Films/TV with southern heroes/honor

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Jimmy Bob, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Jimmy Bob

    Jimmy Bob Commander Red Shirt

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    Been watching Hell on Wheels and I've become fascinated by this concept of southern culture of honor and southern heroes. What other movies or tv shows could I see this southern honor in?

    Don't always have to be a heroic portrayal, I'm just fascinated by the concept in general.
     
  2. the G-man

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    Depending on how broadly you define it: Elvis films, Burt Reynolds movies, the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, Gone with the Wind....
     
  3. Nerys Myk

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    The Undefeated with Rock Hudson as a Confederate officer ( and John Wayne as Union officer) was the first thing that popped into my mind.
     
  4. Star Wolf

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    You can go as far back as Birth of A Nation. It was the first film screened for a president of the United States
     
  5. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Good example of Southern "honor" which is just a pack of outmoded patriarchial racist bullshit. :rommie:
     
  6. bigdaddy

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    What is southern honor? Is therm northern honor and mid west honor?
     
  7. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral In Memoriam

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    That's a pretty fucking ignorant statement.
     
  8. Hound of UIster

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    ^It's the truth.


    Agree completely.

    Birth of a Nation and any documentary of the klan and civil rights movements will get you a good dose of "southern honor".
     
  9. IndyJones

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    You don't find Birth of a Nation to be racist bullshit?
     
  10. CorporalCaptain

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    Gone with the Wind.
     
  11. sojourner

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    I don't find Southern honor to be racist bullshit. Which is what she is saying. Just because something originated in the south does not make it racist.
     
  12. CorporalCaptain

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    I agree. The Southern culture of honor has nothing to do with racism. Rather, it addresses what it considers to be proper conduct, the behavior of ladies and gentlemen, and ways of avoiding and resolving disputes. My family is from North Carolina and Kentucky, so I can claim only limited personal experience with the culture. But I do understand that it's rather opaque to outsiders, and most people outside the South know it only from parodies, film, and TV.
     
  13. iguana_tonante

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    Obviously, it should be spelled "honour".
     
  14. ManOnTheWave

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    Anyone with any slight interest in the culture of Texas should see the John Sayles film Lonestar. It is surprisingly accurate.