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PTU - Johnnie To and His World with No Heroes

Quite many people, after watching PTU, say that they have reservations with the "hero" image as portrayed in the film. In their attempt to help Sergeant Lo (played By Lam Suet) to recover his lost gun, the PTU, led by Simon Yam and Raymond Wong, not only abuse their authority and destroy evidence of misconduct, but also disregard the safety of brethrens "in the same uniform". Po Fung calls them "dangerous heroes", and Shek Kei, quite disapprovingly, says it is "not a laudable heroic cop film".



The 'Post-Post 97' Variation of the Johnnie To & Wai Kai Fai's World

-- From PTU to Running on Karma



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(杜琪峯和韋家輝)組合的電影時,也看出了因果。

 



《無間道II》道恆無間

流行作品總是續集多、前傳少,因為續集好做,前傳難為。大家都知道續集少有比正傳好的,不過還是可以舉出數部。但要數比正傳好的前傳,大家可以想上半天還是說不出一部來。正傳通常總有受落的角色,只要在正傳中未曾死光,總有剩餘價值可供拍續集。前傳的問題,是正集的主角光芒四射的性格及煉出其性格的處境往往是在正集才成型,要作前傳,主角便很難寫出正集的吸引力。所以大家應該不奇怪,《無間道II》這部前傳作品,主角並不是正傳中的劉健明和陳永仁,而是正傳中的兩個配角韓琛和黃Sir。就好像在坊間那本不知誰人所寫的《射雕英雄前傳》,主角不是郭靖而是華山五老。那是因為你很難讓主角在前傳中成型,反而那些配角可以有更大發展空間。




《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。



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.



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".

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