While watching Shanghai Triad I found myself wondering why Mr. Heidkamp would pick this movie for his students to watch. What did it have in common with Beloved? What message was Shanghai Triad trying to send? The only connections I could find between Shanghai Triad and Beloved were that the characters were stuck serving others, with little freedom. It was interesting to get caught up in another person's story through both film and reading. I feel like when you highly invested in a story it is always easier to get encompassed in the tale versus watching a movie. Every movie we have watched in Mr. Heidkamp's class has been very artistic and different. I always find myself questioning the movie more, in hopes of figuring out why we are watching it. The only conclusion I can come to about the similarities between Shanghai Triad and Beloved is the aspects of serving others and being trapped in a life of high drama.