Well, I must say never having read any Mark Twain books that the 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' is sure an eye opener from a 2023 perspective.
|'1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die'|
Oh, and I forgot that it starred little Jodie Foster as Becky Thatcher -Trudi Fraser in 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' is Based on Jodie Foster Mr. Knowles?
I could have bought the book to read, but I wasn't that keen on reading it that much, so lucky for me it is in the public domain and that I could listen to a free recording of it at Apple Podcasts through the people at LoyalBooks.com.
Clunes is the Bookshop Capital of Australia?🔖📖📚🌏
I noticed there was a copy at the Clunes bookstore (and still is at the time of writing this post) when I bought my book about the Beenleigh Rum Distillery -
|Huc & Gabet Books of Interest|
I even watched a few old movies that were in the public domain and had been uploaded to You Tube about Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
And some movies and podcasts about Mark Twain and his characters that weren't.
|Mark Twain Recalls the Abuse of the Chinese in San Francisco|
And while I see Bruce's POV I don't agree with this woman in the You Tube below about whitewashing or reshooting/cutting the Asian character scene.
I don't believe in changing any media that was made in the past, be it books, TV shows or movies.
"Perennially popular with readers, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has also been the continued object of study by literary critics since its publication. The book was widely criticized upon release because of its extensive use of coarse language and racial epithet. Throughout the 20th century, and despite arguments that the protagonist and the tenor of the book are anti-racist, criticism of the book continued due to both its perceived use of racial stereotypes and its frequent use of the racial slur "nigger"."
Which is kind of synchy for me being halfway through listening to the book during the Australian Indigenous round of sport this weekend/month.
|Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Indigenous Range|
|Every School Boy was Lied to about the Death of Captain Cook|
|The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985)|
So, I guess that 1985 Claymation movie was made because 1986 would have been the first time Halley's Comet passed Earth since Twain's passing in 1910.
The next time it passes Earth will be in 2061, when I should have passed, as well.
Mickey Rooney has since passed and I noticed his birthday is September 23rd, the same day I celebrate mine, and the day that they celebrate the meteorite crashing to Earth in the movie 'Asteroid City' -
UPDATE: May 24th, 2023