2014.07.20【中译英】午夜巴黎影评

潘琪江苏1995 (kitty是只猫) 初涉译坛
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发表于:2014-07-20 21:17 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

这是导演艾伦写给巴黎的一封情书,它将老套的穿越桥段演绎得浪漫而不轻浮,引发了人们对于何为“美好时代”的良久思考。

This is a piece of love letter to Paris by Allen, who devises a novel time-travel plot, which is demonstrated in a quite romantic but not flighty way. This film has triggered audience’s further thoughts about what on earth is the Golden Age.

对巴黎充满好感的好莱坞编剧吉尔和未婚妻伊内兹到巴黎度假。午夜钟声响起,微醉的男主角吉尔被拉上了一辆老式的古董汽车,与二十世纪二十年代的巴黎不期而遇。他以作家身份进入了以斯坦因为核心的耀眼文艺圈,穿越到了他心目中的黄金年代。

The story takes place during the vacation, when the Hollywood scriptwriter Gill travels to the fascinating city Paris with his fiancée Inez. The moment clock struck midnight, tipsy Gill was pulled into a antique car, after which he begins his chance encounter with the Paris of the 1920s. To his amazement, this is a marvelous journey, during which he is set in a shiny circle with Stein at the core and travels back to the Golden Age, which is what he has been dreaming for.

影片以风景开场,埃菲尔铁塔、塞纳河、红磨坊、香榭丽舍大街、凯旋门、卢浮宫等一系列场景一一铺陈开来,营造出了众人想象中的巴黎。而当故事开讲,第一个人物场景也安排在了莫奈的睡莲池边。影片注重对巴黎的场景描写,油画一样的画面,质朴又不失情调,每一个镜头都风情万种

As the film opens, what comes into our sight is marvelous Eiffel Tower, Seine, Moulin Rouge, Champs Elysees, Triumphal Arch, Louvre and so on. The first scene of the story is set near Monet's water lilies pool. The film is characterized with its artistic portray of Paris scenery, which is plain but not dull at all, leaving a fascinating expression on its audience.

影片中的手法运用很直接,对于那些美国游客的嘲讽显而易见,他要么是关心利益且对人疑心重重的商人,或者是满口“cheap is cheap”的势利眼,要不就是忙于掉书袋的虚伪学者。他们没有对艺术的激情,也就不能感受到午夜巴黎透露出的文艺气息。他们的生活缺乏浪漫,也就没有了心中的那个“黄金年代”。

The explicit demonstration of this film gives us a clear knowledge about its core value. The screenwriter’s  criticisms on American visitors are rather sharp and direct, which attacks those venal and suspicious businessmen, donnish bookworms or snobbish ones in a quite straight way. Undoubtedly, those who lack passion in art will never sniff the unique flour of Paris in midnight, because the meager romance in their life is the contributing factor to their bloom Golden Age in their mind. 

艾伦的喜剧电影往往透露着悲剧情怀。就像在这部片子里体现的,庸俗的婚姻最终因为背叛而被打败,依靠魔幻现实主义才能摆脱生活的困境。从很早以来,艾伦的电影就是这样,没有大惊大喜,却有小幽小默。他用平实的方式讲述一个故事,用轻松幽默的对话推动情节的发展,最终引发人们对于生活的思考。

As Allen’s previous comedies, this film conveys a hint of tragic color as well. Vulgar marriage dooms to end in betrayal, while magic realism is the only way to get rid of dilemmas. This is just Allen’s customary style, no surprising endings, but it is those jokes which attract you most. He is a nice narrator who tells stories in a quite plain way, while humorous dialogues evoke people’s thoughts about their daily life. 

我觉得,电影的主题在怀旧。吉尔在追寻他心目中美好的20年代巴黎,20年代的人在追寻世纪之交的巴黎,而世纪之交的人们却在追寻更加遥远的文艺复兴。文艺界的人们似乎总是怀旧,而怀旧的又如何只是文艺界的人们?世人往往对现实不满,便寄望于怀念过去。抱定现实,或是追随“黄金年代”而去,男主与埃德瑞娜做出了不同的选择。现实的我们或许并没有选择的权利,但我们却可以选择面对生活的态度。回归理性或是沉迷过去,追求现实或是执着梦想,这是我们每个人应该去思考的问题。

In my view, the main theme of the film is reminiscence. Gill pursues the Paris in the 1920s, while people in the 1920s long for an experience at the turn of the century and those born at the turn of century are eager for Renaissance, a much more instant time. It is said that people in art circles have a tendency of reminiscence. However, the bare fact is that all people who bear grudge to reality can’t help missing the past. Finally, Gill and Ed reyna make their own decision between clinging to the present world or following the trace of Golden Ages. Actually, we can hardly change the times we are born to, but we can choose our attitudes toward life. Keeping rational in the pursuit of our dreams or still being immersed in the past, being dedicated to the real world or obsessed with your fantasy are what we should think over. 

巴黎的午夜像一道旋转门,能让有心人轻易到达历史舞台上任意一个时间和地址。每个人心里都有自己的“黄金年代”。总有那么一些时候,我们要试着在现实的生活里诗意地栖居。

Midnight in Paris is more like a spinning door, which offers a chance for us to choose any time and any place we want back to old times. There must be one Golden Age deep in every single person’s heart, while in the meanwhile, we’d better try to dwell in real times in a poetical way. 

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