|Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films|
|Directed by||Arthur Dong|
|Produced by||Arthur Dong|
|Written by||Arthur Dong|
|Music by||Mark Adler|
|Distributed by||Deep Focus Productions|
From early films like the 1900s Beheading the Chinese Prisoner to Ang Lee's triumphant Brokeback Mountain in 2005, Dong utilizes clips of more than 100 films and interviews of prominent Chinese Americans to create a thorough overview on the depiction of Chinese in mainstream Hollywood films. He hits many major points such as white performers who portray Asians in both The Good Earth and Fu Manchu series, Nancy Kwan's roles in The World of Suzie Wong, Bruce Lee and the emergence of martial arts films and Justin Lin's take on his film Better Luck Tomorrow. People interviewed include Christopher Lee, Wayne Wang, James Hong, Nancy Kwan, Luise Rainer, Amy Tan and B. D. Wong. Dong also spends time talking about his discovery of two reels of the 1916-17 silent film The Curse of Quon Gwon, which is considered to be the first feature film made by an Asian American.
Awards and honors
- 2007 Golden Horse Film Awards: Best Documentary
- Henry Hampton Awards winner
- Official selection, Toronto International Film Festival
- Special presentation, AFI Fest, Los Angeles
- Profile on Hollywood Chinese, Hollywood.com
- Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films (2008), Rotten Tomatoes.
- sfgate.com Arthur Dong documentary: 'Hollywood Chinese Retrieved Jan 26 2011
- PBS: American Masters, Tonight on PBS: 'Hollywood Chinese', May 27, 2009