The Battle of Dingjunshan (film)

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The Battle of Dingjunshan
Tan Xinpei Dingjunshan 1905.jpg
Traditional 定軍山
Simplified 定军山
Mandarin Dìngjūn Shān
Directed by Ren Qingtai
Written by Luo Guanzhong
Starring Tan Xinpei
Production
company
Fengtai Photography
Release dates
  • 1905 (1905)
Country China
Language Mandarin

The Battle of Dingjunshan is a 1905 Chinese film directed by Ren Qingtai (任庆泰) aka Ren Jingfeng (任景丰). The film was made by Beijing's Fengtai Photography (simplified Chinese: 丰泰照相馆; traditional Chinese: 丰泰照相館).[1] It was based on an episode in Luo Guanzhong's historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms and starred Tan Xinpei (simplified Chinese: 谭鑫培; traditional Chinese: 譚鑫培). It is sometimes translated as Conquering the Jun Mountain.

The film consisted of a recording of a Beijing opera performance of the Battle of Mount Dingjun and constitutes the first Chinese film ever made.[2]

The only print was destroyed in a fire in the late 1940s.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hu, Jubin (2003). Projecting a nation: Chinese national cinema before 1949, Hong Kong University Press, p 39.
  2. ^ Zhang, Yingjin & Xiao, Zhiwei (1998). "The Fifth Generation" in Encyclopedia of Chinese Film. Taylor & Francis, p. 128. ISBN 0-415-15168-6.