Hong Kong Film Analysis

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Films have been used as a means to articulate the Hong Kong identity. The idea of Hong Kong identity has been rooted into the mind of Hong Kong people through films. As films can show the uniqueness of Hong Kong, the attitude of Hong Kong people towards Hong Kong and reflect the current issues of Hong Kong, they articulate Hong Kong identity in these three ways.

Firstly, a lot of culture and things that can only be found in Hong Kong are shown in films, Hong Kong films often show the uniqueness of Hong Kong. Cantonese foul language is a very common element in Hong Kong films, filmmakers often include them in films because they think that it could bring familiarity to the audience. In the movie Vulgaria, foul language is include in most
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The mo lei tau culture can be referred to a type of humor that includes a variety of irrelevant elements and nonsense. The culture can be found earliest in the 1990s films, especially in Stephen Chow’s films. According to Farce, Pathos, and Absurdity in Stephen Chow's Film Comedies: From Beijing with Love and CJ7 Reconsidered by YU, K.W.E. (2010), a lot of Stephen Chow’s jokes and gags that are classified as mo lei tau are considered rather “low-down” because they are silly or vulgar and not generally acceptable. These kinds of mo lei tau jokes also appeared in Vulgaria, as the main characters are requested to have intercourse with a mule to get a movie deal. Just like some of Stephen Chow’s movies, some people also view Vulgaria as a film that cannot attract audience with taste; however, these kinds of movie included humor that only Hong Kong people can understand. The dialogue and setting of these films are familiar to Hong Kong people, some of the jokes inside the films do not have explanation and foreigners may not understand them when they are watching the film. Mo lei tau culture are deeply rooted in Hong Kong, jokes and gags that appeared in films will soon become a trend to include in daily
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