AP reports that “some Chinese filmmakers say Beijing still views movies as a propaganda tool ” not an entertainment product.” This time, China Film Group called for patriotic movies and “pointed to Will Smith’s ‘The Pursuit of Happyness‘ as an example.” From IHT:
Han added nationalism was also common in U.S. movies, saying they often cast Americans as saviors.
“(In Hollywood movies) every time mankind faces disaster, Americans rescue mankind … When an evil monster that wants to destroy the world appears, who saves mankind? Americans. This is patriotism too. You can’t deny it,” Han said….[Full Text]