【鬼扯蛋】斷背山專區_7_Discriminate against isn't the basic test for the strength of love.

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Last night 【Brokeback Mountain】emerged as the big Bafta (The British Academy Award) winner. If you guys are interested in it, here is the official list.

Finally, I went to the theater and watch the movie last weekend. For a faithful adapted screenplay, it's not that shock me at first until the final Act when Ennis' daughter came to see him, and told Ennis that she will get married soon. Larry McMurtry, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and Diana Ossana use a lot of fine details to present the change of Ennis' attitude: for instance, He said OK to attend the wedding, and this is the BEST part for me. Then.... Well, with watery eyes, BUT just a little bit. (That's NOT cry, Scooty.)



In my opinion, Ann Lee really captures the key point of discriminate against form the socials. I think what Annie Proulx wants to show is the difficulties and dangers living in the world, and the cowboy couple's love in Wyoming is just the perfect choice to express her attempt. Not only the arduous test form the Nature and conservative life, but also the prejudice to proof their love. Annie Proulx using a very brief, unexpected and unsentimental way writing this story, however, Ann Lee handles the topic with quiet tempo, vast environment and repressed emotion inversely. Both of them show the wonderful result!

Resently, in an interview with Larry McMurtry by 【CBS News Sunday Morning】, Mr. McMurtry told the audiences the life is not for sissies, and how hard the love is whether you find it or not.
〈'Brokeback' point? 'Life not for sissies'〉

It doesn't present any kind of agenda, any politics at all, one way or the other at all. It just says life is not for sissies.

You need strength; love is not easy. It's not easy if you find (it), it's not easy if you don't find it. It's not easy if you find it but it doesn't work out. It merely says the strong survive, but not everybody is strong.

CNN.com





I totally agree with him, but Mr. McMurtry forgot the premise: Everyone is not born equal, especially considering the discriminate against from the society. Though the 'Natural Selection' is the sober truth, it sounds a bit cold-blooded, and not fair for the folk.

There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can't fix it you've got to stand it.

Annie Proulx




This may be the last tattle about 【Brokeback Mountain】. Wish all of you will find THE ONE and lead his/her hand during the whole life.



嗯...囉哩八嗦了一堆,英文寫作練習完畢,大概也沒什麼人看的懂我的中式英文,會看我blog的也可能會因為英文而跳過,正好把想說的丟在後面。

其實這要算是我最後一次針對【斷背山】作收集和胡扯了(奧斯卡?可能會來個鼓勵帖吧...)。這篇胡扯其實真正想講的要算是原著小說我非常希望大家有機會的話可以看看英文原著,紀大偉先生在他blog裡的一篇文章〈〔斷背山〕原著小說〉 讓我感受很深刻(尤其是附上他用英文閱讀的經驗,推薦給大家)。小爺在兩年前得知李安要導這部片時,當時新聞用「同志牛仔愛情戲」來形容,讓我感到非常震驚,立刻去找原著小說來讀。老實說,第一次看原著小說時,我本來是企圖慢慢看,卻沒想到「痛苦地」分成兩晚KO。

第一晚看到兩人離婚後,Ennis受Alma邀請去吃感恩節大餐。那時完全無法忍受Ennis和Jack為了兩個人的幸福(更何況快樂還超級短暫)竟犧牲了另一個女人,大概我每翻一頁就唉一次:一邊抱怨兩個人到底在給我搞什麼鬼,一邊替Alma打抱不平。隔晚,時光飛逝地前進20年,我又不停地在躺在床上唉唉叫。為兩人蹉跎到最後只剩下記憶裡美好的歲月象徵大嘆,更為了Jack的死法咒罵作者「居然來這招!」,當Ennis回Jack老家收拾遺物的時後又小小紅著眼睛咒罵了一次作者太煽情反正兩晚先是罵主角們居然將微小的幸福建築在踐踏他人生命的基礎上,隔天再罵作者不得好死(或者快去死),幹嘛不給個Happy Ending之類的情緒性字眼

等李安的電影【斷背山】得了第一個獎項,小爺又回過頭去,再一次看這部我初次閱讀時「完全不認為它會得普立茲短篇獎」的作品(小爺認為結尾太過煽情,前端的情緒又鋪陳的不夠),這會兒才看出點味道來。讀第一遍我印象最深刻的是第一段,三兩筆就將時間與空間完全釋放開來,另外則是Annie Proulx文中對斷背山的風景描述,看她用字真的是美不勝收。而第二遍或許是瞭解劇情了,也或許是英文稍稍進步了一點(至少這次我真的知道某個東西是槍,而不是用猜的跳過),再看一次才真的發現Annie Proulx刻意用壓縮過的內容,配上俐落的節奏,在讀者豪無預警的情況下血淋淋地剖開(對,我承認第一次發生性關係的時後我看了三次,每看一次就發出「啊?就這樣?」、「怎麼會?」、「太快了吧!」之類的...),這樣的筆法非常嚴峻,像命運發生的時機總是那麼令人錯愕,而整個環境都像在考驗Ennis和Jack似的。不僅僅是大自然的挑戰、無趣的牧場生活,甚至是童年陰影以及對愛的執著,第二次看原著只能驚嘆「這女人!」之類的,然後再一次拼命詛咒她....( ̄ c ̄)y-~

上面提過了,我認為Annie Proulx其實是想寫生存的不易,尤其是環境的考驗(就像在寫風土誌,人情都是基於環境而來,不管是自然的考驗,或是人們跟環境互動後所產生的一些習俗),選這對同志牛仔情侶是因為最適合展開她想寫的議題,畢竟這招摸蛤兼洗褲,既有懷俄明州的自然考驗,更有封閉社會的反撲,也忘了是誰說過的,作家就是不能對自己筆下的角色們太好...╮(╯▽╰)╭

另外,這2年間看了HBO播出的【The Laramie Project】,同樣描述懷俄明州的年輕同志Matthew Shepard因恐同暴力而死亡的事件,看完讓小爺感觸非常深(感興趣的可看〈【放映室】The Laramie Project_恐懼的暴力的本質〉)。想想,當地的牛仔為了要得到一個休憩的地方,需要開上4個小時的車程。要你在累了一天後,6點下班洗個澡,從台北開上4個小時到墾丁,10點鐘時出現在酒吧裡,喝喝小酒,跟人摸個兩把打情罵俏,甚至打個砲,然後在11點左右開4個小時北上,三更半夜的3點鐘入睡,然後早上再爬起來上班,你要嗎?

前些日子有幾篇中文的電影隨筆引起很多人的討論與回應,感興趣的到這裡看吧〈【鬼扯蛋】斷背山專區_6_觀點、焦點,隨筆還是論述?〉。小爺唯一想說的是,的確,愛是在經歷考驗時才得以澄清、綻放,但並不需要因此特別地以無以名狀的恐懼、深不自覺的暴力(言語或行為)去考驗它


相關連結

〈Brokeback emerges as Bafta winner〉
英國頒獎實況,可愛的Jack完全沒料到自己會得獎啊~

塔克張的〈澳式斷背山〉

4 comments :

  1. 每次看見你論述一些事情,心中都不禁要想,真是理工的頭腦啊!真是條理分明!
    為什麼不直接講中文就好了啊?雖然寫的英文,但是還要用中文重點重述的話,乾脆就寫英文到底就好啦!
    英文真強啊!

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  2. 報告老師,這是因為小的英文不好,所以不可以通篇用英文鬼吼鬼叫(也就是你'論述'的意思),實際上你會發現英文是摘要,我真正想講的東西用中文還是會比較熟,但也就是廢話多的意思。

    至於你問我的問題喔,嗯...

    我覺得那是因為我用中式英文的關係,看起來很怪喔?(搔頭)

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  3. 哼 ~ 這篇很明顯的是炫耀文
    ㄘㄟ....

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  4. 怪倒是還好,只是想知道英文中是不是真的有這樣的用法。因為有些我們常使用的詞彙,是中文直譯英文的,所以想問一下,沒有吐嘈的意思。
    至於你說英文是摘要。其實英文寫作本來就是一下都要打到重點,很少有廢話的。所以本質上,就是一篇炫燿文....
    You're English is god damn good!

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