owe you a kiss

Fletcher 2022-04-23 07:01:51

At first, I read "The Book Thief" because it was recommended by someone who had read "The Grand Budapest Hotel" on the Internet, and because today is World Book Day, it fits the timing very well. The narration of the movie is similar to that of the Grand Budapest Hotel. There is a voice-over throughout the movie, and this voice-over is the key to the whole movie (Death), opening up a huge and warm picture, and because of this gentleness and magnetism The voice-over of the film made people cry in the final summary of the film.

The film focuses on various elements that I like: books, girls who love to read books, football, accordion, (the cello is my favorite, but the sound of the accordion feels more suitable for the film, it has a light and warm feeling, the cello may be more hurt) , childhood sweethearts, World War II, heavy snow, farewell and reunion.

There will never be any survivors in a war, and the same is true of the dead, and the same is true of the living. At the end of the film, under the air raid of the war, Liesel's adoptive parents were killed. The boy who loved her blond hair and chased the "red little fish", in "I love you." When Liesel ended his life, the kiss Liesel owed Rudy finally came after he closed his eyes, but he couldn't see Liesel again, but he couldn't feel the kiss and couldn't open his eyes again . The director finally let the Jews, Liesel's opposite-sex friend Marx, return, and the two hugged tightly, and Liesel also lived 90 years old in wisdom. It is not a hope that the film gives to human beings. When people live in the world, it is impossible to avoid big and small setbacks. In war, despair is infinitely magnified. People in the war zone are experiencing life and death all the time. The bombing of the soul is more than the bombing of the city. No matter what difficulties you face, parting, life must go on, and there is no hope, you must slowly regain hope, or give yourself some thoughts of hope, the darkness will always go away.

During the war, Liesel, a starving "reader", stole a book to read to the seriously ill Marx and helped him survive the danger of his life. Every word and sentence in the book turned into oxygen to sustain their lives. If Without such an impact on the soul, how can we break free from the "death" and embrace the loved one again? 10 Books From The Book


Have you heard the story of death? In Max Susack's "The Book Thief," Death tells us a story about a man with a rich experience of being "abandoned," and yet again and again surviving -- a man living in Nazi Germany Little girl Liesel, a book thief.

Poor Liesel, the father was only associated with the symbols of "communists" that she couldn't understand in her memory. In 1939, the desperate mother was forced to give 9-year-old Liesel and her younger brother to a family in Molchen, a small town outside Munich, Germany, for adoption. The 6-year-old boy unfortunately died on the way, which became a nightmare that Liesel could never get rid of.

Books are the most precious thing in Liesel's life, the book thief, she has owned 14 books, but mainly 10 books have influenced her glorious career. So The Book Thief is divided into 10 parts, each of which is named after a book or book-related story, and describes how each book and person affected Liesel's life.

The first book in her life was the Gravedigger's Handbook, which she found at her brother's funeral. How sad! It was this book that touched Liesel for the first time in her life—the words that would lead her to her glorious career: writing. However, it is also doomed that from the time she met the text, she will continue to face various deaths: younger brother, parents, Jews, dependent adoptive parents, close friends and neighbors. War digs graves for countless people and families.
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Since having the Gravedigger's Handbook and being literate under the guidance of his adoptive father, books have become the book thief's closest friend. Her adoptive father exchanged her rare cigarettes for her with two books as Christmas gifts, one "Puppy Faust" and one "Lighthouse". These three books completed her enlightenment to reading, and from then on, the infinite world of words unfolded in front of her. At the book-burning party celebrating the Fuhrer's birthday, she disregarded the ban on "purifying the mind and poisoning" issued by the Fuhrer and risked stealing "Shrugged Shoulders" from the fire. It is a symbol that what the book thief is stealing is not the book, but the torch of thought.

Next, a young Jew, Max, took Mein Kampf and hid in the cellar of her house like a mouse that couldn't see the light. The Jewish man, like Liesel, arrived at the home in a state of anxiety, often waking up in nightmares. They start to become close friends in exchange nightmares, he tells her dreams about fighting the Führer and she tells him dreams about her brother.

In the mayor's wife's study, Liesel began to enjoy reading, and the room full of books strongly attracted her heart. She read "The Whistleblower" and was drawn to the murder in it. But the book cannot be read without stealing, which is a testament to Liesel. She refused the book that the mayor's wife gave her, but kept stealing it. "The Whistler", "The Porter of Dreams", "Songs in the Darkness" and "Duden German Dictionary" were handed to her successively, and every time she stole it. And reading brought her happiness and satisfaction.

And the Jew Max also began to save himself in the basement, by reading "Shrugged" and writing. He cut paper from Mein Kampf written by the Fuhrer, painted it white, and wrote the story on it. The first book he wrote was "The Watchers", "I've been in fear all my life because there are always people watching me around." This tells the tragic fate of being a Jew under Nazi Germany.

Max also wrote a book dedicated to Liesel, The Man Who Retrieved Words, in which he told Liesel of the "crazy German with a moustache and parted hair in the opposite direction" How man” took the words and used them to control the German “mind”, thereby putting those hypnotized people on the conveyor belt to give their lives to his arrogant dream of world domination. He also told her that the best people who capture words are those who understand the true power of words. Her heart is full of ardent thirst for knowledge and thirst for words. She will eventually grow into a towering tree, not afraid of the head of state, and thus gain freedom. These books and words help Liesel to get rid of the control of the Nazi public opinion machine little by little in the years to come, and grow up ideologically freely and healthily.

Grim Reaper Narration:

"I have seen a great many things. I have attended all the world's worst disasters, and worked for the greatest of villains. And I've seen the greatest wonders. But it's still like I said it was: no one lives forever. When I finally came for Liesel, I took selfish pleasure in the knowledge that she had lived her ninety years so wisely. By then, her stories had touched many souls. Some of whom I came to know in passing. Max, whose friendship lasted almost as long as Liesel. Almost. In her final thoughts, she saw the long list of lives that merged with hers. Her three children. Her grandchildren. Her husband. Among them, lit like lanterns, were Hans and Rosa, her brother, and the boy whose hair remained the color of lemons forever. I wanted to tell the book thief she was one of the few souls that made me wonder what it was like to live;that in the end, there were no words. Only peace. The only truth I truly know is that I am haunted by humans." (Can't find a Chinese translation, looking at so many English, may not feel it, I recommend watching it The final narration of the movie will make people cry)

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The Book Thief quotes

  • Liesel Meminger: I keep thinking about Max, wondering where he is.

    Hans Hubermann: Me too. I'm not sure what it all meant. Everything he went through. Everything we did.

    Liesel Meminger: We were just being people. That's what people do.

  • Death: In my job, I'm always seeing humans at their best, and their worst. I see their ugliness, and their beauty. And I wonder how the same thing can be both.