「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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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Les Misérables

Les Misérables



記得 2009年度的 奧斯卡金像獎頒獎典禮,有《狼人 Wolverine》的
Hugh Jackman 擔任主持,又得到《公主駕到 Princess's Diaries》的 Anne Hathaway 客串。兩人在 Oscar Opening Show 開場秀中,又跳又唱,令當晚生色不少,是近幾屆 Oscar 精彩之作。


之後我和網友討論,有那一套經典的 Musical 可供他們兩人主演呢?有網友希望可以重拍 《My Fair Lady 窈窕淑女》,怎知到去年六月中我看到了新的 Les Misérables 的 Trailer 預告片!





Starring:
Hugh Jackman,Russell Crowe,Anne Hathaway,Amanda Seyfried,Eddie Redmayne,and Helena Bonham Carter.

Directed by:
Tom Hooper






【維基百科】Les Misérables is an upcoming British epic musical drama film produced by Working Title Films and distributed by Universal Pictures based on the musical of the same name, which is in turn based on an 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo.

The film tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former prisoner who becomes mayor of a town in France. Valjean agrees to take care of Cosette, the illegitimate daughter of Fantine, and must avoid being captured again by Javert, a police inspector.

Les Misérables is scheduled to be released on 14 December 2012.

Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, a Frenchman released from Toulon prison after 19 years of imprisonment for stealing bread and failed attempts for escaping from the prison.

Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert, a police inspector who releases Valjean on parole, then later dedicates his life to imprisoning him again.

Anne Hathaway as Fantine, a struggling factory worker and mother of her illegitimate child, Cosette. She is eventually forced to turn to prostitution.

Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, the illegitimate daughter of Fantine who has grown into a beautiful teenager under Valjean's care and falls in love with Marius.

Isabelle Allen plays the younger version of Cosette.

Eddie Redmayne as Marius Pontmercy, a student revolutionary who is friends with the Thenardiers' daughter, Éponine, but falls in love with Cosette. To prepare for the role, Redmayne took singing lessons.

Samantha Barks as Éponine, the destitute daughter of the Thénardiers who is friends with and secretly pines for Marius.

Sacha Baron Cohen as Thénardier, a common thief who is also an innkeeper. He is also the father of Éponine.

Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier, the unscrupulous innkeeper's wife who, along with her husband, houses and abuses Cosette until Valjean "buys" her from them after Fantine's death.



Les Misérables 有一曲 I Dreamed a Dream,長久到受到樂迷喜愛,幾年前 蘇珊大嬸 Susan Boyle 在 Britain‘s got Talent 2009 再唱過一次,又再被大批樂迷注意。





Les Misérables 《孤星淚》,在北美洲剛過去的聖誕節全球首映推出,香港亦將同步上映,我充滿期待等著看!





Les Misérables 《孤星淚》如期在 2012年聖誕節放映賀誕,嗜悲 一向不與人爭,無謂去逼餐死,遲遲未有入場,直到 1月 19日趁機才入場。


電影在 1月 13日的金球獎 2013中囊括了:BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL,BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL,BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE 三個大獎。


沒有預期的震勘,鬼佬大戲當然製作嚴謹,用大時代襯托出一段愛情故事,不過時間所限著墨不多,絕不能做到感人!


反而描寫法蘭西斯的人民起義,年輕人為了反抗不公義,拯救人民於水深火熱之間,群起輪政不果,最後發動武裝起義,可惜只有理想覺缺乏策略,未能組織起民眾團結一致,很快就被瓦解死傷枕藉。




個人覺得要講的故事太長太多,縱使電影超過 153分鐘,還是不夠深入的,只能剪出現時的版本。





看完後我覺得翻譯成《孤星淚》不能盡說故事,用《悲慘世界》才是電影故事的寫照。


西方的富足民主社會,並不是一躅即至,法蘭西斯法國現今經已是第五共和,希望中國不要多走歪路!


補充:
【維基百科】近代法蘭西斯法國三百多年不斷轉折。
波旁王朝 (1589-1792)
法國大革命 (1789)
第一共和 (1792-1804)
國民會議 (1792-1795)
督政府 (1795-1799)
執政府 (1799-1804)
第一帝國 (1804-1814)
波旁復辟 (1814-1830)
七月革命 (1830)
七月王朝 (1830-1848)
二月革命 (1848)
第二共和 (1848-1852)
第二帝國 (1852-1870)
第三共和 (1870-1940)
維希法國 + 自由法國 (1940-1944)
臨時政府 (1944-1946)
第四共和 (1946-1958)
第五共和 (1958-至今)






伸延閱覽:
Les Misérables (2012 film) 維基百科
Les Misérables 雅虎北美網頁
法蘭西第五共和國 維基百科



4 comments:

largeheadboy said...

Amanda Seyfried 早幾年拍過 mamma mia!,我幾鐘意佢架,唱歌又有一手~

Anonymous said...

SBB:

我遲點会去看這套片,Hugh Jackman,Russell Crowe,Anne Hathaway,都是我喜欢欣賞的明星。

Haricot

the inner space said...

largehead兄:In Mamma-mia movie 梅姨姨 outshine all other stars 無人能及,Amanda Seyfried learnt a good lesson 上了寶貴的一課 indeed!

the inner space said...

Dear HBB,would like to read your movie critics after you have had a chance to audience "Les Misérables"