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Old August 15 2011, 04:16 PM   #2251
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Maybe he wasen't established as a white guy in the radio show, but it has been established that way ever since. What's the point in establishing characters if your not going to stand by what has been established.
Good - now that we grant that he was not originally established by race, there should be no problem with changing him a second time.

Imean hell, lets just make Superman an asian midget and Lois a tranny named Louis. Lets make Jim Kirk Jane Kirk and have Scotty be a bloody Brit.
And these are the kinds of preposterous hypotheticals that are always resorted to in discussions of nontraditional casting because the folks objecting can' never come up with an actual example where it's really hurt the credibility or success of a production.
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Old August 15 2011, 05:03 PM   #2252
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Maybe he wasen't established as a white guy in the radio show, but it has been established that way ever since. What's the point in establishing characters if your not going to stand by what has been established.
Good - now that we grant that he was not originally established by race, there should be no problem with changing him a second time.

Imean hell, lets just make Superman an asian midget and Lois a tranny named Louis. Lets make Jim Kirk Jane Kirk and have Scotty be a bloody Brit.
And these are the kinds of preposterous hypotheticals that are always resorted to in discussions of nontraditional casting because the folks objecting can' never come up with an actual example where it's really hurt the credibility or success of a production.
Starbuck and Boomer? It didn't hurt the success, but it was done that way. This discussion isn't even about financial success, why do you try to interweave that now?
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Old August 15 2011, 05:04 PM   #2253
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and Lois a tranny named Louis.
A lot of people don't know this, so it's no particular reflection on you, but for future reference "tranny" is considered a transphobic slur.
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Old August 15 2011, 05:09 PM   #2254
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and Lois a tranny named Louis.
A lot of people don't know this, so it's no particular reflection on you, but for future reference "tranny" is considered a transphobic slur.
And "Hillbilly" is considered a racial slur.
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Old August 15 2011, 05:09 PM   #2255
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Starbuck and Boomer? It didn't hurt the success, but it was done that way. This discussion isn't even about financial success, why do you try to interweave that now?
There is also the character M in James Bond who was traditionally male but has been successfully played by Judi Dench.
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Old August 15 2011, 05:15 PM   #2256
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Starbuck and Boomer? It didn't hurt the success, but it was done that way. This discussion isn't even about financial success, why do you try to interweave that now?
There is also the character M in James Bond who was traditionally male but has been successfully played by Judi Dench.
And there was some media buzz that Bond should be gay and played by Idris Elba recently.
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Old August 15 2011, 09:00 PM   #2257
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^ Not to mention Colin Salmon before that. Directors look at the best people for the role for their films. I truly do not think this is a notion of casting for shock value or whatever else people want to claim. Zach Snyder especially I think doesn't really have a track record of doing that in his previous films. Neither does Chris Nolan.
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Old August 15 2011, 10:22 PM   #2258
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Are we still seriously kvetching about race?

Jesus Christ, it's not like Laurence Fishburne was cast to play Robert E. Lee.
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Old August 15 2011, 10:45 PM   #2259
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Are we still seriously kvetching about race?

Jesus Christ, it's not like Laurence Fishburne was cast to play Robert E. Lee.
How about Jesus Christ?
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Old August 15 2011, 11:09 PM   #2260
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Franky, I can't imagine a black man whose name is "Perry".

And while we're at it, I can't imagine anyone in their early thirties in the year 2011 who is named Clark or Lois.
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Old August 15 2011, 11:20 PM   #2261
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^ You've gotta be kidding right? Now we're gonna start bitching about the relevancy of their names?
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Old August 15 2011, 11:26 PM   #2262
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Franky, I can't imagine a black man whose name is "Perry".
Tyler would like a word with you.
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Old August 15 2011, 11:59 PM   #2263
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Franky, I can't imagine a black man whose name is "Perry".
Tyler would like a word with you.

Ha ha! Good one. It's his last name but, OK!
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Old August 16 2011, 12:01 AM   #2264
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Franky, I can't imagine a black man whose name is "Perry".

And while we're at it, I can't imagine anyone in their early thirties in the year 2011 who is named Clark or Lois.
Cassidy Freeman(Tess Mercer from SMALLVILLE) has a brother named Clark...he is in his twenties. She is in a band with him too.
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Franky, I can't imagine a black man whose name is "Perry".
Tyler would like a word with you.
Wait, wait, wait. Tyler Perry is a man?!



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And these are the kinds of preposterous hypotheticals that are always resorted to in discussions of nontraditional casting because the folks objecting can' never come up with an actual example where it's really hurt the credibility or success of a production.
Well, one can argue that Kristin Kreuk hurt Smallville, but I think that had little to do with her ethnicity.
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