To the north of Jianchunmen Street in Luoyang, there is a place called "South Market", which is the most prosperous place in Luoyang City. A middle-aged man with his daughter is weaving through the bustling crowd, seeing the Hu merchant from the West with a camel, the man wearing traditional robe and Futou, the woman wearing a western regions style dress.
This is the first big scene of the recently launched mystery cdrama "Luoyang (风起洛阳, Wind from Luoyang)". The style of the ancient Luoyang capital of the 13th dynasty a thousand years ago, the visual impact brought by various aspects of architecture, costumes, furnishings, and details of life, has created a dream for contemporary people to travel through the millennium. The suspenseful and brain-burning setting coupled with the fine quality of the episodes, the high degree of completion has driven the audience to expect.
This fills a rich undercurrent for the prosperous dream of Luoyang. At a time when traditional culture is becoming more popular and more influential, the audiovisual requirements of viewers for related film and television content are rising. This is an important reason why "Wind from Luoyang" has previously received much attention. With the launch of the drama, this cultural audiovisual feast is fulfilling the audience's expectations and more values.
"Wind from Luoyang" begins with a massive attack on the "South Market". In just one scene, Gao Bingzhu (高秉烛), Baili Hongyi (百里弘毅), and Wu Siyue (武思月), the three soul characters of the whole drama, made their appearance in full, explaining their identities and characters' personalities, and also laying down the relevant plot clues respectively. The fast pace and strong plot become the first experience of watching "Wind from Luoyang".
With the prosperous capital of Luoyang as the background, it is presented as a wonderful viewing experience of interweaving the ancient and modern. In the main plot clues, on the one hand, through the clues of the three main characters to quickly unfold the Chun Qiu Dao conspiracy as the biggest suspense point, through "the great event of the Shen Dao will become" "you are already too late" and other lines constantly push up the tension; On the other hand, through the trio's pursuit to lay out a series of specific doubts such as "hand halberd killer", "informer", "Chuiliu Hang", etc., pre-buried multiple role reversals and brain-burning settings.
So far, the script is solid in addition to the suspense itself, the characters, emotions, and the overall context of the times are portrayed more successfully. The three main characters have their own distinctive abilities and settings, whether it's Gao Bingzhu who clings to clues and uses schemes to advance the investigation, the resourceful young man Baili Hongyi who is proficient in all kinds of mortise and tenon work, or the tender-hearted heroine Wu Siyue, not only forms complementary abilities and personalities, but also becoming the epitome of social groupings in different capacities.
In addition, the outstanding ability of the main characters set, but also added to the suspense story outside of richer story space. The villain's interference and the complex court situation make the case solving process more off-site interference factors, but also the case itself and the fate of more characters intertwined, the general background of the times and specific events into one.
The martial arts scenes are the second experience of "Wind from Luoyang". the martial arts scenes in this drama not only account for a relatively high percentage of the first eight episodes, there are six high quality action scenes, and include the action group scenes of the "South Market" chaos, carriage fights in small spaces, chase scenes in Bu Liang Jin and other multi-scene, multi-faceted and highly finished content. It is an example of high-level fight scenes in cdramas.
On top of that, the complex undertones of the characters' rich emotions become the third experience of "Wind from Luoyang", adding a touch of warmth to the suspenseful core and the complicated dynasty.
Baili Yan, who ordered his son to get married, reveals his affection for his son in his lament "today's prime minister, tomorrow's prisoner", and later Baili Hongyi's insistence on finding out the truth is touching; behind Wu Youjue's repeated obstruction of Wu Siyue's case is his protection as an older brother who sees the complexity of the case; Gao Bingzhu, who is bent on revenge, is also burdened with deep guilt and remorse, as well as his responsibility and attachment to Bu Liang Jin.
Family love and friendship, in the grand suspense of the ancient city, become the warm side of the audience to open the emotional vicarious.On top of these emotions, the loyalty to the family and the moral righteousness make the trio's righteousness seem more credible and have more emotional support on a personal level. This is the spirit of the times that Luoyang is soaring in its prime, and it is also the positive energy that has been passed on for thousands of years and can still be recognized today.
Luoyang, the ancient capital of 13 dynasties, is a symbol of the heyday, prosperity, and enlightenment of Chinese civilization. As the core of the ancient Central Plains region, it adsorbed the wealth and products of the four directions. This is why the peony has become the representative of Luoyang, with its graceful, rich, and spirited temperament.
Through "Wind from Luoyang", this prosperous and splendid picture of the times is brought into reality from the imagination of contemporary people for the first time. At the same time, with Luoyang as the subject of creation, it is not only the greatest convergence of civilization, but also the specific era and city atmosphere that differentiates it from other ancient costume contents.
For example, the details of architecture, scenery, costumes, make-up, and props, the grand and imposing palace complex with interior decorations such as palace lamps and bronze mirrors bring a great sense of history to the spatial imagination; the Chaofu made of brocade by the officials, the western-style sarong of Liu Qiniang and the women with Turkic-haired in the "South Market" also constitute a group portrait of the times from different angles and with different people.
Secondly, various details of life are also extremely rich. For example, many women in the "South Market" were holding peonies, which showed the fashion of raising peonies at that time. The food, the beef soup, which is a snack of Luoyang, and the delicacies at the feast of the Prince's residence, and the "not too bad" of Baili Hongyi, create the effect of "A Bite of Luoyang".
At the same time, many details of the "Wind from Luoyang" rituals have also become the filler of many plot expressions.
Many viewers were impressed by the wedding of Baili Hong Yi, the complete wedding process presented, so that Liu Qiniang's joy and Baili Hong Yi's boredom more prominent. In the court, the emperor rises and the ministers hastily switch the direction of kneeling, while reflecting the emperor's control over the court and the tense court environment.
On this basis, some of the original content in the drama adds more legendary aspects to the ancient city of Luoyang, and becomes a rather interesting and intimate entrance for contemporary audiences to perceive the ancient city.
The crystal Buddha's head in Lian Fang's headquarters, the twelve Futu distributed according to the Earth's branches and the information transmission network create an ancient information warfare pattern; Baili Hongyi, the number one "Gourmet Blogger" in Luoyang, makes a unique comment on the food, which further allows the audience to get a sense of immersion through time and space.
The divine capital of Luoyang in "Wind from Luoyang" is a symbol of civilization, but with a sense of life, which comes into reality through all the details created by the crew. It provides the most direct entrance for contemporary people to understand the ancient city and traditional culture, and also gives a better basis for empathy for the story that takes place in the other time and space. The chivalrous spirit conveyed by the three main characters has thus gained emotional recognition from the audience.
"Wind from Luoyang" not only presents viewers with a legendary story with a strong theme, exciting plot, and distinctive characters, but also is another attempt for the cdramas to seek a dialogue with traditional Chinese culture. We expect that this bold attempt, along with the broadcast of subsequent exciting content, will show more Chinese cultural flavor in terms of values and social life presentation, and contribute more power to the inheritance of Chinese culture.
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