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Kung Fu Panda

I had headcold these two days, had enough of study, hence decided to give myself a rest last night, and watched the Kung Fu Panda.

Interestingly, found this movie quite philosophical, or just me, trying to be philosophical in everything. No wonder Ed can’t stand me ! 😉

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‘Son, I think it is time that I should tell you something I should have told you long ago.’ Panda’s father continued, ‘There is no secret ingredient in our noodles.’

‘No secret ingredient? Not even some kind of sauce or something?’

‘No, no secret ingredient. You just have to believe it is special! ‘

With this new realisation, Panda went on to become the great dragon warrior, who loves to eat and still capable of defeating the evil Tai Lung.

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How often do we believe we are  special? Special in our own way, and accomplish something only we can accomplish, in our own way…

And how often do we believe other people are special too? Just like how the master Shifu and his other followers eventually come to trust Panda is very special, so, he can accomplish only what he can accomplish, in his own way….

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一年一度的多伦多电影节(TIFF),匆匆上映,匆匆下映。

今年,虽忙婚事,也忙TIFF自愿工作,我还是有办法硬抽出时间看了七部电影。

在这七部中,我的最爱是 : 善.恶.怪 (The Good, The Bad and The Weird) 。这是一部韩国西仔片,也是有史以来花费最贵的韩国电影。 以上是有英文字幕的电影预告片,可是我比较喜欢另一个没英文字幕的预告片(如下)。

这部戏真的是好看得不得了。刺激,好玩,又好笑。有很多次,我真想站起来大声欢呼尖叫。当然,我不可这么失礼,只有大力捉捉坐在旁边的Ed的手,以告诉他 ‘我很喜欢也!’ 我想,在戏院中很多观众与我同感,因我常听到有人忍不住’wow’, ‘wah’ , ‘ah ‘ 地轻呼。

戏后,导演金知云 (Kim Jee-woon) 上台让观众问问题。其中一个是,‘身为韩国导演,你为什选拍这种较冷门的西仔片呢?’ 他说:…‘because it is cool…’

他真的做到了! 这部电影真是太cool 了!

This year Toronto International Film Festival, comes and gone. Though I was very busy with TIFF volunteering work, as well as preparation for the wedding, I still managed to squeeze some times to watch seven films !

Out of these seven films, the one I loved the most, is the western movies made by a Korean director, Kim Jee-woon – The Good, The Bad and The Weird. It is also the biggest-budget Korean film ever made in the history so far. The above is its trailer with English subtitles. I also posted another trailer without subtitles (as below) which I like better.

This movie was just fantastic ! Awesome, funny, lots of adrenaline and weird ! I was so hyped up and nearly wanted to jump off the seat and shouted ‘I love this !’. Of course, I could not do this in the cinema. The only way to show my mad love to this film was to squeezed Ed’s hand tightly. Poor Ed ! 😉 I think there were many audiences felt the way because I could hear many ‘wow’, ‘wah’, ‘ahh’ in the cinema.

After the movie, there was a Q & A session with the director. Someone asked, ‘ as Korean director, what make you wanting to make a western genre movie? ‘ Kim Jee-woon answered coolly, ‘ …..because it is cool…’

And he did just that !

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当我看完Dark Knight后,我不停想着一个问题 – 英雄。在电影中, Harvey 说他其实是Batman, 因为他相信真的Batman会现身救这个城市。到时,市民就会知道Batman 是个好人,是个英雄。因为,Harvey 不要人们对心目中的英雄失去信任。到最后,Harvey 虽‘变坏’。Batman知道这个城市乃善良,至少那两艘船只没有为了自我的生存而炸掉另一艘船。所以,为了不破坏人们心中的英雄形象,Harvey 坏的一面不可让市民知道。

我们都需要一个英雄,我们心中都有一个英雄。在电影如是,在现实生活如是,在奥林匹克如是。

Carol Huynh with her proud Gold

Carol Huynh 和她闪闪发亮的加拿大第一面金牌。

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终于看了色.戒

看着戏时,感觉是,戏内戏外,(人生也是?),开拍了,戏就要演下去。所以,王佳芝一直演下去….就如戏中冷酷无情和有点假道义的吴先生说的:一去就没得回头了…..觉得,这部电影将这种复杂的感觉拍得很好。坐在戏院中看戏时,觉得王佳芝有选择的余地,只是她没让自己选择。是爱国?是为民处害?是情欲?是真爱?是走投无路?是要取邝裕民好感?是报复?难说。

我喜欢打麻将的几幕。李安拍出了张爱玲的神笔,那几个阔太太也演出了张爱玲笔下的人物。 如:那个演马太太的苏岩,那个有点敌意,有点怀疑王佳芝和易先生之间的关系的眼神,虽一闪而过,却拿捏准确。我最要赞的是陈冲!她的每个眼神,每个微笑, 每个举动都很入神。她洞悉一切, 她处事泰若。

赞了,我现在要在鸡蛋里挑一挑骨头。坦白说,我觉得有些戏份拍得有些夸张,甚至有点好笑,如:“中国不能亡”,和“我恨你 – 我相信”这两幕。我不知该哭或笑。有些戏拍得太‘白’了,少了神髓,少了震撼。 如:结局时,易先生手下向他报告那幕就不必了。

汤唯嘛,新人来说,已很不错了。只是,有些时候我还是觉得好像少了什么。梁朝伟的演技精沾内炼有目共赌,不用多说。只是有一幕有点牵强 – 他哭的时候。不知是他的错手,还是李安的。

张爱玲的原著,或看李安的电影,不可没留意到钻戒。故事开始时,钻戒在麻将台上闪闪发亮。故事结尾时,那粒鸽子蛋大的钻戒也在妖艳地闪闪发亮。前后呼应,绝!真的很讽刺。唉!女人真笨,见了那粒钻戒. 就决定放弃一切….

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昨晚去看了The Darjeeling Limited。

很不错,很喜欢。

很喜欢它那五颜六色的布景,喜欢它搞笑的场面, 喜欢它的音乐。最喜欢的是它拍摄手法 – 镜头左右地移动。有时,一幕一幕,或像照片一样,一张一张地带出故事。例如,你会看到一个一个火车厢,从左至右地,每个火车厢内有他们各自的故事。 蛮喜欢这种拍摄手法。

但我最最最喜欢的还是他们很酷的手提箱!

Went to watch The Darjeeling Limited last night. It was pretty cool and I quite like it.

I like the strong colours, its humor and its musics. But I like the cinematography the most. The most commonly used technique is panning. It is quite interesting to see the camera moving from left to right, for example, from left to right through the train where you see the train cabin one by one from left to right, each with its own story. Sometimes, like showing some still photos from left to right, one by one, then the story enfolds.

However, what I like the most, really, is the cool suitcase !!

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导演 Director
Craig Gillespie

电影来源 Film Origin
USA (2007)

剧本 Screenplay
Nancy Oliver

主要演员 Principal Cast
Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer,
Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner,
Patricia Clarkson

预告片 Trailer

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导演 Director
Cristian Mungiu

电影来源 Film Origin
Romania (2007)

剧本 Screenplay
Cristian Mungiu

主要演员 Principal Cast
Anamaria Marinca, Vlad Ivanov,
Laura Vasiliu, Alexandru Potocean

故事简介 Synopsis

在1987年的罗马尼亚, Otilia 正协助她的好友兼大学室友,Gabita 寻找堕胎的途径。堕胎在当时,即共产党仍当权的时代(1966至1989年), 是违法的。Mr Bebe 被找来进行此非法堕胎手术。可是,他要的酬劳不是金钱。在这进退两难的情况下,片中女主角必须作出一个决定。

During the last waning days of Communist rule in Romania in 1987, Otilia is trying to help her university dorm-mate and best friend, Gabita to get an abortion which is a illegal at that time (from 1966 until 1989). Mr Bebe is sought to perform the illicit termination in a seedy Romanian hotel. However, instead of monetary return, Bebe has something else in his mind. The two women are forced to make a decision in this rough and gritty situation.

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