CHROMA a book of colour ::: Derek Jarman
CHROMA a book of colour ::: Derek Jarman
Japanese countryside looks like.
On the edge of town - An ever growing collection of empty spaces and bygone days
wet walking | Olympus OM-1 | Fuji Superia 400 | 2021
Paul Atreides and Lady Jessica watching Arrakeen under attack.
DUNE (2021) dir. DENIS VILLENEUVE
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one of the most fascinating elements of love and duty (1931), which i feel i have not yet sufficiently explored, is its interesting position regarding arranged marriage. in order to more deeply analyze this feature of the film, i rewatched one of my other favorite chinese films about arranged marriage, zhang yimou’s raise the red lantern (1991). in terms of the sheer comparability of the two, it must be noted that zhang was almost certainly not influenced by love and duty (1931) in the creation of this film, as it was lost before his birth and not rediscovered until 1994. however, because raise the red lantern (1991) cannot be considered in any way a response to love and duty (1931), comparing their shared elements can lend a deeper insight into the cultural connotations of those elements at these various points. firstly, we have the protagonist. in both cases, she is a schoolgirl who, against her will, marries a wealthy man. in love and duty (1931), however, this schoolgirl is a well of pathos, ruan lingyu’s visual performance providing all indications of emotion in the absence of sound, and deeply likable despite her infidelity. gong li’s performance in raise the red lantern (1991), on the other hand, is subdued to the point of emotionlessness, deliberately relegated to the role of an object rather than an actor, and her character is almost proudly difficult to like. secondly, in both films there is a scheming servant; however, in the earlier film this servant plots and schemes due to what simply seems his nature, whereas the servant of the latter simply acts out of jealousy for the protagonist, who is like her in everything but birth. finally, we come to the heart of the matter: the husband and children. this is the point where love and duty (1931) is most interesting. the husband of that film is unfaithful to his wife, it is true, but this is hardly condemned by the film; rather, he is praised for the warm and tender relationships he has with his children. it is for abandoning these relationships that the protagonist is condemned, not for infidelity. by contrast, the husband and children of raise the red lantern (1991) hardly feature in the film, despite driving the entire plot. the four concubines of the film have no emotional connection with either, and no relationship at all that is not entirely mediated by tradition and the family rules. there is a profound and claustrophobic loneliness to raise the red lantern (1991), contrasted with the almost vertigo-inducing freedom of emotion in love and duty (1931); in the former film, its female characters have no choices, and in the latter, they have no options. what can we make of this? it seems that in love and duty (1931) arranged marriage and indeed same-generation relationships in general are subordinate to intergenerational relationships; being trapped in a loveless arranged marriage should not get in the way of raising and cherishing children. the loveless arranged marriage is still condemned, of course, but only insofar as it negatively impacts parent-child relationships, which can still thrive within them if both parents remain faithful to their children. compare, then, with raise the red lantern (1991), in which these arranged marriages are condemned as a symptom of a disease, a far-reaching arm of the body of tradition, which blunts and sours relationships between spouses, between siblings, between classes, between generations. this sentiment is much more in line with not only later golden age film such as jia (1944) but also with contemporary fifth generation film such as yellow earth (1984) and red sorghum (1987). in contrast with raise the red lantern (1991), which presents a story in which all interpersonal feeling is stunted by arranged marriage and the body of tradition it represents, love and duty (1931) seems to show that arranged marriage is a potential misdirector, but not inherent corrupt, of interpersonal and particularly intergenerational feeling
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Many had already happened since the last time I posted here, I think my last post was January about my birthday letter. But anyways, sorry for the blabbering. I knew from the start that I wouldn’t be able to post something that I know I won’t be happy about.
So here I am just saying that for the past 10 months, it has been a heck of a roller coaster, somehow some rainbows but also a little too much of some rains for it caused a typhoon.
I have so much to write and tell you stories about what happened the past 10 months but I need to gather thoughts on what will i write about first. To make up for not being able to decide on what to share, these are some highlight pictures of the stories I am to tell which I am excited about for I will be writing again.
And of course i wouldn’t forget mentioning how stunning Dianna look in her film cam shots THAT IS WHY, I will be sharing to you guys my own film shots.
Missed u all!! See you! xxx
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