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Re: [mythsoc] Digest Number 1668

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  • M. Williamson
    I found out about the Earthsea project and saw the pictures on the website. I was a bit croggled at Ged being so pale, as it were. Especially since it s a
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 26, 2004
      I found out about the "Earthsea" project and saw the pictures on the
      website. I was a bit croggled at Ged being so pale, as it were.
      Especially since it's a point of difference that Tenar and her people
      are such that "The White Lady" iirc is her sobriquet.

      Byrd

      mythsoc@yahoogroups.com wrote:
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      > There are 3 messages in this issue.
      >
      > Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. Earthsea vs. Middle-earth
      > From: David Lenander <d-lena@...>
      > 2. Re: Earthsea vs. Middle-earth
      > From: Jack <jack@...>
      > 3. Re: Earthsea vs. Middle-earth
      > From: Edith.Crowe@...
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      > Message: 1
      > Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 15:35:10 -0500
      > From: David Lenander <d-lena@...>
      > Subject: Earthsea vs. Middle-earth
      >
      > My coworker just called my attention to the SciFi network web-pages on
      > their planned dramatization of the Earthsea books. Although I don't
      > have cable, and so may not see these in December, I find myself
      > reflecting that one of the wonderful things about the Earthsea books is
      > how different they were from _The Hobbit_ and LOTR. The bits on the
      > web-site make it look like the Peter Jackson films, and even the
      > narration sounds like the trailers from the Jackson films. I hope that
      > Le Guin gets more money than the Tolkien estate got. Maybe she has to
      > be satisfied with the great _Lathe of Heaven_ that public television
      > did years ago.
      >
      > At the same time, some guilty little part of me is a little bit excited
      > about seeing _A Wizard of Earthsea_ dramatized, even if it ends up
      > looking like a Jackson film clone. And even if I end up waiting for the
      > DVD.
      >
      > On Aug 22, 2004, at 6:32 AM, mythsoc@yahoogroups.com wrote:
      >
      > David Lenander
      > d-lena@... or david_lenander@...
      > 2095 Hamline Ave. N.
      > Roseville, MN 55113
      > 651-292-8887 or 651-697-1807
      > http://www.umn.edu/~d-lena/RIVENDELL.html
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      > Message: 2
      > Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 16:57:49 -0400
      > From: Jack <jack@...>
      > Subject: Re: Earthsea vs. Middle-earth
      >
      >
      >>At the same time, some guilty little part of me is a little bit excited
      >>about seeing _A Wizard of Earthsea_ dramatized, even if it ends up
      >>looking like a Jackson film clone. And even if I end up waiting for the
      >>DVD.
      >
      >
      > Do wait for the DVD. I watched Dune and its sequel on DVD. It was immensely better without adverts.
      >
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      > Message: 3
      > Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 17:55:24 -0700
      > From: Edith.Crowe@...
      > Subject: Re: Earthsea vs. Middle-earth
      >
      > The thing I'm unhappy about is that they ignored Le Guin's depiction of
      > Ged as not particularly white--he's clearly described in a way that sounds
      > more like a Native American. Earthsea's racial diversity was a big deal
      > and hero who didn't look like every other was a real departure in fantasy
      > at the time. Granted, SciFi gets points for making Ogion black, but he's
      > not the hero. I hope the cast as a whole is more diverse than it looks on
      > the web site so far. And then there's Vetch...
      >
      > Edith L. Crowe
      > Art & Humanities Librarian & Coordinator of Graduate Instruction
      > San Jose State University Library
      > http://www.sjlibrary.org
      > (408) 808-2037 | edith.crowe@...
      >
      > Corresponding Secretary of the Mythopoeic Society
      > http://www.mythsoc.org
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