Posted by Grace Feng on September 24, 2012
Learn to speak mandarin in two weeks? Learn to deliver mandarin lines in a movie in two weeks for a zero-Chinese-language-knowledge actress? Sounds like a mission impossible. But it was actually possible for Eliza Coupe in a new film “Shanghai Calling”. Yang Yang will explain how she coached Eliza to “hack” mandarin speaking in a very short time frame:
For readers in China that can’t access Youtube, I recorded the main part as mp3 and you can listen to it here:
I think Yang Yang is very creative in transforming tones in a sentence into a sequence of music notes and taught Eliza to hum it and then put “lyrics” and emotions in. As a matter of fact, speaking mandarin does assemble singing more or less. :-)
I haven’t watched the movie yet. If anyone has, feel free to share your feedback, thanks.
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