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This learn of An Autumn's story argues that Hong Kong movies are a window into knowing the shared pasts and ongoing connections among Hong Kong and different globalized towns. considered throughout the lens of transnational American reports the movie sheds very important insights on either Hong Kong and U.S. historical past, tradition, and identity.

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Mabel Cheung Yuen-Ting's An Autumn's Tale

This examine of An Autumn's story argues that Hong Kong movies are a window into figuring out the shared pasts and ongoing connections among Hong Kong and different globalized towns. considered in the course of the lens of transnational American reports the movie sheds vital insights on either Hong Kong and U. S. historical past, tradition, and id.

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Playfully mocking two beloved nationalleaders and icons , Figgy quips that Confucian and Am erican notions of success are quite similar. In the end , it is up to the individual to find his or her own way regardless of national myths or cultural expectations. Al though Figgy does struggle at various points in the film to survive financially , he maintains a casual attitude about earning and spending. He is carefree about winning and losing money, cars , and other material possessions. Iiliii MABEL CHEUNG YUEN-TING'S AN AUTUMN'S TALE In some places during An Autumn 台 Tale we are reminded that Figgy's posturing is , indeed, masking his own class anxieties , but up until the conclusion of the film when he is transformed into the self-made man who runs his own restaurant by the sea , he serves as a foil for those who plunge headlong into accumulating without considering needs or deeper meanings.

Many people from various countries travel to and from “America" in virtual (via popular culture) and real time , in the process re-fashioning and claiming the dream as their own. S. Narratives of upward mobility and economic success circulate freely in the media,的 if to prove that “ making it" in Hong Kong is well within reach regardless of who is in charge - Britain before 1997, Beijing after. In the Am erican Studies courses 1 have taught at the University of Hong Kong , 1 notice that students warm to the notion of the dream.

As such , Figgy' s future seems more uncertain than Jenny's. This is because he is “left to mingle and 自ght with the neighborhood Chinese gangs ... "22 Stringer clearly has little use for the fairy-tale-like coda at the end of the film. " Dismissing the beach scene at the end ofAnAutumn 台 Tale as literally imagina可, Stringer quips ,“A 自nal scene reunites Jennifer and Sam Pan , but the meeting is revealed as nothing more than a fantasy projection (hers? ) 戶3 Stringer also points out that despite the glitz of the city portrayed on screen in this diaspora film , New York is less than romantic for people like Figgy.

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