From the Indexical to the Spectacle: On Zhang Yimou's Postmodern Turn in Not One Less
Wang, Yiman, Journal of Film and Video
ZHANG YIMOU'S NOT ONE LESS (1999) has been seen as a documentary endeavor, one that pushes further the realistic strategy deployed in Qiuju da guansi [Story of Qiu Ju] (1992), in contrast to the highly stylized imagery in his allegorical "Red Trilogy": Hong gaoliang [Red Sorghum] (1987), yu Dou (1990), and Dahong denglong gaogaogua [Raise the Red Lantern] (1991). Taking the high drop-out rate in rural China as its subject, Not One Less seems to endorse the state-sponsored Hope Project Qdwang gongcheng), which aims to raise money to place drop-out rural children back in school; its goal is to guarantee nine years of compulsory education for all school-age children, regardless of their …
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Publication information: Article title: From the Indexical to the Spectacle: On Zhang Yimou's Postmodern Turn in Not One Less. Contributors: Wang, Yiman - Author. Journal title: Journal of Film and Video. Volume: 57. Issue: 3 Publication date: Fall 2005. Page number: 3+. © University Film and Video Association Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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