King Kong and Birth of a Nation

There was a paragraph in the King Kong reading that really stood out to me. First of all, the entire reading made me rethink basically all horror movies, and I realized that “classic” horror movies do revolve around a beast or a disfigured humanoid of sorts.

But there was a paragraph on 846 that really stood out; that is when a scene from the film is described about the couple fleeing from King Kong. The description really made me think of the chase scenes in Birth of a Nation, where a lusting black male chases the beautiful heroine, who ultimately sacrifices herself instead of being involved with this “monster.”

I don’t know where I’m going with this, but the comparison really made me wonder how I never realized the significance of classic horror films.

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