Words matter. These are the best Jiang Wen Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I’ve also shot plenty of films with very small audiences – ‘The Sun Also Rises.’ I love that film, but I didn’t capture the imagination of the audience. I don’t know why.
From 1911 to 1928, the country was officially called Republic of China, but in reality, it was actually split between different warlords. It was one of the liveliest periods in Chinese history. It is therefore quite theatrical, and it is good for making films.
Some say, why will people pay for cinema when they can watch cheaper DVDs at home? But I say, everyone has a kitchen at home, yet there are still many restaurants.
As a director, what I’m trying to do is to create interesting stories.
I’m especially keen to work with good scriptwriters on stories we have developed.
I turned to historical films because they pass censors more easily.
I personally don’t distinguish between artistic and commercial films.
I think that as a Chinese person, nobody will forget that in China’s history, there was a war against the Japanese.
‘Let the Bullets Fly’ indeed attracted an audience, but how it did this is also a question for me.
I think that as a director, especially when it comes to writing the script, which I also do, and I’m also the first one to visualize this story, I think contributing to the film industry means I’m able to take the best of a story and translate it well into a movie that can be released in theaters.
Many filmmakers have had that experience. They make a movie, then out of nowhere, they either pass censorship or fail.
We always hope we can make a movie that will beat America.
From now on, I will work with other people’s material if it fits where I want to go.
Stories that can be told through language and words don’t need to be filmed.
I never control a film. The film controls me.