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    The use of large, open spaces in this film allow the framing devise to have a larger impact because it forces the character to remain in a smaller space despite the vastness of the room they are shot in. Framing, although visually appealing, is not as important thematically in the action-packed film, Hero. Zhang follows a pattern of slower narrative build up to a loud and fast fighting sequence followed by a slower and calmer resolution. The fast pace of the fighting scenes is often abruptly halted with the use of slow motion that focuses in on a sword moving, a water droplet falling, or a limb flying. The slow motion is only used during the fighting scenes to break up the action and add drama and length to the scene. During the slower portions there are significantly less cuts than the fighting scenes and the sound is much softer. Despite the differences between the films you would be able to recognize Zhang as the director because of the way he positions his actors and actresses in the sets to achieve the most symmetrical and visually appealing…

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    Symbolism In Red Sorghum

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    “Red Sorghum (1987)” directed by Yimou Zhang, the movie centers on Jiuer who is forced to marry an ill and old man, her marriage is forcedly arranged by her father. As during the ancient Chinese culture, most women did not have the freedom to choose their own marriage, and women 's marriage seemed to be a tool for a family to exchange money. So marriage was a tragedy to women. In the movie, Jiuer’s husband is dead because of the infectious disease, so she takes control over her husband’s…

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    Although Zhang Yimou is perhaps better known for martial arts extravaganzas such as House of Flying Daggers and Hero, his most recent foray, Under the Hawthorn Tree, is no less impressive. Set during the end of China's Cultural Revolution in a small village in Yichang City, Hubei Province, China, this film is about a pure love that develops between a beautiful high school student, Zhang Jing Qiu and a handsome young prospector named Lao San. Despite the fact that this could endanger the future…

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    Another one of director Zhang Yimou has masterfully created is Under the Hawthorn Tree is no less than impressive than any of his other films, it’s visual imagery as well as vivid setting is very well dated and precisely. Set during the end of China's Cultural Revolution in a small village in Yichang City, China, this film is about a pure love that develops between a beautiful high school student, Zhang Jing Qiu and a handsome young lad, Lao San. Despite the fact that this could endanger the…

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    Red Sorghum Analysis

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    Sound and Imagery in Red Sorghum Sound and imagery are important elements of communication as they present the producers ' perspective in the film and communicate the cultural practices and beliefs of a society. In the film Red Sorghum, aural qualities and imagery are extensively used in the narration of the storyline. Through sound and imagery, different themes like freedom and passion are powerfully introduced in the film. Also, sound and imagery clearly indicate that Zhang Yimou, the author,…

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    From: Patricia Niedzwiecki To: "patricia.beck@bbh.com" Date: 10/07/2015 08:19 PM Subject: Zack Zack Niedzwiecki COR 330 Professor Esckilsen October 7, 2015 "The Blue Kite": An Homage to the Unseverable Bonds of Family and Humanity A Beijing street filled with the bustle and hum of children playing games and kicking up dust from an unpaved courtyard. The excitement of an impending marriage -- a young couple surrounded by relatives and friends coming together to welcome…

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    Yu Hua’s To Live and Zhang Yimou’s film interpretation both tell a similar story. They both follow the life of Fugui, a man who is at first a rambunctious gambler, and they illustrate his transformation into a man who loves his family and will do whatever it takes to give them a good life. They are both banned in China for their critical views on communism and the Chinese government. However, the book is quite a bit more detailed than the movie, and at times, the the settings are different. As a…

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    Occasionally, I hear somebody say, “I know I am saved because I can feel it right in here” as they slap their chest. They feel saved, so that makes everything alright as far as they are concerned. They are saved, they think, but their salvation is based on their feelings. Feelings, however, are the most unreliable thing in the world? Now, let me prove that to you. In the first book of the Old Bible, Moses wrote a story about Jacob. Later, God changed his name to Israel. (Genesis 32:28;…

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    Other names for the seismograph are seismometer, seismoscope, and the ancient Chinese name: Houfeng Didong Yi. Which means “ Instrument for measuring the seasonal winds and movements of the Earth ” . Over time, the seismograph was able to evolve from where it started to where it is now. Creation The ancient seismograph was invented in 132 AD, ancient China, during the Eastern Han Dynasty. The place where the seismograph was invented is in Luoyang, China. …

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    Feminist Synthesis Essay

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    How does the feminine focus of Zhang Yimou’s films challenge the conventional Chinese conception of ‘male superiority over females’? Introduction China’s patriarchal system and its emphasis on a male dominant society have resulted in the oppression and degradation of Chinese women (Yun 2013). It could be argued that such ineradicable sexist ideologies stem from Confucius’ philosophy of ‘filial piety’, which consists of three stipulations, one of which is that women must obey men (Li 2000).…

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