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    Goodbye Shanghai

    By andreas viglakis
    Nov 24, '10 1:17 PM EST
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    Synopsis: "While embezzling $14 billion from a Chinese bank for the US government, two Western bankers grab $15 million in cash for themselves. They store it in an upright bass case and wander the streets of Shanghai, waiting for their morning departure. When the more experienced of the two insists they spend their last night partying in a local club, the night takes a wild turn. Goodbye Shanghai explores the negative effects of Western imperialism on modern Chinese culture."

    Not sure how well or deep it goes in its exploration these negative effects, but the (short) film has a nice aesthetic and good music. Incidentally, I recall Bank of America selling its stake in China Construction Bank, but I am not sure to what extent the events in this film are, or could have been, a "true" story. I am also not sure if the average Chinese was as elated about the news as the man in the opening scene. Anyway, it makes me miss Shanghai, if nothing else.



     
    • 9 Comments

    • Lian Chikako Chang

      Begeezus! You're even more of a blog whore than I am. This is a marathon, friend, not a sprint.

      Nov 24, 10 1:20 pm
      andreas viglakis

      i am the turtle and the hare! :)

      Nov 24, 10 1:23 pm

      you two are entertaining... interesting film

      Nov 24, 10 5:22 pm
      Lian Chikako Chang

      I'm Chinese: I eat both of those things.

      Nov 24, 10 7:15 pm
      andreas viglakis

      A threat!

      Nov 24, 10 8:33 pm
      vado retro

      that poster is a train wreck.

      Nov 27, 10 2:20 pm
      andreas viglakis

      i know, i actually thought about including a line about how they should get the guy who did the website to do the poster. at least it's clear.

      http://goodbyeshanghai.com/Goodbye_Shanghai/Goodbye_Shanghai_a_short_film_by_adam_christian_clark.html

      Nov 27, 10 2:22 pm
      andreas viglakis

      i know, i actually thought about including a line about how they should get the guy who did the website to do the poster. at least it's clear.

      http://goodbyeshanghai.com/Goodbye_Shanghai/Goodbye_Shanghai_a_short_film_by_adam_christian_clark.html

      Nov 27, 10 2:25 pm
      Lian Chikako Chang

      It's been almost a month since we've heard from you here, little bunny.

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      yeehaw!

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      Did you see that the GSD now has a Youtube channel? I feel like one of us should review this. Or we can both do it and have dueling reviews. And the Marot lecture is up--that's a good one.

      Dec 23, 10 1:10 pm

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