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【奶昔 (Milkshake)】(劣譯)
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仿如夢中睱想
睫如羽扇
驚鴻一瞥 你花容月貌
淚落酒杯
望進深邃之瞳
深明你對我的意義
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膩如蛋糕和奶昔
我是陷入迷惑的天使
我是一場幻夢巡遊
要你知道我心中所想
莫再猜測
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你對我一無所知
我們不知何去何從
沒有歸宿
如被困河流的樹枝
隨波逐流
進退不得
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枝葉相持
本該如此
此刻你可知我心?
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Daydream delusion 
Limousine Eyelash 
Oh, baby with your pretty face 
Drop a tear in my wineglass 
Look at those big eyes 
See what you mean to me 
Sweet cakes and milkshakes
I am a delusion angel 
I am a fantasy parade 
I want you to know what I think 
Don’t want you to guess anymore 
You have no idea where I came from 
We have no idea where we’re going 
Lodged in life
Like two branches in a river
Flowing downstream
Caught in the current
I’ll carry you. You’ll carry me
That’s how it could be
Don’t you know me? 
Don’t you know me by now?
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Before Sunrise 愛在黎明破曉時 (1995)
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Napping Kid 逆向誘拐 (2018) - Hong Kong

Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)

Four years after director and writer Amos Why’s “Dot 2 Dot”, a lovely little film that I described as a love letter in a bottle to Hong Kong. If the first film is a love letter to the past, “Napping Kid” is certainly a smart and intriguing film about the current and future of Hong Kong. Wrapped around a detective story of hi-tech hacking and ransoming, is a film at its very core about Hong Kong, it social issues and its next generation struggles in a city where the entitled forgets the elevator for the upcoming. What Amos Why does extremely well is its execution and pacing of the story and plot line, never allowing the audience to be exactly in the know, keep us guessing as we twists and turns with the characters along the way. It’s refreshing to see a local Hong Kong film attempts something entirely fresh and approaching the dire subject matter and state of city with a way out and that’s a big deal for many.
Cecilia So continues her good run as the seemingly innocent young corporate worker disguised as the main culprit of it all. Ng Siu Hin makes a likeable turn as the rich IT whiz head representing the 80s and 90s generation mindset. With plenty of undertones in the gap that grows between generations. We have veterans David Siu play the lead police detective with a strong presence, meanwhile shares a chemistry with Candy Cheung who plays his ex-wife. Michael Wong for once manages to not overact as the CEO. We also get funny cameos the “Dot 2 Dot” cast from Moses Chan appears as service apartment manager, Kenneth Tsang as rich grandpa and Susan Shaw as Ng’s auntie is always a welcome presence.
All in all, “Napping Kid” is a step up from Amos Why’s previous film, it’s extremely ambitious and equally thought-provoking in its look on social issues, generational gaps, the big data era and existing society pressing concerns. All of these are cleverly wrapped up in a thriller-heist type of detective story within a hi-tech environment. What impresses me about this film is the manner Amos approaches the subject matter, by providing a way out for the next generation...

【我的學生時代就是欠缺了「死亡詩社」】
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《Dead Poets Society》圍繞一班十多歲的少年。他們就讀一間傳統、有名望的學府,父母一早為他們舖好路,每個不是做醫生就是要做律師。少年們也一直以考好成績為目標。然而,英文老師Mr. Keating(Robin Williams飾)的出現讓他們萌生了新的想法。有別一向的死板教學,Mr. Keating用互動的方式,教導少年用新的角度欣賞詩歌。撕下書中講解評價詩歌的標準的一頁、尋找心中「野性的呼喊」,鼓勵他們有自己的想法,不隨波逐流。受到老師啟發,少年們成立了「死亡詩社」,半夜到山洞裏讀詩,交換對愛情、生活及一些無聊瑣事的想法。他們開始發掘自己的聲音,放膽去做父母不允許的事情,追求夢想。
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《Dead Poets Society》的激昂是電影成功的原因。Mr. Keating對詩歌的詮譯,延伸至對生命的激情,讓憤世嫉俗的筆者,那半死的靈魂有點死灰復燃的跡象。筆者也是來自一間傳統中學,對那時候的記憶,除了讀書,還是讀書。學校不鼓勵學生有多元興趣,最好就不要搞那麼多,把時間留給課本和作業。條條框框,限死了多少學生的可能性?幾多青年們腦海中古怪獨特的念頭,被制度壓得粉碎?電影中的Todd (Ethan Hawk飾)最沒自信,即使朋友們都找到新的聲音,他仍然默不作聲,只因覺得自己說的話沒有價值。哈,好像有那麼的一丁點像曾經的我呢。若在學生時代能遇見一位Mr. Keating,現在的路會否有些少不同?
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最後一幕,終於忍不住淚目。因尾段悲劇的發生而被校方辭退的Mr. Keating,回教室取回個人物品。學生們都低下頭,默默聽新英文老師教導被撕掉的那一頁,不敢說什麼。這時Todd竟第一個站起來,向Mr. Keating表達敬意。一聲「Oh captain, my captain」,四隻字,蘊含無限的感激、歉意和尊敬。堅定的眼神,更是驕傲地告訴老師:你教導的信念,我領悟到了。
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We don't read and write poetry because it's cute.
We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.
And the human race is filled with passion.
And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life.
But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
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Dead Poets Society 暴雨驕陽 (1989)
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Our resident Chief Film Critic - Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia) is honoured to have played a role in organising and presenting Director Craig McCourry‘s “Christmas at the Royal Hotel” to the RCS members at the Hong Kong Club. Wonderful club dinner and fitting historical venue for the film and director Craig and actors Michael Szuc and Ines Laimins @ines.laimins for the insightful sharing.
For more details of the film refer to #ChristmasattheRoyalHotel @craig_mccourry_filmmaker

【兩頭不到岸的恐怖片】(劇透)
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近幾年出現的恐怖片不勝枚舉,但至今尚未有一套能與《Saw》前幾集看齊,做到劇情與感官刺激並重。J.J Abrams 擅於拿捏懸疑、科幻和動作元素,作品向來甚具話題性,因此筆者頗期待他監製的這套《Overlord》。
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宣傳是打著納粹實驗的旗號,然而電影更像是開啟了beginner 喪屍模式的Call of Duty。只玩喪屍,不是問題,玩得不夠大才是敗筆。片中出現的喪屍十隻手指已數完,殺傷力只得三星,也欠缺血肉橫飛的撕咬場面,看得完全不過癮。其實Chole的阿姨都可以來一個突然跑出來咬人的老梗,但她直到最後都只是被鎖在房裡,不知生死。
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二戰納粹的不人道實驗,有很多發揮空間。不論是歷史或傳聞,奧斯威辛集中營裡的「改良人種計劃」都令人毛骨悚然。像是把戰俘冷凍、把雙胞胎縫在一起等這些聽到名字都心寒的實驗,若能在電影中加以放大,那種不安感一定能嚇呆半個影院,偏偏製作團隊卻選擇老套的喪屍路線。戲中有稍為提及這些駭人實驗,卻沒多加著墨,受害者只出現十多秒,嚇一嚇觀眾便退場;現實中有Angel of Death之稱的集中營醫生也只是擔當過場,說了幾句沒被翻譯的德語就掛了。題材有那麼多好玩的元素,卻沒被充分運用,實為可惜。熱血男主的主角光環更是令人惱怒,整件事情其實都是他這正義使者一手造成,害隊友慘死,但兩次深入敵軍陣地的他卻絲毫無損(?)
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戲中最喜歡的是Ford被鐵鈎吊著那一幕,看得筆者心口痛之餘,亦想起了《Saw iii》的經典Angel Trap。那種不忍直視的殘忍場景,才是觀眾進場看三級恐怖片的理由啊!雖說《Overlord》是一套商業片,不能有太多要求,但比它拍得好的商業恐怖片比比皆是,實在不能因此就給它打同情分。
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沒什麼事的話,筆者還是回去玩Call of Duty了,至少Boss還比《Overlord》的強⋯⋯
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Overlord 大君主之役 (2018)
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【靈魂早已死掉的人 又該如何拯救?】(劇透)
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未入場前,我對這套電影一直抱有懷疑。Bradley Cooper 和 Lady Gaga⋯⋯又是套商業味濃的歌舞片吧?素人變天后的熟悉套路,跟Christina Aguilera 的《Burlesque》歌女會有分別嗎? 本著一個個問號,我坐到影院的E9座位。
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首先必需給Gaga的演技一個好評。說真的,我原本已做好心理準備會看到如《American Horror Story: Hotel 》中女吸血公爵般的浮誇演技。Gaga嘛,好像怎也擺脫不了那股與眾不同、華麗的味道。然而,電影前半的Ally,平凡得很。對鼻子沒什麼自信,一雙膠紙製的眉毛,一頭凌亂的啡髮,從容自然的動作和對話,平凡得令人驚喜。我相信了,這女孩,是Ally而不是Gaga。
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朋友說電影收尾太急促,Jackson由康復到自殺的過程太突兀。其實不然。 他在療養院中說道,自己從十多歲開始已經有尋死之心。在掛上風扇的一刻,他的心就死了。往後這幾十年,不過是在自欺欺人罷了。「Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die…」這首是Jackson唱給自己的歌。讓過去過去吧,是時候放下了吧⋯⋯歌詞其實早已揭示了他心底裡的憂愁。只不過,「It takes a lot to change a man」心中的傷痛大概只有酒和藥物才能稍稍延緩。
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Ally的出現無疑是Jackson的一點安慰,給了他一個停泊的港口。可惜的是,即使是她,也沒法把他從絕望救起。當靈魂早已死掉,有誰又能拯救呢?她向深淵的他伸出手,他只抬頭向她苦苦一笑。因為他知道自己終究只會成為拖累。她是隻鳥,鳥就該在空中自由飛翔,怎能被我這塊石頭縛住呢?Jackson說夾在記事本內的歌詞,是想Ally在變回原本的她之時發現的。「變回原本的她」,除了是指那個純粹愛音樂的Ally,我想,還指那個沒被Jackson阻礙的Ally吧。
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When the sun goes down. And the band won't play. I’ll always remember us this way. 記住我倆的片刻就可以了
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(P.S. Bradley Cooper完全可以把歌手當副業。他那煙熏吵啞的嗓音,柔韌有餘的唱著Blues rock/country music,筆者表示已被迷倒⋯⋯)
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A Star Is Born 星夢情深 (2018)
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