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  • Essay Raise the Red Lantern

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    Raise the Red Lantern “All the world’s a stage; all of us are taking the elements of plot, character, and costume and turning into performances of possibilities”(Ward1999: 5) Raise the Red Lantern tells a compelling and sorrowful story of a young woman whose life is destined to be ruined in a male-dominated society. This can be an awakening of some sort to any woman. As Ward states in her text, women learn the rules of our half of the world as well as those of the other half, since we

  • How To Raise The Red Lantern

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    Zhang Yimou’s Raise the Red Lantern was released in 1991 to immediate critical acclaim, despite being banned in China until mid-1992. Set in China in the 1920s, the film tells the story of Songlian, played by Gong Li, a young woman who has become the fourth concubine of the Chen clan master. In constructing the trailer for his film, Zhang uses six sequences to establish three main genres: melodrama, the spy film, and horror. This essay will discuss how the formal elements within each sequence relate

  • Raise The Red Lantern Essay

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    Raise The Red Lantern is a film that follows the story of Songlian, a young university student forced to become the concubine of a feudal lord after the death of her father. Songlian is the fourth mistress to the Master and has the most trouble assimilating to the domestic life of servitude that is expected of her. The harsh traditions and expectations present in the manor are made clear through Yimou Zhang’s use of framing. The vastness of the manor is assumed however Zhang choses to show limited

  • Raising The Red Lantern By Zhang Yimou

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    The 1991 Chinese film Raise the Red Lantern, directed by Zhang Yimou, demonstrates power relations within the household in 1920’s upper class Chinese society and uses them to challenge the dominant patriarchal ideologies through a critique of Chinese social culture while also reinforcing the idea that tradition is ultimately the most powerful and thus the relations of power in the household. By culture I am referring to Raymond William’s definition of culture as lived cultures and signifying practices

  • Double Standards of Men and Women in the Raise the Red Lantern

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    been through hell in order to please their men. There are a series of double standards and contradictions to how men and women are treated, and this is shown in both Lu Xun and Qiu Jun’s essays as well as in the film set in 1920s China, Raise the Red Lantern. Set the scene: it is China during the 1920s and women do not have a voice. Zoom in to a woman walking into a house that looks like a gray prison-zone. This is her new home. She is the Master’s fourth wife, and her name is Songlian. Raise

  • Color Analysis in Raised the Red Lantern Essay

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    Color Emphasis in Raise the Red Lantern Chen Ning (Jenny) Yen 58935107 ASIA 355 Professor Rui Wang 23/11/2012 Scholars and film critiques have often regarded the fifth-generation film Director, Zhang Yi Mou’s films as a visually sensual feast (Zhu 26). The predominant use of the color Red in his highly stylized films: Red Sorghum (1988), Ju Dou and Raise the Red Lantern (1991) are evidence of his trademark visual style thus leading scholars to critically

  • A Streetcar Named Desire And Zhang Yimou 's Film Raise The Red Lantern

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    Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire and Zhang Yimou’s film Raise the Red Lantern both explore the social constraints that have historically been placed on the female gender. Set in 1940s New Orleans and 1920s Northern China respectively, inherent in both texts is an androcentric and patriarchal society that can be observed to impact the protagonists’, Blanche Dubois and Songlian’s, psychological capacities to a substantial extent. Indeed, it can be suggested that their behaviours, mindsets

  • Analysis of 'Raise the Red Lantern'

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    Yi-Mou Zhang 's Raise the Red Lantern, is a beautiful and brilliantly made film in its own right. If, however, the team of Orson Welles and Greg Toland had produced the same film it would take on an entirely different look and feel. The film would reflect Wells love for creating physical representations of thematic metaphors and the long take and Toland 's brilliant use of deep space photography and mobile framing. Under the direction of the Wells-Toland team, the film would take on subtle, yet

  • Judou And Raise The Red Lantern

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    culture for over 2,000 years. Chinese cinema often times embodies a contradictory relationship to its own traditions, particularly considering the abuse and treatment of women. Many popular Chinese films such as, Yellow Earth, Judou, and Raise the Red Lantern from the late 1980s to the 1990s attempt to expose a suppressed history, however instead they are more inclined to reinforce and preserve the image and ideology of women’s suffering to modern audiences. Male directors

  • The Hot Zone: A Short Story

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    secret meeting – excluding his humble self – must surely be the reasons for his visit. Regardless he maintained full focus on the matter at hand. The steps were coming to an end and the smooth stone was beginning. He looked for the first of the lanterns that were to be ignited. Raising the device