The person in charge of shaping Tang Tang’s teachers and students in “Journey to the West” in 1986 died at the age of 94 due to illness.
According to press reports, Vuong Hy Chung – who built the image of many characters in “Journey to the West” in 1986, died of illness at the age of 94. His funeral will be held in Beijing, China. Cinematographer “Journey to the West” Vuong Sung Thu shared on Weibo that last November he had just visited Vuong Hy Chung and reviewed old memories. When he heard the news, actor Luc Tieu Linh Dong (who played Sun Wukong) posted a photo of Vuong Hy Chung next to the tomb of Sun Wukong with the status line: “May you rest in peace.”
Vuong Hy Chung belongs to the “pioneer” generation in the field of makeup and character creation in China. The most successful shaping in his career is probably the image of 4 teachers and students Duong Tang and other characters in the movie “Journey to the West”. In addition, he also dressed up and created the characters in other famous movies.
He devoted his life to his chosen profession, meticulously researching and creating for each character in different fields. From myths, fairy tales, history or science fiction, Vuong Hy Chung can be transformed. Ton Ngo Khong’s face in “Journey to the West” 1982 was boldly suggested by this artist to the team to use rubber latex to fake it, combined with many creative methods to create a vivacious image of the great saint. cute combination of features between humans, fairies and monkeys makes viewers extremely excited.
With his skillful hands and sharp, sharp eyes, Vuong Hy Chung has created unmistakable characters and become a distinct mark every time his name is mentioned. The belly of Tru Bat Gioi, the dragon head of the Dragon King, the images of the Tang Sangha, the Tathagata Buddha, the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara… were all built by Vuong Hy Chung. The film crew revealed that the character designs were meticulously improved by him during the 6 years of filming, including Sun Wukong and Tru Bat Gioi. Filming began in 1982, when the filming techniques and materials were not as modern and comfortable as they are now, but the film still became a classic and holds the record for most playbacks in China. .
As time goes by, the people who make the film have also aged. Hearing the news that the artist who built the image of the characters passed away, many movie lovers and film crews expressed their condolences to his family and mourned an early artist.
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