電影評論



由《PTU》到《大隻佬》──杜韋世界的「後後九七」變奏

《大隻佬》的和尚,在樹下望著死去鳥兒的屍體,看到因果;觀眾在觀賞杜韋(杜琪峰和韋家輝)組合的電影時,也看出了因果。

 



《無間道II》四問

導演:劉偉強、麥兆輝
編劇:莊文強、麥兆輝
演員:黃秋生、曾志偉、吳鎮宇、劉嘉玲、陳冠希、余文樂、胡軍


問一:劉健明(劉德華/陳冠希)是「好人」?

看《無間道II》,大抵有很多話題值得細談。首先是劉健明的角色,由第一集開始,電影的幕後製作人一直強調劉健明處於正邪之間的掙扎,其實我對此說法一向甚抱疑竇,但始終想看看他們在第二集中作何安排才下判斷。現在我的結論是:如果這不是幕後人的虛招,以圖引誘觀眾對劉健明一角增加正面肯定的觀感,來刺激入場意欲,則必定是一「意圖謬誤」的最佳明證。在【無間道前傳.劇本.編劇論述】(星島出版,03年7月初版)中,我們清晰可見幕後人強調劉健明想做「好人」的企圖,然而在第二集中,觀眾更明確地看到他的奸險其實一直有根有本。由殺倪坤(張同祖飾)到不放過心愛的女人 Mary(劉嘉玲飾),他的陰毒首尾一貫,甚至可說是幕後人的敗筆之一 - 把他寫得太過平面化,令角色失卻起伏的魅力。



Feature of October: Chinese Film Panorama 2003

On The Other Side Of The Bridge
Director: Hu Mei



中國電影展2003

《芬妮的微笑》
導演:胡玫

 



Face of a Foster Father-Inspector Wong from Infernal Affairs, Colour of the Truth

In 1998, Andrew Lau teamed up with Manfred Wong to make The Stormriders, the story of "Rise with Wind and Cloud; fall with Wind and Cloud". To realize his ambition, Lord Conquer (Sonny Chiba) kills the fathers of Wind and Cloud and becomes their mentor so that he can use their supernatural powers to conquer the world. When Wind and Cloud finally defeat Lord Conquer, Wind stops Cloud from killing their mentor because he is the one who raised them and simply let him remain in his own delusionary "hell on earth".



養父的面貌──《無間道》與《黑白森林》中的黃Sir

1998年,搭配文雋的劉偉強,拍了一個「成也風雲,敗也風雲」的故事。雄霸欲一統江湖,殺害了風、雲之親生父親,以師父身份養育兩孩子長大,幫他成就霸業。雄霸最後敗於風、雲之手,變得神智不清,不斷看到自己殺害的人鬼魂浮現,喃喃唸著「我雄霸是天下第一」。聶風以「是他養大我們」,「凡事太盡,緣份定必早盡」阻止了步驚雲殺死雄霸,讓他留在無間地獄。

2002/3年,搭配麥兆輝及莊文強的劉偉強,再次觸及一個「成也在仁,敗也在仁」的故事。黃志誠欲平定尖沙咀,教唆他人殺死陳永仁的父親,再以上司的身份讓陳永仁復職,去幫自己完成使命。黃志誠事敗後,只希望能早日還清他欠陳永仁的債。陳永仁凡事沒有太盡,令緣份沒有早盡。活在無間地獄多年的黃志誠,終於在北角天台還了給陳永仁。



Infernal Affairs II Turns its Limitations into its Advantages

Infernal Affairs is a success of commercial calculations. Infernal Affairs II surpasses it in terms of narrative techniques, character portrayal, thematic development, and even ambition and vision, and remains an organic whole.



Infernal Affairs II is Proud to be a Local Genre Film

Infernal Affairs is a genre film. It belongs to the undercover genre that local cinema never gets tired of, and with an international standard package. It makes Hong Kong people proud, because it is just as good as any Hollywood productions.

Infernal Affairs II is also a genre film. It is a consolidation of the twenty years of local gangster genre, and a satire of the current situation through the format and even scenes "borrowed" from The Godfather. It makes western fans of Hong Kong cinema proud because it dares to challenge The Godfather.



《心寒》 — 自製【殉情記】

導演:鍾少雄
編劇:鍾盛遠



The Post 97 Impotency in Men Suddenly in Black

It is said that a "neo impotent hero" phenomenon exists in the cinema between post 97 and post 7.1, evidenced by films such as La Brassiere, Wu Yen, The Lion Roars, The Twins Effect, Love For All Seasons, Love Undercover II: Love Mission, and Good Times, Bed Times. In that case Men Suddenly in Black is more than qualified to make the list of "impotent" films.

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