Zou Wenhuai, the founding filmmaker of Jiahe Film, died today at the age of 91. Zou Wenhuai has a red superstar such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Xu Guanwen, and has largely contributed to Hong Kong films from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Zou Wenhuai, formerly known as Zou Dingxin, was born in Hong Kong in 1927. He studied at St. Stephen College in Hong Kong, then graduated from Shanghai University of Jinan in 1949 and then worked as an English standard journalist.
Thanks to his English proficiency, he served in the American Voice in the US News Service in 1951.
In 1959 he joined Shaw as director of Shaw's propaganda and for the first time in the mid-1960s he was the production director.
In 1970 he was Chief Executive Officer of Shaw Brothers, He Guanchang, Liang Feng and Cai Yusheng left Shaw's independent portal for the creation of Jiahe Film Company and Cathay Industrial (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. This was the site of the film factory and renamed Jiahe Film Factory.
In 1971 Zou Wenhuai's eye attracted Li Xiaolong, who was not hired by Shaw, in 1972 launched Li Xiaolong, followed by "Jingwumen" and "Raptors Crossing the River" where Jiahe and the film were made at that time . Commander Shaw Chambers resisted courtesy.
On July 20, 1973, Bruce Lee suddenly died and Jiahe suddenly struggled. Luckily, Zou Wenhuai appeared again in Xu Guanwen's eyes, and in 1974, Xu Guanwen made a film about "Ghost Horse Double Star" to Jiahe, then made a series of comedy films including "Genius and Idiot", "Half- pound "and" Selling Deeds ". "," Modern Defense "etc. They became the annual box office champion and more in Southeast Asia, Europe, America and Japan to strengthen the Golden Harvest status.
In 1980, Jiahe invited Jackie Chant to "The Snake Form" and "Drunken Boxing," "The Younger Brothers", followed by a series of action movies "The Plan" and "Police Story" . Jackie Chan Hong Jinbao and Yuan Zhen had three action superstars, and Golden Harvest was considered Sambo.
In addition, Mai Dangxiong's "跛 豪" series, Xu Ke "蜀山", Zhang Jianting's "Cousin, Hello" series, Liu Weiqiang, "Fengyun" etc. When the Zhongling movie "Mr. Zombie", the legendary film "Yu Hao" and the Kung Fu film "Huang Feihong", the film's popularity is the same as the auction of similar films.
In addition, Golden Harvest invested in Western films, and in 1981 The Cannonball Run was well received in Europe and the United States. In 1989, Golden Harvest was associated with the United States studio "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" to sell in the United States and earn $ 1.6 billion worldwide, so Zou Wenhuai won international reputation.
In 1994 Golden Harvest was listed on the stock exchange.
After 1997, however, the Hong Kong film industry shrank, the government built the Diamond Hill Jiahe film factory, and in 1998 Zou Wenhuai's actual partner, He Guanchang died, Jiahe's Hong Kong status gradually declined, and 2003 after Superman Jiahe did not. The film is mainly performed in theaters, distributions, etc. It deals.
In 2007, Zou Wenhuai sold the shares of Jiahe Group to Wu Kebo, a wealthy businessman in the motherland, and announced his retirement in the same year. Two years later Golden Harvest Entertainment Co., Ltd. named Orange Tian Jiahe.
After Zou Wenhuai retired, he occasionally performed a guest role, such as "Peach Sister," "Man's Wulin," and from time to time filming events. In recent years, however, there was little public appearance, the latest public appearance was Chen Ziqiang's funeral in November last year and helped the other side.
Author: TOPick Shiba Inu
Column Name: TOPick Shiba Inu