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posted 27 November 2005 08:34 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Jackie tells Asian filmmakers: Use it or lose it.

Action star Jackie Chan has a message for Asia's film industry: unite against U.S. movies or risk losing your culture.


[Chan] told the Times of India newspaper such movies erode the culture of Asian countries, saying: "Asians should unite against American cinema."

"Why do we need to ape their culture," Chan was reported saying.

"I see an Indian saying 'Yo Man!' but that's not what Asians are about."


"Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology but not at the cost of losing your originality," Chan said.

In Jackie's next movie, he will be defending himself in Attack of the Corporate Hollywood Monster...

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posted 27 November 2005 08:42 AM      Profile for Clog-boy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Does that mean we get to see Jackie kick Spielberg, Coppola and Scorsese's ass..?
I'd pay top dollar to see that happen on screen

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