「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

My version:Legends of the Fall 燃燒歲月

My Version:Legends of the Fall 燃燒歲月

每人都有年少輕狂的時代 。。。。。。。

Film based on the 1979 novella of the same title by
Jim Harrison.

Directed by Edward Zwick

Anthony Hopkins Colonel Ludlow
Aidan Quinn Alfred Ludlow
Brad Pitt Tristan Ludlow
Henry Thomas Samuel Ludlow
Julia Ormond Susannah Fincannon Ludlow

Colonel Ludlow, sick of the betrayals the United States government has perpetrated on the Native Americans, retires with his most trusted friend, a Native American serving in the cavalry, named One Stab. He moves his family to a remote part of Montana where he builds a large home and begins ranching.

His wife, born and raised in the city, does not adapt well to the harsh winters of the cold country and leaves for the east coast. She does not return for many years but she and the Colonel remain married and close friends and communicate through letters. He raises his sons with the help of One Stab who teaches them all the language of his American Indian people. It is One Stab's voice that narrates the film, all in retrospect, and as an old man.

Colonel Ludlow has three sons, all as different as night from day. The oldest son, Alfred, is mature even at a young age, always responsible, and cautious. The youngest son, Samuel, is naive but educated, and constantly being watched over by his brothers. Tristan, the middle son, is wild, handsome, unapologetic, spirited, confident, and one who has studied the ancient American Indian traditions.

After introducing the characters the film opens with a scene in which Tristan, at a young age, leaves home to hunt a wild bear. He and a large bear confront one another, the bear attacks him, and in the fight that follows Tristan is injured. He cuts a claw off of the bear's paw and the bear flees. It is evident from the start that despite Tristan's wild nature he is his father's favorite. Tristan is the strongest of the sons.

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騎兵上校厭倦了戰爭,他帶著全家來到西部蒙達拿州荒原,在一處偏僻的 山區開墾牧場。上校的妻子因為無法忍受艱苦的環境而拋夫棄子回到了東部,上校獨自一人肩負起了養育三個兒子的重擔。

在艱苦的環境中三兄弟漸漸長大,他們手足情深但性格卻大不相同。 大哥為人忠厚,辦事認真;三弟是位理想主義者,深受父親的寵愛;而二佬則是一位狂放不羈的人,他自由奔放,常與印第安人家僕交往,從他們那里學到了不少東西。父子四人在一個純男性的世界裡過著淡泊的生活。故事就是由印第安人家僕﹐以回憶來串成一起。


美國的平原州份 極目一遍荒野 但在很遠很遠處 有一列戴了雪帽子的山嶺



之後上校不幸中風,流浪多年的二佬此時又回到了家中。在這些年中,他吃了許多苦,回來後他娶妻生子,想過平靜的生活,一切似乎就要這樣平靜的結束了,然而在一次進城返回途中,二佬的妻子不幸被人誤殺, 這再一次燃起他心中躁動的烈火。蘇珊娜一直對三弟深感內疚,如今二佬的妻子死了﹐使他十分痛苦,蘇珊娜忍受不住這樣的折磨﹐以自殺結束了自己的生命。

而二佬此時已將所有的一切置之度外,他終于在父親和大哥的幫助下報了仇。之後二佬又重新過起艱苦的生活,他活的時間很長,他親手送走了自己的父親,又親眼看著自己的孩子結婚生子,他是在 60年代的一場與熊的激戰中,被熊爪奪去生命的,照印第安人家僕所言﹐他死得很英勇。

這部史詩式的電影﹐利用家族中三兄弟和父親之間恩怨情仇﹐穿插在大時代的轉變中。製片和投資者有著很大野心﹐但並不賣座。奧斯卡中只勝出Best Cinematography 一項。看完後不覺得是一部,可以感人肺腑的電影,導演眼高但是手低,不能挽回。

圖片來源: US.123rf.com

這部片子我不是在戲院內看的﹐是在明珠臺 N年前睇過。不覺得特別好看﹐但蒙達拿州 Montana 的荒原﹐吸引了我﹐令我響往﹐有機會架駛著車﹐在那一望無際的平原上追日﹐遠方的高山的殘雪﹐像是戴著白帽子﹐山好像永遠都在前面﹐最後追不到﹐停下來看日落!

Legends of the Fall 燃燒歲月 主題音樂﹐弦樂的部份﹐令人有份遼闊無際﹐但又是盪氣回腸的感覺。

年輕時也曾在北美洲的平原上作自駕遊 。。。。。。。。。。。。。 those were the days!!!

韶華去 四季暗中追隨


aulina said...

這套,流放時在米字國看的!很很很很很喜歡Aidan Quinn!!!

據說,Julia Ormond是票房毒藥。

Anonymous said...


真正有性格!!! "很很很很很喜歡 Aidan Quinn!!!"

I give you my BOW 請受我鞠躬。


邊個演員﹐邊個角色演得好些﹐較真實﹐實在見仁見智。娜姐喜歡 AQ 可 guess 一二!

"流放時在米字國看的!' ... 娜姐是留英得海歸派!

收買佬 said...

題外話, 好怕刺激LDD, 所以係你呢度講....

我叫做睇完拜仁對AC....覺得拜仁衰輕敵. 同埋佢同羅馬&
皇馬一樣, 發現自己落後了竟然有點天旋地轉, 唔知點好
咁, 散晒. 當然, 皇馬同拜仁話晒豪門, 復原較快, 但羅馬就


Anonymous said...


Thank you very much !!!


但身為隊長和隊中的老大哥﹐可以在場中幫到穩定作用﹐ 好顯然個別的未能做得到。

收買佬 said...

熱刺都香埋, LDD的愛隊全部無晒...

又, 整定恩沙基食硬大猩猩