Friday, October 24, 2008

【Into the Wild】探索原始生命之旅

Into the Wild

在这【谎世】间,有这样一位【奇人】。

他是一名大学毕业的资优生,除了能文能武,家境也富裕,前程自然一片光明。但自幼饱受家暴阴影,而至长大后【抗拒世俗束缚】的他,终究还是一手擢破了这泡沫般的完美景象,逃离父母【虚筑的温室】,迎向朴实无华的大自然。他环抱着强烈的征服意念,试图挑战人类对【物质奢求】的极限,冒然独闯阿拉斯加Alaska

走入荒野前,他甚至把身分证、信用卡全剪毁,并捐了一笔几乎耗尽其毕生积蓄的 $24,000 给慈善机构,更在征途中烧钱、弃车,自唤【超级流浪汉】"Alexander Supertramp" ,住进美其名【魔幻巴士】"Magic Bus" 的废铁里,展开长达逾两年的探索【原始生命】之旅……

Into the Wild_Emile Hirsch

执意与世隔绝的他,把悔不当初的父母反锁在心门外,也让挚爱的胞妹深陷思念的寂寥空间里;而他沿途所遇见的贵人或有缘人,虽或多或少勾勒出互补慰藉的【人性好风景】,但都左右不了他出走的决心……

他的名字叫 Christopher McCandless ,于1992818日逝世后两星期被发现;而当时年仅24岁的他虽然震惊社会,并引起两极批判,却也留下了撼动人心的文字纪实,其中包括了临近生命尽头前一刻,仿佛豁然开朗的遗爱字条 ——【I have a Happy Life and Thank the LORD. Goodbye and May GOD Bless All ! 】

他说,要用【正确的名字】称呼每样事情To call each thing by it's right name...,所以在遗言下端,他写上:Christopher Johnson McCandless ,一个父母给予的全名。

似是幸福顿悟,也让遗憾吞噬。

遗憾,除因他迫使亲人心伤一辈子,也因他根本没想过寻死。【阿拉斯加之行】本是一趟超脱抗俗的宣战,却因他误食野生植物,体内积聚过量的生物硷,造成营养不良虚弱而亡,并因而饱受专家狠批过于鲁莽行事。

有人称之为【自杀式旅程】,而他的思想行为,则可说是时下【愤世嫉俗】年轻人的投影;无论是偏激者或为人父母者,都该引以为鉴。

Into the Wild_Sean Penn_Emile Hirsch

这一部由Sean Penn执导,并改编自Jon Krakauer同名著作】的影片,可说一路倍受影评人推崇,却在年初的奥斯卡颁奖典礼80th Academy Awards仅获最佳男配角及最佳剪辑两项提名,【算是】大热倒灶。

根据记载Jon Krakauer在年少时,曾因攀越某座险恶的山境而一度有过滨死经验,并基于某种情感及模糊般自觉能理解Christopher McCandless的想法,而私自访问了死者的亲属,及死者旅行中接触过或交谈过的人,甚至追踪死者旅程的路线和细节,从中抽丝剥茧,企图还原部分真相,让一个【看似可笑的荒唐行为,变成令人可敬的冒险体验】;而书中也探讨了【旷野对美国人的吸引力、高危险活动对年轻人的诱惑、父子之间的沉重关系】等省思课题。

值得一提的是,在片中独挑大梁的Emile Hirsch ,无论是残杀麋鹿的争议性戏码,或攀山涉海并减磅演出,都演来层次分明,感染力十足。而这位年仅23岁的未来之星,虽无法凭借劣评如潮的《Speed Racer》跻身【票房明星】行列,但紧接着两部【同志影片】的演出,或将推高他的话题率,并开拓演绎实力的无限能量。

即将登场的是Sean Penn化身同志政客Harvey Milk的【冲强旅】之一《Milk》,而Emile Hirsch所扮演的是Harvey Milk的支持者,也是同性恋权力的活跃份子Cleve Jones ,可见两人的【戏缘】还真不浅呢

至于在李安所执导的《Taking Woodstock》里,Emile Hirsch则出演一名退伍越战军人,而justjared.com也于日前刊登了一张他在演出场景的裸身图片,算是【Early Look】咯

另外,在片中大胆求爱的16岁少女Tracy Tatro ,正是秋季档猛片《Twilight》的女主角Kristen Stewart

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Into the Wild》有不少直捣心房【精句】,其中包括我之前一【爽博】引用的【Happiness only real when shared】,也有多幕动人心弦的副线演出。虽然稍嫌【过度美化】了一个【反面教材】,但电影的剧情张力,及纪录片形态的拿捏精准度,确实颇到位也到味

以下是其中3段烙印在我脑海的影片精华,有发人深思的口白,也有火花四溅的对话,更有饰演年迈皮革匠Ron Franz、并获奥斯卡【最佳男配角】提名的老牌影星Hal Holbrook ,与男主角互相引导的深度诠释,诚恳而自然。


Ron Franz : I'm going to miss you when you go.
Christopher McCandless : I will miss you too, but you are wrong if you think that the joy of life comes principally from the joy of human relationships. God's place is all around us, it is in everything and in anything we can experience. People just need to change the way they look at things.
Ron Franz : Yeah. I am going to take stock of that. You know I am. I want to tell you something. From bits and pieces of what you have told me about your family, your mother and your dad... And I know you have problems with the church too... But there is some kind of bigger thing that we can all appreciate and it sounds to me you don't mind calling it God. But when you forgive, you love. And when you love, God's light shines through you.
Christopher McCandless : Holy shit!

Into the Wild_Catherine Keener_Brian H. Dierker_Emile Hirsch

Catherine Keener在片中交出了两段极具感染力的演出,她与Brian H. Dierker饰演一对情感陷困的嬉皮男女,可说是男主角【流浪章节】里的【再生家人】;而后者也在一次抛开惧水阴影,迎向冷海巨浪的宣泄后,助女方冲破了内心的障碍。

Christopher McCandless : The sea's only gifts are harsh blows, and occasionally the chance to feel strong. Now I don't know much about the sea, but I do know that that's the way it is here. And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong. To measure yourself at least once. To find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions. Facing the blind death stone alone, with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head.


Into the Wild_Vince Vaughn

【笑匠】Vince Vaughn饰演麦田主人Wayne Westerberg ,角色塑造一惯漫不经心,但与男主角在酒吧的一席激烈对话,可说是收放适度,寓意深远。

Wayne Westerberg : Outdoorsman. What's your fascination with all that stuff ?
Christopher McCandless : I'm going to Alaska.
Wayne Westerberg : Alaska, Alaska ? Or city Alaska? Because they do have markets in Alaska. The city of Alaska. Not in Alaska. In the city of Alaska, they have markets.
Christopher McCandless : No, man. Alaska, Alaska. I'm gonna be all the way out there, all the way fucking out there. Just on my own. You know, no fucking watch, no map, no axe, no nothing. No nothing. Just be out there. Just be out there in it. You know, big mountains, rivers, sky, game. Just be out there in it, you know ? In the wild.
Wayne Westerberg : In the wild.
Christopher McCandless : Just wild !
Wayne Westerberg : Yeah. What are you doing when we're there? Now you're in the wild, what are we doing ?
Christopher McCandless : You're just living, man. You're just there, in that moment, in that special place and time. Maybe when I get back, I can write a book about my travels.
Wayne Westerberg : Yeah. Why not ?
Christopher McCandless : You know, about getting out of this sick society. Society !
Wayne Westerberg : Society ! Society !
Christopher McCandless : Society, man ! You know, society ! Cause, you know what I don't understand ? I don't understand why people, why every fucking person is so bad to each other so fucking often. It doesn't make sense to me. Judgment. Control. All that, the whole spectrum. Well, it just...
Wayne Westerberg : What "people" we talking about ?
Christopher McCandless : You know, parents, hypocrites, politicians, pricks.
Wayne Westerberg : This is a mistake. It's a mistake to get too deep into all that kind of stuff. Alex, you're a hell of a young guy, a hell of a young guy. But I promise you this. You're a young guy ! Can't be juggling blood and fire all the time !

Christopher McCandless

这是麋鹿猎人发现Christopher McCandless腐烂的尸体后,在他相机里看到的【自拍遗照】。


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