Four Moods (1970)

  • Drama
  • 2h 24m

Originally a collaborative project to help the finances of LI Han-Hsiang’s film company in Taiwan, Four Moods includes the most well-known Sinophone filmmakers outside Mainland China of that period. Inspired by early modern literature and Peking Opera, this film creates a world in which humans live alongside the deceased. With its detailed and well-considered portrayals of men and ghosts, it reveals the greed and desire of a human nature. Far from a modern invention, this story-telling approach follows the literary tradition that started in early modern period in China. Cinema enriches and amplifies this intellectual tradition though by introducing many cinematic experiments that still look fresh to audiences today.

喜怒哀樂

由四段古裝鄉野奇談組合⽽成,直⾔⼈性的善惡、因果的循環,其實無分古今。⽩景瑞執導的〈喜〉敘述⼀位書⽣貪戀女鬼美⾊的故事︔胡⾦銓的〈怒〉改編⾃京劇〈三岔⼜〉客棧中⼈為財死的俠義故事︔李⾏的〈哀〉則取材⾃《聊齋》凡⼈為仇恨蒙蔽善念的悲傷故事︔〈樂〉則是李翰祥取⾃《聊齋》⼀位⽼⼈和⼀位⽔鬼間的友誼,以及「為善最樂」的精神。

三⼤名導為紓解⼤導演李翰祥的國聯影業財務危機⽽拍攝本⽚,當初導演、主演卡司分⽂不取,傳為華語影壇⼀時佳話。《喜怒哀樂》拷⾙⽚原有嚴重的退⾊、刮痕問題,經過⾊彩校正,再委託義⼤利波隆納數位修復實驗室進⾏2K數位修復,以還原其優美畫⾯。(資料出處:臺灣國家電影中心工具箱)

Director

Li Han-Hsiang

Director

Pai Ching-Jui

Director

Li Hsing

Director

King Hu

Producer

Yang Qiao

Language

Mandarin

Subtitles

English

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