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It IS quiet. You can almost picture the virtual tumbleweed rolling across the information super highway.
"It's awfully quiet..."

"Maybe too quiet"
S**t, I guess I should've checked imdb, huh?
No. He was called Hayes.
Wasn't the black sailor in Jackson's King Kong actually named Token Black Guy Meant To Appease The PC Police Who Recognize The Inheirantly Racist Undertones Of The Film's Black Villagers?
Chris wrote:
I'm not saying all black people in films are token, but there are a number of films where their characters are just shoehorned in to make the other characters look 'right on'.


A bit like the strong woman trying to make it in a man's world who happens to have a flamboyant gay friend...

Any use of the line "Right here, right now" grates on me because it's been over-used.

Oh, and the "cat in the cupboard" moment in every lazy horror film since Alien.
Adrian wrote: How can you tell they are token?  Maybe, they just picked a black/asian/martian because the race of the person really didn't matter.

It's quite obvious when they are token. Teen 'comedies' are some of the worst offenders. The cool white kids always hang out with at least one black guy/girl who has very little to do. They cast black/asian/whatever actors so that studios can say 'look, we're not racist' while still casting their big-budget films with predominantly white casts and leading men/ladies.

I'm not saying all black people in films are token, but there are a number of films where their characters are just shoehorned in to make the other characters look 'right on'.
Chris wrote: Token black guys get on my tits as well. If there's a reason to have a black/asian/hispanic person in the film, fair enough, but if they're only there to fill a quota what's the point?

How can you tell they are token?  Maybe, they just picked a black/asian/martian because the race of the person really didn't matter.

What gets me is recasting the race.  For example, Wesley Snipes in Rising Sun.  The character was quite definitely white in the book and seemed quite odd casting a black man for the part.  Or recasting the Honeymooners as black.  What kind of uproar would we hear if they made a Jefferson's movie with an all white cast?
Token black guys get on my tits as well. If there's a reason to have a black/asian/hispanic person in the film, fair enough, but if they're only there to fill a quota what's the point?
black guys making fun of white guys for the way they dance...
man that irks me...
"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

I hated X-men 3 for so many reasons.

PS: the real quote reads: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned/ Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."
Cliches!
What are the biggest Cliche in movie history???