Includes interviews with actors Mako, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, James Shigeta, … Filmmaker Jeff Adachi turns his critical lens on Hollywood in order to highlight the dangerous but seldom explored reality of cinematic prejudice. This synopsis was written by Antony Bolante. —The Evening Class Review From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to Harold & Kumar Go to Whitecastle , The Slanted Screen explores the portrayals of Asian men in American cinema, chronicling the experiences of actors who have had to struggle against ethnic stereotyping and limiting roles. With Frank Chin, Daniel Dae Kim, Bobby Lee, Jason Scott Lee.
Directed by Jeff Adachi. From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to Harold & Kumar Go to Whitecastle, THE SLANTED SCREEN explores the portrayals of Asian men in American cin
Audience Reviews for The Slanted Screen Dec 05, 2018 There are several documentaries like this about racial stereotyping in Hollywood on the streaming service Kanopy. From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle, the Slanted Screen examines the portrayal Asian men in film and television, and how new filmmakers are now re-defining age-old stereotypes.
The film goes all the way back to the silent films of Sessue Hayakawa up to current films like Romeo Must Die. Above all, The Slanted Screen entertains --- and ultimately, inspires. "The Slanted Screen brings into focus the most dangerous aspect of prejudice." The Slanted Screen integrates these diverse voices to offer a rich and thorough exploration that is, by turns, enlightening, amusing, and disturbing. Slanted Screen, The (2006) **** (out of 4) Extremely well-made documentary that takes a look at how Asians were shown in movies and TV.