September 21, 2007

A Behind The Scenes Look At The Making Of A Chinese Gongfu Drama Series

I found this interesting clip on the Chinese video site that shows a behind the scenes look at the making of the latest Jin Yong (Louis Cha) remake - Legend Of The Condor Heroes starring Hu Ge and Ariel Lin Yi Chen.

Although the 15-minute clip is in Chinese with no English subtitles, it is still a really interesting video clip that is worth watching as it shows how incredibly difficult it is to make a gongfu drama serial in China and the sacrifices that the actors have to go through while filming.

The first half shows mostly some scenes from the drama and the actors talking about their roles but the most interesting parts are in the second half of the video - there are scenes of the actors strapped to wire harnesses rehersing their gongfu sequences, having their wigs and shoes fall off while somersaulting in mid-air (quite funny actually ;-P), cycling like crazy to build up their physical stamina, and filming in scorching hot summer temperatures outdoor.

Wow... after watching this, I have even more respect for the actors who act in such dramas and the whole process of making a martial arts period drama...

The link to the video clip: here

Till next time :-)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey in that drama, the remake of legend of the condor heroes, is there a version of the drama with English subtitles?