The Contradiction of Chinese Characters from Movies after 1980s As is well known, China was really traditional and conventional world before the great reform and opening that began in 1979. After that time, China had opened their harbors and markets to trade with the Western countries. Due to that time, the economy of China had a huge increasing. The education for Chinese had been put on the most important position. When people realized the importance of foreigner cultures and technologies, a lot of Chinese people found the opportunities to do the business with foreigners. Some people did that under the law of country; but some people broke the law in order to get more money. After 1980s, no matter where you were live and no matter the districts were rich or poor, these phenomena had happened frequently. In the movie Kekexili which was also a very poor area, there were several people who sacrificed themselves to prevent people from broking the law to make profit and protect the nature and the profit of country. The most impressive figure in that movie was Ri Tai who was a leader of the team of protecting the Tibetan antelope. Although he was a leader even a hero, he also had his own contradiction. Compared to the modern and rich area of China, the weakness of human nature was more prominent in terms of the development of technology of China. One of the most famous technology goods was cell-phone. Cell phone was a really a modern products in this society. Because of the cell-phone, people could connect with each other conveniently; and they also could text the message to each other. People made conversation no longer need face-to-face anymore. The cell phone was full of privacy. However, some people took advantage of these benefits to satisfy themselves selfish desire. It leaded to some serious consequences. In the movie Cell Phone, there was a character that named Yan Shouyi made use of cell-phone have and conceal affair under his contradiction mind. Overall, I would like to analyze the contradiction of Ri Tai from Kekexili and Yan Shouyi from Cell Phone. Ri Tai was a leader of Kekexili Patrol. This was a team that protects the Tibetan antelope and environment. First of all, in the movie Kekexili, the problems Ri Tai faced were that arrested poachers without enough team members and weapons, he and his members suffered poor live condition. His contradiction was between sold furs to make a living and handed in furs that captured from poacher to government. For Ri Tai, these problems were important and serious for him. They gave him too many pressures to solve these troubles. He could not relief himself to get rid of these things until he has coped with these situations. The first responsibility for him was to protect Tibetan antelope and arrested poachers. He and his team members did these things without enough human resources and weapon resources. The most important thing was they did these things that based on sacrificing their lives. However, the biggest problem for him was his contradiction about selling and handing furs of antelopes. Because of their poor conditions, they had to do that though they knew that was wrong. Ri Tai as a leader, he should not only set a good example to lead his members to protect the Tibetan antelope, but also need to ensure his members live conditions and their lives. So these all kinds of problems became his painful. In the end of movie, he died. His death for him was a kind of success for his career. His sacrifice helped him solve his problems indirectly. For example, his death through the report drew more government attention on Kekexili. The government established the police station in Kekexili to protect the Tibetan antelope. In addition, the director Lu Chuan was a very distinctive person in the Chinese movie industry. He was to combine the commercial and art style together to express figures characteristics. For example, in Kekexili, he used kind of documentary style to tell the…
We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.
- Walt Disney
The Cinematograph, made by the Lumiere brothers, began the age of Cinema. With Cinema came black and whi
Film has taken giant strides over the past 30 years. Since the innovation of the VHS (Video home system) was first unveiled by the Japanese giant JVC in 1977, watching movies at home has advanced past our wildest beliefs. It may seem difficult nowadays to imagine watching movies only at a Theatre, when…
Hamlet at the Movies
The works of William Shakespeare have been widely studied through various types of media. Hamlet, one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, has been adapted for film multiple times with many different interpretations. Adaptation of a literary work for film creates a unique version of the original work due to the director’s vision for the film, production restrictions, screenwriting, and many other factors.
Shakespeare’s Hamlet opens with guards exchanging watch over the royal…
Reaction Paper 2
To be bias is to simply favor a side and from the day we are born we were taught to discriminate. Sometimes it’s not under our foundation to be taught discrimination since it’s a thing we are taught throughout family, the media, and our social surroundings. In some way we are brain wash to discriminate even with our unconscious mind. As much as we try to defeat the factor of discriminating and being prejudice there’s still an underlining image we still paint in our perspective…
girls are encouraged to play with make up, princess dresses and shoes, nail polish, dolls and doll houses.
This source is a 15 page analysis of how Disney movies have impacted children and their view of gender roles.
2. Parental Influence on Children's Socialization to Gender Roles
Adolescence, Summer, 1997
Susan D. Witt, Ph.D
University of Akron
School of Home Economics and Family Ecology
There are many people and life experiences that have inspired me to become an educator. The most significant philosophy on education has been influenced by teachers in my life, theorist from the past and movies that I call teacher movies.
The teacher that inspired me to become a teacher is Mr.Shakespear, my 6th grade art teacher. He was down to earth person who let us know that he was in charge, but he would come down to our level to help us better understand the…
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
From 1966 through 1976 Mao Zedong and the Chinese communist party implemented a plan, known as the Cultural Revolution, to rid China of its feudal and bourgeoisie backgrounds by re-educating the intellectuals with vocational skills. In the book Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, by Dai Sijie, the re-education that was forced on the main characters, Ma and Luo, which was supposed to make them less intellectual…
and drama between the characters and plots of the films, changing different time periods of the film, the music changes as well. I will be focusing on the culture of the films, the stereotypes, and media impact on our present day culture that the movies influenced.
First, Birth of a Nation stood out for a few reasons. One being that this film was not the only film to use “blackface” to portray African Americans, but it caused so much uproar that it is still ongoing to students of films and movie…
33, No. 2, May 2005, pp. 139–158
Promoting Movies on Television
Susan Tyler Eastman, Nancy C. Schwartz & Xiaomei Cai
Although many factors affecting a movie’s success lie outside a television network’s control,
on-air promotion is produced by the network and can be utilized to varying degrees of
effectiveness. This study measured the impact of 10 promotional variables on broadcast
movie ratings by analyzing 813 prime-time promos for 137 televised movies. Results
showed how the effectiveness of promotion…
the others were, at least in my opinion it was. It was also extremely different because of it’s setting and characters which caused a debate as to whether or not other races should be in Disney movies.
Disney movies now portray different types of nationalities and cultures. For example, Mulan is a Chinese warrior princess, The Princess and the Frog had a black princess and a white prince. Children are innocent so as you watch the movie at a younger age, you never really notice how stereotypical…
11 March 2015
To Read or To Watch is the Question
When you ask people whether they prefer 'Movies or Books', you are likely to get a variety of replies. Some people will prefer reading books and other will prefer watching movies. There is another interesting phenomena and that is a section of the population that enjoy both equally.
For some people, reading a book is not the easiest hobby in the world. We have all sometimes picked up a book and put it down…