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「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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Monday, May 10, 2010

黑幕重重

黑幕重重



本文本來將會不見天日,就埋葬在艙底。如今重見天日,要多得近日去了購買 Avatar 的 DVD。兼且美國政府查“高盛”,“美林”,香港政府死追“恆基”。商場中的黑幕重重,相信祇是樣板,旨在平息民憤,希望沒有需要攪到殺人滅口,搞出人命罷。


阿凡達 出了 DVD 影碟,一枝獨秀勁賣外,去週一併還購買了 Avatar、2012、Surrogates、和 Edge of DarknessTrailers & Clips),港譯:轟天黑幕。 當日首映時,在北美錄得,票房第二名的記錄,只輸了給 Avatar 阿凡達。米路吉遜 以前有四集 的“轟天炮”,吸引到一定的觀眾,況其這是“老吉”多年來豹隱後,復出擔正做主角的電影。


據聞這是重拍一個,BBC 的舊電視片集 Edge of Darkness,連導演都是拍電視片集個位仁兄。



圖片來源:維基百科





Starring:
Mel Gibson Thomas Craven 老差骨,Bojana Novakovic Emma Craven 老差骨女兒,Ray Winstone Darius Jedburgh 神秘人

Director: Martin Campbell


故事:
老差骨在雨夜,去車站接回家暫住的女兒,廿四歲的女兒在 MIT 畢業,剛進入大企業 Northmoor 做 intern 見習生。可是女兒顯然有病了,回到家中,就嘔吐噴血,老差骨正準備送女兒求醫,大門一打開,有人大嗌:Craven (他們的姓氏),就連開兩槍,把先出門口的女兒殺了。老差骨抱著滿身鮮血,垂死的女兒,老淚蹤橫,她有話想說,但一切都太遲了。


同僚的女兒被殺,大批警察來到家中,有來慰問的,有來收集證據的,有來吃喝的,把家中弄成開派對一般。而老差骨卻沉默,呆坐在一角,欲哭無淚。雖然全警方都認為,兇手本來是想殺老差骨的,女兒反而成為受害者,但老差骨卻不同意。


舊拍檔前來慰問,對老差骨安慰一番,并誓言傾全力,為老差骨女兒緝兇雪冤,老差骨請他帶走,已經完全完成工作的同僚,和各有關無關閑雜人等離去。在火化女兒前,老差骨為女兒,剪下一束頭髮留念,在從她的遺物中,找到手機,根據儲存的電話號碼,續一聯絡,希望查出誰是兇手。


就在老差骨在後園,把女兒的衣物火化時,有一個神秘人出現,他和老差骨交談,但就卻沒有進一步行動。老差骨分別聯絡到手機號碼的人,他們全都害怕,不敢透露更多資料。但不久都不幸被殺了,最後老差骨去到 女兒的雇主 Northmoor,見公司的負責人,但祇得到樣板式的接待,不得要領。


卒之有位年輕母親,也是環保份子,雙約了老差骨,在郊外湖邊見面,她交了老差骨女兒托交的兩隻光碟,轉交給了老差骨,就在下車離開時,年輕母親環保份子,連人帶車門,給後來的一輛汽車,撞到凌空飛起,墮下重傷垂危,被送入醫院搶救。


老差骨由醫院出來後,觀看完光碟內容,原來是女兒事前錄下的片段。 Northmoor 從事非法替外國恐怖份子,生產 Thallium 放射性元素。但 Northmoor 是該州的龍頭公司,從而得到州的參議員包庇 Northmoor,這顯然是重重黑幕,他們要隱瞞秘密,就下毒殺死老差骨女兒,但又怕在她死前透露“黑幕”,給老差骨知道,就先殺死了她在家門前。


返到家中,他的舊拍檔出賣了他,帶來 Northmoor 的人,把老差骨捉了返 Northmoor,幸好又給他逃跑了出來。老差骨去到女兒生前的居所,在雪櫃找到含有放射性元素的鮮奶,因為連警察部門,都有 Northmoor 內鬼,老差骨決定自己去硬幹。


老差骨就硬闖 Northmoor 負責人的家,先殺死他的兩個保鏢,而其中一個,正是在家門前叫出 Craven (他們的姓氏)的聲音,老差骨認出,並殺了兇手,為女兒報仇雪恨。再找到主謀者,把毒鮮奶灌主謀者飲下,再把主謀者用槍了結,而老差骨也同時受到毒鮮奶放射性污染,中了放射性毒,要送入醫院治療。


最後一幕神秘人出現,他和州參議員和幕僚開會,企圖掩飾 Northmoor 的黑幕,還把所有罪名,推給已死去的 Northmoor 負責人。神秘人突然拔槍,把參議院和幕僚都槍殺了。但他為甚麼這樣做呢?他的背景和為何他要這樣做呢? 自認我睇唔明,若有某位朋友知道,可否告知。



我見:
大企業的商家佬和政府中的政客,互雙勾結,有錢齊齊搵,為了保密,殺人滅口,一路:殺、殺、殺!遇佛殺佛,遇人殺人,一個不漏,一個不留。


前段推展較慢,但續漸把謎團續一拆解,官商勾結,視人民如草芥,連警察內部,最親的舊拍檔,也把老差骨出賣了。去到最後,男主角不能單靠法律維護,”公正、公義、公平“,他決定以暴易暴,自己私自把冤情了結,手刃仇人,報仇雪恨。


至于神秘人,顯然他本來也是 Northmoor 一方的人,而最後神秘人突然良心發現,也是祇得一樣選擇,在無法得到把事實公開,他也是利用暴力,把參議員和幕僚殺死嗎?不過,之後有個軍裝警察跑入來,一槍了結了神秘人,再沒有人知道秘密。


電影中間加插了不少,老差骨和女兒兩人,由小到大,由嫰到老,由少到老,兩人的回憶片段,但卻沒有母親的影子。女兒是否生長在單親家庭,把兩人的親密關係加強呢?唔知道。不過電影終結時,父女兩人步出醫院病房,相信老差骨也是死去吧,再沒有人知道秘密。


尾段祇是利用很快的幾場戲,呯、呯、呯,一連串的槍聲,就把事情了結,故事也完結了。頗有草草收場的感覺,而且倡導以暴易暴,人民在得不到法律的合理保護,就祇能靠自己!


美國要高調調查“高盛”,會不會引起連串關鍵人物的意外死亡呢?
等著瞧罷!



伸延閱覽:
Edge of Darkness 維基百科
Thallium 維基百科
Edge of Darkness 北美雅虎電影
轟天黑幕香港雅虎電影
Goldman Sachs facing investigation 谷歌新聞搜尋



我的舊文:
遲了點看的電影:阿凡達 Avatar
續談:Avatar 阿凡達
談:Twenty Twelve 2012
談:surrogates 偽身人



8 comments:

Haricot 微豆 said...

>> ... 老差骨 ... 外國恐怖份子 ... Thallium 放射性元素 ...

I have not seen this movie yet. It sounds interesting !!

>> ... 美國要高調調查“高盛”,會不會引起連串關鍵人物的意外死亡呢?
等著瞧罷

Haha!! Are you suggesting life imitates arts ???

exile said...

I believe that art imitates life.

In America, we have had many mysterious accidents, sudden illnesses and unexplainable suicide among politicians and high profile CEOs, Hollywood is simply telling stories that we already know. Next time, we should demand open casket, just to be sure that they are reallly dead :-), not drinking expensive wine in Switzerland.

the inner space said...

hari big brother, yes you may want to get it from Rogers TV, or go out to buy a DVD of the movie.

regarding, “ Are you suggesting life imitates art ???”

it was Oscar Wilde:"Life imitates art far more than art imitates life."

Intriguing! I have no answer.

the inner space said...

Exile, well thanks for your input,
Ummmm ..... YOU believe that art imitates LIFE, it is a general comment or limited to this movie?

exile said...

Just the movie!

I just rented Edge of Darkness, will watch it today.

I got a deal from Blockbuster. US$20 a month for unlimited DVD rental. I have watched tons of movies lately.

the inner space said...

Exile, ”US$20 a month for unlimited DVD rental.“ hahaha!the movie rental business big competition. I heard of an US DVD rental company NetFlix (mail in and mail back), same for Blockbuster? or you simply get it from the DVD shops?

I wish you will enjoy the movie, you may find that too many conversations and too less action.

exile said...

I don't like Netflix bec of the mail-in-mail-back requirement. I suppose it is great for people who live in the suburb/countryside. I live in the city and there is a Blockbuster two mins walk from my place, so it is really handy. Sometimes when I have nothing better to do, I can watch 3 movies a day!! What a deal. The clerks all know me very well now.

I enjoy Edge of Darkness. I like the plot mostly. Conspiracy stuff and corporate evil doers fascinate me. They could have spent less time on the father-daughter love bit. I actually enjoy movies with lots of dialogue, may be bec I am talkative myself. Directing could have been better. Average movie overall.

the inner space said...

Exile that was good that you enjoy the movie.

3 x 30 days = 90 or more, that may be a New Guinness World Record for a month period. YOU should check with Guinness about filing your new achievement.