main
side
curve
  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

Official Info Episode VII Will Film In The UK

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by The-Eternal-Hero, May 10, 2013.

  1. Bobatron

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Sep 3, 2012
    Yes they do, but when STAR WARS did it with aliens, some people, enough for it to be a big focus in the press, thought it was demeaning to those certain cultures.
     
  2. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

    Registered:
    Oct 3, 2003
    Well, they were obvious stereotypes.

    Still, stereotypes are nothing new and are usually funny.
     
  3. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

    Registered:
    Nov 3, 2012
    The Trade Federation was totally demeaning to reptilian alien cultures.
     
  4. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

    Registered:
    Oct 3, 2003
    Trandoshans make up for it
     
  5. Frank_TJ_Mackey

    Frank_TJ_Mackey Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Registered:
    Dec 6, 2000
    For some it was totally demeaning to the asian culture.

    Don't shoot the messenger :

    Much as Imperial officers were given English accents, Silas Carson, who portrayed Nute Gunray in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, was asked to imitate a Thai actor's reading of his lines when looping Nute Gunray's dialog for the movie.[30] The use of Asian accents to depict the Neimoidians was cited by reviewers as part of a broader issue with racist stereotypes in that film.[31][32]

    Source : http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Neimoidian
     
  6. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Bossk approves.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

    Registered:
    Nov 3, 2012
    I remember it well. I was making fun of it. There is nothing remotely "Asian" about their culture. The one who says "They've gone up the ventilation shaft!" sounds like Speedy Gonzales. There's no monolithic culture represented, we just see some corporate types and a few underlings, who all have different accents. They always sounded like old movie Transylvanians to me :)
     
  8. Xirix

    Xirix Jedi Youngling

    Registered:
    May 15, 2013
    Any idea where I can keep an eye out for audition information? I would love to get into this movie even just as an extra.
     
  9. DarthMateous

    DarthMateous Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Naturally, they will probably film on a combination of London and on location. They've done that will all 6 movies. So I can see that happening in Ep. VII too.