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INI 222 Week 6 Lecture 14/02/11
Kung Fu Hustle and Rush Hour
•Different HK action stars, different roles.
•Clashes and convergences in time, space and culture
•Kung fu as complex symbol
•Hybridity and intertextuality
•Orientalism, reception and nationality
oPeople in the West have tended to see Easterns and movies they make in a
particular way. Romanticising it, and sometimes viewing it as inferior or
•Kung fu Hustle
oStephen chow, also made Shanghai Soccer (check this?)
•Chow vs. Chan as HK stars
o“HKness” as distincy from “Chineseness” – kung fu vs. wuxia
oRags-to-riches stories of Chan and Chow as actors/stars
oDifferent inerpolation into Hollywood.
oHybridity in chow’s films, but still a HK director.
oChan has directed and starred in both Hollywood and HK films. In Both
English and Cantonese.
oWays their similartes and differences have affected the way the star and
•HK Stars and their roles
oDumas on HK stars:
Bruce lee as everyman/avatar of the oppressed
•Everyman of the oppressed rising up
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