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    to quit altogether. Family is also a very important factor of Liu’s education in Together. Liu’s father’s want for him to exceed and lead a better life than he has drove him to refine his talent in playing violin to try to play it professionally. Liu doesn’t exactly want this and would rather just spend more time with him This situation that caused this misunderstanding between the two of them was brought upon by both the father’s dissatisfaction with his lack of education and Liu’s disatisfaction from his forced education and his inability to be with him. Because of this Liu doesn’t go to his recital effectively refusing further education from Wu, and is then able to convey this feeling to his father at the end of the movie. In Farewell My Concubine, we see a very different way of teaching than in the other films for (main characters) in the beginning of the film. To train them to become actors fit to act in the Beijing Opera, there are two instructors are working these children to the bone for them to memorize their choreography and lines and punishing them heavily if they make even a slight mistake. This form of teaching was obviously effective as the two main characters (names) were able to become incredibly famous and successful as adults. However later on as many changes are made within China because of the cultural revolution, many traditional objects and ways of life are being done away with. This also included this incredibly harsh way of teaching. The newer…

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    Farewell My Concubine is a drama directed by Chen Kaige in 1993. Although Farewell My Concubine and To Live have different perspectives but they both have the same aspects in reflecting on the histories of why tragedies have happened. Both films have similar history background setting which is set in the time where Cultural Revolution takes place. It is about the story of Chen Dieyi and Chen Xiaolou and how their lives are affected by the Communist Party. When Dieyi is small, a line in the opera…

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    1.Introduction In retrospect, the Chinese motion pictures industry has been growing exponentially from 2012 to 2015.Drived by the integration of the whole cultural industry, penetration of financial capital and participation of Internet economy, the Chinese movie industry has been stepping into an era with vigor and vibrancy. The overall box office reached to 5.1 billion in 2014 from 2.2 billion in 2010 and the trend of national box office is still upward as shown in Fig.1.1.below.…

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    Farewell, My Concubine is a Chinese film that presents the lives of two men who found great fame in Peking opera in 20th century China. While the film shows their skill within the art and the successful lives they gained with it, it also shows the hardships that they had to face as children, then later as adults when the government and society of China changes before them as they age. This film is not only a great introduction to the vibrant and beautiful art of Peking opera, but also provides a…

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