Whitewashing<br />
He’s Just Not That Into You<br />
Baltimore, MD65% black, 31% white population<br />
He’s Just Not That Into You<br />
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas<br />
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas<br />Original: Sinbad is Arab, grows up in Bagdhad<br />Disney: Sinbad is Greek, grows up...
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time<br />
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time<br />Prince Dastan<br />Jake Gyllenhaal?<br />
Making Angelina Jolie black:<br />
Mariane Pearl and Angelina Jolie<br />
21<br />
From Asians to white guys…<br />
Can you tell these men apart?<br />
“Believe me, I would have loved to cast Asians in the lead roles, but the truth is, we didn&apos;t have access to any bank...
Just about every single Asian American that you see on screen on American movies or tv shows today is there for a very spe...
Can you think of some “Asian reasons” why Hollywood casts Asians in films?<br />
A reason like this?<br />
Challenge Question:<br />Come up with a movie where one of the main characters is Asian or Asian-American and does not do ...
Controversy in Avatar casting<br />
“I think it’s one of those things where I pull my hair up, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan,” he said of the t...
Suspend disbelief?<br />
Avatar and the Lost Airbendercast:<br />
Good vs. Evil<br />
Avatar and the Lost Airbendercast:<br />
Challenge Question:<br />Name a movie where the good guy is foreign and the bad guy is American.<br />
“Bad Guys” in The Hangover<br />
Disney’s Aladdinboth characters from Arabian city of Agrabah<br />GOOD                        EVIL<br />
Xerxes gets a makeover for 300<br />
Bond villains<br />
Accents in Ratatouille<br />Rats and Linguine have no accent<br />Everyone else does!<br />They’re ALL French<br />
War movies<br />
Changing nature of bad guys<br />In 1984 it’s the Russians<br />In 2010 it will be the Chinese<br />
Recent Films with Foreign Bad Guys:<br />Quantum of Solace<br />Hancock<br />Watchmen<br />Hulk<br />Angels and Demons<br ...
Us vs. Them!<br />
The Ultimate Us vs. Them!<br />
The Ultimate Us vs. Them!<br />
Where are the nice aliens?<br />
“Aliens?”<br />
Xenophobia?<br />
Challenge Question:<br />Name a movie with Arab, Muslim, and/or Middle Eastern characters who are not evil.<br />
Casting of Arab/Muslim characters:<br />There are about 400 million Arab people in the world today.<br />There are about o...
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  • Worth noting that this film came out in 2003…
  • The real life Jeff Ma and actor Jim Sturgess.
  • Anything wrong with John Cho?
  • Korean pop star Rain.
  • Mike Epps as a drug dealer, Ken Jeong as Asian gangster Mr. Chow, Mike Tyson as himself, and all the women.
  • Media Matters Part 2 (Older)

    1. 1. Whitewashing<br />
    2. 2. He’s Just Not That Into You<br />
    3. 3. Baltimore, MD65% black, 31% white population<br />
    4. 4. He’s Just Not That Into You<br />
    5. 5. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas<br />
    6. 6. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas<br />Original: Sinbad is Arab, grows up in Bagdhad<br />Disney: Sinbad is Greek, grows up in Syracuse and sounds a lot like Brad Pitt<br />
    7. 7. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time<br />
    8. 8. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time<br />Prince Dastan<br />Jake Gyllenhaal?<br />
    9. 9. Making Angelina Jolie black:<br />
    10. 10. Mariane Pearl and Angelina Jolie<br />
    11. 11. 21<br />
    12. 12. From Asians to white guys…<br />
    13. 13. Can you tell these men apart?<br />
    14. 14. “Believe me, I would have loved to cast Asians in the lead roles, but the truth is, we didn&apos;t have access to any bankable Asian American actors that we wanted… If I had known how upset the Asian American community would be about this, I would have picked a different story to film.”-DANA BRUNETTI, 21’s producer<br />
    15. 15. Just about every single Asian American that you see on screen on American movies or tv shows today is there for a very specific asian reason (yes, i do know there are exceptions…but they are very, very few).  They don’t exist as most Asian Americans exist in America today: as real, three dimensional, everyday people… Yet when it comes to American media and those who create it, the asians on screen have to be justified through some sort of asian reason.Asian-American actor Roger Fan<br />
    16. 16. Can you think of some “Asian reasons” why Hollywood casts Asians in films?<br />
    17. 17. A reason like this?<br />
    18. 18. Challenge Question:<br />Come up with a movie where one of the main characters is Asian or Asian-American and does not do martial arts.<br />
    19. 19.
    20. 20. Controversy in Avatar casting<br />
    21. 21. “I think it’s one of those things where I pull my hair up, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan,” he said of the transformation he’ll go through to look more like Sokka. “It’s one of those things where, hopefully, the audience will suspend disbelief a little bit.”-JACKSON RATHBONE<br />
    22. 22. Suspend disbelief?<br />
    23. 23. Avatar and the Lost Airbendercast:<br />
    24. 24. Good vs. Evil<br />
    25. 25. Avatar and the Lost Airbendercast:<br />
    26. 26. Challenge Question:<br />Name a movie where the good guy is foreign and the bad guy is American.<br />
    27. 27. “Bad Guys” in The Hangover<br />
    28. 28. Disney’s Aladdinboth characters from Arabian city of Agrabah<br />GOOD EVIL<br />
    29. 29. Xerxes gets a makeover for 300<br />
    30. 30. Bond villains<br />
    31. 31. Accents in Ratatouille<br />Rats and Linguine have no accent<br />Everyone else does!<br />They’re ALL French<br />
    32. 32. War movies<br />
    33. 33. Changing nature of bad guys<br />In 1984 it’s the Russians<br />In 2010 it will be the Chinese<br />
    34. 34. Recent Films with Foreign Bad Guys:<br />Quantum of Solace<br />Hancock<br />Watchmen<br />Hulk<br />Angels and Demons<br />Taken<br />G.I. Joe<br />Star Trek<br />
    35. 35. Us vs. Them!<br />
    36. 36. The Ultimate Us vs. Them!<br />
    37. 37. The Ultimate Us vs. Them!<br />
    38. 38. Where are the nice aliens?<br />
    39. 39. “Aliens?”<br />
    40. 40. Xenophobia?<br />
    41. 41. Challenge Question:<br />Name a movie with Arab, Muslim, and/or Middle Eastern characters who are not evil.<br />
    42. 42. Casting of Arab/Muslim characters:<br />There are about 400 million Arab people in the world today.<br />There are about one billion Muslims.<br />Most are not terrorists… except in Hollywood.<br />
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