Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on New Media Development and Modernized Education, NMDME 2023, October 13–15, 2023, Xi’an, China

Research Article

An Analysis of the Narrative Expression Methods of the Film Man Jiang Hong

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.13-10-2023.2341338,
        author={Min  Wang and Ziyue  Xiao},
        title={An Analysis of the Narrative Expression Methods of the Film Man Jiang Hong},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on New Media Development and Modernized Education, NMDME 2023, October 13--15, 2023, Xi’an, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={NMDME},
        year={2024},
        month={1},
        keywords={the film "man jiang hong”;narrative technique;musical narrative},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-10-2023.2341338}
    }
    
  • Min Wang
    Ziyue Xiao
    Year: 2024
    An Analysis of the Narrative Expression Methods of the Film Man Jiang Hong
    NMDME
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-10-2023.2341338
Min Wang1,*, Ziyue Xiao1
  • 1: Hubei University of Technology
*Contact email: 109646416@qq.com

Abstract

In today's rapid media development, audience feedback has long been one of the criteria for judging the success of commercial films. Audience feedback on the "bottom-up" experience of a film can lead to a deeper understanding and ultimately to a revision of the theories, concepts and history of cinema and film history. The film "Full River Red" takes the Southern Song Dynasty as the story background, fictionalising a story of a group of folk volunteers plotting to assassinate Qin Hui. It is an innovative film that combines costume, suspense and comedy, and is highly acclaimed for its interlocking and progressive suspenseful plots and heartwarming and inspiring theme of the family and the country. This paper explores and analyses the narrative techniques of the film from three perspectives: plot, theme and music. In terms of plot and theme, Man Jiang Hong combines the real historical background to arouse the audience's patriotic passion with strong national colours. This paper analyses the dualistic theme of the film by combining the semiotic Greimas’ "Semiotic Rectangle" model, and explores the kernel of the theme of the family and the country in the film. In terms of film music, the film pioneeringly adapts the Yu Opera as film music, which cleverly forms an intertext with the film plot and enriches the narrative dimension of the film.