sovay: (Haruspex: Autumn War)
sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote 2017-07-06 06:03 am (UTC)

Too bad white supremacy meant filling in the background with caricatures...

It's the weirdest thing! I feel like one should have precluded the other, but it did not. People are complicated, exhibit infinity.

And thanks very much for this thoughtful comment--it's fascinating to hear these snippets about the other stories.

You're welcome! I appreciate you asking me to think about the pattern of the stories. It makes me curious what Russell might have written outside of his chosen genre, and how aware he was of his own strengths and blinders, and what he thought of Girl of the Port and other adaptations of his work. There's another one in the TCM buffer right now—W. S. Van Dyke's The Pagan (1929), starring Ramón Novarro—and I am torn between curiosity and the likelihood, especially with a plot centered around interracial romance, of another whack upside the head of bonus racism.

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