Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Signing with Judge Eileen Moore
Judge Eileen Moore will be signing copies of Race Results: Hollywood vs. the Supreme Court: Ten Decades of Racial Decisions and Film this Saturday, February 6th, from 1-3 p.m.
From the dust jacket: "Picture this: nine old white men isolated by privilege and position. Can they notice more about the lives of real people than Hollywood? They not only can. They did."
"From the 1915 film epic The Birth of a Nation to films from the first decade of the new millennium, author Eileen Moore compares and contrasts popular movies decade-by-decade with racial decisions from the highest court in our land: the Supreme Court. Here you will see, with the noted exception of one specific decade, how "conservative" Supreme Court justices actually were more liberal and progressive than the supposedly liberal producers, directors, and studios of Hollywood."
"Race Results not only shows which movies actually contain racist messages, but why this was sometimes deliberately so. Moore also discusses significant events that were happening in society that affected decisions of both the Supreme Court and Hollywood. The end result makes several fascinating conclusions about whether Hollywood reflected real life, or if Hollywood shaped racial ideas and attitudes of society, and actually prolonged racism."