To Live - stopped him from allowing Youqing from going to work The audience knows that Fugui simply was trying to be a good citizen and father but

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Reli 4910 To Live Yimou Zhang’s, To Live, is probably my favorite of the three movies that we have watched so far. I think that not only was the story line the best of any of the previous ones, but the acting was amazing. I was very impressed and surprised by the level acting achieved by Xu Fugui and Xu Jiazhen. In the previous movies, although I thought the story and plot lines were elaborate, the acting seemed somewhat elementary, especially compared to this film. I thought that the emotion that was portrayed in this film seemed very legitimate and heartfelt. One of the most emotional parts of the film for me was when Fugui’s old friend, Chunsheng, killed the son. I thought that Jiazhen made her role as a grieving mother, as genuine as possible. I even felt bad for Fugui as she kept telling their son’s grave that she should have
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: stopped him from allowing Youqing from going to work. The audience knows that Fugui simply was trying to be a good citizen and father, but his dedication to his country cost him his son. Although he was learning to be a father, you could tell that Fugui loved his son and was just trying to look out for him. I felt like the mother should have given him a break and not alienated him. Overall I thought that this was a very solid movie, because although it was very depressing and dark at some parts, Yimou Zhang was able to infuse some humor. He kept the mood light enough to keep the audience interested, while making the movie very sobering. I personally liked when Youqing gave his father the tea with the chili in it. Moments like that is what kept me interested enough to really pay attention to the emotional parts....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 06/12/2009 for the course RELI 4910 taught by Professor Ward during the Spring '09 term at University of Georgia Athens.

Page1 / 2

To Live - stopped him from allowing Youqing from going to work The audience knows that Fugui simply was trying to be a good citizen and father but

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online