I always hear that Tropic Thunder would never get made now despite the fact that it’s only 13 years old and there was a lot more controversy around the Simple Jack character than there was RDJ in blackface. Same with Blazing Saddles, which while offensive is still a very clever satire and most people would probably recognize that. I bring to your attention Soul Man starring C. Thomas Howell (of E.T. and The Hitcher game). It’s about a white guy who takes advantage of affirmative action and dresses up in blackface to attend Harvard Law School. There is NO WAY in hell that that would ever reach production today. I’m honestly shocked it got made back in the ‘80s.
What other movies would actually never get made these days?
I recently asked for recommendations for books with really beautiful prose, and the range of answers I received was pretty surprising. The few that I'd read, while good books, did not stand out for their prose. What it made clear to me is how divergent our interpretations of "really beautiful prose" can be.
So when you hear "really beautiful prose," what authors come to mind for you? For me, I think of authors like Rushdie, Nabokov, Leguin, Diddion, Murakami, Kundera, and - in a different way from the others - Hemingway. I could list others, but these are my go-to when I'm looking for beautiful, emersive prose. What are yours?
Edit: This got way more traction than I expected! There are so many great authors and books here. Keep the recommendations coming, I'm really enjoying the discussion!
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