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The Slanted Screen [electronic resource]: Asian Men in Film and Television

Smiley Film Distribution & World Sales (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This award-winning documentary explores portrayals of Asian men in American cinema, chronicling the experience of actors who have struggled against Hollywood's ethnic stereotyping and discriminatory practices. The Slanted Screen covers the practice of using Caucasian actors in yellowface makeup, drawing upon a wealth of materials, including 50 rare film clips spanning a century. The program, which was broadcasted nationally on PBS, features voice-over narration by Daniel Dae Kim as well as interviews with actors Mako, James Shigeta, Jason Scott Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Will Yun Lee, and Tzi Ma; producer Terence Chang; director Justin Lin; and casting director Heidi Levitt.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
55 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 28, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Asian men in film and television
Contents
  • Sessue Hayakawa: Silent Screen Star (1:21)
  • Asian Sex Symbol (1:04)
  • First Asian Leading Man (0:48)
  • Caricatures of Asian Males (1:01)
  • Asian Male Roles: Diabolical (0:48)
  • WWII and Cold War Propaganda Films (2:02)
  • Sessue Hayakawa Returns to Hollywood (0:46)
  • Mako in "The Sand Pebbles" (0:51)
  • Asian Men as Complex People (1:20)
  • Themes: Interracial Dating and Marriage (1:36)
  • All-Asian Cast (0:48)
  • Racial Equality and (0:43)
  • Caricatures of Asian Men in Movies (0:58)
  • Bruce Lee's Meteoric Rise (1:00)
  • Bruce Lee and Asian Pride (0:56)
  • Bruce Lee: A Stereotype? (1:05)
  • Bruce Lee: Asian Sensation (1:15)
  • Bruce Lee's Untimely Death (1:09)
  • Movie Stereotype of Asian Male (1:35)
  • Asian Males Emasculated in Film (1:12)
  • Stereotypical Asian Male (1:24)
  • Stereotypes Limit Aspirations (1:54)
  • Asian Children and Racial Self-Hate (1:19)
  • Asian Males: Movie Criminals (1:07)
  • Change in Racial Stereotyping (1:21)
  • Television Executives Dismiss Diversity (1:31)
  • Self-Identification as Chinese (1:05)
  • Agents of Change (1:12)
  • Casting Director and Diversity (0:32)
  • "21 Jump Street" (1:15)
  • Television Error: Retell the Story (1:16)
  • Asian in "Dante's Peak" (1:25)
  • Revolutionary Film Event (1:12)
  • Bobby Lee: Anti-Stereotype (1:18)
  • Stereotypes to Challenge (1:01)
  • What's the Harm in Stereotypes? (0:59)
  • Asian-American Identity (1:31)
  • Filipino-American Film (1:07)
  • Universal Stories About People (1:23)
  • Goal of a Film (0:34)
  • Advice to Young Asians (1:19)
  • Creativity and Rebellion (1:56)
  • New Generation of Filmmakers (0:58)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2006.
Publisher no.
41296 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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