A man is seen nude on a bed except for a bowl on his pubic area. A woman creeps up and lifts the bowl a few times, looking surprised.
A woman spies on a man wearing underwear, which comes down several times as he crouches down, revealing the top of his buttocks.
On their arrival to America, the main characters are lodged at a brothel. Some sounds of sexual intercourse can be heard.
A man and a woman kiss a few times, and in one instance, the man caresses the woman’s chest.


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


Mr. Zhao Xinshan mentioned the translation of poetry in “I’m a repeater of Peking University”; In the German love novel Yinmeng lake, there is a little poem written like this: “Sterben, ACh Sterben; soll ICH allein!” Die, die, I’m alone This is Mr. Zhao’s translation. According to his own words, it is dry and has no literary grace. And Mr. Guo Moruo’s translation is like this: “die, die, I will bury the barren hill alone!” It should be said that Mr. Guo Moruo re created the word “alone buried wasteland” here, creating a poetic atmosphere, and its artistic conception naturally surpasses the German original text. But it also shows a problem: strictly speaking, poetry cannot be translated.

Poetry is like this, so is film. Strictly speaking, the title of the film cannot be translated. Recently, no country for old man, which won the Oscar, was translated into no country for old people; I have always disagreed with the translation of Forrest Gump into Forrest Gump. Although this translation method has its advantages of “doing as the Romans do”, it can not escape the suspicion of “false propaganda”. Of course, the most impressive title translation of “being smart” is probably the French classic film “am é lie”. For most viewers who don’t know French and disdain to know the French title in advance, they didn’t “suddenly realize” until the end of the film. It turns out that “love beauty” is the name of a little girl.

I have always wondered why far and away was translated into earth ambition. Of course, it has another Chinese name “away from home”. But I firmly believe that the title can not be translated, or stubbornly believe that no matter which translation method can not achieve the artistic conception like its English title. Although neither of them deviates from the theme and spirit of the film, I always feel that there is something behind the translation. Later, it was revealed by a netizen’s article on Douban: “although this name (earth ambition) contains the pride of the United States on the way to the west, it lacks some Irish distance compared with ‘far and away’.”

Yes, compared with pride, this is a film with a long spirit. From the beginning of the film, Joseph, the son of an Irish tenant farmer played by young Tom Cruise, believed in his father’s words before his death: “you must have your own land.” “Own land” has thus become the main line of the whole film and the ideal pursued by the illiterate farmer Joseph. This ideal promotes the development of the whole story. It was precisely because of this ideal that young Joseph rode on a donkey and, despite the ridicule of others, embarked on the journey of avenging his father and recapturing the land alone.

Until he met his enemy, the old landlord Christie, whom he had never met in the bar. Although Christie didn’t seem so vicious as expected, the revenge plan could not be changed easily. Just when Joseph wanted to shoot the old landlord, he failed due to an accident. He followed him all the way to the landlord’s stable. But Shannon, the daughter of the landlord played by Nicole kideman, found that, out of subconscious self-defense, Shannon stabbed Joseph in the thigh and ran out shouting for help. Joseph shot at the old landlord, but accidentally injured himself because the weapon was too old. Although hearing the reason for Joseph’s assassination, the hereditary landowner deeply understood and treated him, he actually imprisoned him.

At the same time, Shannon, who pursues personality liberation and does not want to die in the manor like the old ladies of her mother’s generation, plans how to escape his parents and dreams of creating his own free new world in Oklahoma, the newly developed western United States where land is distributed free of charge. When Joseph confronted Stephen, the landlord affairs manager, Shannon saw Joseph’s courage, so she invited him to be her servant and accompany him to the United States. But Joseph, who is still attached to Ireland, did not promise, but retorted. However, on the day of the duel between Joseph and Stephen, Joseph, who was eager to get away, jumped into Shannon’s carriage without thinking more… Until this time, the story really began.

Perhaps it is coincidence or fate that the yearning for free land connects the two young people. Although Shannon has always used Joseph as a servant on the ship, the fate of Boston, the first land in the United States that the two set foot on, has made their relationship closer. As Shannon’s only belongings were stolen by swindlers, the two unaccompanied young people had to depend on each other.

It has always been believed that a film (or a Book) can not only explain a single point of view. Those (two or more) films that want to instill ideas into the audience can finally integrate into the film spirit of the film. The same is true of far and away. Ideal and love, the two most distant and pure feelings of mankind, are intertwined in these two young people. Although the love of that era was still very implicit, or from my point of view, all real love was so implicit. Even when they were roughly driven out of the streets in ice and snow and pretended to be husband and wife in other people’s houses (emphasis on pretending), they just pretended, but the love in their hearts was already self-evident. We can’t be sure when they fell in love with each other, just as we can’t tell when the love in our hearts began. But when two people in the same cabin (they pretend to be brothers and sisters) can’t help peeping at each other because of their love curiosity, the seeds of love have sprouted. And reached a climax in the boxing match.

To ask why the invincible Joseph lost to the Italian, it was because he was distracted; But why is he distracted? It’s just that he cares too much about Shannon. He won’t allow anyone to take Shannon from him (although they still call each other brother and sister), even his immediate boss and his food and clothing parents. Although they don’t want to admit it to each other, they care about each other so much. They worked hard just to save enough money earlier to go to Oklahoma together. He took part in dangerous boxing matches for Shannon. He bought one hat after another in order to win Shannon’s favor. Although they often blame each other and quarrel. Shannon was even angry and put on sexy clothes to dance in the ring with prostitutes.

In front of that camera, their love reached a climax, and their tragedy reached a climax at that moment. God always plays tricks on people at this time, and is good at comforting people at this time. All of a sudden, with Joseph’s fall in the ring, they had nothing. In the snowflakes flying all over the sky, they were driven out, the house was gone, the food was gone, and the little savings they had were gone. They were so poor that they had only a thin body and unspeakable love. They have nothing but love.

Like thieves, they climbed into other people’s houses to avoid the cold. Here, the two pretended to be husband and wife and kissed each other for the first time. But the drama of the film’s ups and downs lies in this. At the moment when the audience and the male and female protagonists feel a trace of warmth, it immediately gives people a fatal blow. The owner of the house found them and shot Shannon. Shannon is dying. Joseph has no other choice but to send Shannon to Shannon’s parents and Stephen (at this time, they have gone to Boston to look for Shannon, and Stephen has always wanted to marry Shannon). Joseph felt guilty. In the cold, he rushed to the street with tears in his eyes and left his favorite person like a knife.

The film is about to end with such a tragedy. Although the deep side of human soul prefers such a tragic love as the ending, it should not be a film with only tragedy and no spirit, sorry for the audience. Love and ideal, the most distant emotion for human beings, are so easy to be broken. So, after eight months of anonymity, it was already a railway worker. When Joseph saw the immigrants going to Oklahoma, he recalled the night when the two pretended to be husband and wife. The person he most wants to forget is the one he will never forget. This is the essence of love. Therefore, he suddenly realized that he jumped off the train without asking for wages or buying a batch of luggage and carriages. Only one sentence was left for the people on the train: “I think I’m in the wrong direction!”

Oklahoma, he walked towards the Utopia in his heart with a pilgrim heart. At this time, it doesn’t matter whether Oklahoma distributes free land or not. Because he knew that he would see his beloved Shannon there, and he could only see his beloved Shannon there. At this moment, it is the same with Shannon. Oklahoma is no longer important at this time. Oklahoma has become an agreement of love between them. The film reached an unprecedented (and unparalleled) climax when thousands of horses rushed to compete for land. Their ideal is sublimated. At this time, they have only one common ideal, that is love. At this time, ideal and love are completely intertwined and integrated without reservation. At this time, the land is no longer important. The important thing is to love each other, just as Joseph said at the end: “without you, all the land in the world is meaningless to me”. Yes, this is their love and common dream. Just as Shannon said, “this is our common dream. I don’t want to have you in this dream.”

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