There are many frank references to homosexuality, including pervasive derogatory terms for homosexuals.
Hand gestures are used to represent the act of homosexuality between men.
(buttocks are clearly visible and genitals are shown from a distance, so they are hard to see).


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


In my college education, I was ashamed to say that I only did three things: first, I learned English, second, I listened to rock and roll, and third, I saw many foreign films that were not and will never be released in the school auditorium.

I don’t know what universities are like now. In the name of English education, universities in the 1990s lavishly enjoy a privilege: they own and show all kinds of old and new European and American films, from Italian films in the 1960s to the latest Oscar winning films. Of all the education offered to me by the University, this is one I am most grateful for.

The Philadelphia story was read at that time.

It should be one night in 1994, in the electric classroom of Pukou campus. Pukou is an isolated island in the suburbs, separated from Nanjing by the whole Yangtze River. We are the first settlers of the island. It’s a big event to put a film on this island with little entertainment. Everyone went there and didn’t know what film to see. They only knew that it was an American film, English dialogue and Chinese subtitles. I didn’t know at that time. What I wanted to see that day was the Hollywood film of the previous year and the big Oscar winner of that year: the Philadelphia story. At that time, I did not know that this was based on the first case of AIDS discrimination in the United States in 1987. The best things come when you don’t expect them.

The electric classroom is not a large screen, but a 21 inch TV at the end of the two corridors. The film was a little boring at first, but then it completely attracted people. At the end of the film, the atmosphere remained for a long time. In English, it was “under the spell”, and in Chinese, it was magic.

That night, I clearly knew several mysterious things:

So this is what they call the American spirit,

So this is what they call respecting human nature and human rights,

So this is what they call love and tolerance.

In the last scene of the film, the plaintiff who won the lawsuit soon died of AIDS. The story about this man is over forever. And life goes on. On the streets of Philadelphia, the sun passes through the treetops of late autumn and casts mottled shadows on the deciduous streets. The innocent child was riding a car, and passers-by walked through another calm and warm autumn day. At this time, a song rises slowly, as if praise rises from the bottom of my heart, which is inexplicably moving.

I always remember that moment when I was so moved that I was always looking for that song. Later, at the gate of the drum tower campus, the place selling pirated and smuggled music tapes was lucky to sell the original album of the Philadelphia story. Later, I graduated, came to Shanghai, then went to Hong Kong and came back. I don’t know where the tape went. Fortunately, the original album of Philadelphia story was so famous that it was easy to sell, so I didn’t know when and where to buy another one.

In those years, it seems that two songs won the title of best song at the same time. Later, Bruce Springsteen’s “streets of Philadelphia” won the prize, but after the test of time, it became an immortal classic. It is the ending song that I can’t forget, Neil Young’s “Philadelphia”.

Sometimes I think that I know

What love’s all about

And when I see the light

I know I’ll be all right.

Sometimes I think I know the meaning of love

When I see the light

I know everything will be fine

I’ve got my friends in the world,

I had my friends

When we were boys and girls

And the secrets came unfold.

I have my friends in this world

I have friends

When we were little boys and little girls

The secret had not yet been opened

City of brotherly love

Place I call home

Don’t turn your back on me

I don’t want to be alone

Love lasts forever.

City of brotherly love

The place I call home

Don’t turn your back to me

I don’t want to be alone

Love will last forever

Someone is talking to me,

Calling my name

Tell me I’m not to blame

I won’t be ashamed of love.

Someone is talking to me

Call my name

Tell me I shouldn’t be blamed

I don’t have to be ashamed of love

Philadelphia,

City of brotherly love

Brotherly love

Philadelphia

City of brotherly love

Brotherly love

Sometimes I think that I know

What love’s all about

And when I see the light

I know I’ll be all right.

Philadelphia

Sometimes I think I know the meaning of love

When I see the light

I know everything will be fine

Philadelphia

The last move about “Philadelphia Story” was a few days ago, on a whim, I searched on youtube and found Tom Hanks’s speech at the Oscar ceremony where the film won the best actor of the year. I didn’t expect Tom Hanks to be so excited. It seems that he attaches great importance to the role and the success of the film, and of course it’s not just commercial reasons. Unfortunately, I can’t find the original text of this speech on the Internet. I can only record some main parts with my own listening and translate them as far as I can. I hope it won’t be too far away.

“……I wouldn’t be doing this without the undying love by Neil Young, we should all be able to experience that heaven on earth.

I won’t stand here. If it weren’t for the immortal love in Neil Young’s song, we should all be able to experience that heaven in this world

..I wouldn’t be doing this without two very important men in my life, Mr. WF, my high-school drama teacher, who tells me “act the part well, there are where the glory lies” and Mr. JJ, one of my classmates under Mr. WF. I mention their names because they are two of the finest guy American, two wonderful men that I have the good fortune to be associated with, to fall under their inspiration at such a young age.

I wouldn’t stand here if it weren’t for two very important men in my life, Mr. WF, my high school drama teacher, who told me “play a good role, there is glory and glory” and Mr. JJ, another of his students. They are two excellent gay Americans. I have the honor to take them seriously, and I was inspired and influenced by them when I was very young. I wish my babies could have the same sort of teacher and the same sort of friends in their life. I hope my children will be lucky to meet such teachers and such friends in their lives.

My work in this case are manifest by the fact that the streets of heaven are too crowded with angels – we know their names, the number are thousands for each red ribbon that we wear tonight.

My work in this film tells us the fact that the streets of heaven are too crowded. There are too many angels. We know their names. They are one of thousands of red ribbons we brought tonight.

They finally rest in the warm embrace of this gracious creator of this all, a healing embrace that cools their fevers, that clear their skin, and allows their eyes to see the simple self-evident common sense truth,

They can finally rest in peace, in the warm embrace of the most compassionate creator. This is a hug that can heal wounds. It relieves their high fever, cleans their skin, and allows their eyes to see such a simple fact and common sense:

that is man manifest by the benevolent creators of this all and was written down on paper by wise men, tolerant men, in the city of Philadelphia 200 years ago. God bless you all, God have mercy on all of us. God bless America.

Human existence is to show the creator. 200 years ago, wise people and tolerant people wrote it on paper in Philadelphia. God bless you, God bless us, and God bless America.

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