Every frame can be used as a wallpaper, “Bridge of Sighs” uses sophisticated narrative to reverse the decline of Hong Kong drama
The Hong Kong drama “Sigh Bridge” starring Lin Baoyi, Zhou Jiayi, Wei Shiya, Wu Yongwei and others is the best-known Chinese script in recent times, with a score of 8.9 points, the attention is constantly improving.This drama is broadcast on ViuTV and Youku. Although it does not have a long history and perfect production system like TVB, it also has young, pioneering, and exploring. It is completely different from TVB dramas in the Hong Kong drama.situation.”Sigh Bridge” poster.”The Bridge of Sighs” estimates the story is not complicated, that is, the separation of love and hatred between men and women in several cities in Hong Kong.But “Bridge of Sighs” is obviously any TVB urban emotional drama we have seen before, because of its narrative style and narrative technique, it is really too “advanced”.For example, the drama’s photography is completely movie-grade, and it is a kind of high-quality movie, you can take screenshots as a screensaver in almost every frame.Aiming is the photographer’s attention to the use of lighting. The lighting is delicate, even, and pay attention to. There will be no centralized positive and negative hits in some scripts. The two lenses have different effects of light.The other is composition.Symmetry, three-point method, low-angle video recording, etc., constantly changing and converting the whole script, not only constitutes a visually pleasing, the composition also echoes the plot, and can express the character’s mood.Too many viewers are accustomed to watching that kind of fixed camera, a few rough + medium shot episodes of rough play, and then look at “Sigh Bridge”, only to find that the original episode photography can be so beautiful.Looking down at the camera.In addition to the exquisiteness in form, what is more worthy of appreciation is the exquisiteness in the narrative of Bridge of Sighs.In the age of information explosion and episode explosion, the story is exhausted.The literary critics have always said that after Shakespeare, the universal story has been exhausted. In the final analysis, it is a grudge society.Innovation.So how does the story appeal?The screenwriter must either explore the breadth and depth of the story, or need to change the story to tell the story.”Sigh Bridge” has at least three changes in narrative: the picture has a sense of space.One, each episode begins with the narrative of the protagonist’s experience 20 years ago, and then cuts into the current narrative.Therefore, the play actually has two narrative clues, one was 20 years ago and the other is the present.In general theater works, linear narrative or interposition will be used. For example, when the story was told 20 years ago and then the present, such a time clue is clear.But “Sigh Bridge” is a two-line parallel, separated from Jingwei.This will first increase the acceptance of the episode, which is not easy to understand at first.But when you really enter the plot, you will enjoy a thrill of puzzle solving.Blowing away the mists of the past, it is actually the mood and choice of the characters 20 years later.The complex narrative structure also strengthens the drama’s defamiliarization effect and enhances the freshness.Break through the fourth wall.Second, the play repeatedly broke through the fourth wall, allowing the characters in the play to “talk” directly with the audience outside the screen.In the first-level drama, the audience sees only three walls in the scene, and this side of the camera is the fourth wall.The fourth wall achieves reality and virtuality, replacing characters and off-screen audiences in the play, allowing the actors to forget the audience, and letting the audience forget the virtuality, which can enhance the audience’s immersion in the drama.But now more and more episodes break the fourth wall, and some characters in “House of Cards” often tell the camera what they really think.For certain categories of episodes (“for the intended inner drama, cold style, and suspense”), “dialogue” will not destroy the reality because of the separation effect, but will attract the audience to pull into the drama situation and let the audienceA deeper understanding of the character’s heart and enhance the audience’s sense of participation and tension.”Sigh Bridge” also achieved this effect.Three, the current time and space story of Bridge of Sighs, adopts Luo Shengmen’s narrative structure.After each episode’s opening song, there will be a white title, which is the name of the characters in the play.This means that the episode mainly revolves around this character and restores the story from his / her perspective.White title at the beginning of each episode.Like the first three episodes of the play, it was the story of an ordinary girl who stepped on two boats and was discovered by two boys.But each episode of Bridge of Sighs embodies this story differently. As a result, the audience will find that there are numerous deviations in details for different existences.From the perspective of Li Ziyong (Lin Baoyi), he is clever and perfect, and he is happy with He Le’er (Wei Shiya), but He Leer is derailed, and Li Ziyong is actually a “third party”.From the perspective of Hu Qiyuan (Chen Huaren), He Le’er took the initiative to “hook up” himself. The two lived together for 8 years. He Le’er was as critical as his mother, and he proposed to break up.But in He Le’er’s perspective, it was her friend who had put her together with Hu Qiyuan and lived together for 8 years. She was like Hu Qiyuan’s “servant” and she proposed to break up.After being with Li Ziyong, Li Ziyong was very self-conscious and seldom considered her feelings. After her father became ill, He Le’er needed to behave safely, so she was with Hu Qiyuan again.Different people’s perspectives are different stories.Behind the memory deviation is the general weakness of human nature: we always habitually start from our own position, thinking that we are the most innocent, and ignore the position of others. The voices of others cause obstruction and misunderstanding of communication.How much hatred is born, and how much love is missed.”Sigh” in “Sigh Bridge” also came in series.In the urban emotional drama, the story alone is more in-depth than “Sigh Bridge”, but if you want to pick out a storytelling technique that is more splendid than “Sigh Bridge”, it is rare.In an era of endless stories, “how to tell a story” is as important as “what is told”.Along with spending a lot of money to piece together the cast, it would be better to spend more time on the introduction of scripts and post-production, “form” can also become a competitive “content”.□ Cong Yi (play reviewer) editor of Sauna Night Net Wu Longzhen proofreading Li Lijun

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