Friday, November 7, 2008

Mythotypes and Remakes

I have to say this out loud because I want to know I'm not the only one who thought it, but when "Sideways" came out, a couple of us Asian-(North) American ladies thought it a horrid horrid irony that Sandra Oh played the super sexbot sleeper star of the film...what with the title of the film being, well, "sideways"...

(long pause)

Now The Guardian reports there's a Japanese remake of the film in the pipeline...and I can't help but think who's gonna be the "sideways" love interest with a Japanese cast? Directional orientation is in the eye of the beholder, maybe?

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