Once I believed that American is so good at making movies that there is no country nor culture that they didn't cover. But I also believed that American can never make a Chinese movie. I mean, look at the differences between our appearances! But my belief changed at 3 a.m. last night when I saw the movie The Good Earth (1937) on TMC.
What a great movie! I was so amazed by how accurate the movie is related to the time of history. The make up, the costume, and the acting! The acting was amazing! There are few American actors in the movie and many others are Asian. But those American actors could fooled me to think they are Chinese! Not because they looked like Asian (well, the makeup artist tried), but the acting! The way they talk, the way they look at people, the body language. The store is very good too, full of wisdom. I know it is based on a book, which now I want to read.
And some people on youtube think this movie is racist, but I don't agree with them at all. Clearly, they don't know anything about Chinese culture and history. They are just some haters who don't like whatever white people do. I suggest those people to go watch another great movie called To Live (1994).
This movie is amazing too. Very sad, but amazing. It is my all time favorite Chinese movie. And you can see some resembling between The Good Earth and To Live. And you might understand why Chinese people are the way they are next time when you meet one who does things that you will never do.
Two great movies! Must see list!!