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How is Skeeter and Aibileen's relationship coming along? How does Aibileen feel about Skeeter? A: Skeeter kept coming to ask Aibileen for the help on her. In addition to anecdotes about rude or abusive employers, we hear stories of maids who have very close relationships with the white families. Their relationship shows that people of different races were not supposed to mingle together, become friends, or treat each other as equals.
Also, I have personal experiences to back up my statements. As such, please read on.
I was one of the only white kids there, and I was fairly well accepted. I can remember much of the conversation that swirled around me as basically an observer.
And I can tell you that since I was young and quiet, most people spoke about whatever was on their mind, as if I was not there. And that goes both for adults and kids. Consequently, I heard a lot of very insightful dialogue on what people were actually thinking, and I can tell you that, while this was not the deep south, nevertheless many of the views that I overhead, and much of the language, were very similar as to what was portrayed in this novel. Even worse though, many of the views that I heard espoused were just plain racist as concerned their attitudes and their views on other African-Americans, especially if they were older people talking about youger ones.
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However, many of their views on other, older African-American people were the most racist comments that I ever heard when I was growing up. This shocked me quite a lot, considering my age from six-years-old until my teenage years. But I am getting ahead of myself. Let me add a bit more background.
I did not understand what it meant. However, as I knew that it was said about a young African-American boy named, Ocie, who was my best friend, I turned to someone who I figured would know what it meant: She was always very kind to me, so I felt just fine about approaching her. Also, one of her daughters, who was about my age, and who was my friend, had died of a heart defect a little while before this happened.
However, when she tried to explain to me that her daughter could not come out to play with me, I did not understand. I was always a sensitive boy, and precocious far beyond my years.
However, since my earliest memories were from Taiwan, where I was raised without television or any entertainment other than what mischief my friends and I could get into outside, I had no concept about the rest of the world. She quickly hushed me, and told me not to say another word until we got home, whereupon she would explain everything to me, which she did.
Thereafter, I had nothing but African-American friends for many years. Brunson Green of Harbinger Productions also co-produced. The film was written and directed by Stockett's childhood friend, Tate Taylor, who optioned film rights to the book before its publication.
Octavia Spencer portrays Minny.
Aibileen's relationship to Skeeter. by Trang Tran on Prezi
A longtime friend of Stockett and Taylor, Spencer inspired the character of Minny in Stockett's novel and voiced her in the audiobook version.
The town of GreenwoodMississippi, was chosen to portray s-era Jackson, and producer Green said he had expected to shoot "95 percent" of the film there. One of the few locations that existed in Jackson, the book and the film is Jackson landmark Brent's Drugswhich dates to Scenes set at the Jackson Journal office were shot in Clarksdale at the building which formerly housed the Clarksdale Press Register for 40 years until April In order to convince producers to shoot in Greenwood, Tate Taylor and others had previously come to the town and scouted out locations; at his first meeting with DreamWorks executives, he presented them with a photo album of potential filming spots in the area.
The state's tax incentive program for filmmakers was also a key enticement in the decision. On June 30,the film's release date was rescheduled two days earlier to August 10, The release was produced in three different physical packages: It was also released as a digital download option in both standard and high definition. The digital download version includes the same features as the DVD version, plus one additional deleted scene.