I want you to care for me.

Mariano 2022-12-26 13:29:58

It is written and directed by the famous New Zealand female director Jane Campion. Cannes Palme d'Or (tied with Farewell My Concubine). The box office has a good reputation.
This is actually a "Spring in a Small Town"-style story of red apricots coming out of the wall, but under the delicate and tactful narration, it has become poignant and moving. How to arouse the audience's sympathy and sympathy for the character Ada, so as to turn over his "betrayal" behavior morally, is the key to the success of the script. In this film, Ada is a "dumb girl" who traveled halfway from Scotland to be married to New Zealand by her father, which in itself is easy to arouse sympathy. The film never reveals why she stopped speaking at the age of 6, but her daughter has suggested it was her cynicism, and her husband, Stewart, had too much worldliness, in stark contrast to Baines, who was full of wild and raw nature. In addition, Ada has loved to play the piano since she was a child, and regards the piano as her soulmate and even her life. This exquisite piano, which is out of tune with the surrounding wilderness, is simply the embodiment of herself. Therefore, when she first arrived, the attitude of the two men towards the piano also became the direct reason for her emotional balance tilt: Stewart first abandoned the piano, and then regarded carving the keys on the table as a mental problem, until the piano was exchanged for land, ignoring Ada's feelings At the same time, it also deeply hurt Ada's heart; Baines took Ada to the beach to play the piano, then (design) bought the piano, and then asked a craftsman to calibrate the scales, which naturally won a good impression. In fact, Baines doesn't like music, let alone music. He just likes the way Ada plays the piano and likes to get along with her. There is love and lust, there is love and there is sex. Whether it's a burst after being suppressed for too long, or Stockholm Syndrome, in the end, after piano lessons again and again, Ada has fallen in love with this rough man who doesn't know big characters. Baines' confession is clumsy and sincere, and he expects caring and caring, not a deal of the flesh. The act of returning the piano aroused the desire and passion of Ada, who was cold on the outside but sensitive on the inside. The broken keys to send a love letter were as shocking as the subsequent broken fingers, but her eyes were full of determination and determination. Stewart's success at the last moment is helpless and heart-wrenching, while Ada gets the chance to fly away with her lover after being punished for her infidelity. She finally chose to abandon the piano, indicating that she wanted to say goodbye to the past; but her attachment to the piano over the years made her subconsciously sink with it at the moment when the piano sank into the sea. But she loves life after all. The misfortunes in the past did not make her commit suicide. Now that she has the opportunity of a new life, naturally she will not. So she broke free, embraced life, and, we know, she even started talking later.
The film's conception is very clear, and the exploration of women's heart is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. Caring, sexuality, temperament, preconceived notions can probably be used to explain Ada's choice for Baines. As for the awakening of women's consciousness, etc., I think it is too much to read.
If the husband in "Spring in a Small Town" is old and dead, Stewart in this film is actually quite pitiful. He just doesn't understand the taste of life, but he changed it; he is just a little macho, but who doesn't? To put it bluntly, he just woke up a little late, and was preempted by the neighbors, and as a result, he was given a green hat. It is said that Baines really likes Ada, but his behavior in the piano class was a bit rude, and he couldn't even watch it himself...
This film also involves the land grabbing of the aborigines Maori in New Zealand, and probably can earn some sympathy points. .
For this film to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes, I feel it has something to do with the French producers. Jane Campion also became the first woman to receive the award, but she was unable to receive the award in person at the time as she was at home giving birth. In addition, the film has also won numerous Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, etc. The film's soundtrack has sold over two million copies.
The performances of several actors are impeccable. Holly Hunter, who did not have a line, swept the Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Cannes Best Actress, and reached the peak of her acting career. Versatile, she also personally played most of the piano pieces in the film and was responsible for teaching sign language. And Anna Paquin, who had only played a skunk in a school ballet before, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her daughter's role, becoming the second-youngest Oscar winner in history.

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The Piano quotes

  • Stewart: I trusted you.

  • George Baines: What happened? Tell me. Tell me! Where is she? Shh. Quiet down! Quiet down. Where is she?

    Flora: He chopped it off.

    George Baines: What did she tell him? What did she tell him? I'm going to crush his skull.

    Flora: Nooo! No, no! He'll chop her up!