Similar to Dr Seuss...


I JUST saw this film on the TV and the lines in this film really remind me of the way Dr Seuss writes... yep- that's basically all I had to say. But it's such a sweet film- Dean Stockwell is SUCH a good actor as the little boy- he makes the rest of the actors look so crap and like amateurs!!

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That's a good point about Dr. Seuss.
I wonder, did Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) get blacklisted the way Joseph Losey and Ben and Norma Barzman (the director and writers of 'The Boy With Green Hair') did?
Either way, it's good that today we can enjoy the great works of all of these great artists.

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Dr Seuss Made pro war cartoons during WW2. They were even extremely anti Japanese to the point of racism. No lie. You can look it up.

http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dspolitic/

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hallo robveal- why were the makers of the film of the boy with green hair blacklisted?

hallo billyjay i heard this as well in regards to dr seuss which is extremely disappointing.

cheers.

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Disney was MUCH worse and besides bad Japanese racist characters they always did really stereotypical and racist negro characters. Disney has suppressed some films like "Song of the South" because of this and cut scenes from other films like "Fantasia".

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First of all, Dr. Seuss's political cartoons were not "pro-war." They advocated that America should go to war to stop Hitler, and they mocked isolationists, but that's only because WWII was one of the only fully justified wars in history. Even pacifists like Albert Einstein were swayed.

Dr. Seuss was actually a staunch liberal whose cartoons and children's books warned about the follies of militarism. (Example: his book "The Butter Battle.") It is true that his cartoons in the 1940s contain racist depictions of Japanese (and furthermore, some of his earlier cartoons contained racist depictions of blacks and Jews, though he later became a staunch advocate of civil rights and critic of anti-Semitism), but that only shows that he was a man of his time, when anti-Japanese hysteria was so extreme it led one of history's most liberal presidents, FDR, to place Japanese-Americans in internment camps. Like FDR, Seuss wasn't perfect but did have many genuinely progressive beliefs.

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