A man is castrated offscreen. It also discussed in detail how a boy was castrated. This more violent than sexual. However, no nudity is shown.


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


American ethnic works based on the background of civil rights movement always show different characteristics in the feeling of deja vu. After all, the historical background of that period is the same. Discrimination against blacks is still serious, especially in the south of the United States. However, racial equality is the general trend. At the same time, the conflict in this transition period is sharp in some parts, and at the same time, many people who support the rights and interests of blacks have poured out among whites, Such people in the special authority are often the elite who defend black power in such works. The blood storm (also translated as Mississippi Burning) is another excellent work in this kind of theme, and its excellence is that it not only shows an exciting force of justice or inspirational passion, but also vividly shows the positions and norms of various roles in the Racial Equality Movement in the whole generation with an event.

On June 21, 1964, the Ku Klux Klan hijacked a station wagon carrying three civil rights activists in Mississippi, including two white social activists defending black rights. After the incident, the whereabouts of the three were unknown. The FBI sent someone to the conservative town to investigate, which opened the prelude to the film. The events and towns in this film are actually a stage where contradictions and interests of all parties are intertwined. Let’s first look at the FBI. Alan ward and Rupert Anderson are the main force of the investigation, and there are differences between them. Alan ward is a young FBI investigator full of principles and idealism. He will never stop until he reaches his goal and is determined to punish the wicked, but he seems inflexible or even reckless. Rupert Anderson is an old bird. He deeply understands the worldly wisdom of a conservative town and knows how to be flexible. At the same time, he doesn’t pay special attention to procedural justice and so on. Therefore, during the investigation, we saw that the two people often clashed. Alan Ward’s impatience and rashness often caused deeper harm to the local blacks and investigators, but it was his determination that allowed the case to move forward and mobilize more resources. Rupert Anderson’s calmness is a powerful supplement to Alan ward. He is better at obtaining clues among the people and gives arrogant local racial justice elements some color from time to time. Once he has a firm belief, he can use a variety of means to punish the murderer. It can be said that they represent two types of people, one with idealism and the other with realism, but they are all equal rights people with firm values. In that era, it was the joint efforts of people who reached a consensus on these values, played their respective roles in ways and complemented each other that promoted the transformation of society to equality.

The conflict between local blacks and whites is also typical, which is divided into two levels: one is the violent conflict between the 3K party and local blacks, and the other is the deep social and cultural mistrust between whites and blacks. Not all local whites treat blacks violently, but under the influence of long-term culture, They at least believe that with blacks are two cultures that should not interfere with each other, and local blacks also live in their own communities and do not make more claims for rights. This invisible estrangement makes the society seem very stable, but it is a kind of “stability” with a lack of rationality and danger. Therefore, when the equal rights movement rose, this stability was broken, white people were full of a sense of crisis, and black people were full of a sense of deprivation. Therefore, a paradoxical situation emerged. The equal rights movement, which wanted to make society more equal and all people live in peace and friendship, was in the process of carrying out, resulting in social unrest, but blacks were more fiercely attacked, Like the burning black houses in the film, Mississippi is burning. This fire further intensifies contradictions and creates a vicious circle. On this basis, another cultural contradiction also began to appear, that is, the long-standing north-south contradiction in the United States. In the view of Mississippi people, it is those people in the North who regard themselves as elites who violently interfere with the original culture of the south, resulting in social unrest. At that time, the whole United States was the same scene. The Kennedy administration even sent military and police to firmly escort blacks into schools that only whites could enter in the past. This turbulence also tests the conscience of Alan ward and Rupert Anderson. When they try to maintain justice, they find that they intensify contradictions and find that blacks are beaten and killed, the inner entanglement is obvious. At the same time, the burning Mississippi also made people see the truth of the 3K traitors and aroused the kindness of the local people. This is a personal inner contradiction. Just like the wife of the 3K traitor policeman in the film, she finally told the truth in the pain of inner torture, which became the key to the breakthrough of this case, and she also paid the price of being beaten. However, a society does not need to lack the stability of justice, let alone allow one side to endure humiliation and injustice. Therefore, even if the price is paid for a certain period of time, the American society at that time is still firmly moving towards at least institutional equality. In William Manchester’s masterpiece glory and dream, there is an exciting chapter in this history. This film brings the audience a panoramic feeling of that era from one side and one event, which is the valuable place of this film.

The drama of this film is closely related to the wonderful performance of the actors. Rupert Anderson played by Gene Hackman is particularly brilliant. He is old, calm and dignified. Several scenes of confrontation with arrogant 3K party members and several eye movements are amazing and can be included in the performance textbook. William Dafoe has played almost any role that may appear in the film. Alan ward, the idealistic FBI investigator in this film, doesn’t seem to fit his angular shape, but his passion and a little recklessness let you see the style of a hot-blooded agent at once. Several 3K followers and local bureaucrats who work for the tiger are very vivid. They make you anxious that they have not been punished for a long time. I really want to smoke twice. Of course, most of these partisans were punished later. Rupert Anderson found his own people to toss them in a unique way, and the actor of one of his friends brightened my eyes and exclaimed “jigsaw”. That pale face was too iconic. Yes, it was Tobin bell. The fans of “chainsaw” can take a look at the end of the film, See how Uncle jigsaw can help the FBI with unconventional means.

This film is based on the murder of Vernon Dammer, a civil rights activist in Mississippi in 1966. Different from the pleasure of punishing evil and promoting good at the end of the film, the development of the real event has many twists and turns. After the Vernon Dammer massacre, many evidences secretly pointed to Samuel Bowles, the “Wizard emperor” leader of the 3K party. However, due to the lack of sufficient evidence, the behind the scenes planner was at large for a long time. Until 1997, a new witness appeared and Samuel Bowles was put on a just trial.

“Blood storm” can be called a film with some bitter taste. Knowing that the process will be bumpy and even lead to more fierce conflict, people like Alan ward still try their best to promote it. From the film, we can see that blacks were the most tangled at that time. Most of them had a submissive silence, because in an area full of racial discrimination, all resistance can only bring more serious revenge. So what we see is that a group of whites are institutionally fighting over whether blacks should be treated equally, while blacks are attacked by non institutionalized violence. This is a sad reality, but it is only a temporary dilemma. They finally can’t bear it. Like the scene in the film, they express their dignity in a procession. When these people come to the front stage, Mississippi doesn’t have to burn anymore. Because, together with Alan ward and Rupert Anderson, they have lit the torch of justice and equality to arouse more people to awaken from the chronic diseases of society.

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