From: Ian J. Ball <IJBall@mac.invalid>
Subject: Re: BAFTAs Go Batty
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Subject: Re: BAFTAs Go Batty
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On 2018-01-03 17:59:34 +0000, BTR1701 said:

> In article<anim8rfsk-911F6F.10204203012018@news.easynews.com>,
>  anim8rfsk<anim8rfsk@cox.net> wrote:
> 
>> In article<ae97fbb1-c555-4439-babc-a369ff8790c9@googlegroups.com>,
>> Ed Stasiak<estasiak@att.net> wrote:
>> 
>>> http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/12/19/the_bafta_awards_wil...
>>> _films_that_are_not_diverse_starting_in_2019.html
> 
>>> Starting in 2019, if Your Film Isn't Diverse, It Won't Be Eligible for a
>>> BAFTA Award
>>> 
>>> In an incredibly bold move,
>> 
>> There are a lot of words for this. "Bold" is not one of them.
> 
> So a movie about the Vikings now has to cast black and latino and Asian
> people as Norsemen?**
> 
> Or are films about white people just not allowed at all anymore?
> 
> 
> 
> **I know Marvel already did that when they turned Asgard into It's A
> Small World with swords, but I'm talking about more serious films.

Yes - this basically rules any serious historical drama, or literature 
adaptaion, out of contention. So any future Jane Austen adaptation, or 
even more ridiculously, any film about a, say, 15th century African 
tribe or empire (all black cast, so "not diverse", right?...), would be 
out of luck.

I don't see how this policy can possibly be implemented.


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