Rather than try to make and sell Chinese films with original indigenous themes, try to make and sell global blockbusters first. This will attract more talent besides earn funds for subsequent productions. Aim for the film industry to be a globally independent success first before creating a China brand name for digital celluloid distinction.
Second, start a globally-attuned film academy that can (a) analyze the success factors of overseas blockbusters, (b) professionally select and train budding actors and actresses, and (c) package global marketing and funding of movies.
Third, restrain from ploughing funds as is happening these days into foreign movies that end up as forgettable fizzles even with the occasional Chinese face; instead save the money for a more scientific approach to development of local industries.
Sword Master was a good effort but into its first ten seconds, Kong was already omg.... Tsui Hark did later redeem his anglocized Once Upon A Time with the Detective Dee and Tiger Mountain. Which, four, seems to say send budding producers, directors and scriptwriters overseas to sponge up techniques and thoughts for say five years each.
So that five, earn stripes first with script-writing and editing. China is probably number one in choreography and photography for films but writing credible flowing emotion-stirring scripts with sparkling pathos is a challenge, as is with proper keen eye editing to create believability and eliminate avant-garde nonsense.
Figure out how the SKoreans have done it; analyze their Pandora, as a small example. Forget the Japanese; they are avant garde but stodgy nutheads. China is somewhere between the SKoreans and the Japanese in thematic approach to movie making.
Tap the Hongkong SAR skillsets before they fall too much into over-dramatisation as you can see with Cold War II.
Who can be China's Spielsberg, Emmerich, Petersen, Greengrass, Scott, Cameron, Jackson and Bay? Also, study Disney's animation scripts and music scores carefully. Completely missing in all Chinese movies - witty repartees.
There's something else i wish to say here. It's not just entertainment but also military application. Here's my thought - those who make highly saleable movies will be good at scamming perceptions of the mind. It may not just be adding twists to virtual reality. But also camouflage science.
I can offer a more practical approach for quickly follow up international trend infilm making industry - invite world-class producers or companies to enter into corporation with Chinese producers which can highly benefit both sides.
This post was edited by teatree16 at 2017-3-16 14:32
Invite them to shoot movies in China with good & worthy THEMES which should include both internationally popular & nationally featured ones. The most important of all, no matter what themes they are, they should genuinely link to reality or at least reflect our genuine preference in life attitude, even if for science fiction movies. China will surly need shoot move science fiction movies with its own features.