About Winter is a stereotype of youth, a really old Qiong Yao-style movie

“AboutWinter”isastereotypeofyouth,areallyoldQiongYao-stylemovie
“GentlyIwillleaveyouandreplacethetearsinthecornerofmyeyes.”Assoonasthelyricsappear,peopleofalittleagewillhumthisQiQin’s”AboutWinter”.Theoriginalfilm”AboutWinter”isalovemoviejustreleased.ThisfilmwasadaptedfromRaoXueman’snovelofthesamenameandoncebecamethesingleboxofficechampionthisweekend.”AboutWinter”protagonist.RaoXueman,onceawriterontheChineseRichList,thoughtthathernovelhadmanyreadersamongtheyoungpeople,andthisgroupofreadershasnowbecomethemainconsumerofthecinema.Therefore,manyfilmcompaniesaredevotedtothedevelopmentofRaoXueman’sIP,lookingforwardtothepossibleboxofficerevenue.Onlythisandnexttwoyears,therewillbeseveralfilmsbasedontheadaptationofRaoXueman’snovels.ItisalsoconsideredasasupplementaryworkofChineseyouthfilms.RaoXueman’snovelsdescribethepainofyouth,goodatdescribingthegrowthstoriesofgirls,andprefertoshowstorieswithasenseofthetimes.Thesestorieswerestillquitepopularwithaudiencestenyearsago.Now,RaoXuemanisalreadyamiddle-agedauthorwhoisnearlyfiftyyearsold.Willthestereotypedyouthstoriesshewriteshaveaudiences?Theyoungmenandwomenwhoweretouchedbyhernovelnowhavetheirownsociallife.Willtheybelievetheplotofthenovel?”LeftEar”.”AboutWinter”istitledbythefamoussingerQiQin’ssongofthesamename.ItisknownastheloveentanglementbetweenChengdugirlEnranandTaipeiboyQiXiaofromthe1990stothepresent.Therearetwocluesinthemovie.Contrasttheemotionalstoryofthemother.Unfortunately,despitetheblessingsofMaSichunandHuoJianhuaandthenostalgicfeelingsevokedbyQiQin’ssongs,thismovieisstillarelativelyfailedmovie.AlthoughthemoviehasrepeatedlyshapedtheromanceandmistakesofEnronandQiXiao,andwantedtoarousetheaudience’ssigh,theentiremoviecausedpeopletobeunabletoempathizebecauseoftheplot’sdogblood.Afterwatchingthefilm,wecanfeelthatthecreativeconceptofthisfilmisdeviating.Thereplacementofalargenumberofnostalgicgoldensongsistoallowtheaudiencetobettersubstitutefortheplotofthefilmandprojecttheiremotions;butbecausethefilmartandstoryaretoofalse,Makingthismoviefullofthetextureofthelastcentury’sTVseries,unabletoeffectivelymatchtheemotionsoftoday’saudience.Inaddition,inordertoshowasenseofnostalgia,severalbridgesectionssetinthemovie,someHouhaistrolls,smallrestaurantseatingstew,andrecordshopsbuyingCDs,allmakepeoplefeelthismoviebecauseofastrongsenseofposingMorelikeanextendedversionoftheadvertisement.Therefore,thelossofyouthlovesetorthenostalgicatmosphereofthe1990scanbesaidtobecomethebackgroundboardofthemovie’semptyandboringpolyhedrallove.Youcancomparetheloveviewsofdifferentgenerations,reflectingtheregretthattheheroesandheroineshavenotcometogetherbecauseoffactorssuchasbeingbraveenough.Butthiskindofex-boyfriendandgirlfriendfailedtogetmarried,andtheplotthattheemotionsletthefuturegenerationstocontinueisreallyadogbloodplotthatisunimaginative.Itmaybeacceptableinthefastfoodnovelsforyoungpeople.OncesuchastoryisCastingamagnifiedscreen,thefalseisalsomagnified,anditisnotabletogaintherecognitionofamorematureaudience.”AboutWinter”novelcover.Interestingly,thereisasimilarplotin”LeftEar”.Theparentsofthemaleandfemaleprotagonistsoncefellinlove,butfailedtogettogetherandinheritedtheentanglement.It’sjustthattheplotismoreintenseandtensein”LeftEar”,andtoday’s”AboutWinter”triestoshowakindofindifferencethathasgonethroughvicissitudes.Ofcourse,theseuncertaintiesareimportantandwillnotchangemuch.Thissetofnarrativerulescanonlymaketheprotagonist’sscreamingperformancemoredistorted.Writingyouthandsingingyoutharecommoninmovies,butyouthdoesnotmeantoreleaseallyouremotions,lovebecomeseverythingintheworld,andalltheentanglementsinliferevolvearoundlove.Fromacertainperspective,”AboutWinter”andtheoncepopularQiongyaoTVseriesareacreativeidea.Theemotionaladvancementforcesofthecharactersareallcoincidentallypromoted.Theprotagonisthasnorealmeaninginthedecadesoflife.Thecharactersseemtohavetakenthetimeandsocialbackgroundtoexist.Theso-callednostalgiahasnoteffectivelygraspedtheemotionsofthetimes.IntheChinese-speakingworld,theyouthfilmsproducedinTaiwanhavelongattractedattentionfromallwalksoflife.Undoubtedly,HouXiaoxian’s”LoveandDust”inthe1980s,CaiMingliang’s”YouthNezha”inthe1990s,YiZhiyan’s”BlueGate”after2000,YangYazhe’s”Girlfriend,Boyfriend”,NineSwords”Girlswhochasedtogetherinthoseyears”andotherworksareallshowingthebeautyofyouthwhilechallengingtherealitywiththeencounterofyoungpeopleofdifferenteras.Becausethesemoviesalwayslinkthesituationofteenagerswithrealsocietyandrealproblems,givingpeopleastrongsenseofidentity.”LianLianFengChen”stills.Theyouthfilmsinthemainlandstartedrelativelylate,andmanyfilmproblemshavebecomeconsciouslyconvoluted.Itissaidthatthesituationofshowingyoungpeopleisworsethanexpressingakindofnarcissism.Theplotofthefilmisnothingmorethantheplasticsisterflower,unexpectedpregnancy,polygonallove,etc.Imaginationofyouthpain.Both”LittleAge”and”LeftEar”musthavesufferedtoomuchcriticism,andtheproblemwiththis”aboutwinter”mayalsoliehere.Thesestereotypesofyouthcannotreachtherealaudience.Afterall,youthfilmsareforyoungpeople,andwhowouldliketowatchanoldQiongYao-stylemovie?□YuYu(filmcritic)editorofSaunaNightNetWuLongzhen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