Musical marks centenary of China's movie industry
Updated: 2005-12-10 09:40
A multi-media musical, the "Song of Movies", has been shot to mark the
centenary of the Chinese movie industry this year, according to an official with
the State Administration of Radio, Television and Film.
The musical, combining 22 original songs, 20 dances and a 90-minute
multi-media presentation and a review of 80 classic Chinese movies, presents
great changes the Chinese movie sector has gone through in the past 100 years,
via the narration of the legendary life story of a film maker.
The "Song of Movies" also puts together a number of renowned artists in its
making: Hong kong Film Awards winner director Zhang Wanting, Taiwan-based pop
music producer Li Zongsheng, Oscar-winning artist Ye Jingtian and renowned
Chinese choreographer Cao Chengyuan.
To mark the centenary of the Chinese movie industry, the musical is set to
include a digital deluxe copy of China's first movie "Ding Jun Shan".
The high-budgeted musical, which debuted at Beijing's Poly Theater Friday, is
expected to impress the audience with its 33 switches of scenarios, given that
even Broadway blockbuster musicals don't normally use more than