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

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    So, people, what do you think?
    What's your feeling about that?


    Of course not. What looney suggested it was??

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I have to say though that it's pretty consistent for white actors to be cast into the roles of black characters. The character Bean in Ender's Game is the latest example of this (he was black in the book). Does it ruin the whole movie? No, but you can't really argue it was enhanced either, so it's kind of odd.
    As an example of when a movie needs to stay strictly white, think Denzel Washington being cast in Much Ado About Anything.

    Or Keanu Reeves being cast in that movie either, but that's probably off topic.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Having all white kids is racist.

    You should have at least one black child and of course an Asian.
    The retarded crippled kid is an Asian and the Toby who shovels **** in the barn is black... does that work?
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Sacrilege! The Expendables 2 was the greatest story ever told.
    As I read this it just started raining... apparently God does not agree with you.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    (grin!)
    Ever notice, too, that when a character needs to be a battle-mad half-lunatic he's given a Scottish accent?
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    So, people, what do you think?
    What's your feeling about that?
    My feeling is that it's a silly question. The answer is: of course not.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Well I agree that it's not racist - how could it be with the large variety of species and races written in?

    But I also know that a lot of the species and races IN LotR are *not* white like you and me (meaning: light skin tone and other features which developed in response to northern, sun-less environments)

    They merely used white people to portray them in movies.

    See - I hate it when some people cannot look at a fantasy story and SEE the story. They can only SEE it through modern, present day eyes which skews how they read things.
    Wondering if the LOTR is racist or not was LITERALLY an idea that never even came close to crossing my mind.

    Is Star Wars racist? Luke and Leah wear white and Darth Vadar not only wears black but has the voice of a black man.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Wondering if the LOTR is racist or not was LITERALLY an idea that never even came close to crossing my mind.

    Is Star Wars racist? Luke and Leah wear white and Darth Vadar not only wears black but has the voice of a black man.
    It would have been much better if they had given Darth Vader's speaking role to Gilbert Gottfried.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Um. It's based on a novel, set in a fantasy world called middle earth, in which there were no black people? Having read the books quite a few years ago, maybe my memory is rusty...but I can't recall mention of a single black person.
    The Haradrim and Easterlings always seemed vaguely Arab or Turkish to me.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    It would have been much better if they had given Darth Vader's speaking role to Gilbert Gottfried.
    ... or Mr. T
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