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Frontiers in Art Research ISSN 2618-1568 Vol. 2, Issue 6: 37-43, DOI: 10.25236/FAR.2020.020607 Published by Francis Academic Press, UK -37- When Sub-culture goes global --- A Narrative Study on Internal Affairs and the Departed Zhuohui Hu Institute of Advanced Continuing Education, Open College, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou 510420, China ABSTRACT. Film remake is considered a common practice for Hollywood productions. By analyzing Hong Kong film, Infernal Affairs (2002) and its Hollywood film-to-film remake, The Departed (2006), it is easy to notice that film remake is not only about telling the same story. The differences in storytelling and filmmaking indicate different ideologies that appeal to expectation and aesthetics of their spectators, and their target markets respectively. KEYWORDS: narrative theories, film remake, ideology, sub-culture, Hollywood hegemony 1. Introduction Theories of narrative probably date back to Aristotle’s declaration, in Poetics, tha...