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The Presentation of Black Characters in the Film "Ghost".
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Ghost, a modern day film about a man trying to solve his murder, was a very interesting film. I have seen this movie many times and never have I thought of it the way that I did today. I noticed a lot of points that could relate to this class. Although Whoopi Goldberg plays a major character in the film there were many scenes in the film that relate to the images that blacks are still to this day imprisoned by.
This film portrays black characters in more realistic situations but there are still very subtle things that shows that nothing has changed when it come to black portrayals in film. Whoopi Goldberg's character Oda Mae Brown represents the Magical Black. She is a "good black" because she used her powers to benefit Sam, a white man. She also exhibits characteristics of the mammy but I wouldn't identify her as a mammy. She is not sexualized in any way so that she won't be a threat to Molly. She shows traits of the stereotypical angry black woman. She is the loudest person in this movie. She is shown to be feisty, angry, loud,
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