Spring Summer Fall Winter and Spring Ans The Curse of the Golden Flower

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Spring Summer Fall Winter…And Spring (2003) and the Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) are two movies that both reflect the aspects, culture and traditions of the Asian society, captured through the lenses of a movie camera from two different times. The Spring Summer Fall Winter…And Spring (2003) reflects aspects of traditions and modernity from the perspective of Buddhist teachings and the Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) reflects the not so perfect but yet a dysfunctional imperial family from later Tang dynasty. Spring Summer Fall Winter…And Spring (2003) is a movie about human nature, about who we are and what our purpose is in life. KIM Ki-duk, the director of the film in his statement states the following: I intended to portray the joy, anger, sorrow and pleasure of our lives through four seasons and through the life of a monk who lives in a temple on Jusan Pond surrounded only by nature. In the movie, Spring Summer Fall Winter…And Spring (2003), the protagonist's life is reduced to the four seasons. The seasons reflect the life cycle philosophy. The movie makes anyone who watches it to meditate on the knowledge of Buddhism and the cycles of human life as they are played out in the untouched beauty of the nature. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), on the other hand is an amazing epic movie about the madness of war and the breakup of the imperial family under the burden of unrequited love. It is a movie about betrayal and the impossible to forgive and the endless thirst for power. CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER takes place in the Later Tang dynasty, more than 1,000 years ago. The Tang was one of the most flamboyant dynasties in Chinese history. It was an ostentatious time. There’s an old Chinese saying, “Gold and jade on ... ... middle of paper ... ...lly when it comes to be portrayed in movies such as the ones discussed in this paper. Both movies are meant to teach valuable lessons. Lessons which are pushing the human beings towards evolution, the dignity of living right by observing the existence as a unique gift and make us reflect on the fact that time is free will, an unforgiving champion, which do not gives us the right to return and fix a mistake. Any mistake in this life is difficult to repair, leaves scars and strongly reflects on the human generations. Works Cited Smith, B. (ND). http://www.mongrelmedia.com/. Retrieved from http://www.mongrelmedia.com/data/ftp/Spring,%20Summer,%20Fall,%20Winter...%20And%20Spring/Spring%20Summer%20Press%20Kit.pdf Smith, B. (ND). http://www.mongrelmedia.com/. Retrieved from http://www.mongrelmedia.com/data/ftp/Curse%20of%20the%20Golden%20Flower,%20The/COTGF_press.pdf

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