Film: "The World of Suzie Wong" (1960) Film Review by Master Researcher

Film: "The World of Suzie Wong" (1960)
This paper examines the stereotypes in the film "The World of Suzie Wong" (1960).
# 83491 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 2005 | US


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This paper explains that "The World of Suzie Wong", which is based on the novel of the same name, presents an image of Hong Kong, from a Western perspective, in the post Second World War colonial era. The author points out that the movie deals openly with such complex issues as racism and class conflict, which in 1960 was progressive. The paper stresses, nonetheless, that this film also expresses many stereotypes with regard to race gender and ethnic stereotypes, which demonstrate it to be a production of its era.

From the Paper:

The Hollywood movie "The World of Suzie Wong" (1960), based upon the novel of the same name, presents an image of Hong Kong in the post-Second World War colonial era from a Western perspective. The movie deals openly and, for its time, progressively with such complex issues as racism and class conflict. However, at the same time it also expresses many stereotypes with regard to race, gender and ethnic stereotypes that demonstrate it to be a production of its era. It is in the mingling of these two aspects in the film - the multicultural and progressive and the Eurocentric and the stereotypical - that make the film's depiction of Hong Kong in the early 1960s so powerful."

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