"Farewell My Concubine" Film Review by Top Papers

"Farewell My Concubine"
A review of the Chinese movie "Farewell my Concubine" (1994).
# 130007 | 750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Asian Studies (General)


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The paper relates that "Farewell my Concubine" (1994) is a lavish, sumptuous, long, visual feast of a movie, that, like many other Chinese films, is set against a violent background of political upheavals. The paper describes how beginning during the warlord era of the 1920s, the film spans 50 years, and includes the Japanese occupation and the Cultural Revolution. The paper notes, however, that the viewer is distracted from the harsh reality of Chinese politics by the splendid opera scenes and lavish cinematography.

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"Farewell my Concubine (1994) is a lavish, sumptuous, long, visual feast of a movie. Like many other Chinese films, it is set against a violent background of political upheavals. Beginning during the warlord era of the 1920s, the film spans 50 years, and includes the Japanese occupation and the Cultural Revolution. However, the viewer is distracted from the harsh reality of Chinese politics by the splendid opera scenes and lavish cinematography. The film gives the impression of being shot not in colour, nor in black and white, but rather in orange and black. The centre of most scenes glows with a rich, warm, sumptuous orange, stark against the..."

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