Weekend Long Read: How a Lack of Conviction in Values Leaves Ambitious Movies Feeling Hollow
A few days ago, I read a popular comment on social media that said whenever a Chinese movie director tries to convey a big idea on screen, the movie becomes boring.
Good literary and artistic works do not necessarily have to convey deep meanings. For example, what is the point of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream?" There isn’t one. It’s just a voyeuristic look into a night of people gathering together to have fun. Even without some poignant lesson, it’s still great. I believe that as long as theaters exist, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will continue to grace stages around the world.
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