The goals of these years are getting HSK in the level 5 or at least in the level 4 , learning about Chinese cultures ,and speaking Chinese fluently. Third year I would like to attend the major’s subjects which will be about trade between different countries and about economy. It is the important part of learning specific knowledge which is about business, and that will be continued and used in the future. Moreover, I will study harder to get lots of information and idea to be prepared for the real experiences and real problems. The goal of this year is learning about international business to adapt with real life’s situations and being part of Chinese society.
Farewell My Concubine is a powerful tale of friendship, forbidden love and betrayal. The film, directed by Chen Kaige has received widespread critical and popular success around the world, tugging at the heartstrings of its many movie-goers. In accreditation to its success, the film was also nominated for two Academy Awards and had been the winner of the Palme d 'Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival (Festival De Cannes, 2017). The plot follows two Beijing opera stars through decades of change in China during the twentieth century, from the nationalist, Japanese to the oppressive communist rule of Chairman Mao. Centering about the love triangle involving Cheng Die Yi, Duan Xiao Lou, and a former prostitute Juxian, the film ends tragically when Die Yi, no longer able to distinguish his passion for art from the real world, ends his life.
The movie "Farewell My Concubine" directed by Kaige Chen, seems to be two films at once: The first one is an epic spanning a half century of modern Chinese history, and at the same time it is a melodrama about life backstage at renowned Peking Opera. The beginning of the film was complicated and scary and I thought that cannot resist watching until the end, because it was heart-breaking. However, I watched until the end and learned a lot of useful steps of life. Let me tell my opinion about some of the most unforgettable and heart-breaking scenes from the movie. The story started presenting 1920s China, where a woman brought his child to the opera training school and begged the master to take him as student.
One character in the film who struggles with her wishes, lies and dreams is, Norma Desmond, a washed up actress. After meeting Joe Gillis, a screenwriter, Norma makes it clear that she doesn’t feel that her career is completely over. She is delusional on what her career has dwindled down to. “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.” Norma makes this comment, making it clear that she is not feeling like a has been.
As an excellent work of contemporary Chinese realism film, it moves audiences through its setting, expression, characters and also the touching plot. For people who experienced the earthquake, it would be a movie that opens their emotional gate. When audiences watch movie scenes, they usually pay attention to the visual effects and ignore the emotional feelings. However, Aftershock gives them completely different feelings. All the details of life including the old bicycle, the portrait of Chairman Mao, the simple electric fan and even the three-cents popsicles at the beginning can easily pull audiences back to the past era.
While that was showcased in the beginning of the film from Bridget’s character and lifestyle, it later shifts to where she wants to find the right man. This is a change in Hollywood that came about with postfeminism, where it was once again okay if a woman wanted to end up with a man. There is one characteristic of postfeminism that did not appear in Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001), and that is that Bridget did not have a feminine profession. In most postfeminism films, the leading lady always has a
An Analysis of the Movie “Fail Safe” In Relation to Confucian Moral Philosophy 1.0 Discussion of the Philosophy In the west, when people think about philosophers, most often, they would recall names such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. In East Asia, on the other hand, when people think about philosophers, they would remember Confucius and Lǎo Zi. Up to now, the teachings of Confucius is still being practiced in China. Imagine, a philosophy over 2000 years old, is still applicable towards the modern lives of the Chinese. Since Confucianism is a rather comprehensive topic, in this paper, we would be briefly discussing some of the fundamental concepts of Confucianism, specifically the moral philosophy of Confucius.
One part I was especially flustered with that was left out in the movie was the process of Jeanette overcoming adversity and befriending Dinita. I thought that particular section was especially important since it’s really shaped Jeanette’s future and how her dad’s side of the family perceived her. I will credit the movie with being able to give the readers a visual on the characters and their lives. Scene nine of the movie The Glass Castle in comparison to the book was pretty accurate but they did leave out and add in some details. By watching the movie I was able to see and feel the mood a little better with the help of background music and lighting fixtures.
When it comes to film adaptations of books most have differences that don’t go along with the book for the sake of the movie’s time, production, etc. One of these examples is the film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent. Many differences are seen between the book and the film. The images on the screen and my personal interpretation of the setting have minor differences. The ones that were presented on screen met my expectations on what the setting looked like as described in the book; as a large, ambient space with training dummies, rings targets and full of initiates training to become a member of Dauntless.
Luhrmann choses to do this not because he is the best candidate for the job but because of the status he brings to the film. Leandro’s acting career was busy taking off during the time Romeo and Juliet was being filmed because this was directly after the big blockbuster titanic, which Leandro also starred as the main character. When Romeo and Juliet was filmed and Leonardo lacked the maturity needed to for Shakespeare. Roger Ebert in Addendum A supports this when he says, ‘‘. There is a way to speak Shakespeare so it can be understood and heard, and they have not mastered it.’’.