The Book Thief

Watson 2022-04-19 09:01:46

"The Book Thief" is like a timeless and fresh poem, exuding a faint fragrance. Book thieves are always called elegant thieves, because they at least retain a touching awe and novelty for books, and the heroine is a lovely elegant thief. Closing her eyes, only the heroine Liesel's bright eyes were left in front of her eyes. They were clear and clear, as if they could penetrate all sin and filth.

World War II is a heavy topic, which reminds people of endless sadness and the annihilation of human nature. How to make such a history jump out of the heavy bloody routine and bloom with a warm humanistic atmosphere in the dark background is a work that requires skill . Generally speaking, one cannot escape the categories of love, family affection, friendship, compassion and compassion, and use the humanistic feelings presented from these perspectives to be the last and only salvation in the boundless despair. There should be a lot of love themes, and I won't list them. The most impressive ones in the past two years are "Sarah's Key", those that describe friendship are "The Boy in Striped Pajamas", and the most typical "Schindler's List" that expresses compassion. ...Many of the previous works were positive and realistic, and also performed in a comedy way, such as "Life is Beautiful", and in absurd ways, such as "Inglourious Basterds", but this film (or the original book) took a unique approach and chose It is cut from the perspective of a book, and the eyes of a German girl are used to deconstruct and criticize that human disaster, which is quite ingenious.

The quiet girl in the story is a little calmer and more alienated than others due to family changes, which gives her a chance to stay awake. Although she doesn't know how to spell, she longs for the world of books, which seems to be a magical unknown. When children of the same age were all praising Hitler and throwing books into the fire with rage, she secretly snatched an unburned book from the ashes. She wanted to see these Nazis who hated communists What exactly is the rubbish attacked? The ignorant Liesel started from a gravedigger's reference book. In the small paradise supported by her family and close friends, amid the cries of the surrounding chaotic madmen, she ignited a little bit of rationality in the world of books. The flame, bakes out an independent personality.

She has a shrew-like adoptive mother, and the neighbors have become accustomed to complaining and roaring every day, but under her tiresome appearance, she hides a loving, kind and tolerant heart. Her husband seems to be idle, not doing a proper job, and the burden of life is on her alone, but that is her recognition of her husband's arrogant character. She knows that he could have chosen to be an SS soldier in exchange for the improvement of their quality of life. There is a Jew hiding in the house, not only to waste precious food, but also not to praise the culinary skills, the key is that there may be a terrible danger at any time, but she chooses to bear it, and feels sorry that she can't take better care of him. She always seems to have a bad attitude towards her adopted daughter, but she understands the child's inner longing. She would let the father and daughter paint the basement in a mess, and she would condone their snowball fights in the basement, and she would rush to the school as soon as Max woke up, and use a wonderful scene to tell the good news to the worried daughter. On the first day her husband came back from the front line, she would choose to leave after dinner, allowing the father and daughter to talk freely about their thoughts after parting.

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  • Issac 2021-11-27 08:01:17

    The adaptation is very faithful to the original

  • Alexzander 2022-03-26 09:01:05

    The gap with expectations is too big... Except for the acting skills of Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson, the other characters are mediocre, including the protagonist Little Loli who should be the core. The director also seemed to oscillate between the title of "The Book Thief" and the background of the war. As a result, the two sides were unpleasant, the plot was bland, and always had a taste of being taken for granted. At least the subject of books deserves a better movie.

The Book Thief quotes

  • Max Vandenburg: Tell me, where do you get these words?

    Liesel Meminger: It's a secret.

    Max Vandenburg: Who would I tell?

  • Liesel Meminger: Franz Deutscher doesn't sound very smart.

    Rudy Steiner: He's the dumbest kid in school. But he shaves.