「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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Friday, March 22, 2013

北雁南飛

北雁南飛




2007-5-13 楓葉國的老表電郵來幾幅小小鵝的照片﹐很可愛,都是初生的小小鵝。


在中國我們叫大雁﹐在加拿大﹐他們叫 Canadian Goose~~Goose 是“鵝”﹐是會飛的鵝 ﹐ 會形成“人”字形的飛行隊伍。


四月初它們就從美國南部飛返加拿大﹐五月孵出小鵝﹐到八月就長成一身羽毛﹐跟爸媽一樣﹐再學飛和學覓食﹐到九月尾十月初﹐就隨大隊 ﹐南飛到加勒比海﹐美國南部過冬。第二年四月初就飛返加拿大﹐當鵝爸爸鵝媽媽﹐孵出又一代的小鵝﹐週而復始。



荷李活把這個過程拍成電影﹐加入一些故事性橋段﹐很是感人的電影﹐叫【Fly Away Home】﹐是在加拿大旅遊時看到的。


Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Written by:
Bill Lishman, Robert Rodat, and Vince McKewin

Starring:

Jeff Daniels as Father
Anna Paquin as Daughter




Wikipedia: Fly away home




The Story Fly Away Home
After the accidental death of her beloved mother, fourteen year-old Amy (Anna Paquin) is bundled off to live with her estranged father (Jeff Daniels) and his new girlfriend . While struggling to adjust to her new life, Anna stumbles upon a nest of orphaned goose eggs and, after nurturing them until they hatch -- becomes the Mother Goose.




The geese thrive under Amy's loving care until an officious wildlife officer informs her father that it is illegal to raise wild geese without clipping their wings, Amy and her father can not bear to ground the flock. Instead, they must teach the flock to fly using a hang-gliders and modest flying skills. The father and daughter decide to attempt to lead this flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air to find their new home for the winter.


故事:
小女孩「愛美」的母親交通意外死亡﹐「愛美」去到加拿大安大略省投靠已離異的生父。初到陌生的地方﹐愛美無聊中發現一些鵝蛋﹐相信鵝爸爸媽媽已被殺害了﹐遂把鵝蛋帶回家﹐把蛋孵化出小鵝﹐愛美亦成為”鵝媽媽“﹐整天帶著小鵝到處跑!




小小鵝日漸長大﹐生出羽毛要學飛了﹐而且要到美國南部過冬。 父親和朋友遂展開一項﹐前所未有的飛行旅程﹐把小小鵝們帶往美國彿吉尼亞州過冬。經過重重驚險波折﹐卒之大功告成。


第二年春天﹐長大了的小鵝們﹐都飛回來了﹐見 “鵝媽媽”。


多年後的今天,適逢收拾和清潔舊的音影架,看見了:Fly Away Home,又再重看了多一次!


電影不用打打殺殺,神秘懸疑故弄玄虛,high tech 高智,格硬揤你笑 or 扮老人癡呆擠你眼淚,平平淡淡都可以是很好看的!




6 comments:

Cat said...

呢套我都有睇過呀,不過係電視度睇,睇到我眼濕濕..........真係好感人架!

有沒睇過呢條片呀?一路睇一路擔心,好彩後尾個個都無事:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEBLt6Kd9EY&feature=share&list=FL1jh6V45Z0yqgqXjQXoVpuQ

The Inner Space said...

Catherine,大風吹倒鴨媽媽和小小鴨我以前看過了,至於 Fly away home 是我到楓葉國探親時,在 Cable 電視看過的,之後就去 local 的 video shop 買了 VCD,當年還未興 DVD 和 Blue Ray!

Ebenezer said...

在大陸,牠們好有可能會給捉了去野味店。

The Inner Space said...

以便兄:我曾經問過由內地去楓葉國的移民他們說真的有試過捉來吃但是無論點處理烹調都很難吃所以逃過劫難沒有被內地去的強國移民吃盡到頻臨絕種!

Haricot 微豆 said...

>> ..... 強國移民吃盡到頻臨絕種

Most ppl here believe in conserving wildlife. Hunting is allowed only during certain seasons and only with permits. Endangered species are protected by the Wildlife Act and other legislations.

Unfortunately, not all immigrants share the same values.

The Inner Space said...

微豆兄:歡迎由冬眠騷醒回歸! 好像澳洲的青邊鮑魚以前是容許有限量自用,不過強國移民一到就要改例,如今野生青邊鮑變成天價,人工養殖成為主要供貨源。Canadian geese 好運她們的肉難吃故此強國移民暫時未找到方法加工泡製可以逃過一劫!