Saturday, September 02, 2006

Is Peter Jackson going to be non-PC?

After the fuss about pipe-smoking Hobbits, what's going to happen in the remake of The Dam Buster's?

Yes- of course I'm refering to Wing Commander Gibson's dog, Nigger!

I'm betting he will stay true to the story.

Time will tell...

5 comments:

barry said...

Most of us over 60 years have read and enjoyed Agatha Christie's mystery "Ten Little Niggers", now renamed. We had a cat named Nigger, abbreviated to "Nig". Actually I still refer to Black Americans as Negroes with no offence meant or taken. The US Southern States pronunciation of the word negro comes out as "nigger" so put that into context. The PC brigade can get stuffed!

KG said...

I bet they're not shown puffing away on cigarettes, though.

Murray said...

If you screw with the fine details of history your going to turn it into a revisonist cluster and then you'll try to put a "message" into the film because you already think you have a duty to mess with us.

After that you can do what you like because I wont be watching it.

Get it right or don't bother. If the pc nannies can't deal with it it's because they can't handle reality and we already got THAT message.

As an aside Guy Gibson wasn't exactly the most liked of CO's either. The dog might be giving us a bit of insight into his character.

KG said...

Agreed, Murray. What the hell's the point of making a "historical" movie and then changing history to suit the sensibilities of the present day?
Maybe we should have gladiator movies with the combatants undergoing counselling after shouting at one another....

Brian Smaller said...

If PJ does change the dog's name then I imagine he will also never read Joseph Conrad's nautical tale "The Nigger of the Narcissus"