Ikiru – Roger Ebert’s Movie Review

The stranger takes him out on the town, to gambling parlors, dance halls and the red light district[红灯区], and finally to a bar where the piano player calls for requests and the old man, still wearing his overcoat and hat, asks for “Life Is Short–Fall in Love, Dear Maiden.”
“Oh, yeah, one of those old ’20s songs,” the piano man says, but he plays it, and then the old man starts to sing. His voice is soft and he scarcely moves his lips, but the bar falls silent, the party girls and the drunken salary men drawn for a moment into a reverie[幻想;沉思] about the shortness of their own lives.
This moment comes near the center point of “Ikiru,” Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 film about a bureaucrat who works for 30 years at Tokyo City Hall and never accomplishes anything. Mr. Watanabe has become the chief of his section, and sits with a pile of papers on either side of his desk, in front of shelves filled with countless more documents. Down a long table on either side of him, his assistants shuffle these papers back and forth. Nothing is ever decided. His job is to deal with citizen complaints, but his real job is to take a small rubber stamp and press it against each one of the documents, to show that he has handled it.
The opening shot of the film is an X-ray of Watanabe’s chest. “He has gastric cancer, but doesn’t yet know it,” says a narrator. “He just drifts through life. In fact, he’s barely alive.Continue reading Ikiru – Roger Ebert’s Movie Review

意大利 – PART 1

寻找光影流年的意大利版PART_1选择的影片,我承认,的确太文艺了。。。但就像某位友人说的:“若不是文青,是不会像之前的大旅行热潮的学生们选择去法国和意大利开拓眼界和提升内涵的。。。”废话不多说!


A Room with a View 1985

这部影片的取景地主要在佛罗伦萨,我的dream destination的top 1好嘛!!!我更愿意唤她~翡冷翠!
在她们入住佛罗伦萨“看得见风景的房间”后,开始一次翡冷翠一日游,首先我们跟随Charlotte(玛吉·史密斯 Maggie Smith 饰)来到了圣母领报广场 Piazza della Santissima Annunziata。
注意下图中远处建筑(孤儿院 Ospedale degli Innocenti)的门廊

圣母领报广场 Piazza della Santissima

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法国 – PART 4

似乎寻找光影流年的法国版即将要接近尾声了,这几天一直在想自己看了哪些在法国取景的电影,有哪些比较喜欢的,想到的也都是黑白的老电影,取景地肯定变了不少,如果真去找也找不回光影中呈现的样态了,况且思绪不知怎的全都跑到了意大利那边,所以。。。近期法国版得拖一拖了。这次更新的虽然也是一部摄于二十世纪六十年代,正值新浪潮运动的高潮的法国黑白电影,但因为我对其的极度喜爱还是决定写一写(PS:其实片子里并没多少地标性建筑或场所)。


Bande à part 1964

avenue du Maréchal Joffre – 调皮的小偷Arthur和Franz在路边心血来潮表演起The Left-Handed Gun(左手持枪)里Billy the Kid(保罗·纽曼 Paul Newman 饰)里被射杀的场景

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法国 – PART 1

导读:因为暑假(蹭程子芸小朋友的高中)毕业旅行的小契机,终有机会踏上早已在无数光影中痴迷过其浪漫情调和特有的法兰西美貌的“神圣”之地——法国。在法国的行程仅有短短的几天,因为第一次去所以也必定会在卢浮宫、埃菲尔铁塔、凡尔赛宫等知名旅游景点上花费一部分的时间,以下标记的各种取景地很有可能无法一一驻足,虽然这些地方“小”,但相信经过严苛导演的筛选,他们心目中的彼处彼景想必是冥冥之中最巴黎的象征,偷得浮生半日闲地去寻找光影流年主要为了给自己留个念想,也满足一下一位满腔少女心的迷影人的小心愿~

  • Midnight in Paris  2011
  • Before Sunset  2004

Midnight in Paris

Can you picture how drop-dead gorgeous this city is in the rain. Imagine this town in the 20’s, Paris in the 20’s, in the rain.


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法国 – PART 3

今天不想弄毕设!!!(晚期拖延癌又犯了)所以!我!决定!继续更新!PART_2!这次的电影是 阿黛尔的生活 La vie d’Adèle 2013 (可我更喜欢“蓝色是最温暖的颜色”)
影片大部分在法国里尔(Lille,France)取景,最让我萌发冲动想去一探究竟的地方也就那么几个,虽然我挺喜欢这部片的(因为镜头大多数都直接拍脸ORZ…)


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