您的位置: 爱思网 > 视听英语 > 原声电影 > 《为奴十二年》缘何笑傲奥斯卡?

《为奴十二年》缘何笑傲奥斯卡?

来源:  日期:2014-03-10 21:23  阅读 1884 次  作者:   划词  进入论坛  投稿

爱思英语编者按:在刚刚落幕的奥斯卡颁奖礼上,《为奴十二年》成为众望所归的大赢家。这部讲述美国一段黑暗历史的电影到底有何魅力,可以横扫各大颁奖礼?且听分解。

25.jpg

After sweeping the award season for Best Picture titles, 12 Years a Slave’s win at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2 was certainly one of the most unsurprising moments of the night.
 在横扫各大电影颁奖礼、拿下多项最佳影片封号之后,影片《为奴十二年》毫无悬念成为3月2日晚第86届奥斯卡金像奖上的大赢家。

 But there must have been enough reasons why the film captivated the Oscar judges and millions of viewers around the world.
 而从许多方面来说,该片都足以令奥斯卡评委和全球观众心悦诚服。

 Based on the 1853 memoir of Solomon Northup, an educated (black) freeman from New York who endured a nightmare of involuntary servitude after being kidnapped, 12 Years a Slave is a beautiful film about one of the ugliest and most shameful chapters of American history.
 该片根据所罗门•诺瑟普1853年创作的自传体小说改编而成,故事中一位来自纽约、受过教育的自由黑人在被诱拐绑架之后,开始了噩梦般的奴隶生涯。这部制作精良的影片揭示出美国最黑暗、最可耻的一段历史。

 Different from movies such as Lincoln (2012), the biopic about the man who changed the face of slavery, and Django Unchained (2012), a revenge fantasy in which the oppressed slave prevails over his oppressors, 12 Years a Slave tells a story of suffering and survival, in an honest and believable manner and with cold, dark details we rarely see on screen.
 与讲述林肯改变奴隶命运的传记片《林肯》(2012年),以及讲述黑人奴隶战胜压迫者的复仇传奇《被解救的姜戈》不同,《为奴十二年》用一种诚恳可信的态度以及银幕上少见的阴暗冰冷的情节,讲述了一个受难与生存的故事。

 The closest comparison may be Schindler’s List (1993), with its complete immersion into a historical tragedy, bringing the unspeakable into discussion.
 与该片最为相似的当属1993年上映的《辛德勒的名单》,该片完全沉浸在历史悲剧之中,探讨了那种无法言表的苦痛。

 Director Steve McQueen’s images have a magic power that doesn’t allow audiences to feel comfortable for even a second. The actors, including Chiwetel Ejiofor as Northup, Lupita Nyong’o as Patsey, and Michael Fassbender as slave owner Edwin Epps, help construct the film’s emotional ladders.
 导演史蒂夫•麦奎因的镜头仿佛有种魔力,使观众无时无刻不感到压抑。包括切瓦特•埃加福特(饰演诺瑟普)、露皮塔•尼永奥(饰演佩茜)和迈克尔•法斯宾德(饰演奴隶主埃德温•耶普斯)在内的演员凭借高超演技将剧情一步步推向一个又一个情感高潮。

 At its most profound, 12 Years a Slave is a captivating study of physical isolation and humanity at its most vulnerable and implacable, as Ejiofor masterfully portrays Northup’s fight to retain his dignity and identity.
 从最深层次来看,《为奴十二年》的魅力在于它探讨了种族隔离与人性是如何不堪一击、不可调和。埃加福特精彩地演绎了为维护身份与尊严而奋起反抗的诺瑟普一角。

 By the time you get to the last scene of the film, when a stunned Northup comes home to his wife and now grown-up children after a dozen years of hard labor and captivity, he seems to have forgotten what freedom feels like. It’s probably the unhappiest happy ending I’ve ever seen, because for a moment you weep not just for this one man’s destiny but also for all those men and women who never knew freedom in the first place.
 影片最后一幕中,诺瑟普在经历了12年的奴役生活之后,最终与妻子和已成年的孩子们团圆,不知所措的他似乎已经忘了自由的感觉。这可能是我看过的最悲情的大团圆结局,因为这一刻你不仅为这个男人的命运而落泪,也为那些从不知道自由为何物的人们而悲戚。

 What happened to Northup in slavery is the story of millions. Because of this historical and humanist standpoint, McQueen’s film surpassed its fellow nominees in the Best Picture category.
 诺瑟普的故事只是万千人遭遇的一个缩影。由于以历史和人道主义为着眼点,这部由史蒂夫•麦奎因执导的影片最终打败其它提名影片,斩获最佳影片大奖。

 

转贴于:24EN.COM

考试推荐

CET

TEM

BEC

IELTS

精华推荐

听力

视频

OMG

美文