Regarding the famous work soap opera reorganization, possibly is these for two years most incurs one of cultural phenomena which the person scolds. Because this kind of soap opera without one exception and original seriously is coming apart. Under from Lao She "My This, Qu Bo" Boundless forest Snowfield ", comes into sight For a lifetime" "National capital Smoke Cloud", very many plays except personal name same, is basic has not retained the original meaning.
The contemporary direct always is having two problems: Does not have the opinion in art, believed the hero must match by the beautiful woman, the love certainly is a triangle, the plot certainly must be unconstrained, like this can let the person like. "National capital Smoke Cloud" when accepts the media interview stated that, "A woman does not divorce, does not commit suicide, the audience can look?"
At the same time, they think oneself clever in art, believed oneself is also greater than Lao She and Lin Yutang. This also conforms to "the reorganization" meaning: Resolutely changes, then writes a fresh thing again.
Soap opera version "National capital Smoke Cloud" and original similarity are very many, the main question was so-called "the flavor not". From the time, more than 30 years plot reduces several years, it is said may strengthen the contradictory conflict, enhances the theatrical nature. But lets the person suspect, perhaps the real intention or feared Zhao Wei could not develop the middle-aged woman, calculated also developed not necessarily some people to like looking, because the young girl and the graceful bearing young married woman always compared to 40 year-old were old eldest sisters to attract the eyeball.
But "National capital Smoke Cloud" an original big charm, exactly is lying in its epic poem mammoth, 3 big families, had been through repeatedly in 1900 the Boxer Movement, involved to Qing Dynasty's collapse, Yuan Shikai proclaims oneself emperor, "54" the movement, the Beiyang warlords goes on an expedition with the Sino-Japanese War to erupt and so on the historical event, like this will surge up social vicissitude concentration in novel, therefore some people were called it in the modern history of literature "In Pure Brightness River Chart".
But lacks many in the ideal condition, the Lin Yutang original pursue "the Confucian said union" the life manner, afterwards his daughter forest in this way also once wrote the article to say, "National capital Smoke Cloud" biggest merit in its philosophy significance. Lin Yutang not has definitely worried, Kong Lifu and Mr. Fu in the Confucianist culture standpoint, also directly is called the Lily magnolia "Taoism's daughter", he hoped with this kind of Confucian said the union the ideological level writes the Chinese culture the essence. It can be said, "National capital Smoke Cloud" does not lie in the love entanglement with emphasis, but lies in the cultural ideal condition, this kind of manner, actually certainly is not the soap opera directs is interested. The pattern and the ideal condition have imitated "Hong Lou Meng" This time rereviews the Lin Yutang version "National capital Smoke Cloud", perhaps some flavor. The very many Chinese writers are depend on, Lin Yutang which English good is well-known most has representative. That time English good writer, the majority all is the Chinese culture love, excessively has the crime great wild goose inscription to support the polygamy with teapot two bowls analogies, temperate Lin Yutang is also very respectable in art to "Hong Lou Meng".
When in 1936, Lin Yutang lived abroad US, originally wanted to translate "Hong Lou Meng" English, but considered the foreign reader to "Hong Lou Meng" understood on possibly could have the mutual lack of understanding. As the compromise, Lin Yutang simply used English to write down to reflect the Chinese modern society the work, this was "MomentinPeking" （once translates was "Twinkling National capital", presently translates is "National capital Smoke Cloud"）。 Because the novel pattern and the ideal condition have imitated "Hong Lou Meng", therefore some commentaries quite has the veiled criticism to this kind of mode of writing, thought this kind of reprint does not calculate any original story. But should think that, Lin Yutang refers to but "Hong Lou Meng".
Chinese present present age writer, if all a reprint Hong Lou Meng, perhaps does not have several to be able to be able to write, also does not have several to be able to turn well compared to Lin Yutang. Says from this angle, Lin Yutang's artistic level should not receive the question. "National capital Smoke Cloud" wrote in 1939, the English version 700,000 characters, divides 3 volumes, altogether 45 chapters. After the publication sold 50,000 volume, the sales volume has been very big, but also the weekly reputation was "extremely has by" Time "the possibility to become about the modern China society reality classical work". Lin Yutang's good friend Sai Pearl also appraises to "National capital Smoke Cloud" very high, she even therefore recommends Lin Yutang to win the Nobel prize. She said that, "It realistic, is not real and is ashamed. It writes wonderfully, both serious and is cheerful, all can give the correct understanding and the appraisal to ancient and modern China." But Lin Yutang has not finally won an award, afterwards also because all sorts of reasons and Sai Pearl break off. This was other section of matters.