电影《面纱》:接纳铅华褪去后的真 (2020-04-14)

 

1925年的中国,田间小路上一架板车颠簸前行,青山环绕,雾气氤氲,这是电影《面纱》的第一个镜头。而这不是一个“清江一曲抱村流”的桃源。恰恰相反,这个村的水源感染了细菌,霍乱肆虐,路有野殍,是座人间炼狱。第一层“面纱”,是覆于村民贫苦生活上的水墨。动荡的时局与村民的无知和麻木加剧了瘟疫的扩散,以至于悲凉的结局......

贾樟柯的电影 (2019-02-18)

2019年2月15号,一个星期五,我去现场听了贾樟柯的演讲,讲的是他的新电影《江湖儿女》。这部片子18年8月份在国内上映,19年在海外巡演。在这之前我看过《小武》和《山河故人》两部片子,认为贾樟柯是一个会讲故事、有人文情怀的人……

Book Review: Robert Culp: The Power of Print in Modern China (2020-1-23)

As suggested by its name, this book discusses the print history of modern China and its influence on the Chinese society. It started the story right after the abrogation of China’s civil service examination in 1905, which functioned for over a thousand years and was a symbol of China’s long-lasting meritocracy, and ended the discussion in the 1960s, when the printing industry landscape was damaged and largely restructured by the Cultural Revolution and the cotemporaneous political climate......

 

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