25 years, this is the best domestic youth film

 25 years, this is the best domestic youth film

She is the Malena in this movie full of youth hormones, opening up a young mans whole fantasy about the adult world.

And this is full of youthful atmosphere of the domestic film, later never see.

In the past few years, the post-80s and post-90s seem to be in collective nostalgia. There are also a lot of domestic youth films in the name of Youth on the screen.

Adapted from popular songs, you at the same table, us later, the year in a hurry:

80 / when the post-90s were still young, they saw pain and youth, such as left ear:

Many years later, when they met, they mostly said, our youth is just lost to reality. The shining youth contrasts with the gray adult time.

This kind of plot is interesting for the first time. There are always several points in it that can stab you. I think its OK to see it twice. Who hasnt got Shen Jiayi or Chen Xiaozheng in his youth? For the third time, I felt a little indescribable. Until, when these plots appear for the nth time, finally someone is about to watch and throw up.

Maybe there is no more made than this pair / to youth 2

Its not youth. Its a poor cook in a restaurant outside. In order to attract you in, what kind of material is needed to stimulate the dishes? The proportion hasnt been set up yet. The youth is green, confused, ambiguous, and the pains that growth must go through have become the assembly line: tearing x, college entrance examination, abortion early.

The story of youth is quite the same. In 1995s movie sunny days, Ma Xiaojun and his group are also the whole teacher, truancy, fighting, chasing girls, smoking and doing nothing every day.

But the plot may be the least important in the movie. For example, if not mentioned, how many people remember that Ma Xiaojun beat people with bricks in the movie? If this kind of plot is put in the later domestic youth films, it will mostly become a cruel youth story type of crying plot, which is used to highlight the feelings and tragic fate of the hero and heroine.

But in this movie, the farce ends with a group fight that hasnt been fought.

The follow-up development of this plot is too anti climax / sunny days

Not only is the plot unimportant, but you may be sad to pay more attention to the plot, because people is the most important thing in this movie.

Because it is a subjective narrative of the first person, the audience is almost in the same time with Ma Xiaojun, a boy to an adult transition, experienced all the dreams, passion and disillusionment. This is not to be replaced by any twists and turns of the plot and desperately rendered emotions.

In the sunny days of Yangguan, a group of young people full of vitality gather together, fall in love, swim, play guitar and sing in the moonlight, and the youth breath spreads all over the roof like a poem.

Similarly, the regret of Ma Xiaojuns youth is not because he missed a good first love, or because he did something wrong in his youth for life; his regret is that his youth itself will never go back.

After more than 20 years, the best domestic youth film is sunny days.

Sunny days is so special

In 2007, Jiang Wen referred to the box office of sunny days when he wrote the three mens journey in the sun still rises, which was 50 million. According to the movie ticket price at that time, about 13 million people saw it. Today (2007) its almost 400 million. [2

At that time, the number of transformers 1, the first box office in mainland China, was 282 million, with a total of 9.31 million viewers. [3

The year before sunny days was released in mainland China, it also won the best actor award at Venice Film Festival, becoming the top 10 most important film of time magazine in 1995. But 1994-1995, in the world, is the big year of film.

These successes were unthinkable to anyone before the film was made. Even in the process of filming and post production, the film was almost stillborn.

Compared with the classic films made by the state-owned studios in the 1980s, many of the films made in the early 1990s were made from the market.

In 1984, the producer of the film loess land was Guangxi film studio / loess land

Although it took Jiang only 44 days to change Wang Shuos ferocious animals into a script, no one has invested in it. Until Liu Xiaoqing, who was also one of the producers of sunny days, found Hong Kong producer Wen Jun, and later came in two companies to raise a small sum of money. [1] In the middle of the way, I also experienced the storm of untimely fund delivery and withdrawal.

However, there is another important reason for the difficulty of film funding, which is Jiang Wens imagination.

A lot of people may know that sunny days shot 250000 feet of film material. How do these materials come from?

In the three minute opening of the movie, 20 tanks, more than 10 planes, thousands of people were photographed for half a month, and the material was 3 hours and 50 minutes. So after I finished these pictures, I would have no money in many aspects. [1

Its more difficult than lack of money. Its winter in Beijing and summer in summer. In order not to let the air-conditioner out to help out, the actor not only needs to wear thin clothes, but also has an ice stick in his mouth and sucks up the hot air in his mouth. [4

In such a tough environment, we can still persist. Maybe only faith can describe the state of the whole cast. The eighties and nineties are not only the time after the sixties and seventies, when the creative power is the most vigorous, but also the time when the market is just emerging, and the market is eager for excellent creators.

Wang Shuo once said: at that time, writers were more popular than directors. When a young director met a good writer, he became red as soon as he took the script, and his works were not shabby. Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou are both good writers. By the time they do it, theyre heroes. [5

Farewell my concubine, adapted from the novel of writer Li Bihua, has been commented that this is a novel that cant be shot wrong

After the film was made, there was no money for post production. It wasnt until a Frenchman, after watching the four hour rough cut version of sunny days, said, Whoever misses this movie, misses Fellinis first movie. [1

He not only found Volcker schlondorf, the German director, for Jiang Wen, and brought resources for the post production of the film, but also wrote a long letter giving suggestions for the modification of the film, including cutting off the part of the adult Ma Xiaojun in the film. [1

Volcker schrondorf, whose most well-known work for domestic audiences is the 1979 classic Tin Drum and Tin Drum

Before 1995, the box office of Chinese films and the number of people watching films had declined for several consecutive years. In 1979, 29.3 billion people watched movies, 28 times per capita; in 1991, 14.4 billion people watched movies; in 1994, about 3 billion people watched movies. [5] In order to stimulate the market, at the end of 1994, the mainland finally introduced the first Hollywood ledger blockbuster.

When sunny days was released, there were also Lion King, Forrest Gump and true lies. At that time, the headline of Beijing newspaper was sunshine beat lies. [1

Jiang Wen condensed his memory into eternity

In sunny days, there is always a voice reminding the audience, this may not be true, my memory may be wrong.

In fact, it is not necessary to distinguish reality from fantasy in sunny days.

This situation should be the fantasy of Ma Xiaojun

The picture of Milan that Ma Xiaojun saw through the telescope may not be a swimsuit, but an ordinary black-and-white picture;

He may not be as brave as he said to escape from a chimney;

He may not be familiar with Milan;

Even his ignorant adolescent love for Milan is not necessarily true. Its just his narcissism.

According to Jiang Wen, this picture is made of four films. One film takes four minutes, four films take 16 minutes, and the film takes 24 frames a second, which is equivalent to taking 23040 pictures. We can choose one of them and make a picture

It gives you reality, more of all the feelings of adolescence:

The whole movie is over exposed in a large area, and the smell of youth hormones in the screen is almost overflowing;

When Ma Xiaojun first saw the photos of Milan through the telescope, he raised the telescope three times to see clearly where the photos were. The audience was dizzy with Ma Xiaojun, and was also brought into his subjective world;

There are many subjective scenes in this movie from Ma Xiaojuns eyes

The Intermezzo of muskanis the country Knight indicates that Ma Xiaojuns infatuated first love ended in nothing;

One of the most beautiful passages in the film

Geng Le later said in an interview that he was too young to understand many emotions in the film. Later, he found that he also had a college classmate. Like Ma Xiaojun, when he went to the girls dormitory to play, he fell on his favorite girls bed and tried his best to smell the smell of the bed sheets. At that time, I understood.. [4

The youth hormone in this movie will never go out of fashion, just like in the beautiful legend of Sicily, when Renato saw Malena, he would have all the palpitations. And this is very rare in domestic films.

Jiang Wen has always said that his films should be energetic, and the energy of sunny days may be the feeling when he just saw the novel ferocity of animals: like a needle pierced into my skin, blood pours out

As one of the most interpreted directors in China, fans like to find all kinds of colored eggs and metaphors in his films. They always feel that there may be private goods in the superficial lines and plots.

However, I dont think at least this movie has any private goods. As a first work, it is taken from ones most precious life experience, turned into an image, and then shared with all people:

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u6056789,container:ssp_ 6056789, async:true }At that time, the sun was always shining. I really want to turn the past into eternity and go back to that almost forgotten time together with the film. But life tells me that I have to grow up. Reference [1] Jiang Wen et al. (2019). The birth of a movie [2] Qiang Sanxing. (2007). Jiang Wen talks about the rising sun [3] Chinas film box office. (2007). Tencent Entertainment (4) mainland film box office ranking in 2007. (2013). Talking about the sunny day together: Jiang Wen makes cheating Xia Yu Geng Le mutual draw [5] Jin Xin. (2009). Literature, film and television, network communication research review [6] Rao Shu Guang. (2016). Structural adjustment of Chinese films. Source: Zhang Fan, editor in charge of Netease Inspur studio_ NB11001

At that time, the sun will always shine. I really want to turn the past into eternity and go back to that almost forgotten time together with the film. But life tells me that I have to grow up.

[1] Jiang Wen et al. (2019). The birth of a movie

[2] Jiang Wen talks about the sun rising as usual

[3] Chinas film box office. (2007). Total ranking of mainland film box office in 2007

[5] Jin Xin (2009). Literature, film and television, network communication

[6] Rao Shuguang (2016). Structural adjustment of Chinese films