建国大业

The Founding of the Republic is a big budget movie  produced to coincide with the celebration of 60th anniversary of the founding of new China. Some people characterise this as a propoganda movie. Well, what’s wrong being a propoganda, as long as it is done tastefully and not over the top. Infact, most artistic medium, including Hollywood movies, have messages for audiences and could be just as propagandastic. 

 

Famous faces in Chinese movie world are there. Infact there are 170 recognised characters in the movies. List of actors tha can be recognised from the promotion video: Jet Li, Jacky Can, Andy Lau, Donny Yan, Tony Leung Karfei, Jiang Wen, Chen Kun, ZhangZiyi, Zhou Wei, Leon Lai and even John Woo. These actors worked  for free, as a gesture of their contribution to China.

 

 

 

Someone wrote following comments in the youtube page ….

 

看完建国大业,让我深深觉得,中国人特有的伟大,却也这样幻想着 祖国未来也许有一天会有足够度量[1]让国民党一起共商国事..但谁知 道呢很多人到现在还是憎恨[2]台湾人,(不要恨我爱的周杰伦就好了== ) 却不一定知道有多少台湾人从未否认[3]过自己是中国人.希望未来, 们的中国,更强大,更多元,包容[4],更民主.

 

也许..大家都忘了这个战争之所以会开打.. 就是孙中山和马克思的不同思想冲突的.如果是你,你会支持能有自 己存款的资本主义[5],还是不管多少努力都必须跟大家一起分享[6]你的成 就的共产主义?无意笔战..   

 

台湾有一群 甚至很大一群外省人跟着蒋中正撤退[7]台灣 坚守[8]着国父三民主义代表的资本主义,有时替他们可悲[9],因为台湾是 可以被割让出去的一部分,却是不准备独立的一部分.这部分又以我 的外公母亲及撤退到台湾的父亲最能感同身受[10].
有时.. 却也为自己感到幸运
[11].因为自己离祖国很近.

 


[1] Du4 liang4 – tolerance

[2] Zeng hen4 – detest

[3] Cong2 wei4 fou3 ren4 – never deny

[4] Bao rong2 – tolerance

[5] Zi ben3 zhu3 yi – capitalism

[6] Fen xiang3 – share benefit with other

[7] Che4 tui4 – retreat

[8] Jian shou3 – holding fast to

[9] Ke3 bei – lamentable

[10] Gan tong2 shen4 shou4 – personal gratitude

[11] Xing4 yun4 good fortune

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