February 23, 2023 | Total Issue 3156
On February 22, the seminar on the TV series "Three-Body Problem" hosted by the China Television Arts Committee was held in Beijing.
"Three-Body Problem" is adapted from the novel of the same name by science fiction writer Liu Cixin, directed by Yang Lei, Tian Liangliang as the chief screenwriter, starring Zhang Luyi, Yu Hewei, Chen Jin, Wang Ziwen, Lin Yongjian, Li Xiaoran, tells the story of physicist Wang Miao (played by Zhang Luyi) and criminal police Shi Qiang (played by Yu Hewei), who jointly unveiled the mystery of the "three-body" world and fought with the three-body civilization.
The seminar was chaired by Yi Kai, Secretary-General of the Arts Committee, and Gao Changli, Director of the Drama Department of the State Administration of Radio and Television, attended and spoke at the meeting. The participating leaders and experts and the main creative team had an in-depth discussion on the theme selection, creative methods, value and significance of this drama.
Innovative expression broadens the boundaries of Chinese drama
Gao Changli, director of the TV Drama Department of the State Administration of Radio and Television, believes that the reason why the drama version of "The Three-Body Problem" has been widely praised is because it has achieved innovation in three dimensions, namely theme innovation, technological innovation and ideological innovation. "The creation of TV dramas should be a hundred gardens, and we must encourage the diversification of themes and styles while adhering to the theme creation, so as to meet the needs of different viewing groups."
Luo Yi, deputy director of Shanghai Radio and Television Bureau, also affirmed the pioneering nature of "The Three-Body Problem", he believes that "The Three-Body Problem" from 0 to 1 has opened up a new path for the film and television adaptation of classic literary IP, especially pointing out the direction for the high-quality creation of sci-fi dramas.
Xia Xiaohui, deputy secretary of the Party Committee and deputy director of the TV Drama Project Department of the Film and Television Documentary Center of China Central Radio and Television Corporation, shared the broadcast data of "The Three-Body Problem" on CCTV-8, and said that this drama has greatly increased the proportion of CCTV-8 highly educated viewers and gained more young people's attention. It is a bold breakthrough for the TV drama channel and a successful attempt to continuously broaden the subject matter of the work.
Sun Zhonghuai, vice president of Tencent, CEO of Tencent Online Video and chief producer of "The Three-Body Problem", said that in the future, Tencent Video will continue to cultivate in the field of science fiction dramas, firmly develop the content in depth, tell more science fiction stories that belong to the Chinese, promote Chinese science fiction dramas to go abroad, and let overseas audiences feel the charm of Hualiu science fiction works.
Shan Lei, senior vice president of China Mobile's Migu Business Group, likened The Three-Body Problem to "a 'model room' for interpreting sci-fi content through digital technology." He believes that the successful use of these technologies in "The Three-Body Problem" shows that the Chinese film and television industry has the possibility of overtaking on a curve at the technical level.
Zhao Jilong, CEO of Three-Body Universe, analyzed the multiple values and significance of "Three-Body Problem" from three perspectives: industry, popular science and culture. He said that the emergence of this drama means that Chinese science fiction dramas have the possibility of further upward development.
Based on reality, tell science fiction stories well
Bai Yiqing, the chief producer of "The Three-Body Problem", shared his thoughts on the theme of science fiction and the creative environment. He said that high-quality Chinese science fiction content can become an important channel for the dissemination of Chinese culture to the outside world, so more creators should be encouraged to summon up the courage to meet the challenge and create more excellent Chinese science fiction stories.
Chief director Yang Lei also had a similar experience, saying that the landing of science fiction themes in China must be combined with Chinese culture, with real life, and must use Chinese their own attitudes and values to express China's views on the future.
Chief screenwriter Tian Liangliang said, "Although the adaptation is a science fiction work, we chose to create a credible situation, which can make the characters more real, the emotions fuller, and the audience more likely to empathize." Although sci-fi, not levitating. ”
Visual director Lu Beike also captures a unique Chinese temperament in his creations, and he believes that the enterprising spirit and humanistic reflection with Chinese characteristics conveyed by "The Three-Body Problem" can bring more people the driving force to explore the world.
Yu Hewei, the actor who played Shi Qiang in the play, was deeply moved. As a regular reader of "The Three-Body Problem", he knows that his image does not fit the imagination of book fans, but as the audience recognizes the character more and more during the broadcast, he is encouraged and has greater confidence to shape some characters in science fiction works in the future.
Lin Yongjian, the actor of Chang Weisi, said that the sci-fi theme may be a new topic for actors, "For example, when Mr. Chen Jin memorizes those lines with a high threshold, she even practices muscle memory, and if she says two words, she can detect something is wrong and have to start from the beginning." So filming this drama was also a new learning process for me. ”
Dig deep into the core and ideological value of the work
When talking about the cultural significance and creative value of the series, Yao Haijun, deputy editor-in-chief of Sichuan Science Fiction World Magazine Co., Ltd., expressed his affirmation of the TV series "The Three-Body Problem". He believes that "this drama is closely related to human nature and human feelings, adopts realistic techniques, and successfully transforms the high concept of the novel into a successful visual transformation, which has been recognized by the audience." ”
Xiang Yunju, vice chairman of the China Literary and Art Critics Association, also talked about the series' ingenious handling of reality and science fiction, "This drama presents a style of science fiction realism, skillfully handling the relationship between science fiction and reality. Let the reality of the series surpass the previous sci-fi films, but the sci-fi attribute is not constrained, which is its unique artistic achievement. ”
Raz, editor-in-chief of Science Fiction World, said that he felt the creator's deep emotions for human civilization and deep thinking about life.
Relying on Tencent Video's overseas website WeTV and Tencent Video's official Youtube channel, "The Three-Body Problem" has received praise from overseas audiences, with an IMDb score of 7.9, of which the highest rating for a single episode is 9.9.
Sun Modi, executive editor-in-chief of CIPG Foreign Communication magazine, said, "The Three-Body Problem has opened up a new track, new space and new atmosphere for Chinese online film and television dramas to 'go global'. In his opinion, the "going out" of the TV series "Three-Body Problem" has profound practical significance, and also actively highlights Chinese wisdom, which will be a new highlight of mainland digital culture going overseas in 2023.
Chen Zhen, deputy head of the reading and evaluation team of the State Administration of Radio and Television, believes that the popularity of science fiction film and television dramas such as "The Three-Body Problem" reflects the great improvement of China's scientific and technological innovation and comprehensive national strength; While shaping the group portrait of Chinese scientists, it also shows the innovative development of Chinese science and technology.
Ren Shanshan, deputy editor-in-chief of the Theoretical Review Editorial Office of the People's Daily Department of Literature and Art, affirmed the composite exploration of science fiction narratives and the dissemination of Chinese values in The Three-Body Problem.
Lv Fan, Director of the Audio and Video Office of the Center for Media Integration at Peking University, recognized the aesthetic presentation, innovative adaptation and philosophical connotation of "The Three-Body Problem" on a human scale.
As Leng Huang, secretary-general of the World Media Research Center of the Institute of Journalism and Communication of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said, "The TV series "The Three-Body Problem" can trigger the public's philosophical thinking and reflection on human nature. The dignity seen under the smallness in the play, the hope contained in the bleakness and despair, is a typical oriental poetic aesthetic. ”
Li Jingsheng, vice president of the China Broadcasting Federation, pointed out the powerful human power of the TV series "The Three-Body Problem", saying, "The creation of "The Three-Body Problem" has a narrative style from an international perspective, and injects a grand theme of universal significance into the well-produced and full story. ”