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Old 04-23-2013, 06:49 PM
'The Slanted Screen' - Asian Men in American Cinema

This is a very interesting documentary. I love my Asian action stars, but I still long for an Asian man to be in an American movie where stereotypes or his heritage aren't addressed because he's seen only as a character.

http://ejtangonan.weebly.com/2/post/...in-cinema.html

If you have the time, check out this documentary! It's very informative!

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:58 PM
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:22 PM
Sorry, I did mean American cinema. Which is what the documentary is about. I went ahead and edited my original post. It's Michelle Yeoh in Sunshine right? One of the points of the documentary is that Asian females are utilized moreso than males in non-specific roles. Like Lucy Liu or Jamie Chung.

'Harold and Kumar' and '21 and Over' are recent examples of exceptions.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:49 PM
Asian males are definitely the least-represented in Hollywood. I honestly can't think of too many Asian males in Hollywood other than action stars; Ken Watanabe, John Cho, and Pat Morita come to mind. There's a small number of Asian women too, but they do exist: Michelle Yeoh, Sandra Oh, Lucy Liu, Jamie Chung, etc. Asian men, however, never really in movies other than the two I mentioned (unless there are more I'm forgetting).
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:27 PM
yeah asian males are definitely under represented in Hollywood.

But lol at a "slanted screen" thats kinda racist.

For those looking for a good asian american film, I highly recommend checking out Better Luck Tomorrow. Its Justin Lin's debut film (he's most famous for reviving the Fast & Furious franchise). Really good little film.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:11 PM
What an offensive fucking title lol.
No, I haven't watched it. Nor will I.

I think there are plenty of "races" or ethnicities which are misrepresented and/or underutilized in film, in a general sense.

What's the sequel gonna be about? Asian women?
Will it be called "The Slitted Screen"?

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Old 04-23-2013, 11:22 PM
Ok, let's just calm down, guys.
First and foremost, the writer/director is Japanese. Second, it's a double meaning. "Slanted" also meaning Hollywood's propaganda against Asian actors. The documentary's very pro-Asian. I apologize for I didn't mean to ruffle any feathers, but that's the title the writer came up with. I'm Asian and I think it's clever. Agree to disagree.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:05 PM
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Ok, let's just calm down, guys.
First and foremost, the writer/director is Japanese. Second, it's a double meaning. "Slanted" also meaning Hollywood's propaganda against Asian actors. The documentary's very pro-Asian. I apologize for I didn't mean to ruffle any feathers, but that's the title the writer came up with. I'm Asian and I think it's clever. Agree to disagree.
Dont worry about it dude. I wasnt offended at all by the title of the article if anything I found it kinda funny.

I do hope more asian males make it to the big screen cause I know there are a number of talented ones out there.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:35 PM
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:34 PM
I don't know where Asian males come from anyway. According to the world of Porn, Asian men do not exist.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:13 AM

Who needs Asian men anyway...

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Old 04-27-2013, 09:45 PM
I agree.I love Asian cinema (but even Asian is a derogatory remark).

I also think that's true for a lot of races. it always irks me when I see a non-hispanic actor or actress playing a hispanic character. this is more insulting than anything
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:19 AM
I've said before about this topic: I think Brandon Lee was the last, best chance for an Asian leading man to become a movie star.

Chow Yun Fat and Jet Li sure gave it a shot, but their English speaking skills just weren't good enough, unfortunately.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:38 AM
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I've said before about this topic: I think Brandon Lee was the last, best chance for an Asian leading man to become a movie star.

Chow Yun Fat and Jet Li sure gave it a shot, but their English speaking skills just weren't good enough, unfortunately.

That is just plain silly. Asian men don't even really try and won't try to become a big leading man type actor here in the North America. It is all about the market and the roles. The market is just soooo much better in Asia. As a result there is a better variety of roles for them to play. Here in America, they are type casted. At the most you will see a guy like Ken Watnabe do a few films here and there and we will all love him, but the fact remains, he is a much better star and can get more and better roles in Asian films. Same for Indian actors. It is all about the market. No market for asain leading men in N America. If he played hockey he might have a chance in Canada. I am sticking with the Canadian jokes now.
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