Joe Wright on making period films: “They’re fantasies to me, there’s a freedom to dream.”
Congratulations Her on winning Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay!
The cast and crew of ‘12 Years a Slave’ celebrate after winning the Best Picture award onstage during the 86th Annual Academy Awards
saw one of these things for the USA. decided we needed an english version.
I will ALWAYS reblog this! ALWAYS!!!!
I have enjoyed all these movies and love these actresses, but this is one of the Whitest things I’ve ever seen.
write women of colour, too, plz.
I’m not trying to be rude but Jane Austen was revolutionary just by being a woman writing in her time. Her name was not even published on her books when she was alive in order to protect her reputation. Yes now there should be woman of color (and might I suggest the adaptions of her work done by Pemberley Digital where several of these charcters are played by POC) but they would not have been at this time its very unfortunate but true.
yo so austen very rarely specifies exactly the race of her ladies; she’s not one for much physical description other than, like, “she was very pretty and had fine dark eyes.” so technically, it’s up to the reader’s imagination to imagine what the characters looked like. if you want to complain about lack of representation, lodge that complaint against the casting directors for the movie adaptations. for example, mary crawford (bottom right gif) was specified of having brown skin, as was her brother, though they were whitewashed in the specific adaptation used here (see: MP chapter 5). there may be more, but none are specifically coming to mind at the moment. additionally, having any women of color at all is really freaking progressive, nevermind her already feminist viewpoint, considering the fact that she was from upper class society in the 19th century britain, which was overwhelmingly white.