Asians' Language Experience in Film
Mon Oct 28 09:33:33 EST 2002
Immediate thought - although you were on the ball with CRAZY ENGLISH -
is Thai film KILLER TATTOO (2001) in which one of the hitmen - an Elvis
impersonator - insists on only speaking English even though he can only
grasp about five words. His one-liners to enemies - "Have you seen a
book", etc - make Schwartzenegger's protagonists look like geniuses.
It's available on VCD with English subtitles.
On Sunday, Oct 27, 2002, at 23:29 Etc/GMT, Kumiko Sato wrote:
> Dear KineJapaners,
> I'm not sure if this list is the right place to ask, but your help in
> any form will be greatly appreciated. As making reading plans for
> Spring courses, I've been seeking interesting films that deal with
> cross-cultural experiences of Asians or Asian-Americans who struggle
> (or are obsessed...) with English language acquisition and use, and/or
> silence. I thought of Crazy English and Greenaway's The Pillow Book,
> but they seem to fall short in terms of availability or content. Do
> you out there have any good suggestions, fiction or documentary?
> Thank you very much in advance.
> Kumiko Sato
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