■ Reporter Zhang Yanxi
The anti-special suspense drama "Broken 1950" was recently broadcast on the CCTV TV channel. This TV series starred by Zheng Xiaolong as artistic director and led by He Minghan and Nursery tells the story of our public security personnel fighting the lurking special agents to protect the Shen'an Railway leading to the North Korean front during the anti-US and aid North Korea era in the 1950s.
As a big drama for the beginning of the year, and the subsequent hit of the Internet drama, "Broken 1950" at first glance seems not so "explosive"-not a popular theme, no traffic stars, and can not talk about top production. However, the broadcast of the TV series was very gratifying. On January 1st, when it landed on the CCTV TV channel, "Broken 1950" opened successfully, and its ratings ranked first in the same period.
Some people in the industry commented that the delightful viewing results of "Broken 1950" released such a signal: the audience for film and television dramas is not only the younger generation, but the middle-aged and elderly groups who are slightly silent on the Internet also contain huge demand for film and television content. Even at the moment of seeking newness, change, and a sense of network, "traditional works" that tell stories well and truly convey mainstream values can still win applause from the market.
Focus on the main story, and the fast pace without water is fascinating
Spy wars are special, good-looking is the last word. The dramatic conflict created by the clear story line and fast-paced is the primary factor that "Break 1950" "grabbed" the audience. In order to prevent the enemy from destroying the plan of the anti-US aid aid North Korea supply line, we have set up a special operation team to start the liquidation. Blasting, criminal investigation, hunting, multiple identity exposure and other types of elements are densely connected on this plot line, creating a suspenseful atmosphere and dense features.
Suspense began to build from the beginning of the story: a train full of passengers galloped on the Shen'an Railway in winter. Scout Han Lidong who was transferred back to the Andong Public Security Department, female anti-United Nations soldier Liu Yu'e, and secret agent Zhou Chunshan completed their first appearance and meeting on this peaceful train. Who knows that a loud noise suddenly opened the forest? Silence, actually blasted the train out of the track ... What is the secret of this complex train? Why do hostile forces start off on trains carrying their own people? A sudden explosion drew the audience into the intense atmosphere of the flames, and planted a series of doubts in the audience.
Conflicts and suspense ambush in people in the play. The leading actor, Han Lidong, was deployed to a special operations team against the spy network because of his superior reconnaissance. During a mission to hunt down the secret agent, by accident we killed the hidden Wang Shoucheng, which became a stain on Han Lidong's life; Wang Shoucheng who was killed by accident was Liu Yu's fiance. Such two "do not share the sky" characters have to form a partnership, and solve the case with one article and one martial art, which is full of dramatic tension. In the process of investigating the case, the secret behind this "slaughter" gradually surfaced.
Such a high-concentration plot setting, it is easy to shoot a sense of exaggeration with a little carelessness, and even fall into the tiger's head and tail. Some audiences have commented that the subtlety and logic of "Broken 1950" is not the same as the classic spy war dramas such as "Hidden" and "Before Dawn". A suspense, still won recognition.
Write an unknown hero and improve the quality of the episode with sincerity
"The story is an unknown story about the front line rear, and it is worth a look." Some viewers commented on "Broken 1950". Looking back at history, showing an unknown hero story, in addition to good-looking, "Broken 1950" also reflects the significance of the times and social value. "Most ordinary people don't know the anti-heroes in this history." Screenwriter Su Ting said that the original intention of "Broken 1950" was to open the dusty history and pay tribute to the anti-heroes who paid for national security.
Beyond the rain of guns and conspiracies, the sincere patriotism and firm belief of the anti-specialists in the drama in the difficult and dangerous tasks are most touching. In the face of the latent work of nine deaths, Han Lidong never hesitated. If "New China is a locomotive, I would like to make a cinder in the hearth of the locomotive and burn myself", expressing the sentiment of the anti-unknown heroes Liu Yu'e, who has yet to escape the pain of bereavement, has to cooperate with the "killing husband's enemies" to explore the case. She has not been trapped by personal emotions. She is rigorous and rational in the face of the task because she knows that the phrase "I am a public security officer" is heavy. Mission.
Behind the scenes and feelings is a sincere production behind the scenes. In order to achieve the unity of historical truth and wonderful highlights, "Broken Game 1950" took only three years for the script to be polished, during which the screenwriter consulted a large amount of historical data and easily changed its draft. In the play, the details such as the costume road are more attentive: Ru Meiqi, who has won the Best Costume Design Award of the Chinese Film Golden Rooster Award, and designed costumes for dramas such as The Disguiser and Langya Bang, is the costume of the show And styling guidance; the musical director of the series, A Yi, has participated in the music creation of "China on the Tip of the Tongue" and "Biography of the Moon". What's more worth mentioning is that "Broken 1950" uses 4K production specifications, the drama screen is fine, quite film-like.