The Slanted Screen: Asian Men in Film & Television

Overview

Filmmaker Jeff Adachi turns his critical lens on Hollywood in order to highlight the dangerous but seldom explored reality of cinematic prejudice. With fifty film clips spanning a century on the silver screen, Adachi chronicles the experiences of Asian men in American cinema. From ethnic stereotypes to the limited roles available to talented Asian actors, this look at a highly visible form of racism reveals just how much damage can be done by the image making machine in ...
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Overview

Filmmaker Jeff Adachi turns his critical lens on Hollywood in order to highlight the dangerous but seldom explored reality of cinematic prejudice. With fifty film clips spanning a century on the silver screen, Adachi chronicles the experiences of Asian men in American cinema. From ethnic stereotypes to the limited roles available to talented Asian actors, this look at a highly visible form of racism reveals just how much damage can be done by the image making machine in Hollywood.
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Special Features

Panel discussion: Influencing the Image-Makers ; Tribute to Mako
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/2007
  • UPC: 094922672216
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Source: Aamm Productions
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:01:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 63,691

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Byler Participant
Gene Cajayon Participant
Terence Chang Participant
Jason Scott Lee Participant
Will Yun Lee Participant
Bobby Lee Participant
Heidi Levitt Participant
Tzi Ma Participant
Mako Participant
Dustin Nguyen Participant
Phillip Rhee Participant
James Shigeta Participant
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Participant
Technical Credits
Jeff Adachi Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Michael Becker Score Composer
Curtis Choy Sound/Sound Designer
Ann Kaneko Cinematographer
Jon Oh Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Slanted Screen
1. A Silent Star [4:44]
2. War Movies [2:37]
3. The Crimson Kimono [4:26]
4. A Dragon Is Born [5:53]
5. Yellowface [3:52]
6. Long Duk Dong [7:50]
7. What Kids Say [2:03]
8. Stereotyping [3:22]
9. Playing Bad Guys [4:11]
10. Inventing Good Guys [5:46]
11. What's Wrong With Being Chinese? [3:37]
12. A New Generation of Filmmakers [5:13]
13. Being the Best [3:32]
14. A Big Deal [1:48]
15. End Credits [1:56]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Slanted Screen
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Mako Tribute
      Play Video
   Panel Discussion
   Website
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