Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 3 years ago

Did Black Panther culturally appropriated Shakespeare's Hamlet, much like the Wiz culturally appropriated the Wizard of Oz?

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  • 3 years ago
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    No, since it is a White Film with black faces. The world of Wakanda & Black Panther was envisioned by 2 white men under a white production Company. Spike Lee's Films are more black than Black Panther who acts like a White, Arab or Oriental Monarch.

    This film was touted to be 100% African, the only thing African in it were the slums and the Lip Disc which was worn by a man instead of a woman in one scene, only women wear the Lip Disc. The Sara People should be outrage, but since this film is about Misandry Empowerment making wooly haired women look even uglier with Lip Disc is simply not PC appropriate.

    The sad thing about this film is that Blacks are all hyped out about this white film than they are about putting out and seek out original African fables, folklore, and fairy tales. The Wiz, Princes and the Frog, Black Panther and on and on is all about re-writing white literature and films with black faces like white actors putting on black faces. Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Science, Engineering... wasn't actually a Black African thing since Semites (Arabs/Jews) and Europeans brought the written language south of the Sahara. Black African entertainment were limited to tribal dances and ceremonies before civilized, somewhat.

    Star Wars, However is cultural appropriation of Yin/Yang Shaolin Mysticism and Samurai Order. It's a Martial Arts Film with white faces learning training to get stronger to control Chi (Force) set in Space. It's a very oriental story telling, but the new trilogy has strayed so far from the original trilogy. Simply remaking the new hope and piecing up various movies and what ever comes to mind pushing Misandry PC to keep the franchise going just makes it convoluted.

  • Adam
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Have you read Hamlet? While they share some basic themes (that many other movies do too), it's far from the same.

  • 3 years ago

    How the hell did you come up with that idea? The plot of "Black Panther" is nothing like the plot of "Hamlet". In Hamlet, Hamlet's uncle kills Hamlet's father, usurps the throne of Denmark and marries Hamlet's mother; and Hamlet takes revenge against his still-living uncle. NONE of that happens in "Black Panther".

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    The only "appropriation" going on in the film is when the white people that created, wrote and produced "Black Panther" appropriated black actors to express, through the heroes, white cultural values, white education and white high ideals. The only thing authentically black about the whole film is the villain and the skin color of the principal actors. The rest is a black mask on a white production. But, let the gullible mobs claim it as "their own" and let the white filmmakers profit from them. They all deserve what they get.

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  • 3 years ago

    No.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    No

  • 3 years ago

    Black Panther is more like MacBeth than Hamlet.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    yes

  • J M
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    No

  • 3 years ago

    I took a creative writing course in college. The professor started out the class by telling us that there were only ten basic plots in the world, that everything else was a variation on one of those themes. For instance, all the Star Wars movies are not science fiction. They are simply a variation on the "cowboys and indians" theme.

    Shakespeare's works are imitated and "stolen from" in all sorts of things. Though I would more likely see Black Panther as Julius Caesar.

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