How do you feel when black actors are shown gaining upper hand?

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  1. thirdmillenium profile image61
    thirdmilleniumposted 14 years ago

    (If this sounds racially biased,it is not actually meant to be). For instance, Morgan Freeman in Hard Rain over Christian Slater, Denzel Washinton in Crimson Tide over Gene Hackman, Eddy Murphy in all his movies.

    1. bukan profile image59
      bukanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Its not a matter of white actor or black actor the splendid quality gets upper band its not a matter of white and black its a nature rule.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      It's something that I have never even considered...

    3. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I know I didn't know about one actor over another getting the part, I think it's great when the right actor gets the part, I don't even think black or white. we're all people.

      denzel washington is hard to beat, perfect for crimson tide.

      1. 1974 profile image67
        1974posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think he was talking about the black actor getting the part over a white actor.  He is referring to the black actor gaining the upper hand in the movie over the white actor, for example Denzel taking over the sub from Gene Hackman in Crimson Tide.

        Still not sure what the OP is hoping to gain from this thread though.

        1. rebekahELLE profile image87
          rebekahELLEposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          oh, yes, I see. I think he's just wanting to understand peoples thinking. smile

    4. dejajolie profile image60
      dejajolieposted 14 years agoin reply to this


      1. lakeerieartists profile image63
        lakeerieartistsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, what??  Upper hand in any manner, what difference does it make what color the actor is?

  2. darkside profile image66
    darksideposted 14 years ago

    Does it matter?

    I'm sure others will give examples of the opposite.

  3. thirdmillenium profile image61
    thirdmilleniumposted 14 years ago

    I am the one who started this discussion. Am I glad to read all the reactions. We are beoming one huge human community with no prejudices. The spirit is exhilarating.  Thanks

  4. profile image0
    Justine76posted 14 years ago

    what do you mean by upper hand? Thier charachter is stronger or something? (I haven't seen any of those movies you mentioned. sorry..)

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image55
    prettydarkhorseposted 14 years ago

    they are the main characters??, it doesnt matter who they are to me, as long as they make me LOL,,

  6. 1974 profile image67
    1974posted 14 years ago

    The title confused me so I clicked it just to get even more confused by the thread itself.

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Its not just me? I dont get it..
      I thought it was going to be something ..else..

  7. Daniel Carter profile image63
    Daniel Carterposted 14 years ago

    How would you feel if you were, for example, blind, and could only hear their voices, rather than *see* who they are? Would it make any difference to you then?

    I also see, thirdmillenium, you posted again and posed this as sort of a "temperature" question. (Getting the temperature of this subject here.) Just wanted to add, welcome to the neighborhood. Looking forward to reading your hubs.

  8. Ivorwen profile image65
    Ivorwenposted 14 years ago

    I love 'Men in Black' and 'Independence Day'.  I think is great that Will Smith beat the aliens!  wink

  9. thirdmillenium profile image61
    thirdmilleniumposted 14 years ago

    I am sorry I posted this. It is out of sync, I see now. Anyway I can withdarw it?

    1. SoftCornHippo profile image60
      SoftCornHippoposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      HA~! YOU are refreshingly spontaneous and so young, I bet! we all want to withdraw things we say and ask on here but I've never seen anyone actually ask to do so - usually they just disappear and leave us knoshing about with it!  so good on ya!cool

  10. HILLceo profile image60
    HILLceoposted 14 years ago

    I agree. This is a very confusing question and could be interpreted several different ways.

  11. Shealy Healy profile image59
    Shealy Healyposted 14 years ago

    Shake it...

  12. spiritactor profile image60
    spiritactorposted 14 years ago

    Not sure of the intent behind this question-- are you writing a screenplay?

    At any rate, it depends on the point/message of the story and the integrity/motivation of the character-- not the race, nationality, religion, or physical attributes of the character.

    Therefore, I don't feel the question is on a useful target, craft-wise. As mere solicitation for thoughts-- well, here you are.

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image70
      Jeffrey Nealposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, we all (or most of us, I assume) want to see good triumph over evil, so race is irrelevant.


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