Wow. I can’t believe it’s been two years since the last time I wrote about youth drama, The Left Ear (左耳). As a refresher, it’s adapted from a Chinese novel about teenage love and regrets written by Rao Xue Man. It was adapted before into a movie featuring Yang Yang and Sandra Ma in 2015. The drama version features a wagon of pretty faces and let’s hope for more emotional beats with depth and developments.
In light of the drama version news, I finally sat down to watch Alec Su‘s directorial debut of the movie adaptation and I’m left emotionally unmoved. The plot moved so quickly without a moment for the characters to breathe and for repercussions to sting, leaving me without a connection to the characters. It didn’t help that the characters were pretty unlikable. Lol. I think a drama version would’ve been better road to take. The Left Ear is a Chinese novel about teenage love and regrets written by Rao Xue Man. Our heroine, Li Er, is a 17-year old high-school student with a deaf left ear. She has a crush on the top kid at school and befriends a rebellious bar girl of the same age. Her world takes a turn when the said bar girl is tasked by the boy’s half brother to ruin him. The bar girl accomplishes her mission but at a great price.
This is just soooo cute not to be posted and shared. I think anyone who has watched Princess Returning Pearl aka Huan Zhu Ge Ge will always remember the infamous character – Rong Ma Ma, the queen’s loyal servant whose weapons are needles and her nails, played by Li Ming Qi. It has been 17 years and our Rong Ma Ma is 79 going to 80 next year. Anytime Zi Wei would beg the king to spare her life, I was convinced the girl is possessed. LOL. Good memories. Beside her, Romance In The Rain‘s costars – Ruby Lin and Leo Ku were also there to support. Too bad Vicki wasn’t there to round out the reunion.
This is like the best time to check out what movies your favorite stars are in! And how entertaining it is for them to pick which movie to represent if they have more than one! HAR-HAR. It’s funny that some of them actually changed and then walked again for their other movie. 😉 Time to bust out those gowns and jewelries!
Wow. The nostalgic level for this movie is already up to *HERE* when Alec let the youngins sing The Little Tigers’ Fly With A Carefree and now he’s invited good old friend, Vicki, to sing the theme song for his movie too? You guys are killing my nostalgic pedometer here folks! The more promo we get the more tragic this youth film appears to be… I didn’t read the novel but a quick investigation confirms a certain death. *wails*
Oh you young people are so dramatic! Give me back my rainbows and unicorns!
Awww…. I’m gonna cry. Alec, stop making that face! I remember this song (though not my favorite of theirs) way…way…way back in the days when my aunt used to repeat it on her CD player! For those who don’t know, The Little Tigers was a Taiwanese boy band active in the late 80s and early 90s consisting of Nicky Wu, Julian Chen, and Alec Su (director of The Left Ear.) Now, the new generation of actors get to reboot the song through the directing of Alec. One full circle. ♥♥♥
Three posts in one day? Who’s the bomb now?! ME. Well, I have work the next two days so I’m just gonna update consecutively knowing that I’ll be too tired after work to do anything. You ladies have fun with all the pretty. Following the footsteps of actors-to-directors (Deng Chao, Ruby Lin, Zhao Wei, etc), Alec Su‘s movie adaptation of popular novel, The Left Ear, written by Rao Xue Man, will hit theaters in early 2015. A press conference is held today in which the four main actors, posters, and a trailer are introduced to the audience. However, the face of our female lead is hidden/excluded in ALL promotional materials. This is a first.