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2020-07-09 9:41:09 AM  
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2020-07-09 9:44:38 AM  
And of course

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2020-07-09 9:58:38 AM  
Things like this must drive the Communist party nuts!
 
2020-07-09 10:33:33 AM  
Rapcore sounded too forced a genre
 
2020-07-09 11:03:18 AM  
What?  No we didn't.  China is a lot of things, some rightfully impressive, but cool in any way isn't one of them.
 
2020-07-09 11:15:32 AM  
So KNKIN PARK is China's answer to the US's Che Guevara shirts.
 
2020-07-09 11:29:07 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: What?  No we didn't.  China is a lot of things, some rightfully impressive, but cool in any way isn't one of them.


Crouching Tiger was pretty cool.
 
2020-07-09 11:39:36 AM  
Linkin Park, Chan Ho Park's father.
 
2020-07-09 11:41:20 AM  

Trocadero: LowbrowDeluxe: What?  No we didn't.  China is a lot of things, some rightfully impressive, but cool in any way isn't one of them.

Crouching Tiger was pretty cool.


You know what other films were cool?

Seven Years In Tibet.

Kundun.

Red Corner.

You'll never see another film like them again because the People's Republic of China has an economic veto over what Hollywood is allowed to produce, which means any film critical of China will not be made.

But hey, it's worth it, isn't it, for a handful of kung fu films.
 
2020-07-09 11:42:33 AM  

PaulRB: Linkin Park, Chan Ho Park's father.


Park is a Korean name, not a Chinese one.
 
2020-07-09 12:03:00 PM  
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not sure if racist
 
2020-07-09 12:19:46 PM  
Sorry. Just can't muster a single fark about what tee shirt some guy is wearing 8,000 miles away.

To be fair, I'm sure he's not concerned about my "Sisters of Mercy" shirt either.
 
2020-07-09 12:48:15 PM  

dittybopper: Trocadero: LowbrowDeluxe: What?  No we didn't.  China is a lot of things, some rightfully impressive, but cool in any way isn't one of them.

Crouching Tiger was pretty cool.

You know what other films were cool?

Seven Years In Tibet.

Kundun.

Red Corner.

You'll never see another film like them again because the People's Republic of China has an economic veto over what Hollywood is allowed to produce, which means any film critical of China will not be made.

But hey, it's worth it, isn't it, for a handful of kung fu films.


That won't stop an Indy film from getting made. According to Wikipedia Kundun made $5.7M. I don't think "economic veto" is going to have any effect on that kind of movie.
 
2020-07-09 1:12:37 PM  
This article needs to be in journalism classes as a prime example of how to pad your word count.

And although I wouldn't wear a Linkin Park shirt I would wear the hell out of Knkin Park.
 
2020-07-09 1:52:37 PM  
HEY CHINA STIRR COOR
 
2020-07-09 2:01:40 PM  

SuperChuck: That won't stop an Indy film from getting made. According to Wikipedia Kundun made $5.7M. I don't think "economic veto" is going to have any effect on that kind of movie.


Yes, it does.

Kundun was made by Touchstone, and directed my Martin Scorsese.

It was made in 1997, before China had any muscle.

Even an independent studio isn't going to risk pissing off the PRC.  Because it's not just the studios that get banned, it's actors and directors.

https://www.looper.com/66446/actors-b​a​nned-china/

In fact, China has enough muscle that it forced MGM to change the bad guys in the crappy 2012 Red Dawn remake from the Chinese to North Korean.   And the film was never released in China anyway.  But if MGM hadn't done it, it would have found all of its films shut out of the Chinese market.

That's the lesson for every actor, actress, director, and producer in Hollywood now.  You don't want to piss off China, because if you do, you'll stay forever in the minor leagues.  No studio is going to hire you if you're buddy-buddy with the Dalai Lama or your protest what the PRC is doing to the Uighurs in Xinjiang.

Maybe you're OK with that.

I'm not.
 
2020-07-09 2:03:52 PM  

perigee: Sorry. Just can't muster a single fark about what tee shirt some guy is wearing 8,000 miles away.

To be fair, I'm sure he's not concerned about my "Sisters of Mercy" shirt either.


It's not some guy, it's something like 10, perhaps even a dozen.
 
2020-07-09 4:56:26 PM  
"One Step Closer" was like their first single and the only good one.
 
2020-07-09 6:46:14 PM  
Did he ever answer the question? I gave up eventually.
 
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