Comm issues

This is my blog site I'll be using for my Mass Comm & Society class as well as my Editing/Design class. I will be posting my thoughts on topics that I feel need noted upon that arise in class.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Searching for the perfect cast

Mel Gibson is at it again as a film director! Gibson's new movie, "Apocalypto", is about a Mayan civilization coming to an end.

When creating films about different cultures, the directors and their company must take into great consideration how it will viewed by those from that particular ethnicity. Offending these people wouldn't just be embarrassing; it would also rip apart the director's entire career.

Gibson and filmmakers looked long and hard for the perfect cast to accurately portray Mayan people for the film.
He wanted an indigenous cast for the project, so the filmmakers found people from the Yucatan, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Xalapa, Veracruz and other spots. Two of the cast members are from the United States, three are from Canada and the rest hail from Central America.
Finding the correct and best casting members can easily make or break a movie. If a film dealing with ethnicity is casted well, it not only makes the director look good but it also gives acting opportunities to a wider range of people. A realistic cast also enables a better learning experience to the viewers.


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