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The 37th anniversary of "Heroes and Heroes": How hard did Wan Ziliang fight to rob Chow Yun-fat's play?

The 37th anniversary of "Heroes and Heroes": How hard did Wan Ziliang fight to rob Chow Yun-fat's play?

On February 20, 1987, "Heroes and Heroes" premiered in Hong Kong, and it has been a full 37th anniversary. Today we will talk about the behind-the-scenes story of the most luxurious hero film of the 80s.

The film and "Jianghu Love" form two episodes, co-produced by Mai Dangxiong and Xiang Huasheng, produced by Mai Dangxiong, written by Xiao Ruoyuan and Wen Jun, directed by Huang Tailai, and photographed by Qiu Litao.

In front of the stage, there are Chow Yun-fat, Wan Ziliang, Li Xiuxian, Alan Tam, Andy Lau, Ke Junxiong, Yang Qun, Wang Xiaofeng, Carina Lau and other actors, and the lineup is quite prosperous.

Even the two supporting roles of Xu Jinjiang and Cheng Kuian are also the villains of the Hong Kong film industry. Such a terrifying lineup is rare in the entire gangster movie system.

The 37th anniversary of "Heroes and Heroes": How hard did Wan Ziliang fight to rob Chow Yun-fat's play?

In 1986, in the Hong Kong film industry, which has always been dominated by comedy and action films, "The True Color of Heroes" rarely led the wave of hero films.

At that time, people from all walks of life successively stared at Zhou Yun-fat, the trump card in the film industry. In addition to "Dragon and Tiger", which was filmed by Xinyicheng's own family, Ke Junxiong "invited" him to make a cameo appearance in "Yiben Without Words", and Deng Guangrong asked him to match himself in "Jianghu Dragon and Tiger Fight".

Seeing such a battle, Xiang Huasheng was not willing to be lonely. But Yongsheng has always put entertainment first, mainly making comedies, not gangster films. So, he invited Mai Dangxiong, a good player of male thieves and female prostitutes, to Huasheng and jointly produced this flashy "Heroes".

The 37th anniversary of "Heroes and Heroes": How hard did Wan Ziliang fight to rob Chow Yun-fat's play?

Many of the leading actors in the film have played well, especially Wan Ziliang, who plays the role of an ambitious and ruthless boss very well, so this film is also one of the most widely disseminated and widely circulated representative works of Wanzi.

Since his debut, Wan Ziliang has been the object of Li's TV, and he has followed Mai Dang to bravely enter the world and fight against Wutai Mountain. After switching to the film industry, Mak often provided him with superior acting opportunities, and even the casting of "Lame Hao" was originally selected by him.

Xiao Ruoyuan thinks: Wanzi's acting skills are very good, he is quite mature in the early stage, and he is a little exaggerated in the middle stage, so it would be better if he could be a little restrained. Although it is a little overexerted, this style just happens to be a "semi-villain". The role of both good and evil is also completely suitable for Wanzi's play.

The 37th anniversary of "Heroes and Heroes": How hard did Wan Ziliang fight to rob Chow Yun-fat's play?

still remembers that the first scene at the beginning of the film is the funeral at the cemetery, and Wan Zi tried his best to interpret this scene and thought about it for a long time. As a result, he actually put on the kind of sunglasses that can uncover the lenses, and turned the lenses up and down with a "flutter".

In the film, Wan Zi's position is the third protagonist and the first villain, although it cannot shake Fa Ge's status as the protagonist, but the space for play is also quite broad. The reason why he designed it this way was actually to deliberately steal the show. And in terms of practical results, he also succeeded in doing so.

In addition, before filming a negotiation scene, Wan Zi deliberately rejected Fa Ge's proposal to play in advance, and was aggressive during the actual filming, standing up and moving unexpectedly, trying to mobilize the camera and monopolize the picture. And Fa Ge suddenly splashed a glass of water on Wanzi's face to stabilize the scene.

Wanzi also took over the play, and the temporary response of both sides was quite exciting. In this negotiation scene, the two sides are tense, one to collect and one to release, which is quite exciting. It is no exaggeration to say that in this Erjun's drama scene, no matter how hard the performances of other actors are, they will be overshadowed.

The 37th anniversary of "Heroes and Heroes": How hard did Wan Ziliang fight to rob Chow Yun-fat's play?

In this movie, Wan Zi is sharp and strong, and once stabilized the protagonist Fa Ge. Because of this, he was praised by later fans as the only man who could suppress Fa Ge's aura.

Of course, this statement is limited to the discussion of character design, and it does not have to rise to the comparison of actors' strength. It doesn't make sense, but anyone who successfully passes compulsory education will not take it too seriously.

Fa Ge has a broad and inclusive play, and can stimulate the opponent's state at any time. He and Wanzi are introverted and crazy, and the two extreme performances together support the whole movie.

The 37th anniversary of "Heroes and Heroes": How hard did Wan Ziliang fight to rob Chow Yun-fat's play?

In addition to Chow Yun-fat and Wan Ziliang's wonderful acting competition, the behind-the-scenes production of Mak Donald Hung is also quite interesting. The highlight of the ending of "Heroes and Heroes" was chosen as the filming location of Qinglongtou. Mai Dangxiong led the staff to inspect the venue, intending to rent a villa for filming, but was sternly rejected by an older man:

"I haven't rented this place to anyone else for more than ten years. In the past, there was a brother named Mai Dangxiong, who threw the fine road boy into the swimming pool during the filming of "Ten Strange Cases" and almost drowned the fine road boy. There was a lot of blood left in the swimming pool, and it couldn't be washed clean for three months, and it stinked! I will never borrow anyone to film again!" 

The 37th anniversary of "Heroes and Heroes": How hard did Wan Ziliang fight to rob Chow Yun-fat's play?

What is funny and sad is that this old man did not recognize that the middle-aged man talking to him in front of him was his brother more than ten years ago-Mai Dangxiong!

After Lao Mai pretending to be crazy and stupid, the old man finally agreed to borrow again. However, he never expected that this time he would play bigger than "Ten Strange Cases", because the crew was filming - villa serial explosion scenes.

After the shooting, the villa was almost razed to the ground, and the old man looked confused. What's even funnier and sadder is that the old man didn't know until the end that the same villa was lent to the same person.

The 37th anniversary of "Heroes and Heroes": How hard did Wan Ziliang fight to rob Chow Yun-fat's play?

After the release of "Heroes and Heroes", the box office response was very good, and it was once on par with "Dragon and Tiger". Xiang Huasheng believes that there are still many materials that have been filmed that have not been fully utilized, which is enough to cut out another movie, chase after the victory, and continue to sell money.

So, Xiang Huasheng and Mai Dangxiong decided to edit the prequel "Jianghu Love" with abandoned scenes, and summoned Wang Jing to assist in the screenwriter and add a character called "Mai Hero". As a result, they found the music superstar Alan Tam, and it only took four days to make up for the scene.

The 37th anniversary of "Heroes and Heroes": How hard did Wan Ziliang fight to rob Chow Yun-fat's play?

At the end of May 1987, less than three months after the painting of "Heroes", the prequel "Jianghu Love" was released, with a box office of 21 million, and the total box office of the first and second episodes exceeded 40 million.

The recycling and reuse of discarded materials can make the film company make another profit, which can be called an excellent performance of flexibility and flexibility in the industrial production of Hong Kong films, which has to be admired.

After "The True Color of Heroes", most of the follow-up films were more than cool and lacked connotation, which ruined the reputation of heroism and violent aesthetics.

And "Heroes and Heroes" adheres to the hero's morality and portrays the true colors of the hero, adding a little heroic tenderness to the violent bloody rivers and lakes.

The 37th anniversary of "Heroes and Heroes": How hard did Wan Ziliang fight to rob Chow Yun-fat's play?

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