Author Source 1 - Antonioni

Author Source 1 - Antonioni - Jason Lau 3/14/12 Outline of...

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Jason Lau 3/14/12 Outline of Author Source 1 Michelangelo Antonioni’s Chung Kuo, Cina Antonioni seeks to portray China as a country stuck in hardship in an objective manner as an external observer. Antonioni’s aims to present an objective image of China rather than try to understand it. Antonioni says that he is only allowed to film certain parts of China and that he is on a strict itinerary: Beijing, Henan, Nanjing, Suzhou, and Shanghai. The first few scenes aim to portray China as a simple society. He shows a kindergarten school in which the students learn “nursery rhymes” that even have political connotations. Antonioni portrays the life of a factory worker as modest and supportive of the revolution in China. Peasant life across all of China is physically demanding and very harsh. In the Forbidden City, Antonioni chooses to observe the people visiting the landmark rather than analyze its history. The Chinese have lost some respect for the past as shown by their apathy towards and relatively easy access to previously forbidden
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