"Butterfly Dream" movie review

Clovis 2022-04-21 09:01:44

This is the first black and white movie I've ever seen. Before writing the review, I also read some professional commentary. Not only did I read traditional film reviews, but I also saw some commentaries from new perspectives. This is also a practice of looking at problems from multiple perspectives, giving me some new ideas. This movie made me think more about the relationship between the hero and Rebecca. If starting from the movie, their relationship is undoubtedly very bad. On the surface, they love the husband and wife, but in fact they hate each other. In the candid conversation between the male and female protagonists, the male protagonist even said that he does not love Rebecca at all. He said that Rebecca's flirtatious, chaotic private life, etc., made her a heinous woman. She may or may not be. Because the plot of this movie (adapted from the novel) is actually told from the perspective of the female protagonist, it will undoubtedly bring a filter of perfect character to the male protagonist. And the male protagonist's feelings for Rebecca are most likely due to love and hatred. I think that the male protagonist wants to get enough and 100% love and investment from women in himself, which can be felt in the plots where he confirms with the female protagonist whether she loves him or not with a skeptical tone several times. In my opinion, if Rebecca, a female role hundreds of years ago, is placed in modern times, it can actually be understood as an independent woman who is not bound by marriage and has her own career and pursuit. She will not put marriage, this Men are the whole of their lives. Of course, I didn't cover up the series of unethical things about cheating in marriage, but the housekeeper who has been taking care of Rebecca - Mrs. Denniver's words touched me deeply: "She regards love as a game." And there is a small foreshadowing in the movie that also affects my view of Rebecca. Her master boatman said during the trial that she always went to sea alone, so she would not make such a low-level mistake. Going to sea alone, will she be a brave woman who pursues freedom in my imagination? There are many interpretations of this movie. This is also the most fascinating feeling that reading novels and movies brings us: "There are a hundred Hamlets in the eyes of a hundred people."

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Rebecca quotes

  • Mrs. Danvers: [as the second Mrs. de Winter runs into the room] I watched you go down just as I watched her a year ago. Even in the same dress you couldn't compare.

    The Second Mrs. de Winter: You knew it! You knew that she wore it, and yet you deliberately suggested I wear it. Why do you hate me? What have I done to you that you should ever hate me so?

    Mrs. Danvers: You tried to take her place. You let him marry you. I've seen his face - his eyes. They're the same as those first weeks after she died. I used to listen to him, walking up and down, up and down, all night long, night after night, thinking of her, suffering torture because he lost her!

    The Second Mrs. de Winter: [turning away in shame and shock] I don't want to know, I don't want to know!

    Mrs. Danvers: [moving towards her] You thought you could be Mrs. de Winter, live in her house, walk in her steps, take the things that were hers! But she's too strong for you. You can't fight her - no one ever got the better of her. Never, never. She was beaten in the end, but it wasn't a man, it wasn't a woman. It was the sea!

    The Second Mrs. de Winter: [collapsing in tears on the bed] Oh, stop it! Stop it! Oh, stop it!

    Mrs. Danvers: [opening the shutters] You're overwrought, madam. I've opened a window for you. A little air will do you good.

    [as the second Mrs. de Winter gets up and walks toward the window]

    Mrs. Danvers: Why don't you go? Why don't you leave Manderley? He doesn't need you... he's got his memories. He doesn't love you, he wants to be alone again with her. You've nothing to stay for. You've nothing to live for really, have you?

    [softly, almost hypnotically]

    Mrs. Danvers: Look down there. It's easy, isn't it? Why don't you? Why don't you? Go on. Go on. Don't be afraid...

  • Mrs. Danvers: She knew everyone that mattered. Everyone loved her.

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