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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    No, the book was a swipe at uncontrolled industrialism and the upper ruling classes. If anything, conservatives should be crapping their pants over how communist it is.

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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    No, the book was a swipe at uncontrolled industrialism and the upper ruling classes. If anything, conservatives should be crapping their pants over how communist it is.
    "Communism" wouldn't be the right word for it in any eventuality. Tolkien was a staunch Roman Catholic, and a rabid traditionalist. Distributism would be more akin to something he would support.

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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    I just find it funny that when they die, they come back whiter.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    I just find it funny that when they die, they come back whiter.
    Well, to be fair, before he became Gandalf the White he was Gandalf the Gray, not Gandalf the Negro.

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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Don't think it's particularly intentional that LOTR featured almost no people of colour.
    TBF very few of the characters are actual people (ie humans)
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    It's anti English!!!! All the orcs have really cockney London accents
    Lol, true, true.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Gandalf became a much better person when he was a "white" wizard.

    Sounds about right.
    Actually I liked Gangalf better when he was grey. Gandalf the White is kinda swaggering.

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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Lol, true, true.



    Actually I liked Gangalf better when he was grey. Gandalf the White is kinda swaggering.
    He was a lot more violent as a non-white wizard, and more prone to anger. As a white, he was sagely.

    He also road-jacked someone and told them they couldn't pass as a non-white.

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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    TBF very few of the characters are actual people (ie humans)
    There's actually one theory bouncing around that the dwarves represent Jews.

    In any case, the ratio of white to black people in Lord of the Rings is more or less the same as you'd find in any other "white people" movie. Sleepless in Seattle was the whitest movie you'll ever see and nobody accused that of being racist.

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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    He was a lot more violent as a non-white wizard, and more prone to anger. As a white, he was sagely.

    He also road-jacked someone and told them they couldn't pass as a non-white.
    Gray or White, he was the most non-magic-using wizard ever. I count twice: once in the duel with Saruman (which he lost), and the second against those flying dragon things, and that was only to cast a ray of light that scared them off for some reason.

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