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"Cloud Atlas" film's got some yellowface goin' on. 
26th-Jul-2012 03:32 pm
ROD Read Or Die final
Maybe someone can help me with this one bcz I might have entirely gotten things wrong. So I'm watching this trailer for an upcoming Tom Hanks / Halle Berry movie and I see something really strange. No, not Hanks' facial hair; Jim Sturgess in Yellowface[starts at 1:53]:
That is Jim Sturgess, right? Anyways, here's the directors explaining the film, in which they comment that the actors are to play multiples rolls: different ages, different races, and different genders[starts at 1:05]:
I don't get it. Even if people are perfectly "cool" about this, how can you look at that guy's face and think he looks perfectly normal? Oh, wow, and it's Jim Sturgess from 21. How odd is that?

*edit*
Apparently the two actors play different roles in another part of the film, and from this image it looks like the actress, Doona Bae, is playing a white lady?






Comments 
31st-Jul-2012 01:59 pm (UTC)
While I agree that that is kinda shady in the book that section is set in Korea and the reason they all look the same is because they are clones. I'm not saying that maks it right but thats the reason in case you were wondering.
31st-Jul-2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
yeah, i figured. i appreciate them setting the story in a different culture at all and it's probably a coincidence, but, sadly, my first reaction was "well, they didn't really think too hard on that one, did they.."
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