David Kitani presents LaaF3...
Infernal Affairs (the REAL Departed!): Comparing Eastern and Western Cinema
Sunday, July 27, 2008
ABSTRACT: I am well aware that the eyes of Tony Leung are an object of much wonder but, alas, I feel it is too deep a mystery on which to give a short lecture. So instead, the subject of inquiry will be the differences between Eastern and Western Cinema. What seems to be a rather benign comparison of aesthetics is, in actuality, a comparison of beliefs deeply embedded in the consciousness of these two cultures.Â The 2002 Hong Kong film "Infernal Affairs" will be viewed, providing the audience the grounds for examination of these concepts (co-starring, none other than, Tony Leung) since it was itself remade by Hollywood into the 2006 film known as "The Departed" which won the 2007 Oscar for Best Film. What is added as well as what is left out from these respective films can give us a fascinating glimpse into the worlds of the East and the West.
SPEAKER BIO: David Kitani is himself a dangerous mind, an English teacher in Watts who inspires his non-Japanese Japanese club students to voraciously consume mangas, learn languages, and marvel at marvelous heroes. He is often called the best man (ever)... typically by his friend Phil who is getting married soon.
FILM: Infernal Affairs (2002)
FOOD: Assorted pizzas
WHEN: Sunday, July 27, 2008
WHERE: Ji & Jinna's apt