[LMB] Re: OT: The Colors of Earthsea
skyefire at skyefire.org
Wed Dec 21 22:21:17 GMT 2005
(running waaaay behind on my email here -- my 'net access is often
only every 2-3 days...)
Kirsten Edwards wrote:
> David M asks why it should piss anyone off (besides
> the author, of course) that actors in the Earthsea
> drama were almost entirely white?
> Because the story and the fantasy world was based
> on Polynesian and African mythologies, and the movie
> completely blew *it all off* transplanting and trans-
> mogrifying it into generic Celtic/Norman/Viking
Ah! Now *that* I didn't know.
>>From "unique and ground-breaking" to "blah-and
> Color wouldn't have fazed me one bit, if they had
> been true to the underlying story and mythos.
<grin> I suspect we are in violent agreement on this point.
> Also: One story-line half-arsedly incorporated, DID
> play on color - a fair race of barbarians vs. a dark-
> skinned civilized nation. They blew that off, too,
> but by then it was merely icing on the Cake of
Now, there's a plot element where it could have been important.
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