On August 7, the Beijing News reported that Zhang Li was respected as Uncle Li in the industry. He was not a prolific director, but every work aroused discussion. From going to the Republic to the 1566 of Daming Dynasty, the world is the vicissitudes of the world, Zhang Li, the director of the grand narrative, has completed his own style of expression, and has repeatedly demonstrated his profound power in the shaping of the images. Take the audience into thinking.
Zhang Lis work has his own strong personal impression, and his works are full of family feelings, and many of them are Chen Baoguo, Guoli Zhang, Honglei Sun, Zhang Jiayi and so on. Now he turned to the ancient costume big IP, leading Yang Yang, Zhang Tianai and other young actors, can take a different IP works of quality, also become the topic of attention.
I will worry about the audiences unaccustomed habit of filming the martial arts.
From the investors point of view, I certainly hope that the higher the click rate and the higher the flow, after all, this is the issue of industrial responsibility. If a part of the compensation is taken, we will starve to death. Industry must have a normal basic cycle, investment, return, income and reproduction.
The Beijing News: is it a relatively easy creation for you?
Zhang Li: it has been more than two years since I spent more than two years. A lot of people would say, Ive taken one more shot, but Im thinking, Im missing one more, and after all, creativity will be gone someday.
Beijing News: ever since you answered the martial arts movement, have you ever thought that your reaction will be so great? It seems that everyone has a question mark in their hearts. Whats the matter with Zhang Li? We all feel that you should be a person who takes a clear-cut stand against such subjects.
Zhang Li: in 2008, when I was filming the vicissitudes of life in the world, some people thought it was unexpected. This filming Wu Qian Qian this legendary drama everyone has a similar reaction. But for example, Transformers, Batman and iron man are all beautiful. They are all western legends. So I would also like to think, if I make a legendary drama, how should we shoot.
Xin Jing Bao: But instead of shooting a pure legendary novel or some stories about hermits in the Republic of China, you chose a popular IP work?
Zhang Li: I want to find a relatively short time, an empty story, let it be a little far away from the reality of what we call the reality, that is, some pure characters are also good, do not get so much to pull. ?
The Beijing News: do you worry that the audience will take the inertia of Zhang Lis works before watching the drama of moving the universe? ?
Zhang Li: Yes, but if they say nothing to me, I will not be upset.
Its not going to take the emotional play of the present young people
The curiosity of young people is the same as that of our generation. The difference is that nowadays young people do not read as many books as we did at that time. I basically read all those classics before I was 25 years old. British literature, French literature, European literature, and Chinese classical literature, including the history of films, are all clear.
There will be fewer TV dramas in 2017 than in 2016, but by 2020, it will be a severe winter, and there will be no money in this circle. The number of TV dramas may fall more at that time. But people who really love this industry will still work hard. When I started working, I had 40 Fen every day, including directors, lights, photography, actors, all the same people, 40 Fen a day, and 25 Fen, because they had to eat. There were only fifteen cents left. Everyone was doing what he could and wanted. He did what he didnt want to do, and he did something else.
New Beijing News: your previous work, the audience is relatively mature, but the martial arts and Kun young audience will be a little more, the older estimate can not be seen. Does it make any difference to your creation?
Zhang Li: Yes, people who used to read my works are relatively old. But let me give you an example, for example, you are the professor of Peking University. He is the courier brother. As a person, they are the same, so they are the same, so it is the same from the transmission of the works. For example, in the western countries, although you are a billionaire, there is only one ticket, and the same beggar has a ticket, not because you are a rich man. You can vote for five votes, so from the point of view of people, it is the same, from the point of view of traffic is +1. It doesnt make a difference to me, too.
Beijing News: we all say that Zhang Li is not good at shooting emotional dramas, but Wu Qian Qian is emotional drama.
Zhang Li: Yes, there is also a lack of emotional drama. Because this is really not my strong point. Not too likely is not very likely to take the present young peoples emotional drama. I have fewer opportunities to chat with young people in the drama group. Just like talking about feelings, will you tell your dad the truth? But you will say it to your girlfriends or to your peers.
Beijing News: so do you usually care about some of the preferences of young people nowadays?
Zhang Li: its the same as we were when we were young.
Beijing News: will communicate with her daughter, she read what books or movies? Will the daughter see your work?
Zhang Li: She communicates a lot. Because she studies abroad, I recommend books on Oriental Chinese Studies to her, but I dont ask her to read my works.
The actors have to tune, no one is the immortal.
Actors have to be transferred. No one is a fairy. When they come up with the script, they can come directly, and they need to make a lot of preparations. Because everyones ability is different, it depends on the degree of preparation, and the degree of preparation can make up for many deficiencies.
Traffic is just a browsing quantity, and it is a careless process. Lets not talk about the authenticity of fans, because fans have no loyalty and will change with age. Being happy and old is a trait of human beings, not a bad thing.
Nowadays most people cant remember what was the hottest domestic movie last year. Its not a classic that you have to think about for a while. Let me tell you what the four great masterpieces of China are.
Beijing News: The film and television industry has changed a lot and quickly in the past two years, including the entry of capital. As a creator, will you be confused?
Zhang Li: maybe Ive seen more. Ive seen a lot of weird things. Since the 70s and 80s of last century, every year is changing. These are what you cant change. For example, they call hot money. I call it money without money, because you dont know who it is. Before, there was a movie that said it spent billions. I didnt know if it spent so much, but I went to their group. No one said the question of money, and even whos money didnt know. Since last year, there is still money, but I know who it is, so the situation is different. If you know who the money is, then this person is your creditor. He will tell you that the money should be paid back.
Beijing News: Nowadays, the imbalance between actors traffic and acting skills is often a problem discussed by everyone.
Zhang Li: a particularly good example, Liao Fan is not a traffic star, but his white day fireworks is the best actor for the Silver Bear award, which is really rare.
Beijing News: do you think this principle can be transferred to the relationship between the work and the audience?
Zhang Li: the troubled times was taken in the 30s of the last century. Now MGM does not take movies too much. It is nearly 4 million of the copyright income per year, the recent Afanda and Titanic, with about tens of millions of copyright revenues a year, which is enough to eat for a year. There is also the godfather. Although the 18 year old young man does not look at it, he will see it by the age of 28. Every year, people who enter the age of 28 will see and spread.
Xin Jing Bao: The youngest actor youve ever worked with should be an article, but its also good in the acting skills of your peers. The stars in the martial arts movement are all young actors with traffic. How do you help adjust them?
Beijing News: the legendary sentence Uncle Li is very angry, the consequences are very serious, we all know. Are you a friendly director or a stern one?
Zhang Li: I am the type of encouragement. Maybe I am serious consequences for other departments, but I encourage actors. First of all, they are all human beings, not gods. It is difficult for a person to keep on shooting for one hundred or two hundred days. But photography can change people, machines can not keep up with people, clothing, make-up, props or other departments can change people, because they are not every day, if sick can take two days, use others instead. But the actors are really bad. For example, there are many underwater dramas, and the water shed is rented for 150 thousand days a day. Even if you have to go to big aunt, what else can I do? A day 150 thousand, you have to go down.
Wipe up the blood on your body and bury your companions.
This era is no longer a master, and the whole world will not come out, because the masters of the world before are enough. After the Internet came into being, the soil for the creation of masters was lost, and even if new masters appeared, it was impossible to surpass previous masters in the same field. How many people worshiped it by the godfather? After the worship began to imitate, how many people are paid for it.
The Beijing News: Daming Dynasty 1566 was broadcast very well last year on the Internet, and suddenly it became a fire again. When the TV play was broadcast, the ratings werent very good. Were you sad at that time?
Zhang Li: when I couldnt earn money, I was sad, and the ratings were very low. But last year, the Internet was pretty good. Maybe the works also need to wait for the most suitable time.
The Beijing News: therefore, when the Daming Dynasty 1566 was broadcast on the Internet last year, would it be comforting?
Zhang Li: Yes, too. But my Confucius Spring and Autumn is a film officially approved, also did not broadcast, said no viewing, no flow, this is my past satisfaction with the highest work. It can only be said that this era does not need this work. Confucius is out of date at the moment. Times do not need classics.
Beijing News: from the beginning of going to the Republic, do you feel hurt one after another?
Zhang Li: in a sentence, wipe away the blood on your body, bury your companions corpse and go ahead.
Zhang Li: No, because theres nothing else.
Beijing News: then take Jiang Wens starring Cao Cao, what is Cao Cao in your mind?
Zhang Li: entanglement is entangled in the end, what kind of Cao Cao should be, how should we take this Cao Cao. What kind of Cao Cao I know, but I havent thought about it yet. Im not quite satisfied with the play. Im still changing it now. Read the Three Kingdoms all know that the story of the Three Kingdoms is like this, this matter will not change, Cao Cao later with his similar people no longer. We must be much more prepared for the characters than most of the audience. And our film also invited Yi Zhongtian, which is very authoritative. Beijing News: Jiang Wen has not starred in TV dramas for a long time. Zhang Li: Jiang Wen is a genius, his ingenuity is no one in this circle, so Cao Cao is quite suitable for him, whether its age, expressiveness, or image temperament. Beijing News: why dont you like to shoot realistic subjects? Zhang Li: if you want to shoot the real theme, you can take your money and take the money of others. Beijing News: do you usually focus on the topic of reality? Zhang Li: to tell the truth is too much, that is, this living environment, young people or elderly people are very difficult. Source: Beijing News Editor: Zhang Nan _NK4501
Zhang Li: entanglement is entangled in the end, what kind of Cao Cao should be, how should we take this Cao Cao. What kind of Cao Cao I know, but I havent thought about it yet. Im not quite satisfied with the play. Im still changing it now. Read the Three Kingdoms all know that the story of the Three Kingdoms is like this, this matter will not change, Cao Cao later with his similar people no longer. We must be much more prepared for the characters than most of the audience. And our film also invited Yi Zhongtian, which is very authoritative.
Beijing News: Jiang Wen has not starred in TV dramas for a long time.
Zhang Li: Jiang Wen is a genius, his ingenuity is no one in this circle, so Cao Cao is quite suitable for him, whether its age, expressiveness, or image temperament.
Beijing News: why dont you like to shoot realistic subjects?
Zhang Li: if you want to shoot the real theme, you can take your money and take the money of others.
Beijing News: do you usually focus on the topic of reality?
Zhang Li: to tell the truth is too much, that is, this living environment, young people or elderly people are very difficult.