The Black Lives MatterMovement has first consequences for the film and series industry: After as reported “Little Britain” was removed by Netflix and BBC, it also hit one of the great American film classics. “Gone with the Wind” from 1939, at that time multiple Oscar-winning and one of the most commercially successful films of all time, was removed by the streaming service HBO Max after a critical commentary on possible racism had appeared in the LA Times.
This decision is also interesting because at the 1940 Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel was the first ever African-American actress to receive an award (Best Supporting Actress).
From a commercial point of view, however, the shot probably backfired: Only 24 hours after HBO Max had removed “or blown away by the wind” (or was reported about), the film classic hit No. 1 on the Amazon sales charts in the USA : Probably out of fear that the film will no longer be able to be streamed at all, many Americans wildly ordered DVDs and BluRays – although these were already sold out at times. Incidentally, in the iTunes film charts, “Gone with the Wind” got a decent boost: Behind “The Hunt“,”Birds of Prey“,”Bad Boys for Life” and “The invisible“The southern drama took 5th place. (Source: World of Reel)
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