Disney's Live Action Snow White (perhaps without the seven dwarfs) (1 Viewer)

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And while we're at it, let's take the giant out of Jack and Beanstalk, don't want to offend the Gigantism community. Or let's take the Quasimodo out of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Or the phantom out of the Phantom of the Opera. I just think people get too deep in their feels sometimes. I honestly don't see a problem with portraying the dwarves in Snow White with actual dwarves? He didn't complain about his portrayal in Elf where they actually made fun of his size.

If you have acromegaly, and depictions of giants bother you, please talk about it. If you have kyphosis and you don't like the depiction of people with curved spines in media including the hunchback of Notre Dame, please speak up. If you are not a little person, an incredibly tall person or a person with a curved spine, you don't get to decide what is or isn't a problem.

You don't "honestly" see the problem because you have never had to experience it and never will. We have the luxury of thinking about it for 5 minutes before returning back to our day. The people in the communities we just named have lived it.
 

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If they hired normal sized people to play the dwarves would it help?

No.

You have to know where the story comes from. I can safely say, Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs is the Germanic equivalent of Song of the South.
 

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And while we're at it, let's take the giant out of Jack and Beanstalk, don't want to offend the Gigantism community. Or let's take the Quasimodo out of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Or the phantom out of the Phantom of the Opera. I just think people get too deep in their feels sometimes. I honestly don't see a problem with portraying the dwarves in Snow White with actual dwarves? He didn't complain about his portrayal in Elf where they actually made fun of his size.
You have to understand where the story comes from to understand Dinklage's issue.
The problem is the reason why the dwarves are in the forest, hiding from others. Then they compound the issue with casting a woman with brown skin to play a characater whose name is Snow White because her skin is white as snow.
 
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No.

You have to know where the story comes from. I can safely say, Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs is the Germanic equivalent of Song of the South.
Well, that would be an entirely different issue than what Mr. Dinklage is complaining about.

I did have concerns about the title "Snow White"
 

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Well, that would be an entirely different issue than what Mr. Dinklage is complaining about.

I did have concerns about the title "Snow White"

Both stories involve discrimination, the idea that a group of people is inferior to another, bad traits are attributed to them; and both stories present characters who belong to the group of people being discriminated as being happy and accepting their inferior roles.. so no, not entirely different, on the contrary, lots of similarities.
 
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Both stories involve discrimination, the idea that a group of people is inferior to another, bad traits are attributed to them; and both stories present characters who belong to the group of people being discriminated as being happy and accepting their inferior roles.. so no, not entirely different, on the contrary, lots of similarities.
I guess having only watched Snow White as a child, maybe i didn't pick up on it.

The only negative connotation i recall was of the step mother. I always thought the 7 Dwarves as somewhat heroic for taking care of the protagonist.
 

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I know this is a wild take - but what if we just didn't have to make a live action remake of everything?
 

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Both stories involve discrimination, the idea that a group of people is inferior to another, bad traits are attributed to them; and both stories present characters who belong to the group of people being discriminated as being happy and accepting their inferior roles.. so no, not entirely different, on the contrary, lots of similarities.

That's awesome. Any more movies you can ruin for me?

j/k
 

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