Saturday, February 7, 2009

Changeling : Mother's Hope + Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

Changeling

前晚在 GSC, Mid Valley 观赏了期待已久的《Changeling》,除了觉得全片的艺术指导 James J. Murakami + Gary Fettis 居功至伟;也觉得竞逐本届奥斯卡影后但被视为【陪跑撑星光】的 Angelina Jolie 实为【错估】,或许这母权角色Christine Collins不是【年度五佳】,但至少可列席【年度佳演之一】。

影片重建了二三十年代的洛杉矶风貌,从大篇幅着墨的贪官横蛮腐败实录,再扯入杀童狂魔昧着良知而愤世嫉俗的挑衅恶行,让我联想到早前看到撼出热泪的韩片《追击者 / The Chaser》,都是在控诉衰败的滥权高官厚禄!而细致如 Angelina Jolie 踩着滑轮当领班的接线部门【历史奇景】,乃至巧妙引入当年1935It Happened One Night》膺奥斯卡最佳影片的花边桥段,预示一段情缘的萌芽,都在疑云笼罩的紧张氛围里,让观众陪着焦虑的当儿,也达到赏心悦目的收效,这正是同时包办影片精彩配乐的导演 Clint Eastwood ,其慑人的叙事功力。

Angelina Jolie 在片中的整体演出当然未达【戏精】的精湛水平,但其中有4场显然经过老手【调教】的温火得宜演出,堪称全片的精髓所在。首场是寻子不果而报警一幕,先是压抑焦躁以礼相求,而后盖下电话呈窒息状的泪涌;接着是专制警察长前往其工作地点报喜讯一幕,从眼神涣散的眺望,到战战兢兢面对或喜或忧的讯息,再到获悉儿子未亡,而卸下沉重束缚的心舒气急飙泪,演来牵动人心而精准有致;第三幕则发生在被强行囚进精神疗养院后,被心理医师逼急而无力辩驳,那神经紧张的脱序演出,堪称其撒手锏,惟在循序渐进的好剧本助力下,更显张力;而终场一幕隔镜聆听保命男孩的实况重述,从以子为傲到重燃希望,则让母爱光辉显得格外明亮。

Christine Collins :
I used to tell Walter,
"Never start a fight... but always finish it."
I didn't start this fight... but by God, I'm going to finish it.

Christine Collins :
Three boys tried to escape that night,
and if one boy got away then maybe one or both of the other two escaped too.
Maybe he's out there somewhere,
afraid to tell the truth, afraid of what will happen to him or to me.
But one thing I know is that boy gave me something I didn't have before.
Detective Lester Ybarra :
What's that?

Christine Collins :
Hope.


以下是22分钟【电影幕后制作花絮】视频,包含了编导、主配演出、服装、艺术呈现等工作者,环环相扣的精细详述。