Monday, March 24, 2008

Gone Baby Gone の 没有结局的真相

血淋淋的4月 “谋杀号”(又一同事阵亡……)杂志总算完工。

周六,昏睡5小时;睡醒,食欲大振,伙室友吃南瓜粥生锅去;心情持续亢奋,直落午夜场见去,结果被初执导筒的 Taratep Tiwsomboon 和卖力 “起肖”(in Hokkien...)的男女主角,活生生搞到精神分裂 @@!!!!! 何谓华而不实的 “靠吓” ,《Deadly Ghost》有着最佳诠释;无论如何,它还是有一警世而点题的 quote : 死亡并不可怕,可怕的是被迫活在可怕的世界里……

周日—— “儿童日” ,连看3部颇有意思的 “儿童片” ,分别是必然让院内幻化成 “儿童游乐场” 的动画片《Dr. Seuss' HORTON Hears a Who !》(memorable quote : a person is a person, no matter how small);《Charlie and the Chocolate Factory》、《Finding Neverland》童星 Freddie Highmore 的新作《The Spiderwick Chronicles》(tagline : Their world is closer than you think ......),以及此博欲分享推荐、以儿童失踪案例切入、教人无限沉重的《Gone Baby Gone》。

Gone Baby Gone》改编自美国作家 Dennis Lehane 的同名畅销小说《Gone , Baby , Gone》,而小说名称中的 “逗号” 被去掉,大抵是 “缩小范围” ,把综合称呼 “Baby ” 的失踪人口案例探讨,聚焦于失踪儿童的残局。

值得一提的是,Dennis Lehane的另一著作《Mystic River》也曾被改编成电影 ,并横扫该年奥斯卡男演员奖项;至于《Gone Baby Gone》,则连唯一提名、也最具胜算的女配角奖(Amy Ryan)拱手让人(Tilda Swinton),只能说输势不输质,一幅遗珠相。

你说《Gone Baby Gone》的 “势” 不够强吗?似是不尽然。导演是谁?J.Lo的前男人——绝处反扑的编而优则导(演?Errrrrr ......)“才子”Ben Affleck ;男主角是谁?才子胞弟、在《The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford》抢尽 Brad Pitt 光芒,并与兄创造 “2007 Affleck's Year ” 的 Casey Affleck ;女主角是谁?在《Mission : Impossible III》演出 Tom Cruise 未婚妻的 Michelle Monaghan ;抢眼绿叶有谁?Morgan Freeman + Ed Harris 。对我而言,这些名字加起来,或许未达稳扎的叫座能量,但至少已具足够的品质保证。

电影里,冷漠的波士顿(Boston)街区,就像这弱肉强食的现实世界,乃至好坏的标杆早已失衡。所谓 “不可能是坏人的好人” ,到头来却 “原来不是好人” ;所谓 “一看就知道不是好人的坏人” ,也有被所谓 “好人” 陷害或利用的一天;所谓的 “这样做都是为谁谁谁好” ,说穿了却都只是 “为自己好” ;所谓的 “因为爱他所以不惜一切支持他” ,却原来包容不下情人那 “未如己愿” 的 “伸张正义” ;所谓 “做对的事” ,却不一定 “待对了人” 。

就我看来,《Gone Baby Gone》虽有一个教人震惊的 “真相” ,但它并没有 “结局” ,因为写实而言,人性的悲剧并没有结束的一天。隔岸观火也罢,幸灾乐祸也罢,我们都不希望悲剧临身,唯有依案观案的警惕自己,声声叹息声声庆幸。

何其讽刺?何谓正义?哪里有好人,那里就有坏人。我们都是罪人,所以才会不断行好弥补;我喊说 “撒旦退去吧……” 下一刻,却依然缱绻世俗间。

P.S :
Gone Baby Gone の OPENING QUOTE



Patrick Kenzie: I always believed it was the things you don't choose that makes you who you are. Your city, your neighborhood, your family. People here take pride in these things, like it was something they'd accomplished. The bodies around their souls, the cities wrapped around those. I lived on this block my whole life; most of these people have. When your job is to find people who are missing, it helps to know where they started. I find the people who started in the cracks and then fell through. This city can be hard. When I was young, I asked my priest how you could get to heaven and still protect yourself from all the evil in the world. He told me what God said to His children. " You are sheep among wolves. Be wise as serpents, yet innocent as doves. "
(延伸阅读:Memorable quotes for GONE BABY GONE

电影列18PL级,“灭音” 场面多不胜数,其中不少 “血腥枪战” 和 “黑白口水战” 皆教人触目惊心。