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Yellow

“If we’re going to be called yellow, we’re going to make it beautiful.”

- Jon Chu, Director of Crazy Rich Asians

For the story of how this Chinese-language cover of Yellow came to underscore the final part of Crazy Rich Asians, please read:

'Crazy Rich Asians': Read the Letter That Convinced Coldplay to Allow "Yellow" in the Movie

Excerpt from Jon Chu's letter to Coldplay:

Dear Chris, Guy, Jonny and Will,

I know it’s a bit strange, but my whole life I’ve had a complicated relationship with the color yellow. From being called the word in a derogatory way throughout grade school, to watching movies where they called cowardly people yellow, it’s always had a negative connotation in my life. That is, until I heard your song. For the first time in my life, it described the color in the most beautiful, magical ways I had ever heard: the color of the stars, her skin, the love. It was an incredible image of attraction and aspiration that it made me rethink my own self image...

To read the full letter, please visit the link above.

 
 

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