Sunday, August 26, 2007

about 881

对于这个号码,大家最近不断的在本地各大媒体上看到,就是因为这部电影目前炒得很火,口碑也很好。
This number keeps appearing everywhere in the local media (news, magazines and newspapers), because this movie is currently very hot. It had also gotten very good reviews.

其实,很难得终于可以看到本地的新导演有这样的成绩。
Actually, it's really a very rare chance for a local new director to have such good results.

一个国家要拥有电影工业,就是要制造一个电影圈,电影圈要存在,当然要有导演,在新加坡我认为至少应该有十个左右的商业导演和无数的艺术导演才可以造就新加坡的电影圈。
To have a movie empire in a country, one must first have a movie industry. For the movie industry to survive, there must of course be a director. In Singapore, I think there should be at least 10 or so commercial movie directors and many other art house directors in order to form a movie industry in Singapore.

过去十多年来,我们的电影成长得超级慢,很多本地新进导演都全军覆没,看到一个一个年轻人满怀热忱的找到一笔资金,在非常没有经验和市场概念的情况下上前线,在票房方面都战死沙场收场,其实,我也觉得很惋惜。
Our movie growth has been super slow in the past 10 years. Many new local directors have all flopped. Seeing all these hot blooded youngsters happily gotten hold of financing, approaching the market without any help or experience, in the end, all died in the battle-field of poor box office. I really do feel sorry for them.

多年来,很多观众都不断的支持我的电影,有记者说新加坡的电影圈好像是梁智强的个人游乐场,哈哈哈,这句话我也不知道怎么反应,不过从 881 的成功,大家可以看到一个事实,只要懂得捕抓故事,把故事讲好,要拍一部大家爱看的电影不是遥不可及的。
For many years, many audiences have supported my movies. Some reporters even said that the Singapore movie industry is like jack Neo's playground. Hahaha, I didn't even know how to react to that comment. But the success of 881 has just proven one thing. As long as you know how to catch the market, and tell the story well, it's not that difficult to make a good movie.

当然,记者最近也老是动不动就来电询问我关于对这部电影的看法,我是来者不拒,如果我的评语可以帮助到本地电影的票房,我绝对不会吝啬,因为栽培新进导演也是我来临的任务,我希望我可以栽培至少两个新的导演和电影编剧,训练更多对这方面有兴趣的人。
Recently there had been many reporters who've been calling me and asking my opinion on this movie. I didn't turn them away, because if my comments can help a local movie box office, I definitely won't stinge on it. To foster new and upcoming directors are my new responsibilities. I hope I can cultivate at least 2 new directors and script writers, as well as train all who are interested in this industry.

每一部再烂的电影都有它好的地方,每一部好的电影都要一些时间成长,要懂得把握第一次是非常重要的,
For every bad movie, there would still be good parts. And every good movie will need time to grow. And to be able to make the best out of the first time, is very important.

媒体 如何给新的导演鼓励,是一门学问,不是每个媒体都愿意这么做的。
It takes a lot of skill to be able to give encouragement to a new director. And not every media-source are willing to do that.

懂得鼓励新近导演也是对本地电影工业的一个小小贡献。
Knowing how to encourage these new directors will definitely inject some form of contribution to the local movie industry.

881 我的估计,一开始就是过150 万可以逼近200 万,现在,各个媒体都在竞相加入煮炒,突破250 万是指日可待。
I'm guessing that 881 can gross 1.5 million in box office and could possibly hit 2 million as well. And the media are also trying to add coal to the fire by saying that it could break 2.5 million.

希望它可以最终冲破300 万,干掉所有的海外电影。。。cheers!!!
Let's hope it can break 3 million instead and beat all other imported movies hands down… cheers!!!

16 comments:

Melody said...

DEAR 梁導演,下午好阿!正在網路上看一些拍賣東西 看到你的電影【我在政府部門的日子】 我想請教何時已經出VCD跟DVD了呢...若真的有 我想我會請我新加坡朋友先幫我買好!但我現在最怕我12月去新加坡買一堆VCD的東西回台北 應該不至於被當作賣家吧!哈!說到這部[881]電影~依舊保有了很多當地文化氣息 但我始終一句話...我很想知道在保留文化的同時 記得也要有辦法走出外地 讓更多人知道.欣賞.品味 新加坡的電影!但也很恭喜他~至少在本地受到歡迎~想到台灣電影只是走向國際但是若連自己台灣人都不看也不懂 我想這該說是失敗還是諷刺...我也不知道該如何形容...哈!我怎開始感嘆了!

Melody said...

說到全軍覆沒 說到要幹掉...突然想到唐永健導演的電影[愛情故事]這部曾經被劉德華推崇的亞洲新星導電影 真是奇怪 台灣衛視電影台有播出其他部 偏偏這部我怎沒有看到相關訊息! 但是反倒是慶幸我們的梁導演電影一再的在台灣播出~哈~前天又在緯來電影台看到小孩不笨2了!

Princess Carol said...

I'm very happy to see your enthusiasm in fostering the local movie industry. Like you said, the success of 881 was really because they knew what the market wanted to see, and Roysten Tan managed to capture that. Your previous movie, Just Follow Law, was also what the audiences wanted to see. So hopefully we'll get to see many more aspiring film makers following your footsteps and tasting their first glass of sucess wine soon.

Ben said...

in my opinion, 881 was simply fantastic. however, the special effects actually brought the show down by quite a bit. but like your films, it's very real.

Jesuafreak said...

Roy's direction and ur direction are different. Yours is more of wat i would call more of a russian angle and close up shots with alot of wide-angle ones thrown in... whereas his is mostly imitations of many other directors..

i am not commenting that his or urs is better. but just that i feel that your style suits singaporeans more and you do not imitate other directors' style

my personal point of view

john said...

881 is the best and of cus Jack Neo ur production :)

猫猫 said...

John, 你搞错了吧。881 不是梁导演的作品啊!

Anonymous said...

正纳闷梁导怎么还没在媒体对881发言, 就在网上看到你的看法。 看到除了你以外还有年轻导演冒出头,真得很安慰。希望梁导也能找一些本地文化题材来拍,让更多年轻人认识,认知,观众也有更多好电影可看, 百花齐放!

Wenn said...

yup!i like the 881!
but the movie too sad in the ending!
i keep cry!!
worth the money to watch !!!

玲 said...

我去看881这部电影,是因为报章上刊登了一个人的评语:Best local movie I've ever watched!

就因为这句话,我去看了。

结果呢?我觉得881的故事太悲了。蛮凄惨的。虽然说881剧情里,有一些搞笑的情节,但整体来说,内容还是蛮悲观的。到最后,我还蛮后悔去看这部片的。因为心情受到了一定的影响。

还是喜剧适合我!!!

Rex said...

哈咯~梁“伯伯”你好!(好像太失礼了...=p)第一次来你的部落格,感觉好像在上翻译课,但是整体感觉很不错,以后我要多来这里学英文了,哈哈。我是Rex,我是在laozhabor的部落格看到你的部落格连接的,开始还不知道是你,就随便点了一下。结果发现这是你的部落格。哈哈~我应该可以算是你的忠实支持者吧...从小看你的梁婆婆~梁细妹~到现在你变成导演拍戏,佩服!此外,当我在看你拍的小孩不笨的连续剧,电影时,不时地让我的思维有所改变,让我面对某方面事情有所改变。该感谢你呢~哈哈。881这么好看?我应该找时间去看看了=)
加油!永远支持你!

Anonymous said...

My friends and me love your productions more though! Cheers!

881 seems to cater more to hokkien-speaking older generation group leh..

newbie said...

881 rox! din noe getai so ko lian dai one! anyways, jack, yr blog in both english and chinese ah, not bad ah. u really go all ways out to win yr fans heart ah. bey pai..

Dawn said...

hi director Neo!!!

I haven't comment for some time (too tiredz hehe) but been readin' ur blog all these while...

Glad that U brought up the issue of 881 in this entry... I just catch it today and was very much moved after it ended... almost wept @ e ending ... both U and Royston produced films of pretty different styles but I guessed the common thing was that both of U can do Singapore proud by comin' up with good quality works...

THUMBS UP ...

Anonymous said...

881 FANTASTIC!!! Royston is excellent!

YOU are HOPELESS!your idea is LOW CLASS! So LOW CLASS, EXTREMELY LOW LOW CLASS!

PLEASE WAKE UP YOU JERK!

Riki Wu said...

Oh god.. I haven't had a chance to watch 881, all tickets were sold out almost every week.

Looks like Singaporeans are began to like Singapore movie.. wahhaha..

Good good.. Can help boost Singapore Economy. =)

Thumbs up! For Singapore Movie Industry!