July 29, 2003
No More Cowboys and No More Indians

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This is the tip of a deeper, colder, iceberg, so let me just lay this specific case out plainly.

A movie crosses
-- the American fascination with asian fighting movies,
-- the idea that conforming is surrendering,
-- the fundamental questions of personal responsibility, ego, and identity, and
-- the use of universally black-suited salarymanesque characters (see also, e.g., Misters Pink, Brown and so on) to represent the bad guy, rather than the straight man

and in response, Japanese kids, uh, go to town.

Posted by kevin slavin at July 29, 2003 08:35 PM
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Then there's this crazy German guy too.

Posted by: Kio on July 30, 2003 11:45 AM
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