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Frontiers in Art Research, 2020, 2(6); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2020.020607.

When Sub-culture goes global--- A Narrative Study on Internal Affairs and the Departed


Zhuohui Hu

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Zhuohui Hu

Institute of Advanced Continuing Education, Open College, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou 510420, China


Film remake is considered a common practice for Hollywood productions. By analyzing Hong Kong film, Infernal Affairs (2002) and its Hollywood film-to-film remake, The Departed (2006), it is easy to notice that film remake is not only about telling the same story.  The differences in storytelling and filmmaking indicate different ideologies that appeal to expectation and aesthetics of their spectators, and their target markets respectively.


narrative theories, film remake, ideology, sub-culture, Hollywood hegemony

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Zhuohui Hu. When Sub-culture goes global--- A Narrative Study on Internal Affairs and the Departeda. Frontiers in Art Research (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 6: 37-43. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2020.020607.


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