New Holmes, why not new Chan?

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smitty1931
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New Holmes, why not new Chan?

Post by smitty1931 » Thu May 06, 2010 3:55 pm

The Chan films were popular from 1931 thru 1945. A new one is overdue. Something along the lines of Chan versus a villain wanting to destroy the world. Number one son could do all the heavy stuff and charlie coud deduct. I vaguely remember one in the 60s in technicolor with Ustinovwhich bombed!

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Re: New Holmes, why not new Chan?

Post by jbuck919 » Thu May 06, 2010 4:30 pm

I'm confucius, er, confused. I thought we had a new Chan:

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Seriously, IMO it would spoil the character to have him modernized. More than Holmes, he lives in a fictive cinematic world that doesn't lend itself to a modern treatment. I know that Chinese Americans have objected that he was played by a series of Euro-Ams, but I don't think PC is an issue since Chan was a strong, positive, respectable character. But he is, let's face it, a relic.

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