- Dec 21, 2002
- Real Name
- Jake Lipson
Whites can choose to accept a black George Washington, or not. The show is the show. If you don't want to see it, no one is forcing you to do so.whites should accept a black George Washington simply because non-musical rap is in vogue?
If they were made today, The King and I and Flower Drum Song would also be expected to be cast in a diverse way because those shows are written specifically to deal with issues of race.
Rita Moreno was cast correctly in the original. No one here is taking any issue with her casting or her work. But there are other people in the original whose ethnicity did not match those of their characters, which gives the remake a solid starting point to be different than the original. Moreno also clearly approves of the remake, seeing as she is in it and is also a hands-on executive producer who gave Spielberg and Kushner script notes which they used.how is she more authentic then Puerto Rican Rita Moreno as Anita in the original?
No one is forcing you to see it. But judging it before anything from it has come out is a little harsh, don't you think? Yes, it could suck, and if it does I'll say so. But it could also be good. As we've already discussed in this thread, Spielberg knows the original film is a classic, and he can basically do whatever he wants. I don't think he would have wasted his time making this if he didn't have a new take that he thought was worthwhile. I think he has earned the benefit of the doubt.You know what I’m done with this thread - until Spielberg’s film walks away 10 Oscars including Best Picture and reviewed as a landmark then I’ll go see it.
I love the original film, and I fully expect to continue watching it after Spielberg's version is released. But I don't see why some people believe there isn't room for another version to stand alongside it on the shelf. No one complains when it gets revived onstage.