Sex is limited to two verbal references: A man uses the expressions “going to bed with” and “making love” with a woman. During psychotherapy sessions, a character briefly mentions masturbation and penis envy.


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


Recently, I’ve been watching Woody Allen, a short old man. He is hale and hearty and cynical. He likes to show his face in his own films. He has multiple identities. He often acts as a screenwriter, director and actor. Most of the actors have more lines, but it’s different from Hou Mai’s many lines. Hou Mai is a small language full of life, and Woody Allen is good at ridicule and expression, Sometimes it is stormy, sometimes it is limited to the self talk of a small number of people, and people are overwhelmed by it. For example, the art crowd often discussed in it talks about Freud and Ingmar Bergman. These are not familiar to the general public, but, just like T.S. Elliot’s views on his own poetry, Some poems have to find their own readers, not readers, and Woody Allen (and by extension, all art) is bound to find their own audience.

Several of his films are really wonderful, such as the famous Anne hall, in which the thinking differences between men and women are amazing. For example, the frequently quoted question about the frequency of sex is presented by the two people in diametrically opposite attitudes three times a week, but there is another one that seems to be forgotten by the Chinese people, that brilliant imitation documentary, The story of Xili (also known as chameleon) is mainly presented in the form of interview and narration. The actors have relatively few words in it. It is described that a man named Lenard Zelig can deform freely according to his environment, but he can’t be differentiated into beetles, spiders or other animals, but he can hide in the same kind, such as in a group of French, He can speak fluent French. In the middle of his beard, he can immediately grow a beard. He can be a politician or a soldier. For a time, there are even thousands of people in the streets, just to see the true face of his chameleon. Medically, he studies it and thinks it is a disease and needs treatment. During this period, the female doctors who treat him fall in love with him, and the doctors change their identity, Hypnosis and other means know that the reason why he has this skill is actually to protect himself, to annihilate the public and not to be prominent, but he lost himself. When he was treated, reshaped himself and announced his marriage with a female doctor, his actions when he split began to attack him from all directions. For example, he had a wife somewhere, There is another child in another place, and so on, and everything is not groundless, but has solid evidence. So the public opinion was in an uproar again, thinking that he was a wolf in sheep’s clothing, with many evils and moral corruption. He was despised like a street mouse. Under the condemnation of the crowd, he relapsed from his old illness, fled home and came to Germany. In that vigorous movement, he changed his body and became a soldier.

A narrator of Saul Bellow is added here: “although he yearns for love and love, there are other things in him, that is, he yearns to be buried in the public and unknown, and fascism just provides him with such an opportunity to blur his identity by joining a huge movement”, This comment needs no explanation. It reminds people of Arendt. How many things and how many conscious fears lead to unconscious evil in human history are from similar reasons. There are countless examples in history and around, even as small as the expression of opinions. He is silent in order not to be shot. Tomatoes always don’t want to taste first, but they all hope that after others taste them, they can safely enjoy the new delicacy. My personal example is that every time I go out, my father doesn’t forget to tell me to have a good relationship with my classmates, friends and leaders. In fact, I understand what he means. In his opinion, to have a good relationship is often to keep his mind, but what he doesn’t understand is that if he doesn’t keep his mind, he can also have a good relationship with some classmates, friends and even leaders, and what should those who can’t have a good relationship openly do? But I always nodded yes to my father’s advice.

Back in the movie, she always believed that Zelig’s innocent doctor lover was the only one left. She defended Zelig. When her personality was divided, she had no self, or her self-consciousness was vague, her mistakes could not be counted as a crime, and she still loved him like going through fire and water. When she searched and finally found Zelig in the Nazi barracks, she traveled thousands of miles alone, On the day of Hitler’s speech, Zelig found him in a sea of people and recognized her. The two sides greeted each other and destroyed Hitler’s speech aimed at abusing the poles by mistake. Then they successfully escaped from the venue. Hitler sent people to hunt him after he found it, and the two flew a plane (the doctor is an amateur pilot). What’s more dramatic is, The female doctor was scared in a hurry by the subsequent plane. At this time, Zelig once again showed his chameleon ability. A man who had never flown a plane, turned and tossed with the steering wheel, leaving Hitler’s fighter far behind. It is conceivable that after returning home, he became a hero created by the times.

At this time, two comments are added, one is Saul Bellow’s, “it is absurd that the reason for him to do this is his ability to deform, so his disease has also become the root of his self rescue. It is his disorder that makes him a hero”, and the other is Owen Howe’s comment. In a sense, “It’s really ridiculous. For a while, he was loved and then rejected. Later, he was regarded as a hero because of the amazing performance of the plane. This was the case in the United States in the 1920s. Looking back, what has changed in the United States now? I don’t think so. “Obviously, this is the theme of the film. Survival is just an absurd rush. This existential nothingness and absurdity are not impaired by modern science and technology, civilization or morality. However, wait a minute, it seems too pessimistic to say so. Sartre’s original intention is far from being pessimistic, but only states the fact of absurd survival, as well as the reality of the world Warmth, the warmth that exists because of absurdity, such as people’s desire to be loved, recognized, welcomed, worried about being excluded, isolated, despised, abandoned and punished. To some extent, they seek advantages and avoid disadvantages, but the same implication is that if you don’t pay, work hard and ask for a more sound personality, how can you avoid being hated? The essence of absurdity is not to make people pessimistic and disappointed, but to find some strength in absurdity, such as the green tree planted by bergot waiting for Godot. There is always hope. Now give up life, or be swallowed up by nothingness and empty life. Hey, borrow a sentence from the Bronx story, you can be loved and respected. If you don’t do that, you are wasting your potential, and the most tragic thing in the world is wasting your potential.

It doesn’t have to be accepted and loved before it can be called life, but no matter what people under it have the right to be respected. Zelig said when receiving the commendation, “I’ve never flown a plane, which also proves how capable you are if you are a full mental patient.” when you have enough perseverance and persistence, coupled with the watering of sweat and hard work, you can not be moved by others, and any wild lily can also produce moving flowers.

Another point worth mentioning is that the only female doctor who never leaves Zelig, his love is even greater. If what makes him absurd is the curiosity and unconsciousness of the public, it is his lover who really makes him start over and change his life. I don’t want to exaggerate. The power of loving comrades, where is the source of happiness in one’s life, and how important one look is for people who care and love. Everyone who has loved and loved may not be unfamiliar. One look from the other can make you energetic, and the same look can make you fall into the clouds. Of course, this ability is not owned by everyone, It is by no means that a person has no resistance to anyone, but often has uniqueness. It seems that you don’t care what people all over the world think of you, but there is always someone whose evaluation of you is comparable to the state of life and death in the hands of Lord Yan. Of course, it’s silly. It’s a loss of self. Like children who can’t meet their parents’ expectations, they will be frightened, but who makes you and me imperfect. Don’t you think that people still have the opportunity to be stupid. In the animal kingdom, making a stupid mistake is life-threatening. Human beings have such a privilege. Isn’t it something to be thankful for and should be respected?

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