Changchunissa ollessamme vierailimme Changchunin filmistudion (长春电影集团公司) museossa.
Kuten kiinalaisissa nähtävyykissä yleensäkin, meitä tervehti ensin massiivinen portti ja sitten ystävällinen Maon patsas.
mieheni PHD British Film Instituten julkaisemana kirjana täältä.
/Read more on the topic by getting my husband's PHD published by British Film Institute from Amazon here.
Shaolinin temppeli oli minulle sellainen 'enemmän kuin rivinähtävyys'.
When in Changchun, we visited the Changchun Film Studio Museum. This area tells the tale of a film company that has had a big part to play in the history of Chinese film industry (they themselves sometimes call them as the 'first film studio', even though this isn't exactly true). However, the Chanchun Film Studio has done a lot in its time from the 40's to now - there's show rooms one after another displaying memories, costumes, sets and clips in this museum. You know how sometimes it's an interesting topic and you see it's quite well made, but you just don't give a damn? I think this sight is great for someone who has actually seen the films. I however can confess that I haven't. Sure my favourite director or all times is taiwan born Ang Lee and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon & Lust, Caution are in my all time top20 favourite films (not to mention Brokeback mountain which is in top3), but Chinese cinema overall is not something we embrace at extent. Sure in my household we watch a lot more than your average Finn household or European. My husband's job is related to Japanese Animation and since the Changchun Film Studio did an early animation, he's dedicated an entire chapter for a film from this company... But overall, I felt that this sight left me a bit empty. It would be great to visit Universal Studios one day... It was a good lesson on the kinds of sights that appeal to people: They are the ones that can be contextualised with the person's every day life and experiences - perhaps you've seen the films, read the books on history or so... Or perhaps there's something so amazing to see that you've never seen it before...? However, in many occasions I find myself in sights in CHina in particular, where they've made it look like everywhere else and there's no 'wow' or 'context' that would transform my experience to a level that I would like to write to you and say: "Go there! That's something worth seeing."