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  1. Standard member expuddlepirate
    Exaulted high possum
    19 May '10 11:56
    Is it too soon to be doing a remake of this movie?
  2. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    19 May '10 14:46
    Originally posted by expuddlepirate
    Is it too soon to be doing a remake of this movie?
    You know how it goes...

    Wax on. Wax off.
  3. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    19 May '10 17:06 / 1 edit
    I love how the KK is black and Jackie Chan is Mr Miyagi.

    It looks like a good movie.
  4. 19 May '10 17:31
    KARATE is JAPANESE! CHAN and BEIJING are CHINESE!
  5. 19 May '10 17:32
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I love how the KK is black and Jackie Chan is Mr Miyagi.

    It looks like a good movie.
    do they really call him Mr Miyagi in the movie?

    isn't that Little Bow Wow as the KK?
  6. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    19 May '10 18:07
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    KARATE is JAPANESE! CHAN and BEIJING are CHINESE!
    Japanese are of Chinese stock. Physically they're not that different I don't think.

    Is it really set in Beijing?
  7. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    19 May '10 18:23
    Originally posted by expuddlepirate
    Is it too soon to be doing a remake of this movie?
    The best was 'back in the day' seeing it in the theater. When everyone came outside in front, they'd all be doing the Crane stance and Kung Fu Fighting!

    We used to drive by at 9pm just to watch the people outside the theater getting their FIGHT on... and honk. "Sweep the leg"!~

    P-
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    19 May '10 18:42
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    The best was 'back in the day' seeing it in the theater. When everyone came outside in front, they'd all be doing the Crane stance and Kung Fu Fighting!

    We used to drive by at 9pm just to watch the people outside the theater getting their FIGHT on... and honk. "Sweep the leg"!~

    P-
    That reminds me...

    *WARNING - LANGUAGE MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME - IT'S EDDIE MURPHY*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fp67geuhJM
  9. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    19 May '10 18:50
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Japanese are of Chinese stock. Physically they're not that different I don't think.

    Is it really set in Beijing?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C5%8Dmon_period
  10. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    19 May '10 18:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C5%8Dmon_period
    That's the Ainu. Those aren't the modern ethnic Japanese I don't think.

    http://japanfocus.org/-Katsuya-HIRANO/3013

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_period#Origin_of_the_Yayoi_people
  11. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    19 May '10 19:12
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    That's the Ainu. Those aren't the modern ethnic Japanese I don't think.

    http://japanfocus.org/-Katsuya-HIRANO/3013

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_period#Origin_of_the_Yayoi_people
    Seems like the Jomon hunter-gathers were absorbed by the Yayoi, who were of Korean or Chinese origin, or both.

    It's a bit like asking questions about the origins of the British. They have layers upon layers ...
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    19 May '10 19:18
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Seems like the Jomon hunter-gathers were absorbed by the Yayoi, who were of Korean or Chinese origin, or both.

    It's a bit like asking questions about the origins of the British. They have layers upon layers ...
    It's my belief that it's commonly accepted that the Ainu were the indiginous people displaced by the Japanese who came from China.

    I could very well be mistaken. There are still Japanese-Ainu tensions.
  13. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    19 May '10 19:25 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Seems like the Jomon hunter-gathers were absorbed by the Yayoi, who were of Korean or Chinese origin, or both.

    It's a bit like asking questions about the origins of the British. They have layers upon layers ...
    Despite the many layers, generally one culture seems to predominate in a particular area. That's how it seems to me anyway. The cultures are still clearly distinct in many cases despite the layers.

    What language is dominant? What's the name of the country and the people? Where did the legal system come from? What are the cultural values and assumptions? What is the state religion if any? What is the most common religion if not?

    Also look at the names of the local gangs, the streets and cities and mountains and other geographical features...

    These are where the cultures show themselves I think.
  14. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    19 May '10 19:34 / 1 edit
    Now that I'm on this line of thinking...for Los Angeles:

    What language is dominant?
    English

    What's the name of the country and the people?
    An English name.

    Where did the legal system come from?
    England.

    What are the cultural values and assumptions?
    English.

    What is the state religion if any?
    None.

    What is the most common religion if not?
    Protestantism i.e. Anglo-Germanic Christianity

    Also look at the names of the local gangs
    Generally Spanish or English based names. There are the Aztecs though. The Mongols too but they're not Asians.

    EDIT - Organized crime is controlled by "La eme" aka "the Mexican Mafia". Top dogs in the underworld have partially indiginous (to Mexico) name...

    the streets and cities and mountains and other geographical features...
    Lots of indiginous names for streets. Lots of Spanish and English names for things.
  15. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    19 May '10 19:37 / 1 edit
    What ethnicities have the money?
    Probably mostly Anglos. I don't know. Probably quite a few Jews and Asians too, and of course some of every ethnicity.