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The Resource Making Asian American film and video : histories, institutions, movements, Jun Okada

Making Asian American film and video : histories, institutions, movements, Jun Okada

Label
Making Asian American film and video : histories, institutions, movements
Title
Making Asian American film and video
Title remainder
histories, institutions, movements
Statement of responsibility
Jun Okada
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The words 2Asian American film3 might evoke a painfully earnest, low-budget documentary or family drama, destined to be seen only in small film festivals or on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service). In her groundbreaking study of the past fifty years of Asian American film and video, Jun Okada demonstrates that although this stereotype is not entirely unfounded, a remarkably diverse range of Asian American filmmaking has emerged. Yet Okada also reveals how the legacy of institutional funding and the 2PBS style3 unites these filmmakers, whether they are working within that system or setting themselves in opposition to its conventions. Making Asian American Film and Video explores how the genre has served as a flashpoint for debates about what constitutes Asian American identity. Tracing a history of how Asian American film was initially conceived as a form of public-interest media, part of a broader effort to give voice to underrepresented American minorities, Okada shows why this seemingly well-intentioned project inspired deeply ambivalent responses. In addition, she considers a number of Asian American filmmakers who have opted out of producing state-funded films, from Wayne Wang to Gregg Araki to Justin Lin. Okada gives us a unique behind-the-scenes look at the various institutions that have bankrolled and distributed Asian American films, revealing the dynamic interplay between commercial and state-run media. More than just a history of Asian Americans in film, Making Asian American Film and Video is an insightful meditation on both the achievements and the limitations of institutionalized multiculturalism. --Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Okada, Jun
Dewey number
791.43/652995073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.A77
LC item number
O53 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asian American studies today
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asian Americans in motion pictures
  • Asian Americans in the motion picture industry
  • Asian Americans in motion pictures
  • Asian Americans in the motion picture industry
Label
Making Asian American film and video : histories, institutions, movements, Jun Okada
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: the shared history of Asian American film and video and public interest media -- Noble and uplifting and boring as hell: Asian American film and video, 1971-1982 -- The Center for Asian American Media and the televisual public sphere -- Pathology as authenticity: ITVs, Terminal USA, and the televisual struggle over positive/negative images -- Dismembered from history: the counternostalgia of Gregg Araki -- Better luck tomorrow and the transnational reframing of Asian American film and video -- Post Asian American feature film: the persistence of institutionality in finishing the game: the search for a new Bruce Lee and American zombie -- Afterword
Control code
890011320
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 166 pages
Isbn
9780813565019
Lccn
2014023226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890011320
Label
Making Asian American film and video : histories, institutions, movements, Jun Okada
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: the shared history of Asian American film and video and public interest media -- Noble and uplifting and boring as hell: Asian American film and video, 1971-1982 -- The Center for Asian American Media and the televisual public sphere -- Pathology as authenticity: ITVs, Terminal USA, and the televisual struggle over positive/negative images -- Dismembered from history: the counternostalgia of Gregg Araki -- Better luck tomorrow and the transnational reframing of Asian American film and video -- Post Asian American feature film: the persistence of institutionality in finishing the game: the search for a new Bruce Lee and American zombie -- Afterword
Control code
890011320
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 166 pages
Isbn
9780813565019
Lccn
2014023226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890011320

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