No sex or nudity show in this movie. A man and woman kiss few time in the movie. Couple of nude pictures show in a store house, but nudity not very clearly shown onscreen.
A lot of talk about Homosexual relationships.


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


If you look at the world from a geographical point of view. The American people’s strangeness and curiosity about the mysterious East directly leads to the mystification, Barbarization and “demonization” of the East in American films. Then there is also such a “mysterious and strange” field in the United States, that is, the south of the United States. For the world, it is also an unknown place, or we have been full of the “rich and powerful country” of the United States for a long time. Therefore, when the hurricane almost comparable to the “tornado” swept New Orleans last year, we rarely had a glimpse of the south of the United States. There are also quite desolate places, where poor blacks crowded the streets, Economic conditions are quite backward, and ethnic conflicts are also very serious… Although these have nothing to do with today’s topics, it is precisely for the above reasons that there is also a very special category of “Southern theme” films in American films.

I think the most famous family in the “Southern theme” films (or literary works) knows that, of course, go with the wind is the first. Although the “Southern view” has always been controversial, it not only tells the great love, but also shows the unique customs and customs of the south to the world. In the midnight garden of good and evil, Although the theme is to discuss human nature and the so-called “truth”, the local conditions and customs of the South also play a vital role.

If you can’t stop yawning when watching a movie for more than 160 minutes, it’s ironic for other movies, but it’s just a feature for “Southern movies”. Think of sunshine beach in Miami, sitting on the park bench in a sleepy afternoon, squirrels running around and birds chirping, Everyone around is busy as if in slow motion. The trivial things at hand, so laziness and leisure are the characteristics of life in the south. Eastwood’s preconceived use of layout and rhythm has branded the whole film in line with the characteristics of the times and regions.

If we put aside the murder, the whole film is more like a “southern style painting” suitable for tourists and a “Southern tourism need to know” with plot content. We are not Americans, so it will be more difficult to understand the southern customs that the American “Yankees” are stunned: the old servant takes a dog rope every day to walk the dead owner, Now it’s just an “air” pet dog; At a high-class social dinner, old socialites can make fun of everyone while waving a loaded pistol; The rich man’s widow talked about her husband who committed suicide with great relish as a stranger; The old people cheated by the company of their research results are covered with horse flies and intend to poison the public water supply system… All these are absurd, absurd, strange, or disgusting, but they are just the characteristics of a place.

However, the murder happened. Jim, a local dignitary, killed a young man. Although Jim claimed that he was in self-defense, the prosecutor planned to sue for first-degree murder. John, the “Yankee” writer who originally reported the Christmas ball here, was deeply attracted by the unique Southern customs here and decided to investigate the case, so with the deepening of the investigation, All superficial “southern style paintings” are gradually peeling off, and a real southern society is gradually revealed.

At the beginning of the film, Jim showed John an oil painting called “newmatek wasteland”. John found that it was actually a “picture in picture”. He advised Jim to remove the gouache to reveal the “true face” of the painting, but Jim refused. This bridge section has also become the most symbolic scene of the whole film, The social life in the south is as quiet, peaceful and even a little boring as described in the “newmatek wasteland”, but below the horizontal level, it is another kind of dark tide, extreme conservatism of human feelings, flattery of interpersonal relationships and loopholes in justice. Maybe we can say that these are not just social problems in the south, It exists in every society, just like the beginning of blue velvet. Under the flowers are dirty soil and terrible insects.

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