View Poll Results: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

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

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    Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    So, people, what do you think?
    What's your feeling about that?

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

    Don't think it's particularly intentional that LOTR featured almost no people of colour.

    They filmed in New Zealand, what were they going to do?

    Ship 100's of black people over for the sake of racial representation?

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

    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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

    I've read that that it seems to bring across an upper class view of how the world should be organized. And since it was supposed to be the prehistory of Europe there should not be very many blacks involved. But I voted IDK since I cannot be sure of the author's intent.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

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

    Tyler Perry has a whole string of racist movies.
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    Re: Is the film "Lord Of The Rings" racist?

    Santa Claus is sexist.

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

    Gandalf became a much better person when he was a "white" wizard.

    Sounds about right.

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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?
    No, it's not racist. It's based off the books, which were not racist either.

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

    It's a bit "racial" in terms of allegory (the Dwarves are supposed to be roughly analogous to Medieval Jews, for instance, from what I've heard), but it's not "racist." People are generally defined by what they do, not who they are.
    Last edited by Gathomas88; 12-08-13 at 11:25 AM.

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