Earthsea mini-series - oops

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 5 15:12:33 EST 2004


Sorry there Deborah, I've just reread you post and now
understand what you said - it's the movie that has a
white Ged. Mea Cupla, mea maxima culpa.

Jon

--- Jon Noble <jon_p_noble at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 
> --- deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
> > (As a separate issue, Ged and most of the people
> of
> > Earthsea are white.
> 
> I'm sure Ged in the books is black, iirc that there
> is
> some passage in one of the books to this effect. I
> can't recall what the reference was and what its
> implication for the skin colours of other characters
> was. (Or have I got this all completely wrong and
> I'm
> thinking of something else from that era.)
> 
> Jon
> 
> > 
> >   Legend of Earthsea, the miniseries, was cast
> > completely colorblind, as
> >   any of my productions have been. We searched for
> > the right actors for
> >   the roles and brought in diversity to the cast
> as
> > a result.
> > 
> > Funny how film versions of stories with major
> > dark-skinned characters
> > are cast completely colorblind, but there aren't
> too
> > many stories where
> > they cast non-white actors in white roles.  What
> an
> > amazing
> > coincidence.  Also an amazing coincidence, since
> > they apparantly cast
> > based entirely on talent, that the actress playing
> > Tenar is young,
> > pretty, pale skinned, with yards of straight black
> > hair...  Not to
> > mention the general appropriateness of casting a
> > story colorblind in a
> > world where skin color matters, at least
> somewhat.)
> 
> 
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