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This oversized poetry book was made for the 1991 feature film, Raise the Red Lantern. It portrays the tragic life of a westernized Chinese woman,… Read More
This oversized poetry book was made for the 1991 feature film, Raise the Red Lantern. It portrays the tragic life of a westernized Chinese woman, married into a big traditional family as a wealthy man's fourth concubine. Torn by strict old-world rules and her newfound self identity, her sorrow survival only led her to a deeper doom. The poem was about her blood and tear struggle, growth, and end. Echoing her hard life, I chose red-blood stitch bind with a very dark theme. The heavy paper choice for the book cover and the large book size symbolize the swirl and pitch dark black hole of the backstabbing and large family. Read Less
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To watch the feature film on youtube, click here.