Entertainment Cameron Crowe: Sorry Hawaiians

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  1. boognishstern

    boognishstern Well-Known Member

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    Crowe apologizes for Emma Stone casting
    Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY 8:43 a.m. EDT June 3, 2015
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    Aloha director Cameron Crowe is responding to some of the fierce backlash that accompanied the release of the movie. The poorly reviewed Aloha, which had also caused controversy for its use of the Hawaiian word as its title, also disturbed many viewers who discovered that Emma Stone plays a character named "Allison Ng," who is meant to be a quarter Hawaiian and a quarter Chinese, which Stone is not.

    Crowe took to his blog, TheUncool, Tuesday to offer a "heartfelt apology" for the casting choice. He also went on to explain why he cast Stone in the part in the first place:

    "I have heard your words and your disappointment, and I offer you a heart-felt apology to all who felt this was an odd or misguided casting choice. As far back as 2007, Captain Allison Ng was written to be a super-proud ΒΌ Hawaiian who was frustrated that, by all outward appearances, she looked nothing like one. A half-Chinese father was meant to show the surprising mix of cultures often prevalent in Hawaii. Extremely proud of her unlikely heritage, she feels personally compelled to over-explain every chance she gets. The character was based on a real-life, red-headed local who did just that."
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    He went on to ask that people blame him if they were upset, not Stone:

    "We were extremely proud to present the island, the locals and the film community with many jobs for over four months. Emma Stone was chief among those who did tireless research, and if any part of her fine characterization has caused consternation and controversy, I am the one to blame."
    Crowe's 'Aloha' criticized by native Hawaiians

    Crowe also said that he was "grateful" for the dialogue surrounding the moving. "So many of us are hungry for stories with more racial diversity, more truth in representation, and I am anxious to help tell those stories in the future," he said.

    Aloha made a disappointing $10 million at the box office in its opening weekend.

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    Emma Stone in 'Aloha.' (Photo: Neal Preston, Columbia Pictures)

    "The character was based on a real-life, red-headed local who did just that"
    so let's dye her hair blonde
     
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    skunk anansie Well-Known Member VIP

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    I'm watching Singles right now. It's all downhill from there.

    Btw, what's wrong with using "aloha" as a title? Is that like Reggie in Hawaiian?
     
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    "Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it "Aloha" is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that's rich with meaning."

    "If you have a romantic comedy about the military in Hawaii ... but a title that says 'Aloha,' I can only guess that they'll bastardize the word," said Walter Ritte, a Native Hawaiian activist on the island of Molokai. "They're taking our sacred word ... and they're going to make a lot of money off of it."

    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/native-hawaiians-disapprove-aloha-movie-title-31283348
     
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    thanks for anwering, but i still don't see what the big deal is. It means hello and goodbye. how is that sacred? isn't there an airline called aloha air? :dontknow:
     
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    Well, if they had called the movie "Hello," the Englishman in me would have been really offended, as my people fought the French back in 1131 A.D. and then again in 1148, 1215, 1364 and 1448 to reclaim that word from those Gallic invaders. That word is rich in meaning for my people!
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Annoying group of 27 PITA losers with no jobs sayswhat?
     
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    what about "Goodbye?"
     
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    heck, i'll be a PITA loser with no job if I could live in Hawaii.
     
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    That movie takes me back every time to 1992. Eventhough the gen-x stereotypes are borderline ridiculous, I always enjoy it.
     
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    top 5 for me :beer:
     
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Almost Famous have earned Cameron Crowe a lifetime pass to do anything he fucking pleases.
     
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    Best soundtrack ever.

     
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    I'll bet that Cameron Crowe is kicking himself now for conducting auditions at a Hypertelorism Support Group meeting
     
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    Every group has to find something to be butthurt about.
     
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    Britney Spears is president of her local chapter.
     
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    "Aloha," I'll take a Pina Colada, please, thank you ....

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    great movie, great sdtk:)
     
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    Agree. You can even throw Jerry Maguire in there and maybe Say Anything. The funny thing about Fast Times is that it remains the reference point for movies about high schoolers. Everyone agrees it was funny, but I think it was much more than a comedy. It captured high school age kids of that era pretty accurately. It's one of my all time favorite films. Almost Famous was damn near perfect. I'm disappointed that Aloha isn't being well received. He hasn't done anything really good in a long time. We Bought a Zoo was an OK family movie but very cookie cutter. Aloha sounded like it had promise.
     
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    i haven't even seen the trailer, but i will watch. i'll always give cameron crowe a look see.
     
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