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Jess 2022-04-21 09:02:03

If we were in a world where governments were telling us what to publish and what not to publish, the Washington Post as we know it would indeed cease to exist.

The only way to maintain publishing rights is to publish.

If there is one word to describe Aunt Mei's acting skills, it is just right, just right means that the role is not performed, but naturally radiated.

The first time I watched Aunt Mei's movie was "Long Dreams of a Covered Bridge" recommended by the dean. I was very impressed. Through a lot of eyes, micro expressions, and micro body movements, Aunt Mei transformed a middle-aged family with a dull life and longing for passion. The state of the housewife's inner conflict and struggle was played to the extreme, no, it wasn't acting, she was.

The scene in the "Post" in which multiple parties make decisions on the phone is really wonderful, or to be more specific, Aunt Mei's performance is really wonderful. Ben, Fritz, investors, management, a group of men stared at Kai like a crocodile

, waiting for her to make a decision. At this time, Kai was not a strong woman, but she was like a little girl who made a mistake and panicked. She was flustered and didn't know what to do. Then she asked the most trusted Fritz for his opinion, Fritz said I can't do it. After hearing this, Kai hesitated for a moment, and told Ben in a slightly crying voice, "Let's do it, let's do it." She made a decision against everyone else. The telephone receiver at this time was like a red-hot soldering iron. Kai hurriedly threw the receiver on the base and fled the reception room in a hurry. The hardest decision.

Another scene is when Kai faces pressure from the board to challenge her relationship with Ben to change her decision. The flustered little girl changed her weak posture and gave a strong response to the group of men: I made the decision, and I stood firm with Ben, not only upholding the decision, but also protecting my colleagues. At this time, Aunt Mei's eyes were firm, and her speech was slow and plain. This way of looking inward was the accumulation of her acting career and her talent. This is a very brave woman who dares to stand against most people. Sometimes, most of them are not necessarily right.

This movie reminds me of Liang Wendao's statement about evil, what evil is, evil is to destroy a little bit of goodness, even a little bit of goodness that has no reason to be destroyed.

I think, even if there is only a little bit of kindness and sincerity, as long as it radiates out, its power will be infinite, and it can illuminate the whole darkness.

Finally, I would like to add that the director's field control ability is really too strong.

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Extended Reading
  • General 2021-12-02 08:01:26

    The three great Hollywood gods joined forces, and everyone was in a relaxed state, especially Tom Hanks. Even if they didn’t get enough energy, you still have to marvel at Aunt May’s performance and Lao Si’s directorial skills. The scheduling of the group play is almost at the textbook level, even if the story is re-routable, the place where you should be burned will still be burnt. Old Si is too good. Will those new directors who use deliberately pretending to be their style want to die after seeing it?

  • General 2022-03-23 09:01:53

    @balmes Lao Si is really solid, flowing in one go, neat and beautiful. Compared to the two protagonists who played mediocrely, I think Bob Odenkirk's play is the best, and the mixed laugh at the moment when the printing press vibrates is too accurate.

The Post quotes

  • Ben Bradlee: The only way to assert the right to publish is to publish.

  • Roger Clark: If you got the study from the same source, that would amount to collusion.

    Ben Bagdikian: Yeah, we could all be executed at dawn.

    Roger Clark: And we could be held in contempt of court - which means Mr. Bradlee and Mrs. Graham could go to jail. Mr. Bagdikian, how likely is it that your source and the Times source are the same person?