02:22:16 PM Feb 15th 2013
I was wondering if some of the stuff under Hidden Depths should maybe be snipped and moved to analysis? It is mostly about race relations in the 20s and is more supposition than stuff actually in the move, but it is pretty well thought out: Facilier seemed genuinely frustrated and bitter with his lot in life, (likely due to being black in 20's New Orleans). Probably what sparked his original deal with his "Friends", and after that just dug a little deeper each time... This gets obvious when he is convincing Lawrence to follow his plan, saying how he (Lawrence) should be tired of being in poverty while the big shots only get richer and richer. The expression in his face pretty much tells that he wasn't speaking much about Lawrence as he was about himself. Facilier was apparently supposed to be a Creole, and hence an ethnic minority to boot. Free African Americans and Creoles of mixed ancestry would have been lumped in under Jim Crow laws after the Civil War. The La Bouff family were probably Creole too, but would have been considered "French" and white. Facilier also had economic motives as well as racial ones. New Orleans is run by a capitalist white patriarch, and by turning everyone into just souls for his "Friends" to collect, he's equalizing everyone—no more class system. The undertones are clear because he teams up with Lawrence, who is obviously unhappy with his role as a servant and would like to move farther up the totem pole.
01:07:58 PM Nov 24th 2012
I removed an example for Suspiciously Specific Denial (where Facilier dismisses the "he's got friends on the other side" at the beginning of his Villain Song as echo). But I'm wondering whether there's a subversion with Louis' line "Are you sure she's the right bind little lady that lives in a boat in a tree in the bayou?"...
10:07:32 AM May 13th 2012
I think there are some pretty Unfortunate Implications in that Tangled is so well liked and that so many prefer it to Pat F.. White blonde haired girl versus Louisianan black girl.. Should we add that to either movie page, even considering the difference in financial success between the two and taking into equation the 2D/handdrawn bias of the audience?
07:01:19 AM Aug 9th 2011
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Could Political Correctness Gone Mad go in the politics surrounding the film section, or even in the film section in general? They had to go to some pretty extreme lengths to try and avoid racism accusations.
10:58:04 AM Nov 28th 2010
Why was "Alas Poor Villain" removed from this page? Personally, I do pity Facilier when he dies.
09:21:30 AM Sep 4th 2010
Anyone noticed that during "When we're human", Naveen is playing a woodblock line on his head? I wonder what that's signifying? ;-)
08:33:57 PM Aug 26th 2010
I'm pretty sure the following example doesn't fit the trope at all:
- Corrupt Hick: The three inbred frog hunters.
10:52:56 AM Aug 17th 2010
Possible goshdangittoheck - Charlotte's exclamation when waiting *again* for Laurence... "CHEESE AND CRACKERS!!!" I sus,ect this is either bowdlerised or the nearest a Southern Belle would have got.
06:00:44 AM Aug 14th 2010
Nose Nuggets - Had anyone noticed Ray's propelled exit from a hunter's left nostril when he is helping to rescue Tiana? Within chapter stop 12, at 50 mins 32 seconds, the hunter has to blast Ray out as he would a tough piece of snot. Could someone confirm this and release?
08:42:21 PM Apr 7th 2010
Removed this example:
- Hakuna Matata: "When We're Human", especially Naveen's part.
- Averted by Tiana's part, which is pretty much all about her devotion to responsibility and hard work.