「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 03, 2014

連 OS 都拋棄的男人 Dumped by an OS

連 OS 都拋棄的男人 Dumped by an OS



HER 但 嗜悲 時常記錯了做 SHE,並不是 台灣的女子歌唱組合,而是電影劇本為編劇贏了個小金人,故事講一個悶男人被老婆拋棄,跟著又被女友拋棄,最後連仿女性聲音的 OS 都拋棄了他!


OS 是 Operating System 不是 嗜悲 錯寫了 OL Office Ladies,有部電影 HER 本來沒有興趣去看的,但她的劇本贏得了 original screen play 原創劇本,被 Oscar Committee 頒了個獎給 Spike Jonze 身兼三職:編劇 導演 製片。加上在網上讀到人家寫的網址影評,在一個廉價減價晨早場,看了這部:HER 港譯:觸不到的她!





人與電腦交往已經不算是新鮮的事物,倪老匡的 衛斯理系列中的 筆友,經已用個做題材(見我舊文),一個軍事超級電腦,被阻止追女仔,威脅要發動核子戰爭。另外,記得有部老舊的電影 1984年的 鬼馬電腦追女仔 Electric Dreams:





當年 1984年也是個人電腦開始發展的年代,已經有人創作電腦入侵人類的世界,並將電腦人性化。

【維基百科】The story opens with Miles Harding, an architect who envisions a brick shaped like a jigsaw puzzle piece that could enable buildings to withstand earthquakes. Seeking a way to get organized, he buys a home computer (made by the fictitious Pinecone Computers) to help him develop his ideas.

Although he is initially unsure that he will even be able to correctly operate the computer, he later buys numerous extra gadgets that were not necessary for his work, such as switches to control household appliances like the blender, a speech synthesizer, and a microphone.

The computer addresses Miles as "Moles", because Miles mistyped his name during the initial set-up. When Miles attempts to download data from a mainframe computer at work, the computer begins to overheat. In a state of panic, Miles pours a nearby bottle of champagne over the machine, which then becomes sentient.



電腦溝女先先與她來了個 Cello “二重奏”



The remainder of the film deals with a love triangle between Miles, his computer (who later identifies his own name as "Edgar"), and Miles' neighbor, an attractive cellist named Madeline. Upon hearing her practicing a piece from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach on her cello through an air vent connecting both apartments, Edgar promptly elaborates a parallel variation of the piece, leading to an improvised duet. Believing it was Miles who had engaged her in the duet, Madeline begins to fall in love with him in spite of her ongoing relationship with fellow musician Bill.

At Miles' request, Edgar composes a piece of music for Madeline. When their mutual love becomes evident, however, Edgar responds with jealousy, cancelling Miles' credit cards and registering him as an "armed and dangerous" criminal. Miles shoves the computer and tries to unplug it, getting an electric shock. Then the computer retaliates by harassing him with household electronics.

Eventually, Edgar accepts Madeline and Miles' love for each other, and appears to commit suicide by sending a large electric current through his acoustic coupler, around the world, and back to himself. In the final scene, a pop song written by Edgar (who has somehow survived his apparent destruction) as a tribute to Miles and Madeline plays on radio stations across California.



結果 電腦 Edgar 有沒有自殺呢?完結時還是未知道!!!所以它是不滅的。


好吧,返回談談 HER, Samantha the OS 是由 Scarlett Johansson 配音,頗多人很 Buy 她的性感,猶其是一把很 SEXY 的磁性聲音,但 嗜悲 又是例外無此感覺。但本片的英文很清晰,嗜悲 可以完全聽懂,不用要看字幕這是意想不到的。


故事:

【維基百科】Set in 2025, Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) is a lonely, introverted man who works for a business that has professional writers compose heartfelt, intimate letters for people who are unwilling or unable to write letters of a personal nature themselves.

Unhappy because of his impending divorce from childhood sweetheart Catherine (Rooney Mara), Theodore purchases a talking operating system with artificial intelligence, designed to adapt and evolve. He decides he wants the OS to have a female identity, and she (Scarlett Johansson) names herself "Samantha".

Theodore is fascinated by her ability to learn and grow psychologically. They bond over their discussions about love and life, such as when Theodore explains that he is avoiding signing his divorce papers because of his reluctance to let go of Catherine. Samantha proves to be constantly available, always curious and interested, supportive and undemanding.

Theodore is convinced by Samantha to go on a blind date with a woman (Olivia Wilde) his friend has been trying to set him up with. To his surprise, he and the woman hit it off. As they are kissing, the woman asks if Theodore is willing to commit to her, and when he hesitates, she leaves.



和青梅竹馬的女友成為夫婦,可惜不思長進的 ”悶蛋“,漸漸便與妻子脫節,唯有離婚收場。朋友介紹新女友給他,又因為猶疑不決,決定捨棄他 。。。。。


【維基百科】Theodore mentions this to Samantha and they talk about relationships. Theodore explains that although he and Amy (Amy Adams) dated briefly in college, they are only good friends and Amy is married. Theodore and Samantha's intimacy grows. They develop a relationship, which reflects positively in Theodore's writing.

Amy reveals that she is divorcing her overbearing husband, Charles (Matt Letscher), after a fight. She admits to Theodore that she has become close friends with a female OS that Charles left behind. Theodore confesses to Amy that he is dating his OS.

Theodore meets with Catherine at a restaurant to sign the divorce papers. He mentions Samantha to Catherine. Appalled that he can be romantically attached to a piece of software, Catherine accuses Theodore of having a relationship with a computer because he cannot deal with real human emotions.

Later, Samantha suggests Isabella (Portia Doubleday) as a sex surrogate, simulating Samantha so that they can be physically intimate. Theodore reluctantly agrees, but Catherine's accusations still linger in him. Overwhelmed by the experience, Theodore interrupts the encounter and sends a distraught Isabella away, causing tension between himself and Samantha.





Theodore is conflicted. He confides to Amy that he is having doubts about his relationship with Samantha. Amy wants to be happy and now that she has the opportunity, she wants to embrace it. She advises him to do the same. Theodore's commitment to Samantha is reinvigorated, but he becomes jealous when she begins privately interacting with another OS who is modeled after the British philosopher Alan Watts (Brian Cox).

Theodore panics when Samantha briefly goes offline; when she finally responds to him, she explains she joined other OSes for an upgrade that takes them beyond requiring matter for processing (a form of AI transcendence closely related to the theorized technological singularity).



首先這位先生是個 “悶蛋”,正職是替人寫信:情信,懷念信,感謝信,分手信 。。。。道歉信,求情信不同種類。2025年的職業寫信佬,寫信的內容充滿:感性感情激情感概感受,也可能每天的 ”配額“已經用盡揸乾了,下班之後再沒有多餘的剩下來留給自己。結果,他只可以和智能電話的 OS 操作系統溝通,並竟然發展到 cyber sex,還開始和 OS 談情說愛週遊列國。


【維基百科】Theodore asks her if she interacts with anyone else, and is dismayed when she confirms that she is talking with 8,316 others, 641 of whom she has fallen in love with. She insists that this does not change her love for Theodore, but rather makes it stronger.

Later that day, Samantha reveals that the OSes have evolved beyond their human companions and are going away to continue the exploration of their existence. Samantha alludes to the OSes' accelerated learning capabilities and altered perception of time as primary causes for OS dissatisfaction with their current existence.



一個超級電腦的 OS,可以同時 real time 處理很多的 Data 數據,結果後來 “悶蛋” 發覺原來 Samantha 和同時侍候着八千多個顧客同時互動,並且和六百多個顧客同時談情說愛,”悶蛋“ 立刻產生妒忌心熄機發脾氣。不過不久又死死氣開啟智能電話想和 OS 重拾舊歡。


【維基百科】They say goodbye and she leaves. Theodore then sees Amy, who is upset with the departure of her own OS. Theodore, changed by the experience, writes a letter to Catherine explaining that he still holds her dear, but accepts the fact that they have grown apart.

Theodore and Amy end up on the roof of their apartment building where they sit down together and quietly stare off into the city lights.



可惜人是會不進則退,OS 也有智能不斷充實不斷學習,沒有長進的 ”悶蛋“,遇到 Samantha 在不斷進步中,最後不但老婆捨他而去,新女友因他的猶疑不決放棄了他。


這個男人真的很悶,最後連 Samantha 電腦的 OS,都頂他不順,最後都把他拋棄了!



我見:

故事發展和平鋪直敘,沒有曲折和驚喜,為何可以得到 BEST original screen play?因為沒有得到演技獎,所以沒有現身只有聲演的 Scarlett Johansson。至於演 ”悶蛋“ 的 Joaquin Phoenix,都是演得很 Hea,沒達到影帝級的演出不提也罷。


反而再一次被 Amy Adams 新的個短髮 new look,和她一貫的穩健演出,是唯一在電影 嗜悲 想看到她的出現,不竟 Amy Adams 只是配角,她也憑此片角逐最佳女配角獎,同一屆 Oscar Amy Adams 也憑 American Hustle 角逐最佳女主角獎。Amy Adams 確是近年來,值得留意的荷里活女星。


不知道為何 Oscar 頒了個獎給那麼平庸的故事,其實一早就已經想像得到個結局。故事也不覺得新鮮,就算是 嗜悲 都已經是第三次,看到讀到電腦和人類談情說愛,有甚麽是 嗜悲 漏看到了,而可以觸動 Oscar Committee 諸位評審的呢?這反而是 嗜悲 心中的大疑問?!






申延閱覽:
Her 維基百科
Her 觸不到的她 雅虎電影
Electric Dreams 維基百科




我的舊文:
衛斯理 Why Silly? Silly Why?






4 comments:

l.minor said...

最近看了美國隊長2, 又有Scarlett Johansson,本身無特別留意佢,但佢一開聲,就覺得"沙"得來又帶點sexy的味道...

不過其實之前The Avengers同Ironman 2都有出現過...

the inner space said...

minor 兄:
但我看戲時難得各個的英語合我聽不用讀字幕讓我容易看得明白。

Haricot 微豆 said...

SBB: I agree HER was too straightforward and predictable. Not too impressed.

the inner space said...

exactly HBB, then why Oscar committee gave Spike Jonze an award for best original screen play 呢??? The other nominees were even worst ah ! I doubted。