2021-10-14

Zheng Xiaolong on meritorious service: do not engage in false passion and move people by shouting slogans

By yqqlm yqqlm

Meritorious service, a major realistic drama created on the basis of the deeds of the first batch of eight winners of the “Medal of the Republic”, landed on major satellite TV before the national day. Douban scored 9.0 points and rose to 9.1 points in the medium term. It gained a high reputation in silence. The first unit, Li Yannian, is praised by the audience and frequently appears on the online hot search list. Recently, chief director Zheng Xiaolong was interviewed to talk about creative thinking

Zheng Xiaolong on meritorious service: do not engage in false passion and move people by shouting slogans

the ideology and appreciation of major theme creation have reached a high degree of consistency. In the view of general director Zheng Xiaolong, this comes from the direction determined by the main creative team from the beginning of the project, that is, insisting on shooting stories loved by the audience and shooting the style of the times of meritorious figures. “We don’t engage in that kind of pseudo passion. We move people by shouting slogans, but by shaping stories, plots and characters. TV dramas are literary and artistic works, which play the role of turning spring breeze into rain, so that people love and can see them. If we have emotional investment in these meritorious characters, it is success,” he said

ZHENG Xiaolong frankly said that before receiving the project meritorious service, his understanding of these characters was similar to that of most people, which came from reports in the field of mass communication. After deciding to take over the project, he proposed this creative direction: “We hope to shoot the ordinary side of these heroes as ordinary people. Before they succeed and make achievements, they are ordinary people. However, their own various shining points eventually enable them to become meritorious people, dig out the extraordinary of these ordinary people, and find their highlight moment, so as to truly convey the reason why meritorious deeds are meritorious We want to explain the reasons why these characters are meritorious through this play, so that the audience can see what today’s role models are like. ” Zheng Xiaolong said frankly that not all the eight meritorious figures have made great achievements. For example, Zhang Fuqing, an unknown grass-roots party member and cadre, has also made military achievements, but he has hidden his fame and has been diligent all his life. His military achievements are unknown to his own children. It is such Communist Party members who constitute the foundation of our party, and the national honor to such figures is our value guide To

for example, some factual errors in some shooting will eventually be corrected. Whether they are repaired or changed by technical means, or even remake, they need to be reflected in strict accordance with the real situation. For example, when we write the script, we may write about a colonel and officer who got off the jeep in 1968, but in fact, our army was in 1965 We changed our clothes. Instead, there are only two kinds of clothes: Cadre clothes and soldier clothes. There is no military rank in the officer clothes. This trivial problem requires the main creator to look for it with wide eyes. “Our whole main creative team always requires ourselves to be liked by the audience, loved by the audience and satisfied by the audience. We will never sacrifice the quality of works in order to catch up with the work.”