The Enchanting Shadow Analysis

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The contrast between “The Enchanting Shadow” and “A Chinese Ghost Story” The Enchanting Shadow in 1960, which was the first color film to participate in Cannes Festival. Compare to amount of the following Nie Xiaoqian story, A Chinese Ghost Story in 1987 was the most similar to The Enchanting Shadow in various respects, such as plot, setting and style of film making. For some of people, the neither familiar with nor enjoy The Enchanting Shadow. However, A Chinese Ghost Story was a remake of it. The following section is going to make comparative analysis of directors, roles, culture connotation, technique and plot between two films. The Enchanting Shadow directed by Li Hanxiang, who is the first generation of film director. Before he shot The Enchanting Shadow, Li had directed The Kingdom and the Beauty that was a blockbuster at that time and brought Huangmei Opera in it to create a new classical model film. After that, Li Hanxiang followed that …show more content…
The film group had to use make-up and a little blasting effect to remedy the limitation. After near 30 years, special effects has qualitative changes. In particular, Xu Ke and Chen Xiaodong wanted to create visually spectacular for audience. Like Yan Chixia’s sword dance, which combined sound, light with effects.

Finally, the difference between The Enchanting Shadow with A Chinese Ghost Story is plot. In The Enchanting Shadow, the temple, which happened main story called Jin Hua Temple. Lao Lao and Nie Xiaoqian more like human, rather than ghosts. In the film end, Yan helped Nie Xiaoqian and Ning Caichen defeated the devil Lao Lao, and Nie Xiaoqian and Ning Caichen could be together and live a happy life.

While, A Chinese Ghost Story had a sad ending. Ning Caichen buried Nie Xiaoqian’s bone ash and went away. Nie Xiaoqian started to reincarnate in a new body. They were separated in two different world and started free and blankly

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