BATTLE FOR HARMONY:
答應跟大家分享雕塑「成龍鬥」(Battle for Harmony)的來歷，這是2001年的時候，我在美國與藝術家Julie Rotblatt 与 Omri Amrany 夫妻見面相识后，他們花了整整十幾年时间完成的雕塑作品，全部是用我的各種手形完成的，有五形拳，龍、蛇、虎、鶴、豹，還有答應跟大家分享雕塑「成龍鬥」(Battle for Harmony)的來歷，這是2001年的時候，我在美國與藝術家Julie Rotblatt 与 Omri Amrany 夫妻見面相识后，他們花了整整十幾年时间完成的雕塑作品，全部是用我的各種手形完成的，有五形拳，龍、蛇、虎、鶴、豹，還有. 和平、愛心、和諧的手勢，象徵著戰勝自我和挑戰自我。這次Julie帶著兒子，親自来到上海与我一起揭幕，很感谢他们的到来。還要謝謝我的專業設計團隊，花盡心思精心擺放。歡迎大家將來親自到藝術館參觀.
I promised to share with you the origins of the sculpture (Battle for Harmony). When I was in America in 2001 I met artists Julie Rotblatt and Omri Amrany. They took a full ten years to complete the sculpture. It has my hand in the five fist positions: dragon, snake, tiger, crane, leopard, as well as gestures of peace, love, harmony. It is a symbol of victory over self and challenging yourself. Julie personally came to Shanghai, with her son, to unveil the scultpture with me. I am grateful to them for coming. I would also like to thank my professional design team, they racked their brains to place it in just the right position. I personally welcome everyone to visit the gallery in the future.
AND HERE ARE TWO PHOTOS OF THE STATUE FROM JULIE ROTBLATT-AMRANY:
THE STORY OF THE 'OLD LIGHTS':
筹备5年、建设3年、光是前期建设，我個人已經投入4千多萬，這就是我在上海的電影藝術館，将于今年年底就要正式對市民開放了。我特別選擇了11月8號这个特别的日子，舉行「老燈」的亮灯仪式和「Battle for Harmony」的揭幕 老燈」的來歷吧。「老燈」是我在1997年在美國拍摄《尖峰时刻3》時無意中發現的，聽說是以前上海法租界老洋房里的老灯，被人賣到美國，三三兩兩的被人買走，我便把余下的17盞燈全部買下，放在我香港的家，一放就十五年，我也不知道要用它們做些什麼，結果變成一堆廢鐵擺在那裡。 後來有了上海這個藝術館的項目，我就不斷尋找當時的工藝來維護和修復這批老燈。今天終於落戶在上海普陀區，當亮燈啓動那一霎那，真的非常開心，可以說是回歸上海，也可以說讓我放下其中一個心頭大事。下回再與大家分享雕塑「成龍鬥」（Battle for Harmony）的來歷。
A rough translation:>
Planning and preparation for the construction of the JC Film Gallery took 5 years, actual construction took 3 years. I personally invested over 40 million RMB into the project. The film gallery will open to the public later this year. I specifically chose November 8th to have the lighting ceremony for the 'Old Lights' and the unveiling ceremony for the "Battle for Harmony".
The Origin of the Old Lights
I stumbled across the 'Old Lights" while filming Rush Hour 3. They came from the houses in the Old French Concession in Shanghai but were sold to the US. I bought 17 of the lights and stored them in Hong Kong, but didn't know what to do with them, so they just became a pile of scrap metal. When I had the idea of constructing the film museum I searched for craftsmen who could repair and restore these old lamps. Finally today they are settled in Shanghai. When the light shines from the Old Light I am very happy because it can be said that they have returned to Shanghai. Finally I can let go of this important matter. Next time I will tell you about the origin of "Battle for Harmony".