By Thomas Schatz
Boom and Bust lines the motion picture throughout the momentous decade of the Forties. It discusses alterations within the constitution of the studio system--including the shift to self sufficient production--and the dominant stars, genres, and construction traits in the course of the interval.
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Nor is it less insightful simply because it comes in a package that includes four-letters words and unchecked rage. I don’t think it’s a coincidence, though, that so many critiques of Eminem’s music focus on the foulness of his language—and I suspect that at least some of the controversy around him would go away if only he could make his points in more polite and genteel fashion. But why should he? Especially since many of his sociopolitical critiques are angry ones—and often justiﬁably so. I don’t want to simply romanticize Eminem as some sort of organic intellectual or working class hero—that would be precisely the sort of patronizing elitism that I’m trying to guard against here—but I do want to suggest that, as cultural critics, we could stand to be more self-reﬂective about our own class position and biases, and about how readily we dismiss potentially valuable cultural criticism simply because it comes from someone who says “motherfucker” in public without ﬂinching.
People like us) fail to adequately acknowledge their own roles—however passive or implicit those might be—in shaping and maintaining some of the more disturbing forms of racial hierarchy and disenfranchisement. I think it’s perfectly ﬁne for cultural critics to hold Eminem’s feet to the ﬁre for his more egregious lyrical excesses, but only if they— we—are also self-reﬂexive enough to do so in ways that aren’t ultimately about trying to protect our positions of privilege at the expense of others.
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Boom and Bust: American Cinema in the 1940s (History of the American Cinema, Volume 6) by Thomas Schatz