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Another Aspect of the Wang Shuo Novels, a Film “The Dream Factory(甲方乙方)”

  • The Journal of Chinese Cultural Studies
  • 2018, (40), pp.97-118
  • DOI : 10.18212/cccs.2018..40.005
  • Publisher : The Society For Chinese Cultural Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature > Chinese Literature > Chinese Culture
  • Received : April 15, 2018
  • Accepted : May 16, 2018
  • Published : May 30, 2018

Hwang SunMi 1

1한신대학교

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ABSTRACT

As a popular novelist in 1980s and 1990s, Wang Shuo(王朔) realized that his unique narrative method was an element that becomes a fashion item of the market, and he began making works of high value. “Wanju(頑主)” is a process of revealing the crooked desire of the masses and false cynicism and falsehoods of high‐ranking intellectuals through the eyes of scamps at the lower class in the society where materialism was rampant in the 1980s, and “You Are Not a Snob” is a process of restoring a dream so that they can dream again while the main character scamps flatter these people and disarm people without paying a penny. And the Dream Factory can be summarized as a process of making an unfulfilled dream come true. With the keyword, ‘scamp’ penetrating these three works, starting with “Wanju”, developing the narrative evolved into “You Are Not a Snob(你不是一個俗人)”, and media shifting to the film, The Dream Factory(甲方乙方), the director is Feng Xiaogang(馮小剛), He established himself as a major director by successfully creating the genre of New Year Blockbusters in 1997 with The Dream Factory. This study attempts to examine the evolutionary narrative processes from the crooked desire ―> recovery of dream ―> dream realization to the dramatic ‘discourse’ level of story + event. It can be said that this series of processes will be meaningful in presenting a new perspective by bringing existing literary works into the realm of culture.

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