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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Bruce Lee's daughter blocks Chinese release of Quentin Tarantino movie



The Chinese release of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has been abruptly aborted, after an appeal by Bruce Lee's daughter over the film's controversial portrayal of her father.

According to [19659003] Hollywood Reporter Shannon Lee appealed directly to China's national film administration to pull the film's release and demand that Tarantino edit the film to portray his father in a more positive light.

As a result of Lee's appeal, the release of the film in October has been set indefinitely, with the film's Chinese supporter Bona Film Group "working frustrated with Tarantino" to change the film.


The work is described as "a last-minute distortion" that has seen Tarantino and Bona edit the film in a hurry to get approval from the National Film Administration. If they log off the changes, the release date of October 25 may be stuck.

Shannon Lee publicly condemned Tarantino in July, saying she felt the movie portrayed her father as a "caricature" and an "arrogant a ** hole full of hot air."


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She also said that it was a shame that he wasn’t depicted as “someone who had to fight triple as hard as any of those people did to accomplish what was naturally given to so many others”.

She added that her experience of watching the film was “uncomfortable”, as she had to listen to people “laugh at my father”.

In the film, Bruce Lee is played by actor Mike Moh and depicted as an arrogant Hollywood newcomer who challenges Brad Pitt’s stuntman character to a fight, only to be thrown into a parked car.

Tarantino himself claimed that the depiction was fair, calling Lee “kind of an arrogant guy”, based on the research he conducted in advance of writing the scene.

Prior to its cancellation, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s Chinese release would have marked the first time a Tarantino movie had been widely released in cinemas in the country.


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