Campaigners criticise ‘outdated’ use of villains with facial scars in James Bond

Campaigners criticise ‘outdated’ use of villains with facial scars in James Bond
Both Rami Malek and Christoph Waltz’s villains in ‘No Time To Die’ have facial scarring

Disability campaigners are calling for a change to the “lazy” and “outdated” use of facial scarring in ジェームズ・ボンド 映画.

死ぬ時間はない, Daniel Craig’s final film as the secret agent, Bond appears opposite villains Safin (ラミ・マレック) and Blofeld (クリストフ・ヴァルツ), both of whom have facial disfigurements.

Scarring and facial disabilities have often been used to signify evil in the film franchise, including Javier Bardem’s misshapen jaw and teeth in スカイフォール, as well as Mads Mikkelsen’s damaged eye in カジノロイヤル.

Author Jen Campbell called out the practice in a Twitter thread, 書き込み: “Every time a new James Bond film is made, the producers are asked to reconsider their representation of disfigurement. Every time, they say they don’t care. 新しい映画, out this week, is no exception. 今回, two villains with facial disfigurements. Lucky us.”

Presenter Adam Pearson, who has neurofibromatosis, a disorder in which tumours form within nerve tissue, 言った ITV News: “When the only character with a scar or disfigurement is shown on screen as the villain, it’s perpetuating the use of an old-fashioned and outdated trope.

“This isn’t about banning baddies from having scars or telling people not to enjoy a trip to the cinema, it’s about putting a line in the sand and saying now is the time to ensure other characters can be seen on screen with a visible difference too.”

で 2012 面接する デン・オブ・ギーク, producer Michael G Wilson said of the connection: “Sometimes it’s a motivating factor in their life, and what makes them the way they are. He had that as part of the characters that he devised. It’s just part of the writing tradition, でも, 本当。"

に 2018, the British Film Institute stopped funding movies in which villains appear with facial disfigurements following a campaign by Changing Faces called I Am Not Your Villain. The charity called the practice a “lazy stereotype” and said it needs to end.

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死ぬ時間はない is released on Thursday, 30 9月.