Don't expect an answer, see the complexity of people

Domenick 2022-10-25 04:32:39

【About Narrative】

·In a monogamous family, without the wife's knowledge, the husband has a subjective experience of "happiness" because of having a lover. This personal experience comes from the overlapping and intersection of the three people's value judgments on "happiness and family".

·From the perspective of social morality: the premise of using loyalty to constrain monogamy is that the two voluntarily restrain their own desires. The family system and the marriage system are more derived from property considerations, and when emotions are difficult to be satisfied by one person, they go to others to continue. Jigsaw puzzle? Or do you admit that people are always alone and depend on self/friends/interests in art and literature?

·From the perspective of utilitarianism: the pursuit of "maximum happiness", after addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, the overall benefit is the greatest. The choice of the male protagonist is more efficient in an economic context, and it is also an attempt to follow the flow of desire. , but compared with the "jealousy/possession/exclusion" in human nature, the end of the film does not give an answer, but presents the complex and changeable and unchanging of human emotions.

·From a feminist perspective: The setting of the film is that the male protagonist meets his lover rather than the female protagonist who meets his lover. Perhaps it is due to the long-standing fact of patriarchal society that men in the family do not have to bear the moral shame, sexual shame, and self-examination that society imposes on women when making the choice of whether to be loyal to the family; the heroine has multiple partners and is not ashamed to go Narratively, the widespread positive presentation of the film seems to coincide with the second wave of the women's movement in the 60s/70s, and the literature shows it earlier, such as Madame Bovary.

·The male protagonist said that his lover taught him some new games. The lover is like a newly released animal, and the wife is like a cold-resistant plant. It is better to be honest if you don’t pursue stability in your relationship; a thousand arm hugs are simply poetic.

【About Vision】

·Red, white and blue fade in and fade out, not black and white fade, last seen in Dolan movie?

·The male protagonist and his lover are dating in a cafe, interspersed with the words "mystery/temptation" listed in the surrounding stores, indicating the progress and ambiguous atmosphere of the relationship between the two; the subjective shot of the two-person conversation The male protagonist looks at the blue-clothed female lover behind the lover The male and female lovers behind the male protagonist kiss each other, and they all transition from the background real-foreground virtual to the foreground real-background virtual, showing the concentration of the two's feelings for each other and the similar values ​​​​of the two of them. Enjoy pleasure rather than one-on-one responsibility;

·When the male protagonist and his lover meet in the new room, the camera quickly hits the faces of the two, the cabinet, luggage, sofa, etc., and the tense atmosphere accelerates;

·Every time I watch a French/Italian/Spanish movie, I am attracted by the colors and forget to pay attention to the plot, like the clothes/home decorations in Eileen Chang's novels==

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Le Bonheur quotes

  • François Chevalier: [to Thérèse, his wife] If you're mad, I'll spank you.

  • Émilie Savignard: I love you too. I feel happy. Be happy too, don't worry. I'm free, happy, and you're not the first. Love me.

    François Chevalier: Such happiness!