Legend Of The Demon Cat
As an ancient movie, "Legend Of The Demon Cat" was released in China on December 22, 2017. Chen Kaige was the director, and Huang Xuan and Sometani Shot were starrings .
This film told the story of a black cat in the Tang Dynasty that caused a series of bloody incidents. Many people, including the emperor Tang Xuanzong, died because of the black cat's curse. The poet Bai Juyi and the monk Kong Hai, constantly searched for the truth, eventually discovered that the demon cat was related to the mutiny of Ma Wei Station thirty years ago. Black cat found the poet is writing a poem about the love of Tang Xuanzong and Concubine Yang, so he tried to tell Bai Juyi the truth of Concubine Yang’s death.
I love a line in the movie, that is “words do not change ,leave is false, love is true”. The poet Bai Juyi lived in the shadow of Li Bai, he tried his best to create the poetry “Chang Hen Ge” .When black cat told him that the love story he wrote was fake, he came near to a breakdown, but in the end he found the story is false, love is true, he was so happy that to be crazy. Just like a little kid like something, Bai Juyi had the deepest love of poetry , the most pure love ;he was idealized ,he lived in poverty but didn’t care about power and money. Director Chen Kaige vividly portrayed this image. Not only Bai Juyi, Tang dynasty itself was chic and romantic. The use of color and light and shadow structure in this film created this golden age. The large areas of yellow and red, with green and black ,which brought visual impact to the audience. As an outstanding representative in the fifth generation of Chinese directors, director Chen Kaige had unique accomplishments in scene scheduling and screen aesthetics, so the picture of the film was very magnificent ,but at the same time, the storyline of the film was slightly weaker, some lines had poor logic.