Originally posted by uncle_abc:
the way ang lee directed is quite good
just that the plot and storyline have nothing special.
kinda like a documentary
When I think, Shanghai, Japanese occupation, traitor, collaborator.... and I think, what would it be like if I were there at that place and time... how would I have reacted... what would I have felt... what thoughts went through the minds of those people at that place and time... how did they behave... how did they cope....
When these thoughts go through my mind, my heart beats a little faster.
I would love to sit in a dark cinema and soak in the life and the times... hmmm if you say "nothing special" "kinda like a documentary" it makes me want to go and see it! It would mean that they want to portray it as realistically as possible.
For the price of a ticket and if the writer/director is able to transport the audience back in time to catch a glimpse of what it was like... priceless.
It is a pity that in Singapore they cut away some parts. The writer and director must have felt that it was important for the audience to experience that reality.
Pity that Singapore, Singaporeans cannot handle reality and in my mind, unreality, delusion, inability to stare life at "full frontal nudity" and not look away is scarier.
I saw the GET REAL! Batam hooker segment and it was a laugh!
It was so politically correct and they have the cheek to call it GET REAL!.
The point they brought across was how the girl was forced by circumstances to be a hooker and how she would not want her daughter to go through what she went through.
You want GET REAL!? Try hookers partying every night getting drunk and having a wild and enjoyable night-life every night in a drunken state of booze and sex.
You want GET REAL!? Try Singapore men craving for a wild time of booze and sex with no commitments and sweet young Indonesian girls to keep them company.
You want GET REAL!? Try Singapore men that nobody wants finding themselves having hundreds of good looking young women to choose from.
I know too much to condemn or praise a person's lifestyle / the Singapore lifestyle. I know too much of the pain and the ecstasy to condemn / praise the hooker's lifstyle.
I do not praise or condemn, I pity people that have only one life and never lived it.