2014.07.31【英译中】【GBZ】为何大众热衷于讨伐反派角色03

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Bates Motel (A&E Television Networks)
《惊魂序曲》(A&E有线电视出品)

Serial killers
连环杀手们的故事

 

But if villains are in vogue on the big screen, the small screen is where they’re really at home.

如果说大荧幕上的反派们正逐渐走俏,小屏幕上的反派剧却早已爆红多年。

 

NBC’s Hannibal revolves around everyone’s favourite cannibal.

NBC的《汉尼拔》围绕着人人都爱的食人魔展开。

 

A&E’s Bates Motel recounts the boyhood of the knife-happy Norman Bates from Psycho.

A&E的《惊魂序曲》讲述了《惊魂记》中的变态狂魔诺尔曼·贝茨的少年时光。

 

On NBC again, The Black List stars James Spader as a master criminal who’s assisting the FBI.

NBC的另一部剧《黑名单》启用詹姆斯·斯派德饰演一位正在协助FBI的犯罪大师。


And such new American series as Power, Gang Related and Crossbones all spotlight characters we wouldn’t like to meet in a dark alley.

诸如此类的美剧,如《权欲》、《黑白道》、《海盗王国》等,都将目光聚焦于我们不愿在黑暗的小巷中遇到的那种角色。


To paraphrase the Rolling Stones, television expects us to have sympathy for the devil, several times a week.

不难看出,电视台希望我们每周几次,分点同情心给这些恶魔们。

 

“The new emphasis on villains is a response to long-form storytelling,” says Dr Keith M Johnston, a media studies lecturer at the University Of East Anglia.

“反派关注度的升温,是对讲长篇故事而产生的一个应对措施,”东安格利亚大学的传媒研究学讲师基思·M·约翰斯顿博士如此说道。


“Over the past decade, there’s been a shift away from story-of-the-week television, in which every episode stands on its own, towards longform television, in which one story can last a whole series or more.

“过去十年里,‘每周一故事’的电视剧模式逐步转变成长篇故事模式,即从每周一个独立的章节改变至一个故事线索持续一整季甚至若干季。


And that means you have to create psychologically rich characters. You can’t just have the villain twirling his moustache and announcing that he wants to blow up the world. There has to be more to it.

这意味着需要将角色塑造出丰富细腻的心理活动来。不能光让反派们捻着胡子叫嚣要炸掉全世界。要做的绝不仅仅是这些。


So there’s been a move within television drama to ‘psychologise’ the villain in more complicated terms.

所以,电视剧的一大改革便是赋予反派角色更复杂的“心理分析”。


The next step after that is to see if the villains can support the narrative on their own.

更进一步的变革则是确定反派们能否独自支撑起一条故事主线。


It’s a way of taking a genre and giving it a twist, and the new cable channels have allowed creators to push the limits in a way that they couldn’t have done on the old networks.”

反转某种类型的剧情是一种新的尝试,新有线电视频道给予了制作人更大的空间去挑战这些在以前的广播电视网没法去做的事情。”

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