In the afternoon when the sun is swaying recklessly, strolling in the small courtyard at home, talking with friends from afar about the trivial matters of daily life, and then talking about the inspiration when creating, the influence of childhood... This kind of picture appeared some time ago. In the just-concluded literary documentary - "Literary Daily 2".

In the camera, the audience can get a glimpse of the writer's cognition and interpretation of the times and life through the way of visiting friends.

Documentaries create a new "blue ocean"

  There is no condescending preaching, nor deliberately shaping the "tall" philosophy of life. This documentary leads everyone to the daily life of the writers, showing the rich and interesting spiritual world of these "literary masters", so that the audience can feel their most real life style.

Because of this, the film received a high score of 8.2 on Douban, and nearly one-third of netizens gave a five-star full score.

  Of course, this isn't the first literary documentary to go viral this year.

Looking back at the beginning of the year, "But There Are Books 2", which focuses on book lovers, has also gained a high reputation and a lot of popularity.

The broadcast of the two documentaries has drawn people's attention to a situation, that is, documentaries with books and literature as the main theme have begun to break the path of "niche" and become a new "blue ocean" for documentary creation.

  In fact, cultural documentaries have always had a certain "stereotype" in the public's mind. For example, they believe that viewing such works requires a certain threshold, and they are all about the content of the spring and snow, and inevitably there are obscure knowledge points... But Looking closely at "Daily Life of Literature", the audience can still feel the strong atmosphere of fireworks.

The writer Li Xiuwen talked with the elder sister who was picking bitter vegetables in the apricot forest in the northwest wasteland; Liu Liangcheng and Hong Qi wandered in the grassland Gobi of Xinjiang, greeting the shepherd dogs and wild camels they encountered; Shuang Xuetao read aloud in the narrow alley, the people behind Playing billiards... These sparse and ordinary bits and pieces constitute the fireworks world in the film, and literature is born in it.

A more lively and lively point of view

  "But There Are Books" broadens the perspective to more people who are related to books. They are not necessarily writers and scholars, but countless small and vivid "little people", such as: spare no effort to discover new people and recommend "unscrupulously" Zhu Yue, the bald editor of the work; Jiumi, a post-95 who returned to the grassland to build the first public library; Ning Chengchun, who has been in the business for 55 years and has witnessed the reform and development of Chinese book design... Their daily life about books is either boring or boring. Repetition, fun or escapism, but their love for literature and books makes them "sparkle" in ordinary life.

  Telling the stories of literature and culture from a more simple and lively perspective has almost become the common "consciousness" of creators in this field.

If you look farther and earlier, you can still find literary documentaries, and many new "playing games" have already been born.

For example, the documentary "Follow Tang Poems to Travel", which will be broadcast in 2021, combines poetry literature with travel, returning to the place where Tang poetry took place, and seeing the changing scenery of mountains and rivers, which is both knowledge infiltration and visual enjoyment.

There is also "Hometown of Literature", which will be launched in 2020. It will follow the writers back to their hometowns, from the northern country of ice and snow to the southern water town, allowing the audience to glimpse the secrets of the writer's creation...

  See the daily life of literature in the place where the fireworks rise, and see the flow of culture from a unique and tiny perspective.

As the theme of the documentary "Literature Everyday" said, "Limit the daily life with literature, and regurgitate the life with thought".

When the story of the camera comes into the fireworks of life, it actually brings literature back to where it came from.

Cover reporter Li Yuxin

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