The Slanted Screen (2006)

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From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle, the Slanted Screen examines the portrayal Asian men in film and television, and how new filmmakers are now ... See full summary »



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From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle, the Slanted Screen examines the portrayal Asian men in film and television, and how new filmmakers are now re-defining age-old stereotypes. Includes interviews with actors Mako, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, James Shigeta, Dustin Nguyen, Will Yun Lee, Phillip Rhee, Tzi Ma, comedian Bobby Lee, producer Terence Chang, casting director Heidi Levitt and directors Gene Cajayon and Eric Byler. The film contains over 50 film clips of depictions of Asian American male characters from Hollywood films spanning almost a century. It asks why and how stereotypic portrayals continue to persist, and why the roles for Asian American men are diminishing while the Asian American population is increasing. Written by Jeff Adachi

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Excellent documentary will keep you spellbound
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This film is well-written and directed. In between recent interviews of Asian American male actors, writers, directors and critics, is interspersed archival footage showing the roller-coaster ride of these actors. While Sessue Hayakawa, film star and romantic lead, drew big and mixed audiences, others toiled in unfavorable type casting and stereo type. The exclusion laws and World War II took their toll and set back Asian American progress in the film industry. Even worse was the use of non-Asian men in makeup to appear Asian, big in the 30s. Don't miss the discussion panel in the extra features. I think that the interview with James Shigeta is the most informative. All taken, this is a fascinating film.

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