Armond White Movie Review of film Driving Miss Daisy (QUOTE from the Armond White book “The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World”)

 

34)   Armond White Movie Review of the film Driving Miss Daisy -1990-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce Beresford’s genteel, picturesque direction turns Alfred Uhry’s theaterpiece into a

 

 

sentimental reverie on racism and classicism as benign social circumstances.  The film longs for the period when Black people knew their “correct” place as servants to whites; when Jews didn’t have to think about committing the political sins they abhor in others…Driving Miss Daisy gives the nonthreatening treatment of U.S. race relations that people who hated Do The Right Thing longed for…”

 

 

 

To read more of Armond White’s take on the film Driving Miss Daisy, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.

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