Farewell My Concubine (motion picture):
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Alleva, Richard.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) Commonweal v120, n21 (Dec 3, 1993):15 (3 pages).

Ansen, David.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) Newsweek v122, n18 (Nov 1, 1993):74.

Canby, Vincent.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) New York Times v143 (Fri, Oct 8, 1993):B1(N), C22(L), col 1, 29 col in.

Chen, Pauline.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) Film Comment v30, n2 (March-April, 1994): 85 (3 pages).

Corliss, Richard.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) Time v142, n14 (Oct 4, 1993):85.

Crisp, Quentin.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) Christopher Street, n208 (Dec, 1993):6 (2 pages).

Denby, David.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) New York v26, n42 (Oct 25, 1993):84 (2 pages).

Grenier, Richard.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) Commentary v97, n5 (May, 1994):51.

Johnson, Brian D.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) Maclean's v106, n46 (Nov 15, 1993):92A.

Kristoff, Nicholas D.
"Beijing Bans Chinese Film That Won Cannes Prize." ("Farewell to My Concubine") (Living Arts Pages) New York Times v142 (Wed, August 4, 1993):B1(N), C13(L), col 4, 15 col in.

Lanxing, Hong.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) Beijing Review v36, n26 (June 28, 1993):29 (2 pages).

Lau, Jenny Kwok Wah.
"'Farewell My Concubine': History, Melodrama, and Ideology in Contemporary Pan-Chinese Cinema." Film Quarterly v49, n1 (Fall, 1995):16 (12 pages).

Metzger, Sean.
"Farewell My Fantasy.(Critical Essay)." Journal of Homosexuality (June 2000): 213.
In this essay, I seek to place Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine not solely within the Chinese matrix of its production but within the transnational matrix of its distribution and viewing; indeed, the film may well have been intended for international audiences, to which the film's numerous awards testify. Yet China, too, has been fascinated with Western ideas, with Freud one particular example. So here I use a Freudian interpretation of the film's rationalization of homosexuality in terms of beating and childhood sexuality, a rationalization that diverges from the Lilian Lee novel on which the film is based. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678. E-mail address: Website: ]

Rafferty, Terrence.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) New Yorker v69, n33 (Oct 11, 1993):121 (3 pages).

Rayns, Rony.
"Ba Wang Bie Ji" (Farewell My Concubine). (movie reviews) Sight and Sound v4, n1 (Jan, 1994):41 (2 pages).

Romney, Jonathan.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) New Statesman & Society v7, n284 (Jan 7, 1994):33 (2 pages).

Salamon, Julie.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) Wall Street Journal (Thu, Oct 21, 1993):A14(W), A16(E), col 1, 17 col in.

Seligman, Craig.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) Advocate, n642 (Nov 16, 1993):87.

Simon, John.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) National Review v45, n22 (Nov 15, 1993):61 (2 pages).

Travers, Peter.
"Sexual Butterflies." (motion pictures 'M. Butterfly' and 'Farewell My Concubine' compared) Rolling Stone, n668 (Oct 28, 1993):86.

Xu, Ben.
"'Farewell My Concubine' and its nativist critics." Quarterly Review of Film and Video 16.n2 (Sept 1997): 155(16).
"'Farewell My Concubine' is a critique of Chinese tradition and a call for recreating an ancient culture. Many Chinese critics have regarded the film as exposing the power imbalance between the first and third worlds, with the third world culturally dependent on the first. This point of view is flawed by overly rigorous ideology. A broader view recognizes this motion picture, made outside the censorship of Chinese cinema but deeply concerned with Chinese history, examines the indifference and confusion under which too many people live." [Expanded Academic Index]

Zhiwei Xiao.
"Farewell My Concubine." (movie reviews) American Historical Review v100, n4 (Oct, 1995):1212 (3 pages).





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