The Story of a Small Town

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The Story of a Small Town (Chinese: 小城故事; pinyin: xiǎochéng gùshì) is a 1979 Taiwanese film, produced by Hsiao Chung Productions (小眾電影公司). The film revolves around a family living in a small town. Kenny Bee plays the male family member who is released from prison and falls in love with a mute woman (Joan Lin).

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The film was remade as a TV series, featuring Yang Kuei-mei (楊貴媚) and Yin Xiaotian (印小天).[ citation needed ]

Cast and crew

Cast
Crew

Reception

In the 16th Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards (1979), this film won the Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress (Joan Lin), and Best Child Star (Weng Ching-hsi). [1]

Music

Xiaocheng gushi (Chinese: 小城故事; pinyin: xiǎochéng gùshì), translated as either Small Town Story or Story of a Small Town, is a 1979 album by Teresa Teng. Tracks 1, 6, 7, and 8 are theme songs from the film. With the exception of track 7, the names of these tracks are different for each release.

The album was released by Kolin Records (歌林股份有限公司) in Taiwan and by Polydor Records in Hong Kong and overseas. Polydor re-recorded the theme songs for its own edition and released this album as Taiwan's Love Songs 6: Small Town Story (島國之情歌第六集:小城故事; dǎoguó zhī qínggē dì liù jí).

Weng Ching-hsi (翁清溪) is credited as Tang Ni (湯尼) on this album.

Side A

  1. Kolin: "Moment of Silence" (默默的一刻momo de yi ke) — 2:13
    Polydor: "You Are in My Heart" (你在我心裏ni zai wo xinli) — 2:54
    Music by Weng Ching-hsi, lyrics by Chuang Nu (莊奴)
    Sub-theme of the film; Polydor re-recording has additional, slightly different lyrics
  2. "xinshi" (心事), "On Your Mind" or "On My Mind", music by Weng Ching-hsi, lyrics by Suen Yi (孫儀) — 3:28
  3. "Poetry" (詩意shiyi), written by Liu Chia-chang — 3:00
  4. "A piece of a fallen leaf" (一片落葉yipian luoye), music by Takashi Miki (三木たかし), lyrics by Chuang Nu — 3:27
  5. "The September Story" (九月的故事jiuyue de gushi), music by Inaba Akira (因幡晃), lyrics by Suen Hei (晨曦) — 3:42
  6. Kolin: "Precious Small Town" (小城多可爱xiaocheng duo keai) — 2:11
    Polydor: "Spring in a Small Town" (春風滿小城chunfeng man xiaocheng) — 2:22
    Music by Weng Ching-hsi, lyrics by Chuang Nu
    Sub-theme of The Story of a Small Town

Side B

  1. "Small Town Story" (小城故事 / Xiaocheng gushi) — 2:19 (Kolin) / 2:35 (Polydor)
    Music by Weng Ching-hsi, lyrics by Chuang Nu
    Main theme of The Story of a Small Town
  2. Kolin: "Quiet Lane" (静静的小路jingjing de xiaolu) — 3:15
    Polydor: "Lane" (小路 / Xiaolu) — 3:04
    Music by Weng Ching-hsi, lyrics by Chuang Nu
    Sub-theme of The Story of a Small Town
  3. "Me and You" (我和你wo he ni), music by Minoru Endo (遠藤実), lyrics by Lin Huang-kuen (林煌坤) — 3:46
    Mandarin version of "kitaguni no haru" (北国の春), first sung in 1977 by Masao Sen (千昌夫)
  4. "Free and at Leisure" (逍遙自在xiaoyaozizai), music by Minoru Endo, lyrics by Lin Huang-kuen — 3:28
    Mandarin version of "Gardenia Flowers" (くちなしの花, kuchinashi no hana), first sung in 1973 by Tetsuya Watari
  5. "Place of First Loves" (初戀的地方chulian de difang), music by Liu Chia-chang; lyrics by Suen Hei — 2:27
    Originally sung by Chiang Lei (江蕾) [2]
  6. "Thinking of You" (想起你xiangqi ni), music by Kimiaki Inomata (猪俣公章), lyrics by Lin Huang-kuen — 3:28

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References

  1. 李行再任《小城故事》总监制 [Lee Hsing in The Story of a Small Town]. Fjta.gov.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  2. "Liu Chia-chang, My Endless Love (Series 1)".