Posted by Elizabeth on November 05, 1997 at 02:36:49:
In Reply to: Re: Academy Snub posted by Georgette Evans on October 09, 1997 at 00:25:37:
: : This is the first time I've heard this, and it's very intersting. So, they thought he'd been unfair to the extras? Was it because their attention was drawn to the protest, you think?
: : Who makes up the Academy's members? A lot of actors? I heard you could simply "join up" if you were a member of the Screen Actors' Guild.
: I read something by Russell Means about this. There were American Indian extras brought in for the filming. They were mostly used at night, and they stayed in horrible, terribly hot shacks during the day. Russell Means, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Eric Schweig picketed for about four hours before anything was done about it. Does anyone else know anything about this?
There is a strong prejudice against native actors in "Hollywood" and very few have broken through at all (Grahame Greene best example). Even the success of the few who have crossed into contemporary roles remains minor. Basically Hollywood is like the rest of "white" society and whether it is shame for pa
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