M. Butterfly Section 2

Rene Gallimard Rejecting Song's last attempt of keeping the fantasy alive

Introduction: David Cronenberg’s M. Butterfly is a cinematic adaptation of Henry David Hwang’s 1988 stage production. Beginning in Beijing, China during the 1960s, the film centers around the relationship between René Gallimard, a French diplomat, and Song Liling, a Chinese opera singer. Gallimard is unaware of the fact that Song is a Chinese spy disguised […]

M. Butterfly – Section 1

Screen shot 2013-02-13 at 3.09.28 PM

Presentation: http://prezi.com/nqc5-p17zafw/untitled-prezi/  Introduction M. Butterfly is a 1993 American film directed by David Cronenberg and adapted by David Henry Hwang from his 1988 play of the same name. The work is a deconstruction of Giacomo Puccini’s 1904 opera Madama Butterfly, about a young geisha who kills herself after her American husband abandons her. Set in Beijing in […]

Chinese 208 M. Butterfly

Section 1 analysis