The Resource Hollywood Chinese : the Chinese in American feature films, a DeepFocus production ; producer, director, writer, Arthur Dong ; produced in association with the Center for Asian American Media, (videorecording)

Hollywood Chinese : the Chinese in American feature films, a DeepFocus production ; producer, director, writer, Arthur Dong ; produced in association with the Center for Asian American Media, (videorecording)

Label
Hollywood Chinese : the Chinese in American feature films
Title
Hollywood Chinese
Title remainder
the Chinese in American feature films
Statement of responsibility
a DeepFocus production ; producer, director, writer, Arthur Dong ; produced in association with the Center for Asian American Media
Title variation
Chinese in American feature films
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Documents the representation and involvement of the Chinese in American cinema from the silent era to the 21st century. While celebrating their contributions to American filmmaking a haunting and telling undercurrent of racism and stereotypes weaves its way in, suggestive of the difficulties that Chinese men and women found working in Hollywood--particularly in the early years. As a historical footnote, Dong also makes film history by rediscovering and editing in footage from what is alleged to be the first Asian-American film ever made: the 1916 "The Curse of Quon Gwon," directed by Marion Wong
Related
Awards note
Golden Horse Film Festival 2007: Best Documentary (Arthur Dong, DeepFocus Productions Inc.).
Cataloging source
TXA
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographer, Hiroki Miyano ; editor, Arthur Dong ; music, Mark Adler
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/filmproductioncompany
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LC call number
PN1995.9.A78
LC item number
H655 2010
PerformerNote
Featuring: Turhan Bey, Joan Chen, Tsai Chin, Stephen Gong, James Hong, David Henry Hwang, Nancy Kwan, Christopher Lee, Ang Lee, James Leong Jr., Justin Lin, Lisa Lu, Luise Rainer, James Shigeta, Amy Tan, Wayne Wang, B.D. Wong
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1922-2012
  • 1961-
  • 1936-
  • 1957-
  • 1922-2015
  • 1954-
  • 1910-2014
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dong, Arthur E.
  • Bey, Turhan
  • Chen, Joan
  • Tsai Chin
  • Gong, Stephen
  • Hong, James
  • Hwang, David Henry
  • Kwan, Nancy
  • Lee, Christopher
  • Lee, Ang
  • Leong, James
  • Lin, Justin
  • Lu, Lisa
  • Rainer, Luise
  • Shigeta, James
  • Tan, Amy
  • Wang, Wayne
  • Wong, B. D.
  • Center for Asian American Media
  • Deep Focus Productions
Runtime
89
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asians in motion pictures
  • Asian Americans in motion pictures
  • Asian Americans in the motion picture industry
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in motion pictures
  • Asian Americans
Technique
live action
Label
Hollywood Chinese : the Chinese in American feature films, a DeepFocus production ; producer, director, writer, Arthur Dong ; produced in association with the Center for Asian American Media, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced in 2007
  • 16x9 aspect ratio
  • Booklet (4 pages ; color illustrations) with content notes and the filmmaker's introduction
  • Special features (on Disc 1): Imagining The Curse of Quon Gwon: a visit with the daughters of Violet Wong (9:40) ; image gallery: production stills
Accompanying material
1 booklet (4 pages ; 18 cm)
Bar code
  • 31223131790611
  • 31223131790678
  • 31223131829658
  • 31223131790686
  • 31223131829526
  • 31223131829641
  • 31223131790637
  • 31223131829674
  • 31223131790629
  • 31223131790702
  • 31223131790652
  • 31223131790645
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. Feature (89 min.) : Movie magic -- Cinematic memories -- Early Chinese images -- Chinatowns -- Movie: "The Curse of Quon Gwon" / Marion Wong (1916) -- Lotus blossom & Grandview films -- The good earth -- Anna May Wong -- Dragon seed -- Charlie Chan -- Fu Manchu -- Actor's dilemma -- World War II -- James Wong Howe -- Suzie Wong -- The last emperor -- Flower drum song -- Career paths -- Kung Fu -- James Hong -- Chan is missing -- The Joy Luck Club -- M. Butterfly -- The virility card -- Xiu Xiu -- Chinese from Asia -- Better luck tomorrow -- Progress and prospects
  • Disc 2. Special features (3 hrs, 30 min.): Vingate trailers ; Flower Drum Song world premiere news footage ; Early silents: Scene in a Chinese restaurant (1903, 0:17) -- Scene in San Francisco Chinatown (1900, 00:33) -- "That Chink at Golden Gulch" / director, D.W. Griffith (1910, 14 min.) -- "The heathen Chinese and the Sunday school teachers" (1904, 2:46) ; Soundies: "Chinatown, my Chinatown" (2:43) -- "Where's the chicken in the Chicken chow mein" (2:47) -- "Wise man say" (2:55) ; Gallery of movie memorabilia from pre-1950s films ; interview outtakes with the stars of Hollywood Chinese
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Home use edition, collector's edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (89 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
793573718600
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1089759434
System details
DVD; widescreen, aspect ratio: 16:9; 5.1 Dolby Digital or stereo (some clips mono or silent) sound formats
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Hollywood Chinese : the Chinese in American feature films, a DeepFocus production ; producer, director, writer, Arthur Dong ; produced in association with the Center for Asian American Media, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced in 2007
  • 16x9 aspect ratio
  • Booklet (4 pages ; color illustrations) with content notes and the filmmaker's introduction
  • Special features (on Disc 1): Imagining The Curse of Quon Gwon: a visit with the daughters of Violet Wong (9:40) ; image gallery: production stills
Accompanying material
1 booklet (4 pages ; 18 cm)
Bar code
  • 31223131790611
  • 31223131790678
  • 31223131829658
  • 31223131790686
  • 31223131829526
  • 31223131829641
  • 31223131790637
  • 31223131829674
  • 31223131790629
  • 31223131790702
  • 31223131790652
  • 31223131790645
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. Feature (89 min.) : Movie magic -- Cinematic memories -- Early Chinese images -- Chinatowns -- Movie: "The Curse of Quon Gwon" / Marion Wong (1916) -- Lotus blossom & Grandview films -- The good earth -- Anna May Wong -- Dragon seed -- Charlie Chan -- Fu Manchu -- Actor's dilemma -- World War II -- James Wong Howe -- Suzie Wong -- The last emperor -- Flower drum song -- Career paths -- Kung Fu -- James Hong -- Chan is missing -- The Joy Luck Club -- M. Butterfly -- The virility card -- Xiu Xiu -- Chinese from Asia -- Better luck tomorrow -- Progress and prospects
  • Disc 2. Special features (3 hrs, 30 min.): Vingate trailers ; Flower Drum Song world premiere news footage ; Early silents: Scene in a Chinese restaurant (1903, 0:17) -- Scene in San Francisco Chinatown (1900, 00:33) -- "That Chink at Golden Gulch" / director, D.W. Griffith (1910, 14 min.) -- "The heathen Chinese and the Sunday school teachers" (1904, 2:46) ; Soundies: "Chinatown, my Chinatown" (2:43) -- "Where's the chicken in the Chicken chow mein" (2:47) -- "Wise man say" (2:55) ; Gallery of movie memorabilia from pre-1950s films ; interview outtakes with the stars of Hollywood Chinese
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Home use edition, collector's edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (89 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
793573718600
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1089759434
System details
DVD; widescreen, aspect ratio: 16:9; 5.1 Dolby Digital or stereo (some clips mono or silent) sound formats
Video recording format
DVD

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