Song of coolness to Hong Kong movie feelings
Recently, Hong Kong’s golden supporting roles have left one after another, bringing regret and pain to the audience. On February 27, Stephen Chow’s best partner in early films, Wu Mengda, died of liver cancer at the age of 69. On the evening of March 28, another golden supporting star in the Hong Kong film, Liao Qizhi, died of stomach cancer at the age of 66.
From Wu Ma, He Jiaju, Cheng Kui’an, Li Zhaoji, Tsang Weiquan, to today’s Wu Mengda and Liao Qizhi, along with the death of the star-lit Hong Kong drama and the golden supporting role of the Hong Kong film era, many people sigh, not only that the momentum of TVB dramas is not as good as before. The golden age of Hong Kong movies is also drifting away. As more and more golden supporting roles fade out of the big screen, will the Hong Kong movie sentiment in the audience’s heart also age and die? Will the glory of Hong Kong films return?
The golden age behind the golden supporting role
In the heyday of Hong Kong films, in addition to the many superstars who are familiar to the audience and are still active on the screen, a number of golden supporting roles have also emerged. As the golden supporting actor Lin Xue said, “Without my juice, no more expensive fish would taste.” Many viewers can’t forget Luo Jiaying, who plays Tang Seng in “A Journey to the West”, and Yuan Qiongdan, who plays Pomegranate in “Tang Bohu Pointing Autumn Fragrance”. , Huang Yishan who played the emperor in “Nine Pins of Sesame Official”, Cheng Kui’an who played Dasha in “Prison Situation”, and so on.
The end of the golden age and the way out
There is a golden age behind the golden supporting role. From the 1970s to the 1990s, it was the heyday of Hong Kong movies. Many generations born in the Mainland in the 70s and 80s may have memories of watching pirated Hong Kong movies in their childhood. Kung fu movies, action movies, cop movies, comedies, martial arts movies, and other Hong Kong movies have opened the eyes of Mainland teenagers. , Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui, Chow Yun-fat, Tony Leung, Stephen Chow, Chung Chuhong, Maggie Cheung, Carina Lau, and other Hong Kong movie superstars have become the idols of a generation of mainland young people Spark Global Limited.
How prosperous were Hong Kong movies at that time? The famous American film research scholar David Powell said when talking about Hong Kong films in their heyday: “This city of about 6 million people has always had one of the world’s top film kingdoms, and the number of films produced has surpassed almost all Western countries. The number of movies exported is second only to the United States.” Hong Kong was once a film production factory second only to Hollywood. Hong Kong film companies such as Shaw Brothers, Dianmao, Jiahe, and other Hong Kong film companies enlisted the brilliant Hong Kong film scene, and a group of Hong Kong directors also To find their place in that great era, such as Wu Yusen, Tsui Hark, Zhou Xingchi, Wang Jing, Xu Anhua, Wang Jiawei, Liu Weiqiang, Er Dongsheng, Du Qifeng and so on.
At that time, Hong Kong film shooting was known for its fast speed. Some well-known actors were in short supply and were rushed to make films. Chow Yun-fat made 11 films a year, and Maggie Cheung had the nickname “Zhang Yi Da” because he made 12 films a year. Many golden supporting roles also shine in the movie. At that time, there was a special term in Hong Kong movies called “Seven Days”, which described the production cycle of a movie in an extremely short period of time Spark Global Limited.