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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
"John E. Magee" <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 18 Jan 1994 23:06:26 CST
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In Message Mon, 17 Jan 1994 23:51:13 -0400,
  "Gloria Monti GD 1995" <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>        Roberta:
>        What I am *not* thinking?  The obvious: *Driving Miss Daisy*
>        Gloria
I've seen parts of this movie, can't sit all the way through it.  Every time
I see it, it reminds me of a terrible part of our countries past.  Not only
is it a bad portrayl of African Americans, I don't particularly like the
scenes with Jessica Tandy.  Especially at the place of worship, I think it
was a synagogue.  She has this problem with her car being up front, putting
on airs I think she calls it.  The stereotypical jewish grandmother, as I've
seen it growing up Jewish, is someone who backstabs and worries about how
they look to others instead of doing what they want.  That and the food
thing.  I have a jewish grandmother and her only fault is being a racist.  I
don't think, even if it won oscars, that Driving Miss Diasy is a redemmable
movie for the messages it is sending, aside from the theme of the movie.