Thursday, December 16, 2004

Earthsea in Clorox, by Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursala speaks about the abominable SciFi version of her books. (I just shook my head all the way through the 4 hours. Why did I keep watching, I have no idea. Maybe because there's not enough new SF on right now?)

Earthsea in Clorox, by Ursula K. Le Guin

"Well," I said, "you do realise that almost everybody in Earthsea is 'those people,' or anyhow not white?" I don't remember what their answer to that was -- it may have used that wonderful weasel word "colorblind" -- but it wasn't reassuring, because I do remember saying to my husband, oh, gee, I bet they're going to have a honky Ged.


Erik said...

I missed the show, I don't think I've read the books, but I enjoyed the article anyway. I like process stories. It did seem a little weird, though, to throw a photo of a Chinese-Dutch-Canadian actress into the section about everyone but Danny Glover being white.

Lynn said...

Yeah.... well, it's all a bit defensive on her part, since she has to defend herself now that people have associated her with the TV versions; but after the previews, I knew she'd had nothing to do with it, from knowing how she works and thinks.

You should read the books. I should reread them. I kept wondering if they were even possible to film, and how I'd do it to convey that world if I had to make her happy...