Red Lion Posted January 13, 2017 Share Posted January 13, 2017 My mom likes these old European westerns, they're about a Native American called Winnetou, they are horribly dubbed into English, in one of them the audio actually switched to the original German for a scene before going back into really crappily synced English. and they make my dad all kinds of uncomfortable. First off, we have a white, blue-eyed french guy as our Native American character . Dad is of Cherokee descent and his heritage is important to him. He's not fond of hearing the painful broken English coming out of the Native American characters or heavy "noble savage" themes. In short this shit is kind of racist and while my dad is far from sensitive this kind of thing does really bother him. When he tried to say something to my mom she started crying about how she's not allowed to enjoy anything and my dad backed down and told her "nevermind". When it came up again my mom was all "Why should it bother him? It's just a movie!!!". Jesus Christ woman, your husband is part of a Native American nation with impoverished relatives who live on a reservation and you're watching a movie that is p flagrantly racist in its depiction of Native Americans. Yeah, these movies make me cringe too, and the fact that Dad has outright said they make him angry should be all you need to know that maybe there's something wrong with watching a French-German actor parade around in brown make-up and a bad wig. I mean really? You don't see ANYTHING wrong with this? http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Film-BILDBAND-Winnetou-und-Shatterhand-im-Tal-der-Toten-KArl-MAY-WESTERN-60er-LP-/00/s/MTYwMFgxNjAw/z/KQ0AAOSwDk5T4hld/$_57.JPG UGH. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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