

NO

NOTE :   We wrote it all at the beginning, so if at all possible, please don’t support this movie.   Enough pseudo gangsta-loving youngsters already will.   Plus, you’ll only continue lining the pockets of the owner of Viacom, thus ensuring wealth for generations to that owner’s offspring and nothing for yours.   Earl Ofari Hutchinson also wrote an excellent article about this film:   http://www.blacknews.com/pr/getrich101.html

 

BN-W Monitor Coming Soon:  “Rent” [Taye Diggs, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin]; “In the Mix” [Usher]; “Syriana” [Jeffrey Wright, George Clooney, Matt Damon]; “Freedomland” [Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore]; “Idlewild” [Andre Benjamin, Antwan Patton]; “Glory Road” [Derek Luke, Josh Lucas]; “Last Holiday” [Queen Latifah]; “Annapolis” [Tyrese Gibson]; “Big Momma’s House 2” [Martin Lawrence]; “Pink Panther” [Steve Martin, Beyonce Knowles]

Also Coming :   Fall 2005 Music Monitor; Winter 2006 Music Monitor; Spring 2006 Music Monitor; Summer 2006 Music Monitor

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