Sunday, November 10, 2019

"World War II narratives from Hollywood have gained traction in China—particularly when a Chinese subplot is available and Japan loses the fight"

That new Midway movie received funding from China:

In a “Midway” subplot concerning real-life U.S. Army Air Force officer Jimmy Doolittle, the pilot crash-lands in China after leading a bombing raid on Tokyo. The Chinese citizens who find him are skeptical that he comes in peace until one asks, “You bomb Japan?”

“I sure did,” Doolittle replies.

The Chinese lower their guns. “Welcome!” they shout.