The hot-blooded Orange Island explores the vastness, and youth reflects the new era. December 26 is the 130th anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong. The National Radio and Television Administration and Hunan Province held a media audience exchange meeting in Juzizhou, Changsha, to commemorate the 130th anniversary of Comrade Mao Zedong’s key drama and major revolutionary historical TV series “Ask the Cangmang”. Remember the great achievements of great men. Zhao Chengxin, deputy director of the Propaganda Department of the Hunan Provincial Party Committee and director of the Provincial Civilization Office, Gong Zhengwen, deputy secretary of the party committee, general manager, station director and editor-in-chief of Hunan Radio, Film and Television Group Co., Ltd. (Hunan Radio and Television), and Wang Zhiyong, deputy director of the Propaganda Department of the Changsha Municipal Party Committee, attended the event. The screenwriter representatives and actors Wang Renjun, Jiaze and other creative staff of “Ask the Cangmang”, as well as teachers and students from Hunan First Normal University, participated in the interactive exchange.
Remembering the achievements of great men
Answering a century-old question about Orange Island from afar
“In the cold autumn of independence, the Xiangjiang River goes north, at the head of Orange Island…” At the head of Orange Island where Mao Zedong once sent his inquiries, all the guests recited the famous lines of “Qinyuanchun·Changsha” and paid tribute to the statue of young Mao Zedong and presented flowers. The atmosphere was great Warm and solemn.
At the exchange meeting, Zhao Chengxin said that the launch of the TV series “Ask the Cangmang” is to express the deep memory of Comrade Mao Zedong from the people across the country. Through this TV series, we can have a deeper understanding of Comrade Mao Zedong’s great historical contributions to the party and the people, and become more aware of Deeply understand the practical power of the “first combination” of the “two combinations” in China. The portraits of revolutionaries from Hunan such as Mao Zedong, Yang Kaihui, He Shuheng, Jiang Xianyun, Cai Hesen, etc. depicted in the play well demonstrate the spiritual qualities of Hunan people who are concerned about the world, dare to be the first, and have the courage to contribute, and write a story that highlights the spirit of Hunan. The wonderful picture scroll will help us further tell the story of Hunan and enhance our ideological and political leadership.
Gong Zhengwen said that “Ask the Cangmang” is independently planned and controlled by Hunan Radio and Television, and is produced by Xiaoying Group Dangran Pictures. As early as 2021, Hunan Radio and Television began to conceive and create a TV series to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Comrade Mao Zedong. Chairman Mao’s life was magnificent. This drama focuses on young Mao Zedong’s revolutionary struggle experience from 1921 to 1927. Previous film and television works have rarely concentrated on portraying it, so “Ask the Cangmang” has the function of filling in the gaps and completing the puzzle. The play highlights the distinctive characteristics of the young Mao Zedong with his firm Marxist beliefs, such as “taking root downwards and growing upwards; integrating knowledge and action, with strong execution ability; treating official position and money like dirt, and being loyal to revolutionary ideals”. In order to make the play more accessible to young people, the screenwriter and director perfectly combined the rigor of historians with the imagination of artists. The career line between Mao Zedong and Comrade Zhen and the love line with Yang Kaihui in the play are moving. The title of the play “Asking the Vast” comes from the soul torture of the young Mao Zedong in “Qinyuanchun·Changsha” “Asking the vast land, who is responsible for the ups and downs?” The original meaning has a different meaning. The play has received careful guidance and strong support from the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, China Central Radio and Television, and the Propaganda Department of the Hunan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China.
Wang Zhiyong believes that this is a youthful TV series that provides reference for the majority of young people who are currently struggling; this is a TV series that advocates ideals and allows us to clearly appreciate the character, atmosphere, pattern and ambition of that generation. ; This is also a TV series that fills the gap in major revolutionary historical themes, conveys the great spirit of party founding, and reflects the spiritual pedigree of the Communists!
Looking back on the journey
Pay tribute to the original intention of the revolution with the spirit of craftsmanship
The crew of “Ask the Cangmang” chose to come to Orange Island to hold this exchange meeting on the 130th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s birth. It not only showed the sincere memory and respect of the production unit and the creative team of the play for the great man, but also demonstrated their commitment to inheriting the red gene and carrying forward the revolution. The traditional red original intention.
Talking about shaping the image of young Mao Zedong, actor Wang Renjun shared: “A great man is not born a great man. He has a process of continuous growth. What we present is the repeated exploration and practice of the great man in this process. When playing Mao Zedong, During the process, I was constantly impressed by his mind, inspired by his wisdom, shocked by his emotions, and ignited by his passion. I felt that his wisdom and spirit were inexhaustible.”
Screenwriters Weng Liangping and Han Chenchen said: “This drama pioneered the presentation of many details of the first cooperation between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party, such as Mao Zedong’s exclusion when serving in the Kuomintang, etc., and also conducted detailed research on Chiang Kai-shek, Hu Hanmin, Wang Jingwei, Li Da and other figures. In-depth excavation and character portrayal. It is through such historical restoration that “Ask the Cangmang” answers the questions of the times and further strengthens our confidence in our path.”
On the same day, the main creative team also went to Shaoshan to commemorate the great man and inherit the revolutionary spirit.
The popularity continues to rise
Poetic history arouses resonance among youth
The TV series “Ask the Cangmang” was officially launched on a set of prime time slots on CCTV on December 12. It premiered on the entire Mango TV network and was available to members first. It was launched simultaneously on Youku and landed on Hunan Satellite TV’s Golden Eagle Private Theater and Jiangsu Satellite TV’s Happiness Theater on December 19. broadcast. Since its launch, “Ask the Cangmang” has quickly aroused heated discussion and resonance with its narrative characteristics of blending history and poetry, and exquisitely conceived people and events. It won 10.625% of the prime-time ratings of the CVB General Administration’s big data when broadcast on CCTV One, ranking No. 1 among all channels nationwide; it also leads the ratings when broadcast on Hunan Satellite TV, ranking No. 1 on provincial satellite TV; the main topic on Douyin # Ask Cang Mang has 520 million views, and related topics read a total of 1.153 billion; the main topic on Weibo is # TV series Ask Cang Mang # The cumulative reading volume is 360 million, and the total reading volume of related topics is 1.48 billion.
It is reported that on the occasion of the 130th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s birth, in addition to the TV series “Ask the Cangmang”, as the only state-owned film group in the Chairman’s hometown, Xiaoxiang Film Group takes inheriting the red gene and carrying forward the red culture as its own responsibility, and also creatively created a TV series about Mao Zedong’s first The movie “Departure”, in which he and his classmate Xiao Zisheng traveled thousands of miles and studied in five counties during normal college, and the movie “Fortress”, which tells the revolutionary past of the Shaoshan Special Branch with an innovative narrative of suspenseful espionage, uses light and shadow to express nostalgia and educate new people with old friends.
The TV series “Ask the Cangbang” is written by Chen Jin and Liang Zhenhua, directed by young director Wang Wei, and stars Wang Renjun, Jiaze, Ning Li, Baike, Tang Zeng, Wu Xingjian, Zhang Xiaolong, Wei Daxun, Jiao Junyan, Niu Junfeng, Zheng Yecheng, Ma Shaohua, Song Jia Nearly a hundred actors and actresses performed together, including China Central Radio and Television, Hunan Provincial Party Committee Propaganda Department, Hunan Radio, Film and Television Group (Hunan Radio and Television), Xiaoxiang Film Group, Hunan Happy Sunshine Interactive Entertainment Media Co., Ltd., Changsha Municipal Party Committee Propaganda Department, Malan Produced by Shan Video Cultural and Creative Industrial Park and Hunan Dangran Film Co., Ltd., supported by the Hunan Provincial Radio and Television Bureau, and jointly produced by Beijing Youth Hello Culture Media Co., Ltd., Beijing Perfect World Film and Television Co., Ltd., and Beijing Wuyuan Culture Media Co., Ltd.
The novel of the same name (Shenzhen Publishing House), production notes of the same name (Hunan People’s Publishing House), picture book of the same name (Hunan Children’s Publishing House), and audio radio drama of the same name (Himalayas) have been launched online. Let us learn about history. Looking back, I look for the youthful resonance that stirred up time and space.