Vietnam discussed on Asian American History 101


<Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> Yeah, <Speech_Female> exactly. And not a caricature. <Speech_Male> Yeah, yeah. <Speech_Male> So <Silence> <Speech_Male> yeah. <Speech_Male> Big question. <Speech_Male> How do we know that <Speech_Male> the creative <SpeakerChange> team was white <Silence> on this one? <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> Besides a few <Speech_Female> smaller <Speech_Female> things, one of the biggest <Speech_Female> things to me <Speech_Female> was <Speech_Female> the amount <Speech_Female> of rice <Speech_Male> paddy hats <Speech_Female> that I saw. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> In Vietnam. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> Now, <Speech_Female> you know, maybe <Speech_Female> in the <Speech_Female> shots <Speech_Female> of past <Speech_Female> Vietnam, <Speech_Female> I could <Speech_Female> excuse that. <Speech_Female> A little. <Speech_Female> Yeah. Except <Speech_Female> for the fact that <Speech_Female> these were <SpeakerChange> shots of <Speech_Male> nighttime. <Speech_Male> Yeah. <Speech_Male> And now rice <Speech_Male> patty has just <Speech_Male> you understand. <Speech_Male> They're <Speech_Male> conical straw hats <Speech_Male> that are typically <Speech_Male> used in the <Speech_Female> fields. Yes. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> It's a <Speech_Male> lot to walk <Speech_Male> out of the sun. <Speech_Male> I'm sure it's also <Speech_Male> good for rain, <Speech_Male> maybe to a certain <Speech_Male> extent, right? <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> But it's not <Speech_Male> like you'd necessarily <Speech_Male> wear <SpeakerChange> them <Speech_Male> a lot at night. <Speech_Male> We actually looked up <Speech_Male> photos of Saigon, <Speech_Male> and we're <Speech_Male> like, <SpeakerChange> hey, I don't <Speech_Female> see that many rosemary <Speech_Female> has. Right. <Speech_Female> And so <Speech_Female> the <Speech_Female> return to Vietnam <Speech_Female> later on in the movie, <Speech_Female> it's supposed to be <Speech_Female> modern Vietnam. <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> And in <Speech_Female> modern Vietnam. <Speech_Female> I mean, <Speech_Female> there were <Speech_Female> definitely less <Speech_Female> rice paddy hats in <Silence> the modern <SpeakerChange> shots of Vietnam. <Speech_Female> But <Speech_Female> <Silence> the thing that irked <Speech_Female> me the most was <Speech_Female> probably the <Speech_Female> nighttime shots. <Speech_Female> Yeah. Where there <Speech_Female> were some people with rice paddy <Silence> hats, and it was <SpeakerChange> kind of like. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> I would say that this <Speech_Male> isn't necessarily <Speech_Male> that the creative team <Speech_Male> was not Asian, <Speech_Male> but more of <Speech_Male> it's an <Speech_Male> American made. <Speech_Male> Yes. <Speech_Male> But forcing <Speech_Male> a romance, not just <Speech_Male> in this, but actually <Speech_Male> in snake eyes <Speech_Male> as well. When you <Silence> think about it, forcing <Speech_Male> romances, <Speech_Male> a very <Speech_Male> genuinely <Speech_Male> American thing I <Speech_Male> feel <Speech_Male> when it <Speech_Male> sometimes doesn't <Speech_Male> feel <Speech_Female> logical. <SpeakerChange> Right. <Speech_Female> So. <Speech_Female> Right. <Speech_Female> There doesn't always need <Speech_Female> to be a love aspect <Speech_Female> to a story. <Speech_Female> And especially <Speech_Female> for me, <Speech_Female> in an action <Speech_Female> film, I'm not <Speech_Female> watching it for <Speech_Female> the love. <Speech_Female> In fact, <Speech_Female> I don't really want <Speech_Female> my character to fall <Speech_Female> in love, especially <Speech_Female> not with or <Speech_Female> even have <Silence> sort of <SpeakerChange> a <Speech_Female> romance <Speech_Female> kind of <Speech_Male> side story <Speech_Female> that's <Speech_Female> not necessarily <Silence> <SpeakerChange> necessary. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Female> Anyway, anyways, <Speech_Music_Female> <SpeakerChange> overall <Speech_Female> well, we enjoyed <Speech_Female> it overall. I <Speech_Female> don't know if I <Speech_Female> would say it's a must <Speech_Female> see, but <Speech_Female> if you're looking for <Speech_Female> an action film, <Speech_Female> because sometimes <Speech_Female> it's fun to just have <Speech_Female> dumb action <Speech_Female> film. <Speech_Female> Both were fun. <Speech_Female> Yeah. <SpeakerChange> And <Speech_Male> just a fun <Speech_Male> little romp. I'd say <Speech_Female> protege is a smarter <Speech_Female> action film. Yes. <Speech_Female> I would say <Speech_Female> protege. <Speech_Female> I think protege <Speech_Female> got more laughs <Speech_Female> out of me. Yeah. <Speech_Female> Yeah, <SpeakerChange> with <Speech_Male> humor. <Speech_Male> Yeah, most of all, <Speech_Male> though, fun to see <Speech_Male> more Asian Pacific. <Speech_Male> Yes. A <Speech_Female> strong leads in mainstream <Speech_Female> movies. And <Speech_Female> not always <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> Kung fu masters. <Speech_Male> Not always <Speech_Male> Kung fu masters. <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> not sinister <Speech_Male> evil. No. <Speech_Male> Asians. <Speech_Male> So <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Female> it's not a bad thing to have <Speech_Female> more movies like this. <Speech_Female> And it opens <Speech_Female> the door <Speech_Female> for some <Speech_Female> more Asian <Silence> lead creative <Speech_Female> films <Speech_Female> of the variety <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> and so we can just get <Speech_Female> more <Speech_Female> representation. <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> Absolutely. <Speech_Female> And more diversity. <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Telephony_Male> <Speech_Male>

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