Friday, June 10, 2011

Kurosawa in a Sombrero Department: Yet Another Take on the "Mexican Bandit," THE OUTRAGE | featuring PAUL NEWMAN as a "Mexican"

original posting 1/23/10 | revised June 10, 2011

They never stop coming over the transom--films I should have screened and written about in Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the "Mexican" in America; TCM is screening THE OUTRAGE (1964) starring Paul Newman as CARRASCO the rapist "Mexican" bandit. Yet another classic in the history of "Mexican" representation, and a riff-off of RASHOMON to boot--Holy Kurosawa with a sombrero, Batman!

Here's the trailer! Dig Newman's mexicanesque accent! oh, an added treat? William Shatner as "the preacher":

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Ack! Racist Smurfs! Racist Smurfs! Speedy Gonzales Odd, Blue Cousins, Anti-Black, Anti-Semitic

Thanks to my Robotic, Erotic, Electric undergraduate, Melissa Yagi, for tipping me to the racist regime that is the smurfs! Attention! Attention, Speedy Gonzales! Make way in the Rogues Gallery for Papa Smurf!

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