This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: 5-24-2011Lecture #?5 Point Extra Credit !!! :-015 Minute Bonus ?- material on test- midterm ---> reading, film material, outside film material Recovering Lost Histories- Blue KiteAnti Rightist Campaignindependent film maker- recover the lost historycovering same thing- 1957 lost historypeople are trying to recover... another one- Cultural Revolution- Mao Years... Lost History- Taboo - to talk about (still) in Chinawant to raise the subject, desire to rememberbackground of Revolution 1966-76Mao died - end of revolution- launched and ended at deathearly phases- many Cultural Revolutions- uninterrupted Revolutions- one after another- indefin-itely into the future- what was it? - Mao in effect declaring war against counter-revolutionaries in and out of the PartyMaos way of trying to keep the Revolution alivehistory of the revolution- bogged down- bureaucratic regimedid- and often - Chairman - non- party actors to do political biddinggo after bureaucrats and higher level people in Party- universities- young people-- -- involve in Revolution- Red Guards - young people, alienated turned loose--- attack the party higher ups... Red Guards- turned on another civil war on campus - fought against each otherdragged on for ten yearsit was this imagining of Maoparty and the nation- counter revolutionary peopleidentified and weeded outHeart of the Cultural Revolutionindependent film-maker---> not afford to ? unfold in ten years- involve millions of peopleRed Snow- Little Mothchild trafficking challenging- level of extraction40 year - anniversary of Revolutionwent by- unmentionedbring it out in 2006- cant afford to forget this historyfirst thing he does... Cultural Revolution... cities- urban phenomenonurban power-holders- attacked by Red Guards2. capture essence- analyze events taking place within days3. only four characterslow budget returns ... think about roles they are playingwoman- widow- peasant- we are going to see homehas son- but died--- character #1, ruralnot that old, all alone- middle of nowherecharacter #2- government official- literally chased by Red GuardsCultural Revolution- young turned loosein his 50s- hounded, running for his lifewoman- stand in for the Chinese peoplecharacter #3- 20 age- Red Guard- his group losing against a different Red Guardon the run- comes across the widowone way to look at it- alienated youth- unhappy with constructed sot systemrebel and overthrow the authoritycharacter #4- young girl (teenager) on the run from economic factorspassing through- connect with relativesmost mysterious- what represents??...
View Full Document
- Spring '08