Army newspaper: Movies and TV drama domestic military presence over the issue of secularization
China-made TV series “Sword” has caused a sensation
into the mid-1990s, along with the impact of the context of globalization, market economy development and deepening of cultural diversity pattern formation and changes in moral and ethical value system, the mainstream ideology transform their own existence and instill strategy, turn and re-emergence of “mass culture ideology” to reach a new kind of negotiation or reads the shared mode. Enlightenment, the political, promotional, didactic rigid expression gradually commercial, consumer, and entertainment, imagination of “soft” words are replaced. The films and television shows as a leader in cultural industries, in the transition process is deeply branded on the market and the commercial operation of the mark. Market has forced film producers to the spirit of the senses, it will be ideal to real life, the depth of the plane, it will be the history of space technology in order to win the box office. The community was filled with the focus only on economic benefits to the neglect of the collective social mood, so a lot of film work to pursue the maximization of economic benefits, indulge in superficial visual shock and the desire to experience the vulgar, but gave up due to the mainstream values ??or the mainstream ideology of artistic expression.
contemporary Chinese films in the spirit of the whole building level, showing a feather-like clutter and confusion of broken too abstract picture. When the traditional theme of political discourse under the auspices of the movie, and gradually give way entirely by the market mechanisms of the “large business” in the surging tide of capital under the impact of the “military theme” itself has gradually lost its inherent political and ethical attributes restrictions, and to become a public creative resources. In the complex, becoming multi-cultural background, carrying the film as a military theme with the mainstream ideology of socialist core values ??of the film type, how to complete the wave of market economy “modern” transformation and self-renewal, and adhere to live in their own pursuit of noble heroism and aesthetics continue to complete the shaping of real-life strong, vigorously carry forward the “theme”, has become urgent to solve practical problems and challenges.
In recent years, the “assembly”, “Nanjing! Nanjing! “, A re-tells the history of the war,” large business “in the harvest of the box-office success, but also open and lead to an” repeat the history of war “and” personality “of art concepts. Great concern for individual life and individual human nature beyond the depth of excavation, or even replace the subversion of politics, history, the fate of the nation’s mainstream awareness and positive expression. Another way, the side cut, the legendary story behind the Secret, as such films are usually narrative gesture. However, in my opinion, blindly subversion, digestion and rewrite not based on a real movie-viewing public needs and aesthetic taste. On the contrary, the bottom line with social and moral spirit of the world and people back again and again the gradual dwarfing accompanied, noble, heroic, grand narrative, an epic character, and so once been the object of the existence of spiritual values, spiritual yearning again become popular and conversion, which is the new century, novels and TV drama Military important cultural internal long-term prosperity.
into the new century, facing the impact of large U.S. and European import business, the monopoly of commercial cinema, and television, Internet and other new media, extrusion, and the whole military theme movie theme movie China are facing unprecedented pressures and challenges, the development trend is extremely uneven. Stormy character of a hero. Despite the pressure and temptation from the market, not the people’s army under the pretext of film and television workers are tired, do not Tametoshi the map, still adhere to the theme of responsibility and face the reality of the film play, insist on the major themes of history and reality of the positive expression adhere to the noble, heroic, glorious epic of spiritual traditions and aesthetic character, the creation of a major military themes continue to make breakthroughs in the field of creative and practical subjects, has launched the “out of the Amazon,” “waves,” “soul-stirring “” Taihang Mountains “,” My Long March “,” Internati million “,” August 1 “,” earth-shaking “and other excellent films, won the social and economic benefits of sustainable harvest, continue to explore and open up the development and prosperity of multi-cultural context of film’s new military road.
particularly worth mentioning that in recent years, as China’s military theme created video works produced by the main base, 81 Studio shot several movies directly related to the disaster. 10 years ago, “waves” faithful reproduction of the 1998 Chinese soldiers and civilians united struggle, the heroic feat of the great flood; five years ago, “thrilling” to the name of the military, to combat “SARS” smokeless war made a unique and shocking reproduction; film “earthshaking” true representation of the great struggle of extraordinary relief process, illustrated here by the people’s army the people’s interests selfless sacrifice, the victory of the heroic courage, reveals the “one mind, united , danger, perseverance, people-oriented, respect for science, “the great spirit of earthquake relief. Especially as the new Chinese 60th birthday tribute to make, “earthshaking” the show’s “positive storm” major historical events of the narrative stance, the official history about the narrative intention and majestic epic character in the “rewriting war history” of the individual Yan into the trend of the moment of narrative film, it is scarce and precious.
every country in the world, hopes to popular films and television shows of this art form, spiritual and cultural heritage of the nation’s tradition of building can be generally accepted culture of national core values, and thus establish a common commitment to the public cultural order. Although different countries are not consistent identity cultural content, cultural values ??among each other are different, but the country has always regarded the film, TV on the center of cultural transmission. In fact, the theme of movies and television not only to support a national film industry, an important pillar, but also should be the core communication and promote a national cultural values ??important way. Theme of the film as a military core of the core, not in a case not subject to arbitrary creation, not unusual for the pursuit of sensory stimulation and abandoned the basic moral standards, but not for commercial interests trampling on the national sentiment and ethical bottom line, can not reflect the positive human values ??(justice, fairness, loyalty, courage, kindness) and placed in an artistic image has been tampered with, denied, was questioned by ignoring the narrative context, but should not those lofty ideals of human and as a constant value of nothing. So-called cultural core values, refers to this in the cultural system in a dominant position, dominant role of the basic concepts, including historical (non) concept of morality (good and evil) the concept of society (good and evil) the concept of ethics (honor) concept, aesthetic (beauty and ugliness) and outlook. Currently, based on strategic considerations of national cultural security, we should consciously avoid the different forms of narrative video works in the military theme of mutual cultural dislocation core values, to the creation of military themes video, production, including publicity, distribution and many other aspects of integration in within the mainstream value system.
into the new century, a large virtual monopoly on business all the important films of resources, but to hand over the answer sheet is a Department of hypocrisy hypocritical, empty product of the abnormal white, gorgeous coat, the spirit can not hide empty. Large domestic business in recent years is the most worrying problem with the convergence of Hollywood crisis, “more and more like, or even pure imitation”, in particular the obsession to create a visual spectacle while ignoring the essence of national culture and good cultural heritage to explore in depth, which makes large domestic business culture in China can not build the core value system to play its due role. This makes our national film industry has not formed like the American movies, Korean movies and you can keep as their own cultural core values ??of foreign output. This is also a large number of business “does not draw a large audience applauded” the root.
In fact, since 1992, “True Lies” to enter the Chinese film market, ten years Hollywood types in terms of subject matter or narrative techniques on how to change and novelty, but they adhere to and promote the U.S. national mainstream ideology – that freedom, democracy, equality, human rights, rule of law under the intention of the American spirit is wrapped consistently last year, “Transformers,” the more global hot theme from one angle, the movie can also both and packed blockbuster, the key is how to convert and artistic expression.
present, film and television market differentiation has been very detailed and thorough. The continued prosperity of the military television show, and gradually exposed serious flaws in the film’s next for the military development of the obvious reference. In the past, the traditional image of the military forces almost Movies and TV drama film studios and television arts center monopoly in this field in film and television production units, the army has the absolute advantage. Of course, the lack of competition and institutional rigidities Movies and TV drama makes the military model of the same phenomenon is also very serious. But now, the local film and television companies have already accounted for half of the military theme of TV drama, or even more. Now, the unit began a large-scale military cooperation, in some places even independent film company, Toupai Military Movies and TV drama. In contrast, their footsteps go far bigger, faster, for a time on the market, the military theme of movies and television content becomes artistic style and subject matter diversity, diverse, showing the political ideology of the market from the type of subject matter trends can be said that the company’s large-scale involvement of the local film and television has greatly promoted the development of military Movies and TV drama, military, Movies and TV drama also show a significant and lasting charm. On the other hand, the current Military Movies and TV drama there are fast food and over-issue of secularization. An impulsive and shoddy style has become popular, military themes can become more of a money-making tool to attract audience attention. We can see a lot of themes explicit, shallow, thin false story, character profiling, the desire of the narrative, some of the performance of the works of contemporary film and television over the military life to render official fight the corruption of power, love triangle, personal desires, so not only distort the image of hurt people’s army, it will down the audience’s appetite.
I want to say is that the new century military themes behind the hit TV drama continued with the more complex cultural background. Moment, along with the great wealth of material life, some people’s spiritual world is increasingly empty and barren, the spirit of the dwarf, moral anomie, confusion of mind and spirit of the struggle, began to gradually appear. Since the 1990s, the kind of capital accumulation phase, “relieved the load, free bondage, desperate pursuit of material interests” of “modern ideas” has not fully cover the real life of anxiety and hardship, people need to seek new spiritual resources and support the ideals and beliefs. Since the new century’s “Learning Craze”, “history hot” and “Military television show that hot,” the rise has been from one side shows the current process of modern Chinese society tends to be more rational and self-sufficiency. And spiritual resources in the mainstream ideology and the language that way, then the re-integration process, the military theme of TV drama as a specific subject type, such as one carrying the brave, heroic, sacrifice, dedication, patriotism, and so there is the noble spirit of , on the other hand inclusion of adventure, suspense, gore, fighting, death, and so the quality of entertainment, therefore I assume a historic mainstream ideology and popular culture to communicate with an intermediary role between the two species together contributed to the continued prosperity of Military TV drama.
2005 in a number of television hit “Sword”, writing a “battleground” legend, but just in “workplace” caused a sensation on a time to talk about white-collar bourgeoisie, “Li Yunlong,” Corporate hot “Sword Spirit” – “knowing that defeat, but also flashed his sword, even down to the opponent’s sword is also glorious defeat.” “do not abandon, do not give up,” the younger generation has simply become motto. History of the character of soldiers on the battlefield, just to be regarded as a spiritual elite of modern workplace idol, we can see the “Sword” as a military television show that has successfully opened up the history and present, across the “battlefield” and “workplace” to show the ethics of military “heroes” theme of the era of new ideas. If a simple point, it is our time and society in general lack of heroes, masculine and noble spirit, this lack of continuity for a long time, is sure to produce a wide range of social sentiment will form a structure called , a look forward to reading, and military themes TV drama is precisely this spirit of people to fill the blank to form a spiritual force to make progress, which will be popular for a long time the screen.
As a result, I think the current military Movies and TV development should be based on “two stick”, one should hold on their lofty, sublime aesthetic pursuit, to delightful, uplifting the spirit of the character to gain market recognition and respect for the audience; second is to insist on the situation of the war under the universal human nature and human exploration of universal pursuit of spiritual meaning, the spirit of building a more Broad aesthetic capacity and a more open character.
specific, historical film that created the revolutionary, we usually focus on the work of the revolutionary understanding of the value of its history, as well as the role of education in the real world. This is of course good, but the face of current commercialization and secularization of the social context, how the revolution in the history of resources into a public cultural resources, the history of how the performance of the Chinese revolution and the spirit of traditional Chinese culture with the structure, the become the current revolution in the history of film that creation must face. For example, the 81 Studio 80 to commemorate the founding anniversary of the creation of the film “August 1″ in this regard and made a good attempt to explore, that is really into the depths of history and detail, the humanity from the political and ideological constraints and shelter is released, the true expression of humanity and justice. Zhou Enlai and He Long, Ye Ting between openness, candor, intimacy Long and his men, brothers, wife, Zhou Enlai, the small family homes, the overall situation, gained critical moment his life save a child, heroes Xiang Xi has been to the two head dead female soldier of the revolution of art and passion to the hero’s body with newspaper and so on and so forth and spread the plot contains all the “Wisdom and Faith” for the characterization of Chinese civilization, justice, harmony, love, kindness of spirit and ethics . Through this, “August 1″ is also the main theme of the film to promote Chinese culture and artistic traditions and core values ??of the current era made their own unique fusion of artistic expression.
large swept China in the commercial cinema context, in the U.S. drama, Korean and other foreign television surging as under siege, military, Movies and TV need to deal with unprecedented challenges, but also facing the self-transformation the development and upgrade opportunities. Military Movies and TV should stand in the revival of national culture, national cultural security and cultural value to look at the strategic level of output itself, the positive conclusion of the state and create a positive image of the army, and always stick to the mainstream values ??of artistic expression, and vigorously promote socialist core values ??for the prosperity of socialist culture, and development to contribute their strength. This is exactly the film and television workers Military inescapable responsibility and obligation. Military Movies and TV should reflect a higher level of artistic excellence and artistic, Only in this way, the military Movies and TV work can really have long-lasting and noble art of charm. (Qiao Linsheng)