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13-02-2020, 19:49   #61
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Black/Asian people in historical shows/movies.

"Why is this thrown in our faces"
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people in this thread so far on the left they seem to be living in the US...
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Meh I don't mind it. I mean you have to suspend disbelief going into any drama, but when it's too obvious a "progressive" casting decision with a side order of lecturing it can be irritating. Though this kinda thing has been happening in different forms throughout the history of 20th century drama. If the preamble to the flic comes out with "based on a true story/history" then my nitpicking can come out. This also goes for when Hollywood whitewashes a part. Which used to be far worse to be fair. John Wayne playing Genghis Khan one of the lowlights.

Where I would go "ah here FFS" is when documentaries claiming to be factual do that kinda thing in reenactments.

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people in this thread so far on the left they seem to be living in the US...
Eh... the American Left outside of a minority in US universities would be very much centre, if not centre right here.
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The mere suggestion of a homophobic slur being bleeped out of a song had a lot of people jumping up and down in rage, heard a song that had the word wanker bleeped out a while ago and no one gave a sh1te about that, oddly enough.
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This thread, soon enough. They're already getting uppity.
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Eh... the American Left outside of a minority in US universities would be very much centre, if not centre right here.
on a map, i mean. why are we fighting american culture wars on Boards.ie,




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on a map, i mean. why are we fighting american culture wars on Boards.ie,
True that.
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They did that to great effect with Armando Iannucci's recent adaptation of David Copperfield - genuinely colour-blind casting, to the extent of having characters who were related to each other played by actors of totally different racial backgrounds. Even Mr Micawber's wife was Bernie from the Commitments.

Of course, when Charles Dickens wrote the original movie, back in Dickensian times, other races hadn't yet been invented.
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The idea that never having found yourself unemployed is down to anything other than good fortune.
Yeah, it's fortunate that I've a good work ethic.
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They did that to great effect with Armando Iannucci's recent adaptation of David Copperfield - genuinely colour-blind casting, to the extent of having characters who were related to each other played by actors of totally different racial backgrounds.
A good example of stunt casting and a reflection of the times, like whitewashing was before it. Drama always reflects the times to some degree. Hell, in the 60's you had war, westerns and science fiction dramas that featured hippies. So today it's let's make James Bond a mixed race Black Asian Lesbian woman in a wheelchair. With Aspergers. As sure as the world turns it'll change again. Mostly when something stops making money. It's always about the money.

I do wonder though would you be so cool, holier than thou and "colour blind" about such things if someone adapted the story of say Shaka Zulu using a mostly European and Asian cast, or casting Brad Pitt as Genghis Khan, or Adam Driver as Othello? BTW I'd also consider all of the above daft and stunt casting. Seeing Olivier in blackface doing Othello is cringe inducing.
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Yeah, it's fortunate that I've a good work ethic.
Arguably it is indeed fortunate TB. Like any personality trait a work ethic is deeply rooted in biology, psychology, background and culture and different people have different traits and different focuses.
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