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L TEA 120A: Chinese Films Final Exam * This is a take-home exam due by noon, December 8, 2010, but earlier submission is welcome. (I) Those writing in English should turn in at the Literature Department main office (first floor), and there will be a basket for collection. Sign by "Privacy Waiver" on the first page if you want to retrieve your graded copy early next quarter. Those writing in Chinese must email me your answers as attachment in Word document by the due time. Short Answers (3 questions x 8 = 24): type your answers, each limited to 12 lines (NOT 12 sentences). ~ You must do #1 and #2. 1. Cite three (3) details from The Big Shot)£uner<!l to illustrate how this film makes fun of rampant commercialism in contemporary China. Explain how you see to be the director's own position on commercialism (e.g., supportive, receptive, critical, or somewhere in between)? 2. Cite three (3) details from Sho'v\i.~ to discuss how nostalgia finds expression and how traditional family
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Unformatted text preview: values are reevaluated in the film (e.g., positively. negatively, or neutrally). From the following, chose one film that you did not discuss in your term paper and commentaries 3. Analyze the ending sequences (i.e., the courtroom and/or the prison) in The QQddess and demonstrate IlOW the film sides with dominant male values. 4. Briefly sketch an alternative ending to CrQ~J!mI~Qarrow2 that would make the film conform to the Nationalist (KMT) ideology. 5. Cite three (3) women characters in Stage Sisters and discuss how their respective "fates" illustrate the interpretation of "revo lutionary" ideology. 6. Cite three (3) examples from i::t]llQ and discuss the changes ill traditional gender relationship and the ambivalence of economic prosperity in rural China. 7. Use The SUZllOlI River as example and discuss three (3) areas (e.g . . emotional. narrative, visual) in which the Sixth Generation differs from the Fifth Generation....
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