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The "Whys" of Asian Cinema
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Never noticed the fish tank in HK movies thing. Maybe for the same reason there are always fish tanks in high class cantonese restaurants?

Here's something from dramas
Why are CEOs/heirs always young, single, and handsome?
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catex wrote:

A couple of irritating questions I get:

Why there is an indoors fish tank in every HK action movie?

Why every film/drama has a scene of someone eating?
(Once I thought there wouldn't be one in a film about a trek through Antarctica. I was wrong.)

@peacedrunx24 - I didn't edit the thread title. Someone with better English did.


hehe i know you didn't coz the Mods can only do that sorta thing .. ^_^

^ yes noticed that also .. and tend to fall in love with a clutz or similar. .. not rich very poor etc. .. well you get the point .. lolzz ^_^
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voxsilenti wrote:

Never noticed the fish tank in HK movies thing. Maybe for the same reason there are always fish tanks in high class cantonese restaurants?

Here's something from dramas
Why are CEOs/heirs always young, single, and handsome?


i think the fish tanks in the films and the restaurants have to do with Feng Shui....u know the arrangements of furniture and stuff.....

and CEOs are always like that only in films....real life: their old chubby grey haired old men with young glamorous housewives...
i think its becoz they ARE supposed to be the lead character of the film/show...and if they are as bad as in real life then NOBODY will watch it....comprende?
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wow, no one touched this one:
- Why do those clueless guys hold their guns sideways?

I suspect its to look cool, and it started with some actors doing it in hollywood movies.
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Eros wrote:

wow, no one touched this one:
- Why do those clueless guys hold their guns sideways?

I suspect its to look cool, and it started with some actors doing it in hollywood movies.


No... Obviousely you get better acuraccy when you cant even look down the sites.... Eros might be right or...The reason maybe, and thats a big maybe, because of where the shell ejects. Holding it sideways the shell might eject towards the ground rather then into their face. Thats only possible if they are using a left handed gun and are right handed or vice versa. It is possible... or because its a movie or drama maybe its to make it look cool when the shell shoots up towards the sky.
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Why do guys carry women on their backs in K-drama?
^ i'm wondering about this too.
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About the guys always carrying drunk girls on their back...I can't figure that out,too.When I'm drunk I get carried the european way, like a sleeping baby you know?Is that just some mysterious cultural difference? I'm going to get really drunk in Japan to find that out!
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halleberry wrote:

carrying the girl in front is a heavier burden than carrying her PiggyBack. the man can go on and on when he carried her piggyback. if he carries her in front, sooner or later, the arms get tired more easily than the back. so the answer here is..... it is more PRACTICAL.
carrying a person in front is more or less a WESTERN custom while carrying piggybcak is more of an oriental thing.


I think shes right... and also cuz you can feel their breasts on your back (I only mention cuz when you watch anime. It shows a close up when ever something like that happens then the guy blushes) Plus your less likely to hit your head when going thro a doorway on someones back then in their arms. personally if I have to carry someone I throw em over my shoulder and tell them not to throw up cuz they're usally wasted.
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piggyback = more sentimental (girls arms wrapped around the guy)
in arms = hey look everyone, i drugged this girl and i'm gonna go have fun with her now!

another potential reason is if they vomit, it goes downwards if piggybacked, and the drunkard would probably choke if carried in arms
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I see ಠ_ಠ
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Why do japanese gang members look exactly like hispanic gang members?
Why do they talk in proverbs?
What's with the wierd facial expressions as well as hand ones?
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abel89 wrote:

Why do japanese gang members look exactly like hispanic gang members?
Why do they talk in proverbs?
What's with the wierd facial expressions as well as hand ones?


I'd like to know that too!
Also, why do kdrama almost alway have a love triangle between the two main characters and an extra girl or guy?

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ill leave that to sum1 else....i have one q

why is it everytime there's a crime or a big fight....the police comes in really really really late....like after the fight???
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^traffic in asia is horrible

why do drinkers exhale after drinking soju?
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catex wrote:

- When running from a crazed killer, why does a female victim still wear those high heels? Why not take them off and run?

- Why do guys carry women on their backs in K-drama?

- Why does a hastily-disconnected bomb timer always stop at 00:01?

- Why do those clueless guys hold their guns sideways?


1. when running from a crazed killer, you're too scared to think of taking off ur shoes

2. Piggy back rides are really special, and its usually a very heartwarming moment

3. the 0.01 is suppose to be suspenseful, if it explodes than it'll be the end with the main chars dying

4. they hold their guns sideways cause its cool
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