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《瞒天过海:美人计》卡地亚广告...

《瞒天过海:美人计》
卡地亚广告打得好啊。不太懂把男版翻拍一遍有什么意义,原本以为能看点新鲜的火花,结果不过是把男版的人设复制粘贴,连男二因为男一动机不纯夹带私情而吵架的戏码女一女二都也要来一遍,而且说是全女性,最后不还是借了一个亚裔男性的帮助吗。希望这些盗窃片能搞清楚,观众只关心“偷”的过程,一旦到手观众的注意力就消失,后面的善后和销赃只会让人兴趣索然。同样的,计划的顺利推动和障碍的设置决定了酷炫还是刺激,偷盗过程越平滑,意味着阻碍越少,刺激程度就会降低,当然这种拒绝打打杀杀而是优雅智取的腔调可能跟“全女性”团队背后隐藏的女性特质有关。比男版好的地方是每个人的分工还算平衡,没有太边缘化的角色。...

《瞒天过海:美人计》
卡地亚广告打得好啊。不太懂把男版翻拍一遍有什么意义,原本以为能看点新鲜的火花,结果不过是把男版的人设复制粘贴,连男二因为男一动机不纯夹带私情而吵架的戏码女一女二都也要来一遍,而且说是全女性,最后不还是借了一个亚裔男性的帮助吗。希望这些盗窃片能搞清楚,观众只关心“偷”的过程,一旦到手观众的注意力就消失,后面的善后和销赃只会让人兴趣索然。同样的,计划的顺利推动和障碍的设置决定了酷炫还是刺激,偷盗过程越平滑,意味着阻碍越少,刺激程度就会降低,当然这种拒绝打打杀杀而是优雅智取的腔调可能跟“全女性”团队背后隐藏的女性特质有关。比男版好的地方是每个人的分工还算平衡,没有太边缘化的角色。
ps《Parce que tu crois》还蛮好听的

三分钟看大片
戒不掉电影
灭绝 Extinction ★...

灭绝     Extinction   ★★★

以这部电影为标准吧,三个黑星是及格线。再低于这个的就是不值得了,估计也不会推荐更低的。

这是一部小制作的电视电影,

男主角倒是很熟悉,不过也没有过太出彩的电影。

推荐这部电影的唯一理由是立意还是有新颖之处,

作为科幻片,除了那些大制作以外,就是要尽量尝试各种想象的可能性。


灭绝     Extinction   ★★★

以这部电影为标准吧,三个黑星是及格线。再低于这个的就是不值得了,估计也不会推荐更低的。

这是一部小制作的电视电影,

男主角倒是很熟悉,不过也没有过太出彩的电影。

推荐这部电影的唯一理由是立意还是有新颖之处,

作为科幻片,除了那些大制作以外,就是要尽量尝试各种想象的可能性。


万笑
《山河故人》里面说过,每个人只...

《山河故人》里面说过,每个人只能陪你走一段路,迟早都是要分开的。就像我们曾经那么努力的想要在一起,也终究抵不过时间的考验。
朋友曾在分开之后问过我有没有真心过,我记得当时的回答是没有。问的当时确实回答的理直气壮毫不犹豫,似乎这个年代的恋爱谁付出真心谁就输了,其实有没有心里都明白,只不过就是想让自己显得无情一点,好像那样子就真的没有真心过,那样就不会显得自己分开时的可怜。母亲也问过我对他是什么感觉,我说没感觉,却不由的给母亲讲我们之间的琐事,滔滔不绝,笑意不减,直到母亲满脸复杂地看着我,我才猛然惊觉自己把在一起所经历的事情记得这么清楚。后知后觉。
可后知后觉,还不如从来都没有

前段时间遇到了...

《山河故人》里面说过,每个人只能陪你走一段路,迟早都是要分开的。就像我们曾经那么努力的想要在一起,也终究抵不过时间的考验。
朋友曾在分开之后问过我有没有真心过,我记得当时的回答是没有。问的当时确实回答的理直气壮毫不犹豫,似乎这个年代的恋爱谁付出真心谁就输了,其实有没有心里都明白,只不过就是想让自己显得无情一点,好像那样子就真的没有真心过,那样就不会显得自己分开时的可怜。母亲也问过我对他是什么感觉,我说没感觉,却不由的给母亲讲我们之间的琐事,滔滔不绝,笑意不减,直到母亲满脸复杂地看着我,我才猛然惊觉自己把在一起所经历的事情记得这么清楚。后知后觉。
可后知后觉,还不如从来都没有

前段时间遇到了点事,慌里慌张,习惯性的找到他求助,他如记忆里一样还是那般稳重,让我不要着急,一步一步来,待事情解决完了之后,我有些不好意思的道谢,他也只是淡淡地说没事。语气平静,平静地近乎陌生。
其实也是常理之中的事情,我却耿耿于怀,本来打算请吃饭的话语也卡在喉咙,上也不是下也心烦。可能人就是这样的贱,以前得到的时候不觉得稀奇,没有了之后却开始朝思暮想,所有的往事像是在我的记忆里匍匐了很久之后,忽然涌出,每一条街都写满了我们的曾经。但怎么说,错过了就是错过了,不存在重来的道理。谁都放不下这所谓的面子。

有一天忽然记起我曾经和他说过这西安的空气让人头疼,他听后忽然笑了笑,靠近我的耳边说道“怎么就不喜欢了,你以后可是要嫁到西安去的。”
忽然记起他的朋友曾问我有没有真心爱过,我说没有。
说者无意,听者有心。

林夕曾写过,若只是喜欢,何必夸张成爱。
若没有爱,又何必在当初信誓旦旦,到后来互相伤害。
“你若无情,就请置身事外。”

Luna
当年的《无人知晓》没有打动我今...

当年的《无人知晓》没有打动我
今年的《小偷家族》却让我哭湿了一包纸巾
所有在现在被认为理所当然可以拥有的东西
他们一样也没有
所以换了种方式去寻找
说不出口的话,可以不说出来
轻轻地告诉自己就好
情真的是一样很奇妙的东西……

当年的《无人知晓》没有打动我
今年的《小偷家族》却让我哭湿了一包纸巾
所有在现在被认为理所当然可以拥有的东西
他们一样也没有
所以换了种方式去寻找
说不出口的话,可以不说出来
轻轻地告诉自己就好
情真的是一样很奇妙的东西……

bbasya

Little Forest(小森林)

夏秋 冬春   食物篇㈡

Little Forest(小森林)

夏秋 冬春   食物篇㈡

Moira1019

【瞒天过海:美人计】
(什么鬼翻译??)

(最近看电影都是电脑,不方便截图就没有截图啦)
很久之前就在期待这部啦!
看这演员表!
(留下布兰切特!其他你们分!)

剧情没什么看点的。
配乐还行。服装不错。
布兰切特人设姬穿地心。
女王大人们的魅力不需要我多说了
神仙阵容没错了。
可惜中国演员还是小小小角色。

全程看脸看身材看女神
幼稚园剧情节奏不紧不慢

随便看看就行。
资源各大字幕组那都上线了。

【瞒天过海:美人计】
(什么鬼翻译??)

(最近看电影都是电脑,不方便截图就没有截图啦)
很久之前就在期待这部啦!
看这演员表!
(留下布兰切特!其他你们分!)

剧情没什么看点的。
配乐还行。服装不错。
布兰切特人设姬穿地心。
女王大人们的魅力不需要我多说了
神仙阵容没错了。
可惜中国演员还是小小小角色。

全程看脸看身材看女神
幼稚园剧情节奏不紧不慢

随便看看就行。
资源各大字幕组那都上线了。

bbasya

Little Forest(小森林)

夏秋 冬春   食物篇㈠

Little Forest(小森林)

夏秋 冬春   食物篇㈠

bbasya

Little Forest(小森林)

夏秋 冬春     风景篇

Little Forest(小森林)

夏秋 冬春     风景篇

TwinklerCo

重温《青蛇》 最好的青蛇白蛇
老王的白蛇真的是媚态天成
看曼神演出真的就感觉看到了蛇精一般

重温《青蛇》 最好的青蛇白蛇
老王的白蛇真的是媚态天成
看曼神演出真的就感觉看到了蛇精一般

胖团小黑

海边的曼彻斯特

       我们常常下意识的会把电影分为不同种类,诸如动作片,商业片,文艺片,科幻片等等。但我觉得海边的曼彻斯特是一部很难去被类型化的片子,没有动作片拳拳到肉的快感,没有商业片物质为上的现实,也没有文艺片曲高和寡的限制,没有科幻片天马行空的想象。它更像是一种生活,一种被搬上了艺术荧屏的被赋予艺术气质的真实的生活。
       其实在看电影时,我很容易想到我之前看过的另一部电影一个叫欧维的男人决定去死,而事实上都作为在2017年表现亮眼的作品,二者也经常被一同提及。毕竟都很丧...

       我们常常下意识的会把电影分为不同种类,诸如动作片,商业片,文艺片,科幻片等等。但我觉得海边的曼彻斯特是一部很难去被类型化的片子,没有动作片拳拳到肉的快感,没有商业片物质为上的现实,也没有文艺片曲高和寡的限制,没有科幻片天马行空的想象。它更像是一种生活,一种被搬上了艺术荧屏的被赋予艺术气质的真实的生活。
       其实在看电影时,我很容易想到我之前看过的另一部电影一个叫欧维的男人决定去死,而事实上都作为在2017年表现亮眼的作品,二者也经常被一同提及。毕竟都很丧很压抑,整个节奏也都很缓慢,但其实在我看来,饶是如此,它们也有着很大的不同。不去评价谁好谁坏,而只探讨故事本身,欧维已至暮年,妻子的离世对他打击很大,而妻子在他生命中扮演着至关重要的角色,不仅是陪伴,更是理解是救赎。可欧维是幸运的,他有着热情可爱的新邻居,而他自己也固执的守着他的原则,因此总有很多事情他看不惯总要说,邻居一家也总有事情要他帮忙,一次又一次的阻挠了他的自杀计划,而这一家人以一种欧维难以拒绝的姿态闯进了他的生活,却也给他的生命注入了新的亮光,给了他继续活下去的理由,也让他那颗因妻子离去而行将就木的心重新变得滚烫,而在影片的结尾,欧维寿终正寝,其实也是被救赎。但李不一样,那座小镇的人对他残忍,当他为了侄子想要回到小镇,可是他找不到工作,在这个地方被一次次的拒绝,碰到一个对他颇有好感的女人,他也不愿敞开心扉去交流,永远将自己封闭起来,甚至在影片的结尾,我们也不敢说李彻底被感化,被从那个无法原谅自己的深渊拽出来,在最后,我们也只是看到了希望,它没有给我们确切的结果。说是相同,实则处处皆不同。
       海边的曼彻斯特是一座坐落在美国波士顿的小镇,与英国的曼彻斯特城毫无关系。故事的主人公李钱德勒本来是一个充满快乐的人,和妻子以及三个儿女幸福的生活在小镇上,家庭美满,狐朋狗友众多,好不惬意。不过都是些再普通不过的平常幸福而已。但这一切都终止在了一场火灾,一场可以说是由李间接引起的火灾。儿子和女儿都死在了那一场大火中,妻子也因此离开了他。在那之后,他搬离了那座小镇,在其不远的地方继续生活,但也像变了一个人,沉默寡言也不再微笑,在之后的好几年都将自己同这个世界强硬的分割开来。而打破了他死寂般的生活状态的则是他哥哥的去世,因为在哥哥的遗嘱中将自己16岁的儿子托付给了李,让他成为孩子的监护人,并想让他搬回小镇。
       李,一个不善言辞的修理工,从事着一个城市最底层的工作,还顺便在修理的时候被业主要求承担丢垃圾等琐事。而在开始,关于他工作的几组镜头反复出现,其实也可想而知他每天都重复这样的生活,而且重复了很久,他不爱说话也从不微笑,只是将所有的情绪都压抑起来,像是强迫自己去变成一个没有感情不会感知的机器。他放纵了自己沉溺那样一场无法释怀的悲伤里,因为他始终觉得是那晚自己的疏忽害死了孩子。尤其是当警察调查之后放他回家,他自己也不愿相信,甚至要用自杀来了结自己。在这场事故中,没有人怪罪他,可正是因为没有人判处他,他才更觉自己的罪无可赦,就是那样的平静才更让人绝望。后来哥哥将儿子托付给他,他第一反应就是推脱,拒绝,他不认为自己还能承担起作为一个监护人的责任,或者说,他已害怕承担责任。自事故之后,不管是他的远离,还是他的自我封闭,其实都是他骨子里懦弱的表现,就算在后来,妻子早已开始新的生活,也早已互相原谅,可他还是走不出来。侄子小帕对于父亲的去世也会悲伤,只是他太年轻未曾体会到就此失去是一种怎样的感觉,因此总显得有些没心没肺,该谈恋爱谈恋爱,该玩儿玩儿,只是也会想到父亲待到冰柜里就崩溃哭泣,会拼尽全力想要留下那艘船,那艘充满了父亲和自己回忆的船。两个人待在一起倒也有几分相依为命的意思。叔侄二人的相处并不友好,常常为一些小事争吵,但也确实是这些吵闹让李有了一些人味儿,不再那样疏离。而在最后,李还是拜托了别人收养小帕,他可以继续留在小镇,而李自己则依然回去做修理工,看似没有任何改变,但其实李决定要买一所有两个房间的房子,说想着万一小帕哪天会去住。这何尝又不是希望的开端呢?其实在他主动去找工作的时候就已经开始了他的改变,只是世事难顺人意,小镇的人因为那场火灾都对他颇有意见。但生活还在继续,李也愿意尝试着去和这个世界和解,和过去那个他无法原谅的自己和解,向过去那段压抑绝望的生活说再见,未来也可以充满期待。
       我个人极其喜欢电影的片头,有一种疏离又透彻,冷静又压抑的美感。几组关于环境的大远景描绘也像是在告诉我们这只是一座再普通不过的海边小镇。除了环境自带的天然美丽之外,导演对于美的捕捉也同样令人赞叹。片中大量的空镜头都是大远景拍摄,包括山水,大海,轮渡等,每一个都美到惊艳。而由于片子本身压抑的基调,在色彩方面选用的基本全是冷色调。灰蓝色调的使用不仅渲染了压抑克制的气氛,更容易情节的代入,而且更让画面多了几分高级的质感。而电影本身讲的也只是一个故事,一段主人公不愿想起的过去和他麻木的现在,导演并未用很多炫技的镜头,事实上那些花哨的技巧放在此也只是哗众取宠,毫无裨益。在表现人物之时,运用了大量全景中景,而少用特写,导演在此刻更像是一个旁观者,将一个故事带给我们,所有的情感都让我们去自己感触,他并没有想说通过特写来放大主人公的情绪进而让观众更多的被感染被影响,他没有操控角色,也没有引诱观众,他只是做好了呈现,这一点很难得。不过同时大量固定镜头的使用,也使得我们能在平平淡淡中去看完整个故事,少了那些浮华的外表,我们也方才能静下心来去体味一段故事,一段别人的人生。而片中不得不提的就是它的音乐,每一首都仿佛是为影片量身定制,有一种宿命般的契合,我并未去考究过这些音乐都出自哪里,只是每一次它在片中响起的时候,我都觉得是它没错。其实海边的曼彻斯特之所以打动我和它的视听并无多大关系,毕竟它的视听毫无出彩之处,只能算是中规中矩。但足够出色的视听确实会很吸引人,不过一个好的故事,一个好的讲述者也足以打动人。
       关于海边的曼彻斯特,关于李的后来,导演并未给我们一个封闭式的结局,我们每一个人都可以为李写一个故事,或许最终,他回到了海边的曼彻斯特,或许他有了新的家庭,但这些都不重要。当小帕成为他生命的羁绊之时,一些改变也随之来临,这一切都只是时间的问题。有人说影片过于缓慢和拖沓,但那些争吵与琐碎又何尝不是我们的日常,我们其实很多人都在过着和李一样的生活,因为各种原因而压制本性的自己,也在城市里孤独而寂寞的生活,面对未来也是随波逐流,这种无望并不一定要经历妻离子散才可以体会,我们当下很多人都在每天重复这样的生活。或许也正是因为这样的现实,我们更不愿去看这种所谓充满了“丧”的片子,而更愿意去看那些至少看起来很轻松和会让人开怀大笑的片子。但其实在我看来,这种“丧”只是浮于表面,它内里依然有希望。自古以来,生命一旦有羁绊便自会有希望,我们同样也愿意为了很多琐碎而活下去。许是你还未吃过的美食,又或是你还未见过的风景,世界那么多未知的有趣,你又何尝愿意一直丧下去。

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每每一见都不觉惊艳,但却会被饰演的角色帅到。

每每一见都不觉惊艳,但却会被饰演的角色帅到。

Freedom

The Walt Disney Company Behind Seven Films

预习功课读了一本"The Craft of Research",讲的是如何写学术论文。简单总结一下就是一个Practical或Reaearch的问题(前者解决生活实际问题,后者提高认知理解能力)引出自己的Claim或Argument(两者为一但从不同角度入手最好用不同的名称)列出surppoting reason和相应的靠谱的evidence。具体的前提条件做出切实可信的warrants. 从头至尾作者都在强调和读者的"想象性互动",根据读者提出的不同意见再分析alternatives,最糟糕的结果不是读者说"I don't agree...

预习功课读了一本"The Craft of Research",讲的是如何写学术论文。简单总结一下就是一个Practical或Reaearch的问题(前者解决生活实际问题,后者提高认知理解能力)引出自己的Claim或Argument(两者为一但从不同角度入手最好用不同的名称)列出surppoting reason和相应的靠谱的evidence。具体的前提条件做出切实可信的warrants. 从头至尾作者都在强调和读者的"想象性互动",根据读者提出的不同意见再分析alternatives,最糟糕的结果不是读者说"I don't agree"而是"I don't care". 最后作者还特别强调了一下剽窃问题。

从一开始主题的选择,如何找资料并判断可信度,到最后的draft,introduction怎么写,作者自己的经验,引用和比较,视觉数据如何呈现,参考书目的格式……讲的是面面俱到,很适合初学者。唯一不太喜欢的一点就是各种条条框框分的太细了,让人头晕。

一边读一边反省自己的毕业论文,发现自己的论文从一开始的“problem”上就不合格,就像书中说的是只一堆数据的堆积,claim也没有支持的reason和evidence,就好像我自己相信自己的观点所以不需要证明233333完全忽视了书中作者从头至尾强调的与读者的互动。真是难为老David了还给我打了90多分→_→

也算是自己的第一篇学术论文,记录一下,就此与本科生涯别过。

论文是关于迪士尼电影的。作为工商管理专业的学生,我把毕业论文写成了电影观后感,对此更是感激David非但丝毫没嫌我跑偏还帮我改语法错误...

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Introduction

The thesis will review and discuss how theWalt Disney Company produced films though the years. Through the production anddevelopment of seven certain remarkable films, I hereby introduce how theDisney Company started, its commercial and cultural influence, and Disney’scooperation with other companies.

For a cultural and creative enterpriselike Walt Disney, beyond commercial factors, I think the key to make asuccessful cultural product like a film is to present truly thought-provokingsubstance and to keep pace with the times to deliver modern values.

In view of the above, the main body of thethesis will focus on two aspects: commercial aspect and cultural aspect.

The first animated feature film - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

“Magicmirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”

“Lipsred as the rose. Hair black as ebony. Skin white as snow.”

A few words, paint the image of the firstDisney’s princess – Snow White – beautiful, pure, kind; also imply the reasonof her escaping experiences – her beauty, which the queen was jealous of.

Telling the story about a princess namedSnow White whose parents are dead, ran into the forest to escape from her harshstepmother and met seven dwarfs, SnowWhite and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) announced the birth of the firstfull-length animated feature film.

The first is usually the most difficultone. Before Snow White and the SevenDwarfs, the Disney studio had been primarily involved in the production ofanimated short subjects in the MickeyMouse and Silly Symphoniesseries. Walt Disney himself hoped to expand his studio by moving into features,but he had to fight to get the film produced. Both his business partner and hiswife attempted to talk him out of it, and the Hollywood movie industry referredto the film as "Disney's Folly" while it was in production. ButDisney managed to do it, at big financial cost and strong determination.

The film was a critical and commercialsuccess, international earnings of $8 million during its initial release andWalt Disney was awarded an honorary Oscar at the 11th Academy Awards. The filmwas ranked in the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest Americanfilms by the United States Library of Congress. Disney received both reputationand revenues, Disney Empire rose since then.

An important reason to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs successis obvious: the film was born in the right time. The remaining influence of theGreat Depression still existed in 1930s, and people needed a warm story torediscover hope in life.

Based on the German fairy tale by theBrothers Grimm, the queen is jealous of her young stepdaughter’s beauty andsend a hunter to bring Snow White’s heart back. The dark side within humanitypromoted the story’s beginning, but the good side – the hunter’s sympathy, theseven dwarfs’ optimism and the prince’s love, allowed it to end with happiness.

You may ask: so what Snow White did? Afterall, she is the heroine of the film. Unfortunately, it seems like she didn’t doanything useful to fight against the evil queen, but wait and ask for help. Itmay be out of style in today’s feminine standpoint, but back in the earlierdays in last century, whether the values about good and evil that the filmdelivered, or both the external and internal image of a princess leaves alegacy in later generations.

An independent heroine - Beauty and the Beast

After the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, Walt Disney attempted toadapt Beauty and the Beast (1991)into feature films in the 1930s and 1950s but ultimately gave up because it "proved to be a challenge".Decades later, following the success of TheLittle Mermaid (1989), after script rewrite and music scored, the projectwas eventually done and became a success.

As a musical film, the theme song “Beauty and the Beast” won the AcademyAward for Best Original Song. In addition to more awards, the film was alsoselected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library ofCongress.

Based on the French fairy tale byJeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Beautyand the Beast tells the story of a girl whose name is Belle (means “beauty”in French), is trapped in a magic castle with an ugly beast (turned into from ahandsome prince) and several live objects turned by servants, to save herfather.

Started with Snow White, followingCinderella, Aurora, all these girls are kind but passive when facing evil poweruntil the Little Mermaid Ariel, who has free will of her own. The Little Mermaid brought renaissanceto Disney. Belle’s story in Beauty andthe Beast is even more impressive and made a huge progress. At last theheroine is no longer a weak princess, but a strong woman with knowledge andindependence.

The desire to control her own destinyenables Belle to refuse the ordinary life of a country girl; the knowledge shegained from books broadened her horizon and eliminated her prejudice; and inthe end it comes down to the happy ending, thanks to her falling in love withthe beast.

On the other hand, the prince is no longerperfect either. His handsome appearance was an obstacle to help him get to knowhimself and ultimately made him into a selfish and cold person alongside otherreasons. What’s more, His ending tells the idea that a person with flaws canchange, therefore he/she is forgivable and deserves a second chance.

Revealing the truth that a man/woman can’tbe judged only by his/her appearance, but more like something inside. Not likeprevious Disney princess films, it doesn’t put beauty as the heroine’s biggestadvantage. That is something, too.

Beautyand the Beast is a breakthrough among Disney’sprincess films. The heroine doesn’t have to be a princess, an ordinary daughteris an alternative. She doesn’t have to be saved by male characters, quite theopposite, the prince is the one who needs to be saved.

Adapted to a live-action film in 2017, Beauty and the Beast is a story withmany potentials even can be a guidance today.

Animated films are not only for children - The Lion King

In 1994, a famous lion was born, his roarsleft an indelible mark on the history of world animated films and unforgettablememories for several generations.

With a worldwide gross of $766 million, The Lion King finished its theatricalrun as the highest-grossing release of 1994 and the second highest-grossingfilm of all time. It garnered two Academy Awards for its achievement in musiclike “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture. The film has led to manyderived works such as a Broadway adaptation. 

The film was first conceived in late 1988during a conversation which happened on a plane to Europe. During theconversation, the topic of a story set in Africa came up, and decided thatelements involving coming of age and death would be added up. It would be anepic story happening on an ancient mainland with desert, jungle, and vastprairie – a kingdom governed by a highly regarded lion king.

TheLion King tells the story of Simba, a young lionwho is about to succeed his father as King of the Pride Lands, but he wasdeceived by his ambitious uncle and blames his father’s death on himself. Simbaflees into exile and meets two new friends in jungle. When he grows up, Simbarethinks about his life and responsibility.

Although influenced by WilliamShakespeare's Hamlet, the main idea of TheLion King is not about revenge, but growth and responsibility. Young Simbahad a good time in the jungle, living a carefree life under the motto"hakuna matata" ("no worries" in Swahili). But the guiltinside for his father’s death has never gone, so he is never free as long as heremembers who he is, or was – the rightful heir to the throne, which means theone who carries the responsibility for his subjects and ancestors.

“Rememberwho you are. You are my son and the one true king. Remember who you are.Remember. Remember. Remember…”

TheLion King is notable in that it changed people’sopinion about animated films somehow. A grand world is built, well-developedcharacters are given, and serious topics are presented. It revives WaltDisney’s opinion about animated film – it’s not supposed to be just a simplecomedy story for kids, but a serious art work for all ages. The Lion King reveals the circle of lifeand presents the growth process of a boy to become a man: face yourresponsibility that must be taken, face the truth that some wounds will nevercure and you’ll never be free. Face it, then accept it.

Pixar gives you a sci-fi future - Wall-E

WALL-E(2008) is a computer-animated science fiction film produced by Pixar AnimationStudios for Walt Disney Pictures.

Before we begin, let’s talk about Pixar.Founded by George Lucas as a part of his company Lucasfilm in 1979, thenacquired by Steve Jobs and renamed as Pixar Animation Studios in 1986, Pixar isan American studio which is famous for its computer animation films. Thecooperation between Disney and Pixar started from 1991 and produced fivecomputer-animated films including Monsters,Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003)together. But the differences between the two studios set them apartafterwards, until 2006 Pixar was acquired by Disney at a valuation of $7.4billion. Now it is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

WALL-Eis one of the best films that produced by Pixar and an instant blockbuster,grossing $533.3 million worldwide, and winning the 2008 Golden Globe Award forBest Animated Feature Film, the 2009 Hugo Award, the final Nebula Award, theSaturn Award and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The film also toppedTime's list of the "Best Movies of the Decade".

WALL-Efollows a trash-disposal robot named Wall-E who still sticks to his post in theabandoned deserted earth in 2805. However, he is visited by a guest, a probenamed Eve sent by the Axiom ship to find life signs on earth, whom he falls inlove with and pursues across the galaxy.

As a sci-fi film, WALL-E shows a negative future where earth is full of trash andabandoned advertising boards, which remain some signs of human life when therewas human on earth: a totally consumed, commercialized, and lonely planet. Sowhere has human gone? They are on the Axiom ship, after they’ve forgottenearth, their real home for a long time. Human leads a numbing comfortable lifewhere robots can get them everything. They rely on technology terribly becauseeveryone is so fat that they can’t move on their own.

While earth becoming a wasteland andpeople can’t live without machines, the film expresses concern aboutenvironment and technology. The fascinating thing is, they chose anuntraditional way to show it, through a robot who is full of humanity! At thebeginning of the film, Wall-E’s everyday life is to disposal trash, again andagain. But something romantic exists inside him. The arrival of Eve inspiredhis desire for love so that he could do anything for her, even across thegalaxy.

Despite terrible future the film sets, itstill remains hope on human, who fight against machines to return to earth andstated to rebuild home in the end. I don’t think that is likely to happen inreal world when time comes. But with so much shame in life, we need somethinglike WALL-E to warm our heart, weneed hope.

Let it go, let it go, I’m one with the wind and sky - Frozen

Frozen(2013) is a computer-animated musical fantasy film achieved both significantcommercial and critical success, which to both Disney and its crew’s surprise,earning $1.2 billion in worldwide box office revenue, ranks as thehighest-grossing animated film of all time. It won two Academy Awards for BestAnimated Feature and Best Original Song ("Let It Go"), the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated FeatureFilm, the BAFTA Award, five Annie Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Critics'Choice Movie Awards. Audiences from all over the world replied this film withgreat passions.

Frozenfocus the story on two sisters, the princesses of Arendelle: the elder sisterElsa who is full of fear because of her icy magic power, and the younger sisterAnna who is fearless and very optimistic.

From Snow White to Rapunzel (Tangled, 2010), Disney’s princesses arerelying on men less and less and finally welcomed a complete independence in Frozen. They don’t have to be bound bymarriage; they can save themselves on their own; they get to know themselvesand dare to go against common rules.

At the beginning of the film, Anna is asimple girl who has a fantasy romance, but in the end she finds out the truththat the man who claims to love her is not like what she believed. And Elsa isthe first princess in Disney history who doesn’t get a male partner, wow that’sa big deal, what kind of independence you’d call it if a female must match witha man. Marriage is something should be blessed, not a must thing.

Same thing happens in almost all Disneyprincess films: heroine is in danger and needs to be saved. Frozen is not an exception, but Anna isnot saved by a man, but by herself, by the love she has for her sister. What islove? Frozen gives a sort ofdefinition: love is sacrifice. Like it said, “Some people are worth melting for.”

Elsa has native icy power. But under herparents’ education, instead of seeing it as a gift, she sees it as a curse andchoose to shut both her dearest sister and the world out. Elsa representspeople in real life who are on the edge zone of common values and choose toconceal themselves to be more like the others. Her power can be seen asanything that is native but against the rules of the society. After Elsa’ssecret is exposed, alone in the mountains, she finally made the decision torelease her power.

“It'stime to see what I can do / To test the limits and break through / No right, nowrong, no rules for me / I'm free”

Maybe that is what we all need to do: toform your own values and defend it. There is no such clear line between rightand wrong. Sometimes common values are not right, sometimes you are not wrong,what you need to do is just let it go.

It may be mediocre, but it’s fantasy - The Chronicles of Narnia

TheChronicles of Narnia (2005-2010) film seriesis an adaptation based on three books of a fantasy novel series of the samename by C. S. Lewis. (There are seven books in C. S. Lewis’s series.)

The first film of the series The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe(2005) was co-produced by Walden Media and Walt Disney Pictures and was highlysuccessful at the box office grossing more than $745 million worldwide. It wonthe 2005 Academy Award for Best Makeup and various other awards. However, thebox office of the remaining two films PrinceCaspian (2008) and The Voyage of theDawn Treader (2010) which were produced by Walt Disney Pictures and 20thCentury Fox respectively, were not as highly regarded.

The series focus the story on four kids,who are brothers and sisters with each other, ran into the fantasy world ofNarnia through a Wardrobe. There they started their adventures and met the kingof Narnia, the Lion Aslan.

Written by C. S. Lewis, it’s natural tocompare Narnia series with The Lord ofthe Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien, a great linguist and writer who livedin the same era with C. S. Lewis and a good friend to him. While the reply andinfluence of both the books and the film adaptation of Narnia are not as good and big as LOTR, there is no such a comparison literally. Because Narnia is a fantasy children literaturewhile LOTR as well as other works ofTolkien (some of them were edited by his son Christopher Tolkien) like The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, UnfinishedTales of Númenor and Middle-earth, The History of Middle-earth, Beren andLúthien, Children of Húrin and so on are fantasy adult literatures.

Overview all films adapted by fantasynovel series, LOTR is an outstandingadaptation as the third film of the trilogy TheReturn of the King (2003) won 11 Academy Awards included the awards forBest Picture at the 76th Academy Awards, therefore holding the record forhighest Oscar sweep. And it’s the first time a fantasy film has done so. Harry Potter series (2001-2011, novelsby J.K. Rowling, teenager literature) is also a huge success commercially whilethe reply of other fantasy adaptations such as The Golden Compass (2007, adapted by the first book of PhilipPullman’s His Dark Materialstrilogy), Percy Jackson series(2010-2016, novels by Rick Riordan), Oz:The Great and Powerful (2013, from Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz series), TheDark Tower (2017, novels by Stephen King) and so on are not good that much.Even The Hobbit series (2012-2014)adapted by Peter Jackson (director of LOTRfilm series) are mildly successful.

Turn to fantasy television series area. Game of Thrones (2011-2019, adapted byGeorge R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice andFire series) made a significant success both critically and commercially. American Gods (2017- , novels by NeilGaiman) is also a hot one. Yet other adapted TV series such as Legend of the Seeker (2008-2010, adaptedby Terry Goodkind’s The Sword of Truthseries), The Shannara Chronicles(2016- , adapted by Terry Brooks’s TheSword of Shannara trilogy), and so on are not up to much.

An epic a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away - Star Wars

StarWars is an epic space opera media franchisecentered on a film series. The original StarWars trilogy (1977-1983) and prequel trilogy (1999-2005) are created anddirected by George Lucas. A sequel trilogy (2015-2019) as well as moretrilogies and vast Star Wars Story films are/will be released by The WaltDisney Company.

With the release of the film A New Hope (later name) in 1977, Star Wars soon became a worldwide popculture phenomenon. It has spawned an extensive media franchise includingbooks, television series, computer and video games, theme park attractions andlands, and comic books, resulting in significant development of the series'fictional universe.

In 2012, The Walt Disney Company boughtLucasfilm for US$4.06 billion and earned the distribution rights to allsubsequent Star Wars films. Thisexpensive acquisition proved to be a right decision for Disney in a commercialperspective with the release of The ForceAwakens in 2015, which became the third highest-grossing box office film ofall time with a worldwide gross of over $2 billion, only below Avatar (2009) and Titanic (1997).

The original trilogy (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) focuses thestory on Luke Skywalker while the prequel trilogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith)focuses on Luke’s father Anakin Skywalker. Lucas gave us epic adventures in anancient, distant galaxy of two Skywalker generations through six films. Adecade later, after Disney taken over the franchise, story core shifted intoRey, a girl who has strong force potential and a mysterious birth.

There is no doubt that Star Wars is a sci-fi film saga, but Isay it is also a fantasy story. True there is no fire-breathing dragons orwizards with pointy hats in it, but that is not the key. With the amazing power– the force – connects everything, keep swinging around the balance between thedark side and the light side, Star Warspossesses every basic factor of a fantasy work.

StarWars gives us a dream about space: the hero’sgrowth and adventure; the fight between light and dark; countless planets,races and cultures. Looking at the two setting suns on Tatooine with youngLuke, don’t you find this universe fascinating, miraculous, and amazing?

“Maythe force be with you.”

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