Short Answers (4 questions x 5 = 20): type your answers, each limited to 6 lines (NOT 6 sentences).
Everyone must do numbers 1-2.
- Discuss how these two (2) details from Shower articulate nostalgia: retirees spending leisure time in the public bath; the younger brother getting lost in the modern city. Then briefly explain how traditional family values are reevaluated in the film (e.g., positively, negatively, or neutrally). movie’s name in chiness is”洗澡 张扬”
- Explain how 24 City perceives urban transformation in the following two (2) scenes: workers singing together in a large auditorium; Zhao Dao’s character in her Volkswagen beetle car in an empty lot. What is Jia Zhangke’s evaluation of socialist legacy (e.g., nostalgic, critical, or else)? movie’s name in chiness is”24城记 贾樟柯”
Then choose two (2) other films from numbers 3-6 that you did NOT discuss in your term paper.( I already chose those two)
- Describe how you interpret these two (2) details from Plunder of Peach and Plum: the child is abandoned at an orphanage; the old principal visits the imprisoned former student. What message does the film send by ending in a tragic note?
- Cite two (2) examples from It’s My Day Off to illustrate how the film emphasizes the importance of everyone helping each other. What reward does the model policeman get in the end and why is it important?
It’s My Day Off: https://www.virtualshanghai.net/Films/Collection?ID=109 without English subtitle,with English analysis
Plunder of Peach and Plum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrdVIzKFL98
Shower: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.5ea9f789-3990-324e-6dc4-14164ff5a8e4/ref=dv_web_auth_no_re_sig?ie=UTF8&autoplay=1&returnFromLogin=1& (payment request $2.99) I pay for it which contain in the total payment.