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Tim Cousar
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It takes place after the Civil War. They're sharecroppers, not slaves.
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Ah, that would still be alienating, even post emancipation with Jim Crow laws was a very alien time and place to anything most viewers would have experienced (you would hope). It's kind of sad but if they did ever release it without any kind of editing or changes there'd have to be some sort of 'here are the basic facts' type documentary about the period. I have some D.W Griffith films on DVD (Intolerance, Broken Blossoms) but don't think I could stand to try and sit through Birth Of A Nation; reading about it and watching a historical documentary about it was enough. Would love to have a time machine to send Griffith almost any other book about the civil war than that thing he went with. Pretty much tied for worst film ever made with that goofy flags and marching festival by Leni Riefenstahl, and very damaging to society.

There was a news report recently that Gone With The Wind is selling like hotcakes in various formats since the pulling... WTF?

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"There was a news report recently that Gone With The Wind is selling like hotcakes in various formats since the pulling... WTF?"

Just a reaction by people who don't realize that it's coming back to HBO Max, albeit with warnings about outdated cultural depictions. They hear it was pulled and assume it's gone forever so they want to grab a copy of it to combat censorship or whatever they're telling themselves. I'm sure if they were actual fans of the movie, they would have already had a copy in their collection ;) 
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It takes place after the Civil War. They're sharecroppers, not slaves.

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Someone paid attention to the movie!  (NOT saying anyone on here didn't!)  Way too many do not see it.
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Eric Smearman
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If anyone's interested, film critic and historian Karina
Longworth has a podcast called YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS ("The
secret and/or forgotten history of Hollywood's first
century") that did a six-part series discussing SONG OF THE
SOUTH.
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