"The Old Pub" "Opening" Gao Mantang: The story is adapted from his father’s experience.

  Amanda and Chen Baoguo attended the conference.

  On August 26th, directed by Liu Jiang, written by Gao Mantang, and starring Chen Baoguo and Amanda, The Old Tavern was launched.

  The play revolves around Chen Huaihai, the shopkeeper of Shandong old tavern on Dalian Haoren Street, and the old tavern he runs. Through the method of group narration, the personal destiny is closely linked with the feelings of home and country, and the changes of the times are reflected through the stories of small people.

  As soon as the play was launched, it enjoyed a real-time rating of over 1% with its textured pictures, compact stories and textbook-style performances by actors. On the third day of the broadcast, the audience won the first position in the golden file.

  In an interview with Chengdu Business Daily-Red Star News reporter, screenwriter Gao Mantang recalled that this TV series was adapted from his father’s experience. Chen Huaihai in the play is an ordinary person, but many ordinary people in history have made extraordinary choices, and this is the hero. "I use my artistic image to infect the audience and let the traditional spirit return to a new era."

  Writing stories about parents and calling for not forgetting history.

  The story of The Old Pub took place in Dalian, spanning more than 20 years from 1928 to the founding of New China in 1949. The play tells the story of Chen Huaihai (Chen Baoguo), a little man who came to Northeast China after going through hardships, and came to Dalian under Japanese colonial rule to make a living by opening an old pub. And through the old pub to make friends with anti-Japanese people, spread anti-Japanese ideas, and struggle with the colonists.

  Some critics believe that the drama closely links personal destiny with the destiny of the country, and runs through with the feelings of home and country that "the world rises and falls, and every man has the responsibility", and carries forward the traditional virtues of the Chinese nation’s "benevolence, righteousness, courtesy, wisdom and trust".

  In an interview, Gao Mantang recalled that the play was adapted from his father’s experience of opening a pub in Dalian. "Every time my father drinks wine, he will pull up his broken erhu and sing" Empty City Plan ",which is delicious; Singing "Xu Ce Run to the City" means drinking almost enough; If there is another Shandong Lu opera, it is almost time to sleep. "

  My father is a good drinker, but in Gao Mantang’s impression, my father has never lost his manners because of drinking. The reason is not because of his good capacity for drinking, but restraint and self-discipline. "Some people drink wine is ‘ Leopard gall ’ , wake up the wine is ‘ Rabbit gall ’ . People who drink wine and even talk in a low voice are free to eat and drink and look at their eyes; And this kind of person who drinks and pats his chest should stay away from him. "

  Looking back on the past experience of his father’s generation is also a journey of seeking roots in his creation for Gao Mantang. "Our excellent cultural tradition, no matter which generation, this blood can’t be broken." He called on contemporary people to "never forget history".

  Tailored for Chen Baoguo Can not be copied

  Judging from the current broadcast content, there is no doubt that the protagonist of "Old Pub" is Chen Huaihai, the pub shopkeeper played by Chen Baoguo, but the drama outlines the background of the times with group scenes through different characters.

  "Chen Huaihai is equivalent to a solid main line and hub, and the drinkers coming and going are criss-crossed and integrated branches." Gao Mantang introduced that Chen Huaihai is an ordinary person, but many ordinary people in history have made extraordinary choices, and this is the hero. "I can’t educate the audience, I can only infect the audience with my artistic image. Use these qualities in him to enrich modern people and let the traditional spirit return to a new era. "

  In 2015, Chen Baoguo, who won the flying prize again with The Old Farmer, paid tribute to Gao Mantang. "Teacher Mantang, your play is difficult to perform, but you are good at it. Your play is an actor. "

  It is reported that Chen Baoguo and Gao Mantang have cooperated for more than ten years, from Iron Age, Children of the River, Old Farmer to The Last Visa and Old Chinese Medicine. This time, The Old Tavern is a tailor-made work by Gao Mantang for Chen Baoguo. In the early stage of script creation, he told Chen Baoguo many times about the prototype characters and real history behind the script, which made the story take root in Chen Baoguo’s heart.

  "This character is different from other similar subjects. He is unique and cannot be copied. Actors should be extremely creative. It cannot be performed by performance inertia and according to past experience. " Gao Mantang thinks that this characters experience has shown great sadness and joy, and it is extremely difficult to play.

  Chen Baoguo also regrets that he saved all his tears in the first half of his life for this play.

  Only feeling, touching and experience can create impulse.

  Gao Mantang’s works are classic, largely because of his down-to-earth creative process. An old farmer, he visited six provinces and interviewed more than 200 talents to complete it; He is willing to stay in the steel plant for three years for the material of steel workers in The Age of Steel and The Great Craftsman. "Going to the East" lasted for ten years, spanning Heilongjiang, Kyrgyzstan and Liaoning provinces, and reaching Jiaodong and southwestern Shandong, with a journey of tens of thousands of kilometers.

  In this regard, Gao Mantang believes that creation should go deep into life, take off on a solid land, and grab a handful of soil like an eagle.

  For today’s film and television circle, Gao Mantang feels that some creators rely too much on their own cleverness, and their stories are too empty and not solid, which is almost a "magnetic levitation". In his view, creation must go deep into life and take root in the people. Life is the source of creation. Only by feeling, touching and experiencing can we have the impulse to create. "I am willing to slow down the creative speed. With originality, China’s TV series will have long-term vitality." Chengdu Business Daily-Red Star Journalist Qiu Junfeng