Opening catalog of Watching Movies, Learning History, I saw titles of six twenty-three films, which made me very doubtful of myself. are very small, and some of them are even unknown. While I have always watched a wide range of films, besides watching promotional popcorn masterpieces, brainless funny comedies, or award-winning masterpieces over years, films can give us more thoughts and ideas. With this "Watching Movies, Learning History" let's take a general history course that will teach people how to fish.
After reading author's preface: My Brief History of Film and Society Course, I learned about film courses taught by Mr. Jiang Zhushan in those years. . In this era, there are too many movie reviews on Internet. If you search inattentively, there is practically no experience and movie reviews that could not be done. Therefore, author's goal is to enable readers to study history by watching films. However, studying history is not only an opportunity see past. Mr. Jiang Zhushan hopes that through window of film, he can help readers to reflect on some historical issues, develop skills of analyzing and understanding things, and truly travel to past times. and regions, as well as learn from experiences and opinions of time. The six themes in book are roughly divided into "material culture and everyday life", "diet, feelings and historical memory", "global history and globalization", "struggle, war and revolution", "gender and environment", "art". and popular historiography”, such planning, on one hand, makes unfamiliar film titles more familiar, and on other hand, expands latest achievements and directions of modern historical research.
One look at cover and you're already familiar with Cheng Deyi, classic Farewell My Concubine character. The author looks at modern China in terms of changes in operas, examines female consumer market in terms of emergence of actresses, combines stereotypical same-sex relationships with political environment of time, and follows four film reading frameworks proposed by author at beginning, "cinematic skills", "in films The Untold Story", "Read Like a Historian", "Think History", explore history and society behind the film, Mr. Jiang Zhushan, how a well-known Taiwanese history professor uses a thinking guide to guide students We found a new perspective on these twenty-three films.
After reading book, people will want to watch these films. Through expansion of backstory, value of film is fully revealed.
Now I often see this point of view on cinema. Life is too tiring, 996 too hard. The film's box office is too inflated. Pay more attention to Mr. Jiang Zhushan's courses and books, improve taste of films, explore meaning of records, never stop at films, never stop thinking, never indulge in entertainment, and never be afraid of life.