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Red Sorghum: the Sedan of Ecstatic Liberation

The celebrated tossing-the-bridal-sedan sequence could superficially be taken as a scene of vulnerable woman at the mercy of lusty men. Yet the womb-like interior of the sedan, the condition of the Freudian ‘oceanic self’ where she floats as an effect … Continue reading

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The Red Detachment of Women (1961)

This semester Sue Fernsebner is teaching a Chinese History through Film class at UMW, and after looking at the syllabus I couldn;t help put take the course. I was in Los Angeles in the early 1990s during the apex of … Continue reading

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