It is implied that after leaving her husband, a woman became the owner of a brothel, but nothing is really shown or said. Adults and teens will easily pick up on this thought.
One character makes a few statements which are slightly suggestive, but not necessarily of sex.
Some mild kissing in a few scenes.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


James Dean has only acted in three films in his short life, but as the saying goes: even if he has only acted in one film, he will still be the greatest actor in American film history. However, James Dean is not widely known in China, but on the one hand, the American movie he played in his life was absolutely impossible to reach the Chinese mainland. When his films can finally be appreciated by the Chinese people, they rarely attract too much attention because of their age, and it is even difficult to get the film source. This time, if a Japanese friend who likes Dean had not given me a disc, I could only appreciate Dean’s slightly shy and melancholy smile through the fixed frame image on the black-and-white photos.

The film on the disc is dean’s first film, east of Eden. There are several Chinese translations of this film, such as “Tianlun Mengjue”, “slut crazy child” and so on, each of which has some meaning, but I still like the literal translation of “east of Eden”. The name of the garden of Eden immediately reminds people of the Bible, and although the film describes the story of the United States during World War II, it contains metaphors about ancient biblical stories everywhere. His father’s name was Adam. He was a devout Christian. The names of his two sons are taken from the Bible. One is Aaron and the other is Carl. Aaron, the eldest son, was gentle and popular with his father. The second son Carl was sensitive and melancholy, and his father couldn’t figure out what he was thinking. Over time, my father became more and more partial to Aaron and more alienated from Carl. Aaron has become the representative of all “good”, while Carl is the symbol of all “bad”. Gradually, Aaron also has an obvious sense of superiority. He and his father “forgive” and “tolerate” Carl’s mistakes, hoping to guide him to the “right way” with their “love”.

Such a story framework is not difficult to think of the two sons of Adam in the Bible – Abel and Cain. Abel grazed and Cain worked. When it was time to sacrifice for God, Abel offered a sheep and Cain offered some grain, but God only accepted Abel’s sacrifice. Therefore, Cain held a grudge against Abel and eventually killed Abel. Cain’s crime was “jealousy”, but the root of his jealousy came from the inequality of God. Cain, who worked as hard as his brother Abel, could not be appreciated by God as Abel, so he hated. In fact, this hatred stems from the desire for God’s love.

Carl in the story is the same. He loves his father and hopes his father can love him too – not what he wants him to be, but his true self. However, no matter how he behaved, he always got his father’s comment “why can’t you be like Aaron”, which broke his heart and made him more and more rebellious while longing for his father’s love. Just then, he found his mother who had died, according to his father. His mother is quite different from his father. His father is a regular moral model, while her mother yearns for freedom and would rather abandon the shackles of marriage than self. After leaving his father, his mother opened a tavern and brothel from scratch and became a mysterious lady in seclusion. Her behavior was deeply despised by his father’s morality. He would rather let the children believe that she was dead than admit that she was still alive.

Carl’s father had a whim after reading a report. He wanted to cool the food with ice to keep it fresh. He invested a lot of money in ice, but he lost all his money because the ice melted during transportation. Carl looked in his eyes and hoped to help his father recover the loss on the ice and get his love through his own strength. So he borrowed $5000 from his mother to invest in beans. After the outbreak of World War II, the price of beans soared rapidly, and Carl made a lot of money. He carefully arranged a birthday party on his father’s birthday and planned to give his father his wallet as a gift. Aaron simply forgot his father’s birthday. In order to save face, he announced their engagement without his girlfriend’s knowledge. His father said it was the best gift he had received. However, when Carl expected to present his gift, his father frowned, scolded him for speculating, making war money and asked him to return the money. Carl was so sad that he forced the money into his father’s pocket and ran out. Aaron ran out and scolded Carl for his “fault”. Carl harbors hatred and claims to take Aaron to a place, so he takes Aaron to his mother without knowing it. When Aaron saw that his holy mother, who had already died in the curtain of his heart, was actually reduced to a procuress, he collapsed and went crazy instantly. When his father heard the news that Aaron was crazy, he was devastated and paralyzed by a stroke. At the end of the film, Carl accompanied his father in front of his sick bed and finally reconciled with his father with the help of Aaron’s girlfriend.

In Southern California, the Santa Lucia mountains, dark and brooding, stand like a wall between the peaceful agricultural town of Salinas and the rough and tumble fishing port of Montreal, five miles away Adam, Carl’s father, lives in the peaceful agricultural town of Salinas, where he has created a beautiful and peaceful “garden of Eden” with his own faith. After leaving, Carl’s mother “went east” and lived in the rough and tumble fishing port of Monterey, that is, the “east of Eden” in the title. There is a real world, full of sin and desire. But the so-called garden of Eden is just an illusion caused by closing your eyes to the evil in reality. When this illusion is exposed to the real human nature, it will disappear in an instant.

Go back to the story of the Bible. Adam and Eve lived in the garden of Eden, happy and peaceful. The only requirement of God for them was not to eat the fruit of the tree of wisdom. Not to mention whether the Bible was written by God or man, just calling the forbidden fruit “the fruit of wisdom” rather than calling it the fruit of sin or anything else is enough to show the wisdom of the ancient Middle East people. They have long recognized that “wisdom” is the root of all evil and the original sin of man. However, human ancestors would rather give up the eternal happiness in the garden of Eden than taste the fruit of wisdom, which shows the yearning for freedom and the desire to master their own destiny contained in human nature. God’s attempt to maintain a “good” through human ignorance is also very absurd.

James Dean’s short life is only 24 years, but his three films: East of Eden, rebellion without cause and giant are indelible classics symbolizing the spirit of the “Beat Generation”. The flower of life suddenly disappeared before it fully bloomed, which makes people sigh, while the fixed frame lens left the forever young and beautiful figure between boys and men.

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