Notes of a Native Son - Study Guide Carmen Jones: The Dark Is Light Enough Summary & Analysis

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Baldwin's critique of the movie, Carmen Jones, the 1955 Hollywood interpretation of Bizet's opera, Carmen, purports the further negative stereotypes associated with Negroes. The movie utilizes an all-Negro cast, which, in one way, makes it safe in that there are no white people to which the Negroes may be compared, but in most other ways, the movie is a gross affront to the Negro population as a whole.

The sets are antiseptically clean, which may make white audiences more comfortable in looking at Negroes in situations where they themselves may feel comfortable, but do not accurately portray the environments of the working class Negroes characterized in the film.

Language and dialect in the film are more insults heaped on black people, because the characters speak with affected accents, as though they are antebellum Negroes adopting the...

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