Some of us were here on these IMDb message boards when interest in Brokeback Mountain was at its apex.
One of the most interesting discussions was about internal symbolic connections in the film, or what some people called "bookends".
It might be interesting to try and find similar connections in Lust, Caution. Here are some examples:
- After his first conversation with Jiazhi, Yee turns back to look at her. At the end of the film, he turns back to look at the bed, now empty.
- The film opens with a shot of a guard dog. In the middle of the second sex scene, we cut again to a shot of the guard dog. It's a jarring switch, as though to remind us what the circumstances and the stakes are in their affair.
- The murder scene and the rape scene, both extremely violent and politically fraught, are shot in a very similar way, with the action seen both from indoors and outdoors.
- This one may be a bit more of a stretch: The film hints often at the love affair that might have been between Kuang Yu Min and Wang Jiazhi. In their student days it comes closest to being acknowledged during the tram ride after the triumph with their play. When they meet again three years later, the shot that reintroduces Kuang Yu Min to the story has a tram passing in the background.
Any other examples?
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