Hollywood adapts and remakes Asian films as part of its insatiable search for new stories, or for new ways of telling half-familiar stories. But adaptation is also driven by perceptions of the otherness of Asian cultures from
Western perspectives and a presumed preference of audiences for localized remakes rather than originals. In an analysis of a pair of films -a source and its remake -demonstrate what constitutes the core cultural differences
between the two.
Your essay should:
• be 3000 words (excluding reference and appendix and cover page);
•be presented in 12pt font, 1.5 spaced, 2cm margins;
•use an approved referencing style, e.g. MLA, Chicago, Harvard, APA;
•be fully referenced with at least five relevant academic references (books, book chapters or journal articles)
(You can locate scholarly (peer reviewed) articles by using the library databases such as Project Muse or Academic Advanced Premier. You can find these by using the Library’s Multi Search: >Databases>Project Muse, e.g.
You can also put a key word int Multi Search under books and articles, but you need to be precise in your choice of term, or you’ll get hundreds of irrelevant references.
You may include graphics and website materials, but they will not be counted as academic references);
•list “Works Cited” at the end of your essay. This should not be a general bibliography or references, but contain all and only works cited within the essay;
•avoid the use of subheadings (a coherent argument should link components of a short essay such as this); and
• minimize description of content and story elements-analyze