A special affection in Zhu Shimao's "Wrangler" shot in 1982 moved today's audience. The success of the film in shaping love has a considerable relationship with Xie Jin's directorial skills. He expressed the love in the film as simple, sincere and worldly, and very grounded. Even if the times change, it will give people a strong Realism.
In this film, the actress Cong Shan who is partnering with Zhu Shimao is 8 years younger than Zhu Shimao. She also became famous by this film and became one of the hottest actresses at the time.
But Cong Shan is not Zhu Shimao's first couple role in the film.
If strictly counted, Zhu Shimao's first film as a romantic drama should be "The Children of Xisha" shot in 1975-1976. It's just that this movie wasn't finished, so Zhu Shimao's first movie didn't start.
Zhu Shimao's first film, "Blue Sky Defense," was shot in 1977. The script of the film was written long before the Cultural Revolution. The plot is very conceptual. After the film was released, Zhu Shimao's serious and unscrupulous performance became the target of public criticism. Taken on the role of scapegoat for the inherent defects in the entire movie.
In this film, there is no description of love. Although there is a heroic female militia beside him, just as Liu Xiaoqing played a female militia in her first film "The Great Wall of the South China Sea", she will not give her any emotions. For the film.
In 1981, Zhu Shimao's "Flying Symphony", finally ushered in his first romantic love opportunity on the screen.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Chinese films that had just entered the era of reform and opening up, for the first time, found that in the performance of love, they had lost the clear rules and regulations that had been entangled before, and finally could write a special book on love, but soon this This kind of "play is not enough for love" makes the audience get bored.
"Symphony of Flight" is such a film. The film shows the life of the army pilot, but it takes up a lot of space, but it is a stylized and stereotypical love twists and turns.
And this twist is the contradiction between career and love. Even today, we have rarely seen the reality of love, we rarely see the film and television focus on the conflict and entanglement, and in the conventional story of the year This contradiction is a panacea and life-saving straw for weaving stories.
Ma Yaoyao, who plays Zhu Shimao's girlfriend in the film, is unknown and not astonishing, but her face has the typical appearance of female aesthetics in the 1970s and 1980s, that is, the texture is slightly rich, the body is round, and the cheeks are full. The face shape included a large number of powerful stars at the time, including Cong Shan, which was also this type. Liu Xiaoqing was more visible to this face.
This silver face with a large face is clearly distinguished from the "Cone Face" that is popular today, or the "Snake V-shaped" face with a more vivid name.
At that time, Ma Yaoyao was an actor of the Jiangsu Su Kun Opera Troupe. Playing a literary artist in the film, he could be considered as an actor with a role closer to his role.
Her own script was too ordinary, which prevented Ma Yaoyao's performance talent in the film from being fully expressed. She later went abroad. But she is still interested in the art of Kunqu opera. When she was 58 years old, she also performed the traditional opera "Peony Pavilion" on the stage.
Yu Yana, who plays the heroine's girlfriend in the film, has an extraordinary acting background. She was an actor of the Central Ballet at the time. In the film, she provided a dance that has little to do with the plot, which fully shows that Throughout the film, a peeping lens showing the curves of the female body replaced the dominant characterization in the storyline. This intentional or unintentional display of the female body was also the most preferred method of love films in that era, which was criticized by the audience at that time. In 1982, she once played the leading role in the dance drama "Lin Daiyu" arranged by China and Pakistan, but then she went to the United States to run a dance school with the tide of going abroad, and the domestic performing arts circle completely faded out.
Love is in the limelight in this movie, but the dove has occupied the main story of the movie.
In fact, the core story prototype of "Flying Symphony" relates to an incident of jamming when a hydrogen bomb was thrown in the two bomb research in China.
Sun Jianhua, a soldier played by Zhu Shimao in "Flying Symphony," performed such a story. Although he experienced emotional waves and turmoil with his girlfriend in the foreground, he still devoted himself to the execution of the task.
The film did not mention what kind of special bombs were thrown, but it also hinted that the bombs are amazingly powerful. Although China has always opposed the use of force by the poor, we must also own such bombs for peace. This is the reason why the movie emphasized testing such super bombs.
In the second half of the film, Zhu Shimao plays the role of driving a military plane to perform a bomb-throwing task, but over the target, when he throws the bomb, he is stuck in the plane and cannot be thrown out.
The situation was very dangerous, when the superior ordered the pilot to parachute and let the plane burn with the bomb.
However, the pilot believed that this would cause uncontrollable explosion consequences, especially the experimental data could not be grasped. Therefore, Zhu Shimao performed a moving scene of heroism in the film, and he requested to land with a bomb.
After an evaluation, the superior agreed to his request, so the hero pilot Zhu Shimao landed on the airport with a bomb. This is also the more touching passage in the movie.
After so many twists and turns, the love of the hero and heroine has also overcome the obstacles, and they have come to fruition.
The final thrilling, real prototype event of this period took place in 1971. In the title of "Flying Symphony", you can see the name of military consultant Yang Guoxiang.
On January 7, 1972, Yang Guoxiang flew a hydrogen bomb successfully. This was the first successful hydrogen bomb in China. According to his memoir, on December 30, 1971, he flew for the first time to throw a hydrogen bomb, but did not succeed. The thrilling scene that happened was completely similar to the plot in "Flying Symphony". The fearless heroism of famous soldiers.
However, the film blurs the time. The era of the story in the film is obviously after the end of the Cultural Revolution, and the greater blur is the fiction of a love story in the movie, which dilutes the tension of the real event.
There is a dialogue between the teacher and Zhu Shimao in the film, and we can see what the main idea of the film is. At that time, the teacher said that there is no book describing the pilot's handling of love, so he thinks that the pilot's emotional world is worth describing and knowing.
This dialogue also illustrates why the movie puts love in the foreground, but puts a thrilling real event on the background, almost making people forget that this movie hides a real event of heroism.
The film writer Chen Lide once wrote the movie "Sky Eagle" which reflects the growth experience of our Air Force during the period of resisting the United States and assisting the DPRK. .
Chen Lide's previously well-known creative field also affected the main structure of the Flying Symphony. The girl in the film had a period of repulsion to the pilot's work, a little discomfort to the pilot's mission consciousness and mission concept, and a shake in love. This is the story chain of the movie. The reason why the girl changed later was because her father was a former Air Force soldier who bravely sacrificed on the battlefield against the US and aided Korea.
When the girl's mother told the girl about her father's heroic deeds, the love in the girl's heart was swept away and the soldier's love was recognized.
The change of mind in the film is inspired by the spiritual inheritance of the girl's previous generation. This is also an important inducement and reason for the transformation of the thoughts of the characters of that era. For example, in the film "Young Generation" filmed in 1965, the geological team members who wanted to stay in the city, and later learned that they were the descendants of the martyrs, they swept away the previous spiritual bias and confirmed the once inclined will. In the model play "Seaport", the means of educating young people is also traditional education.
In this film that describes the life of a pilot, Chen Lide uses the Air Force record and materials that he once performed with great fanfare, which constitutes the turn of the film. However, his over-reliance on love to promote the plot of the entire movie reflects the mode in which Chinese movies were keen to create movies through emotions. Today, this story mode is exactly abandoned by Chinese movies, resulting in a lack of completeness in Chinese movies. The interest and gravitation of emotional storytelling, and the reason why Indian film wins is precisely because of its perseverance and steadfastness in storytelling.
What's interesting is that the role of Zhu Shimao's girlfriend in the film was originally Zhang Lianwen, but after changing the battle, Tan Tianqian starred in this role.
If Zhang Lianwen plays this role, then Zhang Lianwen will play the role of Zhu Shimao's father-in-law for the second time.
In "Children of Xisha" filmed during 1976, Zhang Lianwen played the role played by Li Xiuming, and Zhang Lianwen was only 10 years older than Li Xiuming.
In "Flying Symphony", if Zhang Lianwen plays Zhu Shimao's girlfriend again, then the age gap is also ten years old.
Of course, the two films in which Zhang Lianwen and Zhu Shimao had a cooperative relationship did not eventually become conclusive. These two masculine actor with masculinity also missed each other in Chinese movies.
After Zhu Shimao reached the peak of performing arts in Wrangler, he did not obtain a greater market response. In this regard, the Chinese film and television industry entered a stage where only the "ugly stars" were supreme. Big eyes are becoming more and more unheard of in Chinese movies, which is why Zhu Shimao went abroad to find more development opportunities in the United States. On the other hand, naturally, the film director who explored Zhu Shimao ’s potential also lacked Xie Jin's training. Ability, it is difficult to show Zhu Shimao's most advantageous strengths. Zhu Shimao's acting skills must be strengthened to avoid weaknesses. If Zhu Shimao is blinded, he will eventually form the high-profile in his early films, the high-profile in the low-key and the laughter Awkward state of laughing and not walking.
In Zhu Shimao and Chen Pez's sketches, we can see that compared to Chen Pez's vivid performance with no lower limit and bottom line, Zhu Shimao does have a stiff and rigid BUG. If this is not ruled out, Zhu Shimao's strengths will be difficult to achieve. In "The Wrangler", Xie Jin downgraded Zhu Shimao to the ordinary angle of the most ordinary person, instead he treated the righteousness of his body to suit the environment.
This is Xie Jin's strength, but in order to correspond with Zhu Shimao ’s formal leather shoes, Xie Jin also reconciled a bit of humorous role in the movie. In fact, we found that Zhu Shimao needed Chen Peisi and Niu Ben to reflect his Character image characteristics, but few directors realize this afterwards.
"Flying Symphony" represents a way that Chinese films have traveled. In fact, it has proved that it has avoided the true reproduction of the potential of digging. Instead, it has spent a lot of time on the road of love and integrated it into the common customs of the time. The sea of the film was almost forgotten, but Zhu Shimao in this film was the closest to the character image in "Wrangler". After that, he had a self-denial and jump, and then there was "Wrangler "The magical performance." Back to Sohu, see more