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Survey For My Asian Film Class. Please Help

Postby Decepticon Spike » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:50 pm

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I need to ask a few people questions about their knowledge about Asian Movies for my Asian film class. Thanks for advance!

1: Have you ever watched an Asian film?
2: If yes, what was the title?
3: Did you enjoy it?
4: If yes, would you see another Asian film? Why or why not.
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Re: Survey For My Asian Film Class. Please Help

Postby sniper_samurai » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:45 pm

1. Yes
2. Battle Royale, Battle Royale 2, Initial D, Sympathy for Lady Vengence, Hard Boiled, Once Upon a Time in China, Shaolin Soccer, Infernal Affairs, The Returner, and a hell of a lot of anime that would take all day to list.
3. Yes
4. Yes. Most of the Asian films I have seen rely more on telling a good story rather than overblown CGI effects that Hollywood is so in love with and hasn't really resorted to remakes(althogh there are some) yet.
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Re: Survey For My Asian Film Class. Please Help

Postby Senor Hugo » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:26 pm

1. Yes

2. The Drunken Master(old and new both with Jackie Chan), Fearless, Hero, Shaolin Soccer, Kung Fu Hustle, Godzilla films, The Returner, Steamboy, The Protector, Ong Bak.

3. Yes, I've enjoyed watching all of them, numerous times.

4. The story is beautifully told, like with Hero, the visual style added so much more to the story which was already great to begin with. It seems that not only do they take a lot more care when telling a story, but they make it look pleasing as well. Not only that but the detail when using special effects, they take care not to overdo it. They don't act in front of a green screen, or talk to invisible creatures for 99.9% of the movie. It's refreshing.
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Re: Survey For My Asian Film Class. Please Help

Postby Liege Evilmus » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:42 pm

1 Yes

2- Dam near every Godzilla, Riki Oh(the story of Riki), Shaolin Wheel of Life, HardBoiled, Seventh Samuri, Enter The Dragon, hell the list goes on and on....

3- Yes I did enjoy them

$- Basicly I enjoy the different cultural aspects in the aproach to story telling. Granted most of my experience in these films reguards monsters and fighting, but the monster aspect isn't a jump out slasher motif, it's a fun larger than life, campy, and over all fun time focusing more on the details of the action as apose to a quick scare.

The fighting movies always make it a point of defining the figures through the story. For example, Arnold always walks out already domanering, where as say, Jet Lee always starts off more down to earth and demonstrated(literaly) his skill in an increasing manner throughout the film earning him a domanering status by the films end.

Plus the fighting skills take tremendious skill on the players part.

Now maybe, they loose something in translation, or it's a cultural thing, but some are very hoaky, but dam near all are enjoyable in a way that domestic films will never grasp.

Are they "Better" no, they are just a different unique style of cinima.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Survey For My Asian Film Class. Please Help

Postby Halo » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:12 pm

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1: Yes.
2: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; House of Flying Daggers; Curse of the Golden Flower
3: Yes, they were all beautifully done, with amazing cinematorgraphy, costumes, and story lines.
4: Of course. I love foreign films.
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Re: Survey For My Asian Film Class. Please Help

Postby DesalationReborn » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:56 pm

Decepticon Spike wrote:I need to ask a few people questions about their knowledge about Asian Movies for my Asian film class. Thanks for advance!

1: Have you ever watched an Asian film?
2: If yes, what was the title?
3: Did you enjoy it?
4: If yes, would you see another Asian film? Why or why not.


1. Yes.
2. All Godzilla up to 2000, most before I was 10 (he was my atomic, genocidal version of Barney), Fearless, a bunch of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan classics, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
3. All but the last one. It burnt my eyes.
4. Depends on the film. A good movie is a good movie, but I have a vendetta against Ang Lee for **** up the Hulk franchise.
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Re: Survey For My Asian Film Class. Please Help

Postby Decepticon Spike » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:41 pm

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Thank you everyone for helping!
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Re: Survey For My Asian Film Class. Please Help

Postby Dead Metal » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:08 pm

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1.Yes
2. almost every Godzilla, to much anime to list, at least 90% of Jackie Chan's films, Shoulin Soccer, Kong Fu Hustle, Hero, and lots more I forgot the title of :shock:
2.Yes I enjoyed all of them, especially Godzilla, heck there's no better entertainment than seeing him destroy Tokyo.
4.Mor, more more!
I love them, the acting, the effects, the stories, heck I just love em, I mean I grew up with them, so I need more!
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Re: Survey For My Asian Film Class. Please Help

Postby Razor One » Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:35 am

Question, are Bollywood films considered to be part of the "Asian Film" genre or is it considered a seperate category for the purposes of this survey?
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Re: Survey For My Asian Film Class. Please Help

Postby Cascadia » Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:54 pm

1. yes
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; some anime Japanese movies
3. Beautiful movies
4. Yes
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Re: Survey For My Asian Film Class. Please Help

Postby Decepticon Spike » Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:50 pm

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Razor One wrote:Question, are Bollywood films considered to be part of the "Asian Film" genre or is it considered a seperate category for the purposes of this survey?


I can ask my professor. It's a good question.
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Re: Survey For My Asian Film Class. Please Help

Postby Jazz Reborn » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:34 am

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1. yes
2. shaolin soccer, kung fu histle, a lot of anime, hero
3.hell yes
4. im asian so i end up watching a lot asian movies and stuff so yes.
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