What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

August 13th, 2017 at 9:43:39 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
As long as his race isn't germane to the story, I don't care.


But it was germane to the story, that's
why us true fans are so pissed about it.
Have you read the Gunslinger series?
Making Roland black is a ridiculous move,
it's like casting a Denzel Washington to
play Arnold Palmer. It just wouldn't
work.
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August 13th, 2017 at 11:10:12 PM permalink
rxwine
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The guy on the far right or far left could play the part. These are real cowboys.

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August 14th, 2017 at 12:04:26 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: rxwine
The guy on the far right or far left could play the part.


Of Roland? Not quite, Roland was white and
they're black. This is an hilarious argument.
I suppose you think you could substitute
a Chinese person for a Japanese one, and
that would be fine. Not to the people of
those nationalities it wouldn't. They hate
each other and have little in common.

Roland was specifically written as a white
man for a reason, read the fricking books.
He is not a character that can be replaced
by any race you like just because it's PC.
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August 14th, 2017 at 4:24:06 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Racial characters? Why do Orientals consider Bad Day at Black Rock to be an Oriental movie when none of the cast is Oriental.
August 14th, 2017 at 6:27:21 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: rxwine
So, was the actual Apollo moon landing (according to some)


But "Capricorn One" was filmed in Saturn :)
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August 14th, 2017 at 10:31:20 AM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
But it was germane to the story, that's
why us true fans are so pissed about it.
Have you read the Gunslinger series?
Making Roland black is a ridiculous move,
it's like casting a Denzel Washington to
play Arnold Palmer. It just wouldn't
work.


I read the first two books, a long time ago. Still, I don't see how his race was germane to the story.
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August 14th, 2017 at 10:46:31 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
I read the first two books, a long time ago. Still, I don't see how his race was germane to the story.


How is Santa being white germane to the
myth? Why is Jesus always a white Jew,
when in his day there were black Jews also.
Why did King have Roland drawn in the book
illustrations as a white guy and say he had
blue eyes and looked like Clint Eastwood if
it wasn't germane to the story.

Rotten Tomatoes gives it 18%, one of the
worst movies of the year. On top of casting
the wrong guy for Roland, it's just a crappy
movie.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_dark_tower_2017/reviews/
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August 14th, 2017 at 12:21:35 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
How is Santa being white germane to the
myth? Why is Jesus always a white Jew,
when in his day there were black Jews also.


It isn't germane that Santa be white. Some Santa decorations are black. When I worked at Social Security we always had somebody dress us as Santa for the office Christmas party to give gifts to the kids. The one black guy in our department would have been perfect. Overweight, around 50 years old, and just very jolly. I always nominated him but the idea always got shot down. To be honest, I'm not sure he would have accepted if asked. Since Santa doesn't really exist, I think the spirit of Santa is no particular race but just a jolly older man who likes kids.



An argument could be made that Jesus did have dark skin.

A very good one could be made that the ancient Egyptians, like Cleopatra, where very dark skinned, migrating from central Africa, due to a drought.
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August 14th, 2017 at 12:32:59 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Wizard
A very good one could be made that the ancient Egyptians, like Cleopatra, where very dark skinned, migrating from central Africa, due to a drought.


In a sentence : not Cleopatra.

Egyptians were likely brown-skinned, as were many others along North Africa.

Cleopatra, however, was a very direct descendant of Ptolemy I, who was Macedonian. When I say "very direct," you should understand the various Ptolemies who ruled Egypt followed the royal Egyptian custom of inbreeding fiercely, with brothers marrying sisters for several generations.


How's that for racial purity? :)

Only it wasn't. It was "divine" purity.
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August 14th, 2017 at 2:15:39 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Wizard
It isn't germane that Santa be white. .


For Santa's safety he should be white. Any black man coming down Evenbob's chimney in the middle of the night has about 1 chance in 0 of coming out alive.
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