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One small step

2009-04-29

Remember when caucasians blacked-up in movies, because possessing actual dark skin interfered with the film-making process, mainly in the highly technical area of “hiring”?

Well, “The Wizard of Oz” notwithstanding, it seems that too many dwarves can also look bad on film.

Hence, the need to have non-dwarf Gary Oldman humped-up and sized-down to portray a small person in the recently discovered 2003 movie, Tip Toes.

At least, I’m assuming there is a technical reason for this, otherwise surely this kind of crass fakery would be offensive to actual small people. Such as, say, nearly all the other actors in the movie.

[Thanks to Graham Linehan for this.]