More Chinese Cinema.

I love old Chinese films, I’ll use this page to add a few interesting links.

     柳堡的故事 

This film deserves to be better known in the West.    

  柳堡的故事(全集)      九九艳阳天-电影《柳堡的故事》主题曲  

九艳阳天 which to me looks like ‘Ninety Nine Sunny Spring Days’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK2UBpA_N5k

I cried my eyes out seeing the above clip, so beautiful. Here is the same tho extended clip from the film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSASagVb-PE

柳堡的故事  《柳堡的故事》主题曲MTV——九九艳阳天

Postscript: My friend in China, Zhu Zhu knew quite easily from which film the above stunning clip is from. The film itself is called ‘The Story of Liubao’, made in 1960.  Here is the complete film:

http://www.youku.com/playlist_show/id_1029574.html

www.youku.com is a Chinese youtube – massive.

Here is ‘Jiang Chunshui Flows to the East’ 一江春水向东流 which I think is ‘The Yangtze Flows East’. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hep8SDOiyJY And another which I’ve watched though already and can recommend 地道战 which reads ‘Tunnel Warfare’.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKqLEXx7Ihg

Here is an absolute gem, stunningly photographed. An interesting film set one hundred years ago. 红旗谱 [gong1;hong2] qi2 pu3  “Red Flag Colours……?” (my bad translation)   1960 by Beijing Motion picture studio. Some beautiful scenes and settings, excellent atmospheric musical score. A masterpiece.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDmwuwPXMpg

Heres a random small clip, interesting:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N81df_TLtM

Also, 英雄儿女 ying1 xiong2 er2 nu:3  (machine translates as heroic children) ‘Battle on an Unknown Hill’ has incredible energy in the war with the Koreans : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15oCHfehwKY 

Lastly, a film title I know well, tho have yet to watch ‘Red Detachment of Women’ 红色娘子军  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6JWDPtxTFw  be warned!!

Postscript: Here is the accompanying text for the www.youku.com  ‘Story of Liubao’:

影片《柳堡的故事》是石言、黄宗江根据石言的同名小说改编,是新中国电影罕见的描写现役军人的爱情故事影片,可谓打破了当时的禁区。影片的新颖之处在于,在描写战争时期的军人生活的影片中不着重大规模战斗的描写、而着重写军队的休整和军人的个人情感生活;写年轻人儿女情长而又不失其革命军人的英雄本色。在战争叙事中融入温馨的爱情场景,是影片至今魅力不衰的”奥秘”。导演王苹以女性化的视听语言,述说了一段兵民之间的经历,从而使人们对战争历史的追忆平添出一份浪漫和温馨。《柳堡的故事》突出了优美的人物形象,突出了苏北水乡的风车、杨柳、板桥、轻舟的优美画面,加上影片的主题歌《九九艳阳天》大胆的爱情歌唱和电影音乐的委婉多情的旋律,极具优美动人的抒情效果,让人心旷神怡,且久久萦怀不去。影片的女主演陶玉玲虽是第一次登上电影银幕,但却把二妹子这一角色的生活方式和情感方式表现得十分细腻动人、清新可感。陶玉玲的东方式的秀媚,或者说是东方式的柔婉,最能打动中国电影观众的审美心弦。影片映出后,陶玉玲顿成闪亮明星,成为一个时代的美丽与情感的不能言宣的象征和许多中国男观众的审美典范和梦中情人。
And here is the www.worldlingo.com machine
 translation:

The movie “Liu Bao the Story” is Shi Yan, Huang Zongjiang acts according to the stone word the novel reorganization of the same name, is the new Chinese movie rare description active duty personnel’s love story movie, it may be said has broken forbidden area then.The movie novel place lies in, lives in the description war time serviceman in the movie the large-scale fight description, emphatically writes the army not emphatically the recuperation and serviceman’s individual emotion life; Writes the young people love between men and women long and also does not lose its revolutionary soldier’s true quality of a hero. Narrates at the war integrates the warm love scene, is ” which the movie the charm does not fade until now mystery “.Directs Wang Pingyi the feminization the seeing and hearing language, recounted between a section of soldier people’s experience, thus causes the people to recall to the war history increases naturally one to be romantic and to be warm.《. “Liu Bao the Story” has highlighted the exquisite character image, has highlighted the northern Jiangsu region of rivers and lakes windmill, the willow, the plank bridge, the light vessel exquisite picture, in addition the movie theme song “99 Sunny spring days” the bold love sings with the sound track tactful full of affection melody, has extremely exquisitely moving expresses feelings the effect, lets the human completely relaxedly, also cannot weigh on the mind for a very long time Although the movie female acts the leading role Tao Yu Ling is first time mounts the silver screen, but actually displays extremely exquisitely two younger sister this role life style and the emotion way moving, fresh may feel.Tao Yu Ling’s East’s -like charminging, or said is the East -like supple graceful, most can move the China movie audience’s esthetic heartstrings.After the movie screens, Tao Yu Ling becomes glistens the star, becomes for a time beautifully symbolic and in many Chinese male audience’s esthetic model and the dream which cannot say with the emotion proclaims the sweetheart.

Not bad for five minutes on a free machine translation service. 

Now I’m going to have to find out abt Tao Yu Ling…….

As you may have gathered I am nuts about her, so cute, and a wonderful screen presence.

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