- Describe a movie that you want to recommend to others
- What it is
- when you watched it
- What it was about
- explain why you want to recommend to others
When it comes to a movie I’d like to share with friends, well, the first one pops into my mind is The Legend of White Snake, which is definitely a blockbuster in China. I watched this movie with some of my friends in a cinema many years ago, and I have to say that it left me a deep impression.
The story is set in the Southern Song Dynasty, a young scholar, Xu Xian, who falls in love with a beautiful woman Bai Suzhen, unaware that she is a white snake which has taken on human form. A monk Fa Hai intervenes in order to save the scholar’s soul and casts the white snake into a deep well at the Leifeng Pagoda. The plot of White Snake is full of magic, history, myth, and legend, which are melded nicely into the movie.
As for the reason why I’d like to share it with my friends, well, for starters, it is starring Jet Li, who has a terrific acting skill, and it is directed by Xiao Dong Chen, a well-known director and screenwriter in China. Plus, this movie received rave review after it was screened to the public in September, 2011, and it was the highest box office hit of the year. And I guess, it is one of the highest-grossing films in Chinese movie industry. By the end of 2011, it was nominated for the Best Picture Golden Chicken Award, I mean, the Oscar Award in China. Of course, its terrific visual effect and digital special effect shots should be mentioned as well. On top of that, it is really worth remembering the quintessence of Chinese culture, and I think that every Chinese should have this sense of mission and responsibility to help spread Chinese classical literary masterpiece.
1.What kinds of film is popular in China?
I’d like to say, Chinese people really enjoy movies these days. It can be Romantic movies, Sci-fi movies, even Cartoon movies. As Chinese movie industry has developed in recent years, each type of the movies plays in the movie theatre has its own target consumers.
2.What kinds of film do young people like to watch?
I’d suppose romantic movies or those talked about school life. Like college life, when a lot of lovable or heart-broken stories may happen. There are also movies talked about the hard time before the college entrance examination in the high school, which help the young people recall their past time.
3.Do you think films have much influence on young people?
Yes, I do think so. Actually, I think all types of media have this function. Because young people are in their age of experiencing and exploring, they would like to try what the film had shown or go to where the actors had been. So in general, young people are the group of people who may be influenced by others easily.
4.How have films changed in the past few years?
I think they have changed in two ways: the content and the film-making techniques. First, the content is becoming more and more understandable, and it can make people have a similar feeling about their own lives. Second, about the film making technique, with the development of the modern technique, 3D and even 4D have come into our sight. We can have better watching experience now with the same price.
5.Fewer people like watching movies than before, do you agree?
No, I don’t agree. Because from what I have observed, especially in China, people have more dispensable money than the past. When they feel bored or tired, they will go to the movie theatre to relax. So, I think more and more people like watching movies.
6.Do you think movie theatre will one day disappear?
No, I don’t think so. As movie theaters offer better movie experiences like the round sound track and big screens, which people cannot get easily at home, they become irreplaceable. Where there is a need, there is a market, so I think the movie theaters won’t disappear in the future.
7.How to improve the quality of a movie?
It can be improved in the sound, visual pictures and contents. Among all the parts, I think the content always catches me first. Because only a full and touchable content can bring the audience to where the story begins. The visual parts may catch the audience for a while, but it’s the story that last for the longest in their mind.