Wyman Manderly, your picks
Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:57 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:32 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:48 PM
You mean Martin Clunes? Not sure why but I find that guy very irritating, But I could see that yeah.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:54 PM
Edited by Dornish Hen, 30 June 2012 - 05:55 PM.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:30 PM
Oooh, hah. Yeah McNiece would be much more preferable to Martin Clunes anyway!
Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:12 PM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:19 PM
Edited by The Smiling Eye, 03 July 2012 - 12:19 PM.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:07 PM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:36 PM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:25 AM
"THE NORTH REMEMBERS OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH CHIMPANZEE THAT"
Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:24 AM
This is what doesn't make sense. The TV show is a TV show, it isn't the book. For all intents and purposes the story wouldn't suffer one bit if they make some Westerosi characters "colored" or have a "colored" ancestor.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:08 AM
Stop being so politically correct. The men of the north are pale skinned because it is friggin cold. Those of Dorne are of a darker complexion because it is hotter there. When they cast a black actor to play the originally pale character of Xaro, they changed his origin and made him a native of the Summer Isles, where it is always hot (hence the name) and the natives there have a black complexion. You know, just like in real life.
I know where you are coming from though. If a man is a great actor it shouldn't matter if the character was originally white. In a recent BBC production of Henry V they cast Paterson Joseph as the Duke of York. When I saw the publicity stills I thought "Well, shit, that's odd..." but that was soon followed by "But, shit, Paterson Joseph is fucking awesome!"
But if you cast a black actor in a role that should really a white character, it opens up a load of issues. How would a man of the Summer Isles attain a seat in the North? Are we to just pretend it is not an issue? Would those in the North and the rest of Westeros really not draw attention to the fact? I mean racial tension isn't a massive issue that the books seem to address but that is pretty much due to the fact there is little to none racial conflict. When you put white characters in foreign countries (as we see later in the series) the issue of race is never something used to provoke conflict.
It would just seem like a lame attempt to be overly PC.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:58 PM
Or is that too much Potterification?
Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:51 PM
Edited by Goutless Martell, 27 July 2012 - 01:09 AM.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:30 AM