How to Interpret Movies – Interpreting Films [Part 14] (7) Blackface

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(7) Blackface – Not too long ago “Blackface” was used in films, theatrical events, commercials and other forms of media. Check out this scene from an Indian film where some of the actors are in Blackface in movie Aayirathil Oruvan.

Blackface is a form of theatrical makeup used predominantly by non-black performers to represent a black person. The practice gained popularity during the 19th century and contributed to the spread of racial stereotypes such as the “happy-go-lucky darky on the plantation” or the “dandified coon“. (1) ….Stereotypes embodied in the stock characters of blackface minstrels not only played a significant role in cementing and proliferating racist images, attitudes, and perceptions worldwide, but also in popularizing black culture. (7) In some quarters, the caricatures that were the legacy of blackface persist to the present day and are a cause of ongoing controversy. Another view is that “blackface is a form of cross-dressing in which one puts on the insignias of a sex, class, or race that stands in opposition to one’s own.” (8) Nowadays the same thing is accomplished using a white person character actor with deep dark brown/nearly black color to black hair generally denotes a symbolic ancient black person either with an American or British accent. Secondly a white person with red hair (orange hair color) generally denotes a half breed sub par from white and could also denote a symbolic black person or person stemming or tainted with the ancient bloodline in some circumstances. If two protagonist characters or two antagonist characters are male and female or male to male or female to female, one having black hair and the other having orange hair or one having blonde hair and the other having black hair, they will generally express a love hate relationship throughout the movie plot. They will bicker back and forth, weave in and out of arguments. Possibly flirt back and forth. Or long to be with each other as their ideal mate if only the circumstances were right (ode to Superman and Lois Lane, Batman and Catwoman. One may be able to think of other character combinations). Genuine complete romance amongst male to female characters with the pre-described hair color combinations will never be accomplished or solidified during the plot of the show. These two characters are often in juxtaposition to two white characters who may be romantically involved (have reached true romance during the plot of the show), have a stable family structure and other positively noted relationship features. The hair color of one actor will be either a blonde with another actor whom have auburn hair color or two auburn color white character actors together with either an American or British accent. Dialects equal nations or bloodlines. An American is often depicted as a “dirty blond”, black or brunette hair color which is not quite blond still in the elite class but “tainted” due to the unique mixing of races in the Americas. America is beholden to Britain. Britain being the father and the Americas being the wayward, beast, extremely arrogant son (child) and or confidant, friend, buddy,  brother or sister. Actors with the British accent tend to carry any hair color. Remember we mentioned the movie Dune in the beginning.

The Baron would represent the ancient being/s that created the various cultures to use them for his ultimate desire to rule and dominate cultures, the planet, and its resources. However this idea once again feeds in to the “Consider the opposite” where really the elites have the desire and intention to rule and dominate cultures and resources but yet tell the world they are the victims who need everyone’s help to fight against the fictional character Baron(s) around the planet; unfolding it this way the elites would seem like pathological liars…

Point of view shots to a black hand in a generally white film or media generally coupled with a scene of trying to do or accomplish something…the nature to do (be commander and chief or in a place of authority, power and influence), accomplish and thrive as portrayed in the symbolic ancient people is a no no…if you try you must fail, if you try to take authority your authority must be usurped quickly, undermined, snatched away before any confidence is solidified. It typically happens during a climactic part of the film to really give the greatest impact of suppressionary encoding in the viewer who will hopefully be of the ancient lineage to further the sleepness and further the divided between cultures and male and female energies (suppression of kundalini). Point of view shots with a black person in the middle of the background or passing through the background during a conversation between two white protagonists should be watched critically. What is the dialogue saying at the precise time a black person walks past? Eye direction is also key. Where is the protagonist and antagonist looking at the exact time a black actor “passes through” or conversation, or a specific word or phrase is spoken? The black person character actor is generally oblivious to what is happening during the foreground conversation but they may be within the point of view shot anyhow simultaneously to conversation ensuing in the foreground is becoming extremely intense. Note an unconscious feeling impression is solidified in the viewer at that exact point in time of an intense of climactic scene. Also note what that feeling is and you can uncover the underlining plot line when typically, the next face or image you’ll see immediately following a climactic scene is a black face (black male or black female) or symbolic black representation image. This is repeated with ad naseum repetition amongst major movies, films and commercials. A point of view shot to the slightest resemblance of freckles on a protagonist is intentionally shown on a white person and it denotes half breed or sub par white person and could also symbolically denote a black person in some circumstances.

In a movie during group conversations when one black person is among the other group members who generally are white or a mix of races, the dialogue will show in most cases that the black person whom may play a supporting (not a significant role) is the one that “accidentally”, “unintentionally” or rather “intuitionally” steers the conversation to the best idea or plan of action in the plot. The other characters catch on but not at first. The first reaction is a dismissal. If no black person is present default to the black-haired character or the orange-haired character. Also note the idea shared by the “black actor” is initially and quickly sloughed off as insignificant but then the group conversation steers right back to that idea, expounds upon it and the leader of the group ends up being the one who indirectly claims it as his or her own and gives the direction to the rest of the group so they can go forth and overcome the threat or obstacle presented in the movie or film. This is hard to describe; these scenes can be confusing because the scenes and the dialogue are happening so quickly plus it is an intense time where everyone in the movie is needing to solve the problem in the plot to get to the next step in the film. Regardless of the conversation concept these sequences are on repeat in nearly every film who possesses the basic scenarios described in this paragraph.

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