A brief kissing scene. A sexual reference. A man slaps the buttocks of a girl. A girl tries to seduce a group of men. A gag about balloons looking like breasts. A joke about nipples.


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


Three commissioners from the Soviet economic and trade ministry, Se Mimi, pretended to be serious and came to the representatives of capitalist countries.

This is the reappearance of the foreign mandarin duck. The foreign mandarin duck has three screenwriters, but now it seems that Billy probably did the work of writing political satire.

And Otto’s speech on capitalism in Cagney’s office is the same as Garbo’s performance in a foreign mandarin duck?

Billy is good at writing lines like this:

Soviet Commissioner: we signed an agreement with Cuba to exchange cigars for our missiles.

Cagney: you’ve been fooled. This Cuban cigar is inferior.

Soviet Commissioner: it doesn’t matter. The missiles given to them are also inferior.

Billy is one of the best screenwriters in Hollywood in my mind. However, it is difficult to accurately analyze the characteristics of his screenwriter. His ten principles are all basic things. Excellent screenwriters can also master seven or eight points. However, from the comparison between jade girl romantic and exotic mandarin ducks, and then looking back at the lines in jade girl romantic, you can feel some vague points, which are Billy’s ideas and which are ial’s. For example, my wife picked up a chrysanthemum camouflage microphone at the airport. I think the possibility of ial is greater than Billy, and my wife’s sentence, well, my head of state, is more like Billy’s.

Billy likes to spread the stem when telling jokes, which is prone to comparison or parallelism. Cagney’s sentence “do me a favor please, bury us, but do not Mary us” is like “I love my country and my slippers” in to be or not to be. This is probably a feature of Billy’s lines I pondered. Although Billy began to learn English in his thirties, and his English has always had a very serious accent, and his pronunciation is the most difficult to understand in Hollywood, he seems to be very good at mastering rhyme and some interesting similarities in the language, such as bury and Mary,

There are similar:

Mrs. MAC: may we make the mistakes (about the vote)

scarlet:that couldn’t happen in russia

Mrs. MAC: they don’t make mistakes?

scarlet:they don’t vote

These two they don’t make laughing fruit through turning and progression, which is also a typical Billy laughing point.

Liu bieqian’s shadow can still be seen in this play. Basically, Billy’s comedies have Liu bieqian’s shadow, and film noir’s words are strauhern. In this play, a staff member draws a straight line of rising sales on the wall. This is a legacy of silent films. Billy has never made silent films, but he has seen how Liu bieqian makes films. Although Billy said he couldn’t learn, he still learned some fur. It’s great.

Back to Billy’s comedy, what’s the biggest difference between Billy’s comedy and Liu bieqian’s comedy? Billy has a clear position. He is not a director who allows things to happen in front of the camera. He is a director who allows something to happen in front of the camera. Basically, his attitude towards politics is the most clear. He made several plays about Berlin. Among the prosecution witnesses, there is a woman from Germany. He did not forgive this history. He faced its cruelty because he felt great pain. His father and stepfather died in the concentration camp. Geographically speaking, he was also a polish and could not forgive the Soviet Union’s ravaging of this land. But Billy and Liu bieqian learned to make weapons with laughter, but his weapons are sharper.

There are always some views that the word cynical is abused, and Liu bieqian and Billy must be summarized as cynics. When we use the word cynic, we must find out what it means.

Cynicism, a cynic, comes from Greece. There is a school called cynics. This group of people’s philosophical proposition is live a life of virtual in agreement with nature, so they reject all conventional things, such as wealth, power, honor and social status. From this point of view, this group of people are Taoists, and their propositions are no different from Zhuang Zi.

After two thousand years, this cynical formulation has deteriorated, and different people have different explanations. Wilde said it means a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. George Orwell believes that cynicism is a denial of religious fanaticism and an unknowable theory. But generally speaking, cynicism means distrust of social values and morality. It is an out and out cynicism rather than reservation.

Let’s look at Liu bieqian. Is Liu bieqian cynical? There is one thing, but it is Jewish legacy, not cynicism. Liu bieqian is not thorough. He insists, reserves, believes, not denies everything. He has moral persuasion, not breaking all codes.

Billy is a little better than Liu bieqian in terms of cynical. The reason lies in his life experience. He was not born noble. In his early years, he worked as a journalist. When he came to the United States, he lived next to the women’s toilet. He suffered and was sad. He experienced the pain of the death of his relatives, the fear of slander and ridicule in the past, and he was penniless. Naturally, his attitude towards society is not superior, His attitude towards Hollywood is not fun. But Billy can only be said to be an edge insider, not a complete outsider. He is still in the system and trained by the system. Although he is naughty, he laughs at many things and laughs at them from the beginning, he also has his own foundation and does not despise everything. Although it is difficult for us to find his starting point and what he adheres to, But that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

I don’t think there is a real cynical director. If there is, the early Herzog can be counted as one. In itself, the Germans are too complex. Gu Hongming said that they are deep and broad, but not simple, while the Americans are broad, simple but not deep. Therefore, when non simple Germans come to the United States, they will produce these things we see. Generally speaking, it was a subconscious anxiety. Liu bieqian and Billy just had different degrees of anxiety.

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