In one of the LOTR special features, Peter Jackson said that movies like LOTR shouldn’t be made by people who didn’t understand special effects because it would be very easy for special effects to overwhelm the movies in a bad way.
The armies (both good and evil) in LOTR consisted of hundred of extras in painstakingly detailed armor and make-up. Yes, it was time-consuming, but it looks real.
In the Hobbit movies, pretty much every character outside of Thorin & Company is computer generated. Lurtz was a human in make-up, and Azog and Bolg are computer generated, and you notice the difference. Lurtz looks like a real-life threat. Azog and Bolg look like video game villains. The realism is completely sucked away, and you feel like you’re simply observing instead of feeling immersed.
In short, Peter has become the very type of director that he warned against when he was making LOTR.
It is appropriation, yes. Catching yourself on appropriation is a good thing. Make sure not to do it again and learn about other ways people can appropriate to avoid it in future.
How is that appropriation?
If they understand what the om symbol is and appreciate it, what are they doing wrong here? How is it a bad thing if they’re appreciating the symbol for its beauty?
I know plenty of desi people that are quite ignorant about the om symbol, but I guess they can appropriate it all they want because they’re part of the culture.
It’s acculturation. And there’s nothing wrong with it, it’s a natural thing to occur when two or more cultures are rubbed together.
I’m getting sick of Tumblr’s use of the words “cultural appropriation”. It’s a load of horse shit, and anyone with the sense their appropriate god gave to a hammer can see that.