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11-16-06 - Music symbolizes romantic conclusion then she...

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China- The Fifth Generation/Sixth Generation Concern with the idea of the tradition or popular culture, reworked to serve the needs of the “revolution” Sixth- more of an emphasis on personal experience and feelings Largely born in the 1960s after the Cultural Revolution, more documentary style, ambient sound, long takes—underground Are the films more individualistic or non-Romantic? Films are identified by taking more attention with the urban, modern life Movement from critique of Mao’s regime to a critique of capitalist system Engagement with Mao as a political, cultural figure What do we see happening in the film? How can we begin to speak about the differences between fifth and sixth generation? Xiao Wu Smoking and prostitution, developmentally impaired Process of development (psychological and economically) is ironically problematic
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Unformatted text preview: Music symbolizes romantic conclusion, then she moves out (ironic) Direct reference to the reunification of Hong Kong Becomes object of person of outcast and is subjected to interest because of TV Is there a connection between Mao and pick pocketing? Consequences in the move to capitalism and the state taking the first cut of it One steals money to get cigarettes and go to brothels, the other creates brothels and imports cigarettes for more money International connected to the flow commodities and money Techniques—handheld camera, close-up framing of action, ambient sound, natural lighting (no balance), all brings you up close to the character—impossible to pull back and see what brought him to the movie, cinema verité/documentary style...
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