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终于,终于有时间有闲情出去看电影了,实在开心。本来实在很想在戏院拍冷清的景象,因为今天电影院内只有4-5位个体户在观看这部电影。什么电影?如果叫你猜,你会猜那一部?不是满城尽带黄金甲,不是夜宴,不是如果爱,那么还有那一部?对了,就是恶魔女上司——穿着Prada的魔鬼。因为是叙述时装界的故事,所以可以想象得到全片你一定会看到目不暇给的时尚打扮。再来需要什么?那就是丑小鸭变天鹅啦(不过女主角不算丑小鸭),这样就成了这样的片子的方程式咯。

The Devil Wears Prada

因为还没读过原著(大概日内会想办法弄到,当买到textbook后),所以我是带着零期待进入戏院的。不过开场之前,有幸看到dreamworks又要推出动画了,而且……跟pixar即将推出的题材不知道为什么有点共同点,都是说都市老鼠的故事。天啊,需要这样咩,而且Pixar似乎快要变成动画界的公敌的样子。除了上次Over the Hedge讽刺Steve Jobs后(我是这样觉得,不知道你同意否),在这次Dreamworks的动画,你会看到一条小丑鱼要去找爸爸(应该只是其中一幕罢了),有没有很熟悉,那不是Finding Nemo吗?实际情况是如何,你要去找trailer来看看才知道,我也忘了动画的名字叫什么。

这次不要写剧情了,因为我发觉到最近几次都是重述故事就算了,意义不大。就谈谈故事的观后感吧,感觉上内容和片名不很搭,虽然女上司(Meryl Streep饰演)有点刻薄,但是她也不失为一个很精明能干的女性。相信如果她是男的,这部电影就不会推出了。而且,我觉得,这部电影在为她刻薄的的性格再加上另一面脆弱(面对婚姻)的一面,让人对她也有一点点的怜悯,那么看起来,她也没有片名说得那么坏吧。而且,我相信她自己面对事业上的压力也不亚于她助理面对的压力,我想至少会在她们之上。她其实是一位很典型的上司,甚至可以这样说,某程度上,她是公正的。至少她知道谁才是应该为她工作的人。

至于女主角(Anne Hathaway饰演),我不知道她是不是幸运的一个人。如果说她幸运,她遇到了一个让她在短短不到一年的时间学会了很多东西,甚至挖掘了她未曾发觉的那一面才华(女上司不是说她有潜力成为第二个她吗?)。不幸运的是,她往往是被现实和理想推着走的人,不是说不好,其实说被推着走也有点勉强,其实如果她不是有如此强烈向上爬的欲望,她打可以早早放弃这份工作。所以说,其实她做的很多决定不能说是被迫的,所以算是不幸。另一个不幸,自然是在她的私生活被搞得一团糟,不过要成功就得付出代价啦。其实不是说她不值得同情,只是有这样的必要吗?就算片尾她放弃了这份工作,不过她至少还留下蜕变后的时尚品位、以及一身的功夫(不是耍拳脚……)。

至于其他的配角,不提也罢。事实上,因为节奏颇快,要我一个门外汉马上看清楚所有背后的办公室/时装界政治有点太为难了。不过总的来说,还算是大概了解发生什么事。至于说有什么不喜欢的地方,我想大概是Emily(Emily Blunt饰演)的妆,尤其是眼部真的不是普通的浓,不太适合她,不过这样的妆拍恐怖片则另当别论。


Slightly Stripped Down English Version

At last, I have the time to watch a movie. There were only 4-5 person in the cinema and it was horrible being the first who stepped into a dark cinema. I gotta switch on my handphone to provide some light in order to find my seat (however it was pretty useless as I found out that there were only 4-5 people in the cinema). The movie I watched was “The Devil Wears Prada”, I didn’t get to read the novel before entering the cinema hence I was watching with 0% expectation. Sometimes it is good to watch with no expectation because you will be getting better experience and more interested (I shouldn’t have read “The Da Vinci Code” before entering the cinema).

Let’s talk about the movie, somehow I dun find the story suits the title “The Devil Wears Prada” because Miranda Priestly (by Meryl Streep, which was the boss) wasn’t mean enough. I meant she was just a typical superior that demands better productivity. I find her quite fair in promoting people who are able to do their job right as well.

Andy (a.k.a. Andrea) Sachs (by Anne Hathaway, yes, she acted in the brokeback mountain just in case you wanna know) in the other hand, was both a fortunate and unfortunate person. She was fortunate for being able to discover her abilities that she didn’t even aware of, she was fortunate because she knows how to dress herself in a better way as well. She was unfortunate because she seems like one got forced by the reality and her own ambition. However, blaming the reality for pushing her is not that fair though because she can just give up at anytime, not that she had not given any chance to give up. Seriously speaking, if she is considered unfortunate, maybe we should look at the point where she had no life for herself in the movie. Maybe this is the sacrifices that she gotta make to achieve.

For other actors, there are nothing much that I can talk about because I didn’t have enough time digesting the politics in the movie. However, I should say fortunately I know what happened roughly. One thing that I would like to share mebbe is not very suitable with that makeup, she has the potential acting in a horror film if she really do make ups like that in the future.

Nigel(Stanley Tucci饰演)让我有点熟悉的感觉,原来他就是The Terminal的Dixon……
Nigel(by Stanley Tucci) was quite familiar to me, just found out that he acted as “Dixon” in “The Terminal”……

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are you sure ’bout that
im more comfortable writing in mandarin though
but writing in english wont cost me my arm/leg lo

author
Jeffrey04
date
2006-10-14
time
01:27:07

somehow i feel reading in english is more comfortable. hahaa.. keep it up

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妮子
date
2006-10-14
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01:00:12