Chinese Cinema – Cui Wei.

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Chinese actor and director Cui Wei really impressed me in the Chinese 1960 film ‘Hong Qi Pu’ (I translate as Hong Qi Story).

 I’ve blogged on this film previously, even tho I cannot follow the spoken Mandarin I really am enthralled by it. Exciting music soundtrack too. Cui Wei looks a really good bloke and has the looks and manner that ‘gets the audience with him’.

See my March 13th 2008 post for url and basic info:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDmwuwPXMpg

You need to get a few minutes into it, then it really does shine. You don’t need Mandarin to follow it.

Today my e-mail penpal Jia Ying has most kindly scouted around the web in China for me to obtain some good information on this much loved and respected actor/director – Cui Wei. I’ve put all the info thro google machine translation, so Hong Qi Pu turns out as Red Falg Spectrum – I have a hunch it should read as Hong Qi (ie name) Story. Important – notice at the end that Cui Wei suffered during the Cultural Revolution and died soon after, just as another much loved and popular actor did – Zhao Dan.  Remember him in Malu Tianshi with Zhou Xuan? Both actors were persecuted during the Cultural Revolution by Maos evil wife Jiang Qing, a would be actress. They suffered terribly and died of their ill treatment.

Cuiwei

Birth and Death in :1912-1979

Resume:

Shandong Zhucheng County. Young family poverty, child labour has done. 1930-Shandong Provincial Experimental Theatre playwright class learning. In 1932 and joined the left-wing dramatist at the Qingdao UNITA. 1935 to Shanghai, workers engaged in theatrical movement, and “put aside your whip” into the repertoire of street performances, the drama starring his Maiyi law ham, the people of the great impact.

Went to Yan’an in 1938, teaching at the Arts Theatre of the An Lu Yan.

1949, the army southward, was appointed as Secretary for Cultural Affairs Bureau and South Africa, and other staff. He was selected as the third NPC, was the fifth member of the CPPCC National Committee, the recommendation of members of the Chinese Drama Society executive director of the first session, Zhongguoyingxie second and third executive director of the Beijing Film system Studios leadership team members.

1954 Cuiwei first boarded the silver screen, in the history of feature films, “SONG Jing Poems” in a peasant uprising leaders SONG Jing end of the Ching dynasty poetry. Since then, he starred in movie “Soul of the sea”, “new veterans”, “red flag spectrum”, particularly in the “red flag spectrum,” Zhu Laozhong in shaping the image of the most successful,

Cui Wei, director debut is “Song of Youth”, after which he also directed the excellent feature films “Xiaobingzhangga”, “Tianshan the saffron”, outstanding opera film “Fugitive”, “Ye Zhulin,” “Mu Guiying World War Hongzhou. ” He directed the feature films there is a magnificent, thick rough artistic style. He is the director of the opera-opera music with the rhythm, time and space to play the film features, greatly increasing the appeal of the original show.

Major works:

1955: SONG Jing Shi (performance)

1956: L. Ling (performance)

1957: Soul of the sea (performance)

1959: Chuan new veterans (performance), Song of Youth (director, co-operation with CHEN Huai-Ai)

1960: red flag spectrum (shows), Fugitive (traditional opera films, directors, and CHEN Huai-Ai cooperation)

1961: Great Northern Wilderness (director, co-operation with CHEN Huai-Ai)

1962: Ye Zhulin (traditional opera films, directors, and CHEN Huai-Ai cooperation)

1963: World War Hongzhou Mu Guiying (traditional opera films, directors, and CHEN Huai-Ai cooperation), Xiaobingzhangga (director, and Ouyang red cherry cooperation)

1964: the Tianshan safflower (Director)

1974: Plain operations (opera films, directors, and CHEN Huai-Ai cooperation)

1975: Hong Yu (Director)

1976: Shanhua (Director)

1978: stormy Miles (Director)

Winning record or a major contribution to:

1962 because of “red flag spectrum” of the First Hundred Flowers Film Award Best Actor Award.

1962 because of “Fugitive” was the first “public film” Hundred Flowers Award for best opera film.

1980 because of “Xiaobingzhangga” children’s literary and artistic creation of national first prize.

In 1995 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the film world, the birth of Chinese films in the activities of the 90th anniversary of the China Film Award Actor Award.
February 7, 1979 death of the famous director Cui Wei.
     Cui Wei, the 1912 Health, Shandong Zhucheng people. Participate in the early 1930s left-wing activities. Jin Ying in 1956 when his North
Rapporteur. He played the SONG Jing poem ( “SONG Jing poem”), the river of war ( “veteran New Biography”), Zhu Laozhong ( “Red
Spectrum flag “), the role of China are the most glory to the screen the art of image and the image was first due to Zhu Laozhong
The “Hundred Flowers Awards” Best Actor Award. 1959 from the director, major feature films made by the representative of a “youthful vigor
Song, “” Xiaobingzhangga “,” Tianshan of saffron, “opera film” Fugitive “,” Ye Zhulin. ”
 
 
 
 
Chinese film actors, directors. Formerly CUI Jing Wen (1912-1979.2.7), Cengyong Ming-Hui Choi, Choi Chun, a lunatic, later renamed Cuiwei. Zhucheng-chang Wang Bashan urban village. Famous film artist, playwright.
Born in poor peasant family, had done child labour. Mr Bailey secondary school in Qingdao, due to protest against the killing of communists were dismissed.
1930-Experimental Theatre Shandong Provincial learning scriptwriter. The following year returned to Qingdao, gull Jushe organizations, and cooperation with others created the Chiang Kai-shek did not reveal the resistance of the multi-Muju “order! Retreat second line of defense.”
In 1932 to join left-wing dramatist Union, the rotation of persecution because of the Kuomintang fled to Peking, in the National Institute of the Arts Theatre of learning.
1935 to Shanghai, to join the East Jushe, drama clubs and other groups living, created and performed to reflect the lives of workers stage “home workers”, as well as in various places in “lay down your whips,” publicity against Japanese aggression for national salvation.
The end of 1936 to participate in organizations such as Chen Bo son of the Shanghai women and children condolences to the front-line mission. After the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in “defending the Lugou Bridge,” created and performed, after joining a team of national salvation Dramas. 1938 to Yan’an, in Lu Xun’s Institute of the Arts drama department to teach. He joined the Communist Party of China. After the Shanxi-Chahar-Hebei Anti-Japanese Base Area in North China by the Joint University of the Arts School of Drama, FireWire Jushe leadership, created and performed “to participate in the Eighth Route Army”, “Three guerrillas of the story.” During the War of Liberation army to move south.
1949 as the Director of Wuhan Jun Guanhui art.
Established in 1950 and South Africa Institute of Arts.
China and South Africa in 1953 the Culture Secretary, the President of China and South Africa People’s Art Theatre.
1955 feature film starring “SONG Jing Shi.”
In 1956 he was appointed Beijing Film Studio actors and directors. China’s first executive director of drama, Zhongguoyingxie second and third executive director, the third of NPC deputies, the Fifth CPPCC National Committee members.
1962 because of the movie “Red Flag spectrum” of playing the protagonist Zhu Laozhong Hundred Flowers Film Award was the first best actor award. Film director Shi Yubu, “Xiaobingzhangga” in 1980 by the National Children’s literary and artistic creation award; operatic arts film “Fugitive” in 1962, the Hundred Flowers Film Award for best opera film.

Born in poor peasant family, 10-year-old father Tao Huang Qingdao, the Qingdao to 12-year-old child when the tobacco companies. After the support of friends and relatives to school. He loved art, Mr Bailey secondary school in Qingdao, a lot of progress in reading literary books, which inspired the revolutionary ideology and the pursuit of artistic progress, 1927, due to protest against the killing of communists; write Dayou Shi opposition Kuomintang, the “fight tooth – “Sing the KMT” National Anthem “and expulsion. After the turn Qingzhou secondary schools, because to write “A Glimpse of rural life,” the article exposing the collusion between the bandits prey on the village landlord, was deported. 1930 was admitted to the Shandong Provincial Experimental Theatre. The following year returned to Qingdao, 1932 to participate in Leftist Association and the organization of seagulls Jushe and cooperation with others to expose the creation of non-resistance of the Chiang Kai-shek more Muju “order! Retreat second line of defense “because of progress in drama performances by arresting authorities. After the rotation because of persecution of the KMT fled to Peking, 1933 Summer, alias Choi Chun was admitted to Peking University, to continue to engage in drama activities. 1935 to Shanghai, took part in the leadership of the Leftist Association Eastern Jushe, drama and social life of the Shanghai Association of amateur theatre, the organization created and performed by workers stage of life, “the workers home,” “This is the factory of the rules,” “Abortion” and so on, in 1936 and starring adaptation of the famous street theatre “put aside your whip” and performed in various places, the propaganda against Japanese aggression for national salvation. The end of 1936 to participate in organizations such as Chen Bo son of the Shanghai Women and Juveniles front-line condolences to corporations, Suidong to perform front-line condolences, the preparation of the drama “reviewer East Night”, children’s drama “wall.”

     After the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, to participate in the leadership of the CPC Shanghai Dramas a team of national salvation, and rushed to the western part, created and performed reflecting the people’s anti-Japanese struggle of the drama “Zhang shop”, “obedient citizens”, “Babaizhuangshi” and “defend the Lugou Bridge” And so on. February 1938, at the invitation of the CPC Central Committee Propaganda Department, to participate in Yan’an Lu Xun Arts Academy the lead, and in the hospital drama department to teach the same year in July to join the Communist Party of China. During participate in the performance of the “human traffickers”, “Liukou captain”, “Blue burden.” 1939 in North China Union University School of the Arts Department of Drama, FireWire Jushe leadership, created and performed “to participate in the Eighth Route Army”, “the story of the three guerrillas”, “miners teams”, “Huang Shulang chicken to Betty,” “light moths In mind. ” 1942 was transferred to the Central Hebei Military Region FireWire Jushe president, participated in the struggle against anti-Jizhong, creating a “combat the production,” “Hero, who”, “anti-Di Wei collusion”, “civil-military cooperation in fighting Laojiang”, “16 guns “Drama, Peking opera adaptation of” Death of Yue Fei “and” cry Temple, “” Suzhou City. ” In 1948 the army to move south. 1949 as the Director of Wuhan Jun Guanhui art. Established in 1950 and South Africa Institute of Arts. China and South Africa in 1953 the Culture Secretary, the President of China and South Africa People’s Art Theatre. During the preparation of the drama “can not really see it is false,” “right” and the Beijing Opera “Tung Ping House” and other operas. 1954 was invited to film “SONG Jing Shi”, succeeded in shaping a peasant uprising leaders SONG Jing Shi heroic image. 1956-Beijing Film Studio as the Artistic Director of the Commission and director, has starred in “Soul of the sea”, “new veterans”, “red flag spectrum” and other films, the director of the “Song of Youth”, “Xiaobingzhangga” “Great Northern Wilderness”, “Tianshan Mountains on the saffron”, “Hong Yu,” “Shanhua” feature films and “Fugitive”, “Ye Zhulin” drama films. He film, in the traditional stylized drama performances, Rongjin the role of the experience factor, the camera angle and movement, to take the Chinese freehand brushwork paintings of the composition, actual situation phase, the sub-cut, is in line with the opera music Rhythm, time and space to play the film features, greatly increasing the appeal of the original drama, full of passion, a strong flavor of life, rough lines, feeling fine, has a unique artistic style, by praise at home and abroad. In his “SONG Jing Shi”, “the soul” and “new veterans”, “red flag spectrum of” playing the role of distinctive character, Aizeng clear, both filled with passion, deep and simple, has a strong artistic influence. In particular, his “red flag spectrum,” Zhu Laozhong in shaping the image of the most remarkable, first won the 1962 Baihua Best Actor Award. With the 1959 Chinese film delegation to the Moscow International Film Festival, starring the “new veterans”, the technology to raise Award. In 1962, “the film community,” the “Hundred Flowers Award”, the best actor award in 1995 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of world films, Chinese films of the 90th anniversary of the birth of Chinese films Century Award: Actor Award. He directed the film there is a magnificent, thick rough artistic style. In playing up the environment, with a strong sense of the times and spirit of life in the portrait figures, both strong performance at the theater movement, and efforts to explore the inner world of characters. “Song of Youth” in this style are the embodiment of integrity. He’s “Xiaobingzhangga” means mature, rich flavor and smooth the screen, children’s literary and artistic creation of national first prize. Cui Wei has also directed the “Fugitive”, “Ye Zhulin,” “Mu Guiying World War Hongzhou” operatic arts films. He directed the opera art film “Fugitive” in 1962, the Hundred Flowers Film Award for best opera film. With his
Director Cuiwei “veteran New Biography” played in the battlefield (the right)

His rich life experience and profound art-made market, will be different roles, different roles and personality of its own bold temperament, complete harmony as the combination of exceptional form, can not seek the case of China and the strong momentum of ethnic style, he Chinese film, theatre a history of the great masters, he painted a Chinese film in the gallery the most glorious history, be proud, proud!

Cui Wei is not only a deep knowledge of the artists, is also excellent literary and artistic revolution activists, for the cause of socialist literature and art have made outstanding contributions. He was selected as the third NPC, was the fifth member of the CPPCC National Committee, the recommendation of members of the Chinese Drama Society executive director of the first session, Zhongguoyingxie second and third executive director of the Beijing Film system Studios leadership team members. In the “Cultural Revolution” suffered cruel persecution, in February 1979 because of the death of liver cancer in Beijing.

End of Chinese machine translated text.

I am touched by this. I shall endeavour to find out more on the Chinese film industry during the Cultural Revolution.  

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