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Canonical Blackness

Can an Imperial Stormtrooper be black?  Can ancient Egyptians be white? Hey, in the movies, anything is possible – though some things are perhaps more possible than others. A filmmaker telling a story drawn from an entirely fictional imaginary can probably take all kinds of liberties with characters (not to mention settings, props, special effects, etc.)  But a filmmaker telling a story drawn from an imaginary that is based (however loosely) upon a set of canonical texts has to be much more careful about violating the sensibilities and expectations of the audience. So of course it’s easier for Ridley Scott Read more