Session 22: Chinese (Beijing) film: House of Flying Daggers (screening and discussion), Fourth session
Topics for this session
❖ Recent cinema from China (Beijing): House of Flying Daggers, fourth session of five
Overall, persistent topics for this film:
- Deception's role in romantic narratives
- (Confucian) loyalty (zhong) / faithfulness (xin) vs. individual desire (Confucian ren? Qing? Modern liberties?)
Possible topics for this session:
- What is faithfulness? What is love?
- Comparisons: How "Chinese" is this film? How "Western" is this film?
- Comparisons: Faithfulness in Flying Daggers and Chunhyang.
DVD menu scenes 22-28/END (1:27:37-1:53:35, elapsed time 0:25)
The entire film is screened in class. If you have missed a class session, the movie is available as follows:
- Netflix: DVD
- Media Resources Center (Moffitt): DVD 3178
Required—to be completed for today's session
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✓ House of Flying Daggers: fourth session questions (scene summaries are optional)
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