3 women seduce the the three male characters, there is suggestive touching but nothing more.
Three women are washing clothes in a river. Their clothes are wet and clinging; some cleavage shown.
There is one use of the word “fornicate”.


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


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Susan Sontag said that she refused to explain – phenomenological hermeneutics is just transposition thinking with the hypothetical author, and the interpretation method of structuralism is just to manipulate the phenomenon to apply a universal template – the structural interpretation of metaphor often becomes another metaphor. However, the art pornography she called for did not become the mainstream in the end, and the critics who stood in the position of “new sensibility” often lost their words.

Indeed, as she said, there is no need or way to explain some literary and artistic works. The former is a kind of work that lacks creativity in form and imagination in content. These works are like nitrogen, filling most of the space around us, but they are sucked in and released as they are. The latter kind of work is a kind of pure private art whose endogenous speech structure has been separated from all social languages. This kind of work is like pure oxygen. It is valuable, but it can not be directly used for breathing.

However, the parasitic species of literary commentators has not perished (not only that, their team is growing due to the improvement of living environment), because there are still some things in between for them to breathe, so as to release some exhaust gas to people who like that taste.

I have said so much just to illustrate that the comments to be written below (exhaust gas) are neither over explained nor meaningless. Because some works are obviously interpreted, any comment on such works is legal.

I want to comment on the three kings who escaped from prison, which is the post existential myth in the title.

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Here, “post -” refers to the negation of “pre -” in the context of “pre -” or another possible discussion. Just as postmodernism is anti modernity, post structure is anti structure, and post colonialism is anti colonialism, post hero legends are anti “pre Hero Legends”. That heroic legend is the legend of Odysseus.

The latter hero is Everett (Clooney’s role, full name Ulysses Everett McGill, Ulysses is Odysseus’s Roman name); The story of the late hero is still the story of returning home and taking his wife. But Cohen put those noble qualities advertised by (old) morality back on the label of absurdity and hypocrisy.

This worldly attitude can be seen in all Cohen’s films. If there is a character playing the world in the film, it must be against the sadness of other people played by the world; If there is no worldly role in the film, Cohen will tease everyone with a worldly attitude – such directors, we say they are “wilting and wilting”.

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At the beginning of the film, three people who escaped from prison met a dirt, black, old and blind road patrol worker (Friedman). This man predicted their future experience. Finally, we know that all should be prophesied. Don’t think Friedman always plays God. What he plays here is another deified role. Homer, who is famous for Odysseus, is actually a blind folk singer, so the old road patrol here may just allude to Homer, so the film adds the color of legend, and the untrue stories in the modern sense after that are reasonable.

Out of the post colonial mentality popular in Western art, the characters of great kindness and great hero in western films are often black (or other colored people), and white people have become a clear representative of the middle class. Who is the middle class? Maybe it’s the secular empty middle-aged white-collar workers – I call them the living dead. Look at the other two fugitives in the film: one night, next to the campfire, Everett asked them about their plans to share the stolen goods. Peter said he would open a restaurant in the west to entertain big people. He wore a suit and didn’t give money for dinner. Dimo said he would hit the money in the face of the manager of the bank loan department and redeem his farm. Is that funny? Look at their faces that are definitely not joking (that’s the director’s expression). We know that the money is just a cake painted by Everett for them. After the plum described, your little sadness comes from it.

Another time, they saw a religious baptism ceremony (it should be a pagan in the society at that time). Peter and dimer ran over and choked their noses. They vowed that they had been redeemed. This is the source of their moral sense. Foucault said that sinners are lucky because they have the possibility of being saved by God – to sin because they can be saved. Businessmen seek wealth from the Buddha and officials seek power from the Buddha – faith is a means to satisfy people’s evil desires. Good men and women, hypocritical men and superstitious women.

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Of course heroes can’t. Odysseus is a hero fighting superstition and evil forces. Love is his great power, and women are his strong will. He set moral standards for himself, and Odysseus said I just love money. Of course, Everett’s selfish desire in the film is not expressed in his desire for money, but his meticulous hairstyle and ## brand hair oil. It reminds me of hair gel. The background of that film is almost the era when the mass media has just sprung up and hair gel and artificial hair style are popular without disguise. Heroes are people of the times and pop people after all. They can’t beat the narrow values of the collective. Everett’s loyalty to hair oil is the sense of absurdity behind all human production activities aimed at consumption in contemporary society. Cohen’s explanation of this sense of absurdity, the more absurd it is, the more it exists – this is the embodiment of Existentialism in the title in the film.

That’s not all that’s ridiculous. Odysseus managed to recapture his wife who still loved him. Everett tried to get his wife back. But what the wife wants is Everett’s big bubble. The marriage that supported him to overcome the hardships along the way was just a cake he painted for himself. Think about it. If Odysseus’s wife was such a snobbish woman in Homer’s story, later Greek philosophers might sigh that it was difficult to support only women and villains.

When we see that the goal and motivation of our life are so unreliable, a sense of absurdity arises. The more absurd it is, the more it exists.

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Everett is also in that absurdity, so he is not a man who plays with the world. He is played by the world. Is there anyone who plays the world in the film? Yes, there are two characters that make me feel very high. Playful people always make me hi.

Nelson is a bank robber, but he doesn’t want money. For human beings, money is just for consumption and then exchange pleasure (so Baudrillard compares human labor to prostitution and whoring). Therefore, people seeking money are absurd. Nelson is actually saying this out loud. What he wants is pleasure. He gets it, directly, who he loves. Because he hated animals, he shot them. Yes, why not? Animal protectionists give me a reason not to kill animals like that – you f * * king, a hypocritical man. This kind of worldly, relatively moral and hedonic attitude can always make me Hi, and people who sincerely hate animals can always make me hi.

Another thing that makes me hi is the old woman with a line in the bank. “Babyface Nelson”, she ridiculed the impeachment of the robber with live ammunition (she looks like Nelson fucking). This is her existence – say what you think it is. It’s not that she’s not afraid of death, but that she knows that it’s absurd to be afraid of death, and it’s more real to do something fun. These fun and serious people always make me feel hi.

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No, there are no other worldly characters. There are only the living dead and the dead and the living. They are people who don’t know how ridiculous they are. The candidate who yearns for power is a slave who caters to the tastes of voters. Power slave is absurd. The demon Cyclops is a Bible seller – absurd.

Cohen debunked the veil of religious morality (religious morality / Christian morality) in myths for thousands of years. The ancient good evolved into the present good. Now there is nothing bad, only all kinds of good – the good of the post-80s, the good of the proletariat, the good of donating a dollar, and the good of anti secession.

People who play the world certainly don’t have any dogma, and Cohen is certainly not talking about reason. But they can rewrite Odysseus, and I can rewrite them.

By the way, the prototype of Tommy who sold his soul is Robert Johnson.

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