Questions for Hollywood? Inquiring Minds Want to Know.


Why in the recent “The Factory” does a serial killer from Buffalo, New York, have a Southern accent?

Come to think of it, why do serial killers and vicious gang leaders in movies and TV always have Southern accents?

When you make movies about Ted Kaczynski, Timothy McVeigh, and Ted Bundy,   will they have Southern accents?

The alpha of the community beyond the Arctic Circle in “Fortitude” is an African American. Is this really plausible?

Why in movies and TV does George Washington always speak like he was from Yale?

Why do William Darby in “Darby’s Rangers” and Hal Moore    in “We Were Soldiers” not have Southern accents?

When you make your biopic glorifying Bill Clinton will he have a Southern accent?

Will the “Sons of Liberty” series mention that Sam Adams was a slave-owner?

Why is Abraham Lincoln always played by handsome actors and talks like he was from Yale?

John Wayne in “The Searchers,” one of the greatest of all films: “A man only has room for one oath at a time. I took an oath to the Confederate States of America.”   Why don’t you make movies like that anymore?

Why in an episode of “House” does the heart transplant surgeon have dreadlocks and a jive style?

How dumb do you think we are?

Wait a minute. Don’t answer that.Q

About Clyde Wilson

Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina where he was the editor of the multivolume The Papers of John C. Calhoun. He is the M.E. Bradford Distinguished Chair at the Abbeville Institute. He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews and is co-publisher of, a source  for unreconstructed Southern books. More from Clyde Wilson

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  1. One thing i disdain is how great films like the searchers has been falsified and misinterpreted by critics. They seem to think the film is about hate and genocide.

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