Coda: Global Cinematic Technologies of Ethnic (Un)Representation

Kenneth Chan

in Remade in Hollywood

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9789622090552
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207356 | DOI:
Coda: Global Cinematic Technologies of Ethnic (Un)Representation

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In place of a conclusion, this chapter presents a “coda,” a musical term to suggest new themes and directions with the purpose of envisioning or speculating the future of the Chinese in Hollywood films. It highlights how the song “Hollywood's not America” appeals to mainstream America's conviction that Hollywood is not definitive American culture, ameliorating the fact that much of the rest of the world sees the United States through Hollywood lenses, due to Hollywood's global cultural hegemony.

Keywords: new themes; Chinese; Hollywood films; Hollywood's not America; American culture

Chapter.  2479 words. 

Subjects: Film

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