Challenges of the film industry in Hong Kong Blindly follow trends In fact, blindly follow trends is not a problem that only occurs in Hong Kong films, Hollywood also have films that following the trend blindly. The only different thing is that Hong Kong films has this problem even worse than the others. When the movies which blindly follow the trend becomes abuse, and the lack of fashion sense, and sometimes even the subject is not aware of obsolescence, according to follow. There is a difference between blindly following trends and finding inspiration. Plagiarism and lack of creativity of movies Most people in Hong Kong believe these problems are always the “features” of Hong Kong films.
In the aspect of preference some people tend to enjoy movies more than books, some because of the laziness and some because of time efficiency. There are also people that dislike reading in general. Reading a book requires a longer period of time, while a movie last 2 hours on average. People that are busier throughout the day usually, but not necessarily, watch movies more often than reading books. In contrast, people who have more free time read more books.
Such strange economic snobbery still exists in film circles: a high-budget thrash is more deserving of attention than thrash low-budget, and praise to cheap films is considered as an expression of contempt (often intentional) for films of category "A". In the last decade, there has been a kind of revival of the film criticism in the United States, but the film noir continues to be overlooked by serious researchers. New criticism deals mainly with author (directing) cinema, which film noir has never been. Critics who are interested in author's films, first of all, write about the difference between directors, whereas the study of the film noir should show what is common between them. The deep reason for not paying attention to criticism of the noir is that it depends much more on the artistic structure than on sociology, and American critics have always lagged behind in comprehending the visual style.
Conversely, Koreans, Filipinos, and Asian Indians who are christian or not traditionally Confucian, respectively, have the highest rates for college degree attainment. This evidence shatters the notion that Asian “culture” is the determining factor in their success, making them the model or more desirable minority The workplace can be tricky to navigate for East Asians because of the vicious stereotypes that faithfully follow them wherever Asians go. A study by Jennifer L. Berdahl and MIn JI-A reveals that most workers prefer non dominant East Asian or a dominant or a nondominant White coworker over a dominant EAst Asian coworker. Out of East Asians, those who are more dominant or warm are racially harassed more and all types of coworkers( Berdahl, Ji-A). The most common workplace discrimination includes , lack of communication, being left out of networking and collaboration, rejection of opportunities for professional development, and a shortage of mentoring.
By the commercialism of Hollywood it is harder for the Asian American actor to stand out, get a significant role, and stabilize professional position. It would be easier for Asian Americans to accomplish a lot more in American film if there was no yellow face solution. By using makeup, filmmakers can give the roles of Asian characters to white actors, who will attract the viewers. It is often grotesque and offensive for Asians. It bases on characteristic eyes makeup and stereotypical accent.
The connection to ‘Westernization’ is too strong to ignore. Perhaps “Fish Cheeks” was written before the trend of ‘Westernization’ died or maybe this is a thought unique to minorities living in America. Whatever the case, it is clear that Tan felt an inclination to merge with common societal culture, which is comparable to youth in Asian society. Popular trends or social media influences most of the youth in any society. In Amy’s case, this urge was probably stronger on account of being a minority in a culture that did not appreciate differences.
Of the Top 100 films of 2015, 49 had no Asian characters and 0 had leading roles that went to Asians (Levin). Asian’s are discriminated in entertainment industries by rarely becoming the main roles, are whitewashed, and play similar types of characters in movies/TV shows. Asian-Americans can be discriminated in entertainment industries because they rarely become the main roles on movies or TV series. They have many chanced to audition to become the main roles, but some things happen making them become more of a lead role or lower. Sam Levin, a reporter for the Guardian US in San Francisco, implies that, “Okatsuka said she had also lost lead Asian roles to mixed-race women who looked much more white.
Some are supportive of the film but others are not. Due to the fact that the film is multi-opinionated, I believe that the creation of a film version of the story was not a perfect success. People who support the film say that there were more similarities than differences from the movie and the novel, such as the portraits of Chris’s family members and the organization of the contents itself, if it is easy to read or not. On the other hand, people who are not supportive claims that the theme itself that was expressed was different and the mood itself that the reader imagined was different from the movie and the novel. There were more differences comparing to
There is no doubt that the rise of certain ‘power’ languages such as Mandarin and Japanese have become more popular and desirable to learn. This has led to other languages being ignored in return. There are many minority languages in Japan however almost none of them have received official recognition from the government and many of them are close to extinction. On the contrary, the dominance of the Japanese language is unrivalled in terms of number of native speakers and foreign language learners in Japan. However, this does not mean that other languages are pushed aside in favour of one superior, national language.
Hollywood movies are more often preferred over the Filipino films, because, ‘it is more worth the money’, and Pinoy movies are ‘corny’ and they almost always have the same content/theme every month, according to a lot of college students. And since cinema houses are not afforded by many Filipinos, they turn to buying illegal copies, commonly termed as ‘pirata’, which is by the way, also applies to computer programs and applications like Adobe. Although the Optical Media Board is doing their best to eliminate the situation, it seems that these ‘businessmen’ would also return with more illegal copies of movies, as if the rebound effect is much