The small book "Essays on Watching Movies" is not an officially published work, but a book fan has sorted out Ni Kuang's film reviews serialized in Hong Kong's "True News", rearranged them, and added relevant movie posters. Printed self-prints. The cover design uses the column masthead of the original column, and the author's name is also the original signature. Although it is a non-public self-printed product, the production is very serious, and it is not easy to collect film reviews of this series from 1959 to 1963.
The book contains 34 film reviews, each of which is less than 1,000 words, and an average of 7 reviews per year, which is not a lot, but it is also a skill to scan all five-year newspapers. There are of course printing flaws, such as pages 71 and 72 being industry email list stapled upside down, but that doesn't detract from the reading. What kind of text are these essays about watching movies sixty years ago? "Finally, I need to clarify a few words. This column is only "Essays on Watching Movies". It is purely a personal opinion after watching the movie, not an "authoritative" conclusion.
It is a blessing to see you!” (Comment on Treasures of the Seven Eagles Building, 1960-01-06, p. 73) Hahaha, today this is called "wearing a helmet". Ni Kuang's essays are typical "Shadow Talk"—impressive comments, not close reading-style careful appreciation, or comments from the perspective of cultural studies, mainly commenting on stories, acting, and production, with distinct likes and dislikes. There are unique reviews (especially the kung fu of adapting novels, such as his talk about "The Crane Needle"), and there is also a consumer guide side, as for him to analyze shots, editing, scene scheduling, etc., or to comb through the history of shadows to sort ou