Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mei Hua classic Chinsese movie (Victory)

Its just incredible what contents exist in Youtube... There are songs, instruction videos and movies...
Sometime ago, I watch a classic Mandarin movie that was produced in Taiwan in the 1970s. It was directed by the highly gifted songwriter and movie producer-Liu Chia Chang (Spelling?). Anyway the mandarin title is Mei-hua or Plum flower which is the national flower of Guomintang or Nationalist government of China. The actual English name is Victory. Plum flower actually symbolized the steely character of the Chinese able to face up to adversity such as the Plum flower that can endure winter and even blossom during that difficult season much as the Chinese people had endured and ultimately overcome the barbaric onslaught of the fiendish Japanese in the 1930s-1940s invasion of China.

This was a major film that was a blockbuster and with a highly patriotic theme about the resistance to Japanese invaders of Taiwan and China in the 1930s-1940s. I remember the whole family went to see it at The New Capital cinema which was fully packed. The song was also written by Liu and was a sensation. There were many major stars in the movie and the story was written to wring tears from the audiences. I saw the full movie at youtube and remember only part of the story but felt some stirring of emotions as when I did when I first saw that film so many years ago. I think the movie was not as well make as it could be and there are contrived moments but while it was flawed in some ways, yet its is certainly well worth a watch.

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