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Quote from: Josephus on March 17, 2023, 08:59:14 AMQuote from: The Larch on March 17, 2023, 06:11:22 AMIf anything a "diverse" Grease will bring out to light how terribly whitewashed the original movie was. As grumbler said, minorities were very relevant in the youth cultures portrayed on it.I don't know. Would there have been many racially diverse people at Rydell High? My impression of 1950s USA was that it was very segragated, even in California--even not legally than de facto.
Quote from: The Larch on March 17, 2023, 06:11:22 AMIf anything a "diverse" Grease will bring out to light how terribly whitewashed the original movie was. As grumbler said, minorities were very relevant in the youth cultures portrayed on it.
Quote from: Sheilbh on March 17, 2023, 10:21:35 AMAs I say I think it's fine if it's light and operates on the level of fantasy - which Grease does. It's a 1970s fantasy of the 50s. And a 2020s fantasy of the 50s will certainly be diverse.
QuoteBut if you're setting something in most of 50s America that acknowledges race but is racially diverse, isn't the problem that in most settings (there will be exceptions) it's not true in a way that erases an evil? It's like a racially diverse film about the British empire where everyone just gets along.
Quote from: The Larch on March 13, 2023, 06:16:47 AMI suppose that the biggest upset was Michelle Yeoh taking the Best Actress award from Cate Blanchett.
QuoteSam Neill: Jurassic Park actor reveals he is being treated for stage-three blood cancerExclusive: Neill underwent chemotherapy after being diagnosed with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma
Quote from: Savonarola on March 17, 2023, 01:10:24 PMI think they're going to have to make bigger changes to Grease than just having a diverse cast.
Quote from: celedhring on March 17, 2023, 03:29:25 PMAnd to add to the bad news, Lance Reddick has died. Loved him as an actor since The Wire. Always a welcome presence in anything he was in.
QuoteSam Neill: Jurassic Park actor reveals he is being treated for stage-three blood cancerThe actor Sam Neill has revealed that he is being treated for stage-three blood cancer in a candid memoir to be released on Tuesday.In an interview with the Guardian about his book, Did I Ever Tell You This?, the 75-year-old Jurassic Park star discusses his career in film and television, the nature of celebrity, life on his New Zealand farm, and mortality, having opened his book with a shock."The thing is, I'm crook. Possibly dying," he writes in chapter one, "I may have to speed this up."Neill started writing vignettes from his life as a way to keep busy – and as a salve – while undergoing treatment last year."I found myself with nothing to do," Neill said in the interview. "And I'm used to working. I love working. I love going to work. I love being with people every day and enjoying human company and friendship and all these things. And suddenly I was deprived of that. And I thought, 'what am I going to do?'"I never had any intention to write a book. But as I went on and kept writing, I realised it was actually sort of giving me a reason to live and I would go to bed thinking, 'I'll write about that tomorrow ... that will entertain me.' And so it was a lifesaver really, because I couldn't have gone through that with nothing to do, you know."In Did I Ever Tell You This? – with its cover line endorsements from the likes of Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and Stephen Fry – Neill reveals himself to be an enormously good raconteur with a collection of stories that take the reader from his first seven years in Ireland to growing up in New Zealand and the eccentricities of his family life, through funny coming of age stories and amusing anecdotes from film sets over the years (co-stars behaving badly, take note).He said his book is not a cancer memoir, that rather his illness forms a "spiral thread" throughout the narrative.Neill first experienced swollen glands during publicity for Jurassic World Dominion in March last year and was soon diagnosed with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma. He received chemotherapy, but when that started to fail, he embarked on a new chemotherapy drug which he will continue to receive monthly for the rest of his life, although he is now cancer-free."I can't pretend that the last year hasn't had its dark moments," he said. "But those dark moments throw the light into sharp relief, you know, and have made me grateful for every day and immensely grateful for all my friends. Just pleased to be alive."Neill, whose acting career began in the 1970s and is comprised of over 150 roles from My Brilliant Career to The Piano to Jurassic Park to Peaky Blinders, is currently in preparation to start filming on the television adaptation of Liane Moriarty's bestselling novel Apples Never Fall, being filmed in Australia and co-starring Annette Bening.
Quote from: The Brain on March 20, 2023, 03:02:41 PMFreud, S1. Young Dr Freud encounters weirdness and learns about the human mind. I liked it. NB I do like late 19th century Austria-Hungary as a setting. The chick was also in Tokyo Vice.
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