Analysis Of The Chinese Film 'Beijing Bicycle'

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Chinese Film Final Hook: Two men walk into a store. One is dressed in a three-quarter black business suit; his hair is gelled back and he stands in a confident pose as he stares ahead. While the other man looks downward, his hands in his baggy gray sweatshirt and he smells of alcohol. How people portray themselves can cause stereotypes and judgments to be formed within a blink of an eye. A person may read in the newspaper the next day on how a store was robbed and instantly think it was the suspicious looking man, the one with the baggy clothes. Why is this? Humans and people, in general, have always based their perceptions on people for what they look like. This all has to do with the media and social influences on how an image is made to be relevant. Thesis: The image that people portray themselves as character Guei and Jian in Beijing Bicycle, directed by Wang Xiaoshuai, presents the faces of Beijing 's youth and alludes to the disillusion of migrants from the country. The juxtaposition of Guei and Jian is particularly…show more content…
Using the object of the bicycle is key to the existence of maintaining that moral standing as it does for Guei.The film is a great reminder that while China is quite a rising power, this is not without a cost to its people. As a result, of the plan to "let a few people get rich first," the divides between the country and city folk and even urban poor and urban rich are constant reminders of China 's rapid economic growth over the past few decades. The film resembles modern China—a prosperous nation where people living in cities with populations exceeding millions can be left isolated and alone to fend for themselves in dark, dank corners due to a failure to adapt to China 's industrialization, globalization, and

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