Earthsea mini-series - oops
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 Noble <jon_p_noble at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
> > (As a separate issue, Ged and most of the people
> > Earthsea are white.
> I'm sure Ged in the books is black, iirc that there
> 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
> thinking of something else from that era.)
> > 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
> > a result.
> > Funny how film versions of stories with major
> > dark-skinned characters
> > are cast completely colorblind, but there aren't
> > many stories where
> > they cast non-white actors in white roles. What
> > 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
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