2014.06.08【英译汉】Tricked by a Great Film (1/3)

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原文:http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/movies/2014/05/at-the-maryland-film-festival-tricked-by-a-great-movie.html


May 13, 2014
Tricked by a Great Film
Posted by Richard Brody
佳片的障眼法


I’ve just got back from the Maryland Film Festival, in Baltimore. Among the many excellent movies I saw there, “Evolution of a Criminal” (which will play in New York next month in BAMcinemaFest) stands out as a work that undermined some of my fundamental notions about filmmaking.
我刚刚从巴尔的摩的马里兰电影节归来。在电影节上看过的众多佳片之中,《罪犯进化录》(下月将在纽约BAM电影节上映)异军突起,突破了一些我对电影制作的基本概念。

This is my fourth year attending the festival; in previous years, all the screenings were held at one multi-screen theatre. This year, they were spread over a half-dozen other venues, which made for pleasant jaunts and a variety of sights but required a little planning. On a friend’s recommendation, I dashed to the theatre where “Evolution of a Criminal” was playing, and I grabbed a seat without looking at the program guide. Meanwhile, the filmmaker was delayed owing to traffic, and the screening started without his introduction.
马里兰电影节我去过已有4次, 往年的所有场次均在一个多屏幕影院放映。今年各部电影分散在六七个场馆,这让观影成为一场短途旅行,旅程愉快、景色丰富,当然需要先规划好。在一位朋友的推荐下,我就冲着《罪犯进化录》上映的影院去了,进去就找位子坐下,连节目指南也忘了看。同时导演因为交通原因延误到场,电影就在没有导演介绍的情况下开演了。

The film tells the story of Darius, a sixteen-year-old from a Texas town, whose close-knit family is experiencing financial difficulties. Those troubles are compounded by a break-in that strips the family of their valuables and their home-entertainment system. Darius, a straight-A student who works at a local big-box retailer, figures out how to steal some V.C.R.s from the store to replace the ones that were taken. He gets away with the scheme, but it has no effect on his family’s underlying trouble paying its basic bills, and so Darius decides to rob a neighborhood bank. He recruits two friends as accomplices, and together they carry out the crime. The rest of the movie, which I don’t want to spoil, traces the results of that crime.

影片讲了一个来自德州小镇的16岁少年德莱士的故事。他关系紧密的家庭正在经历经济危机,雪上加霜的是还有人入室抢劫,把家里值钱东西一扫而光顺便捎带了他们的家庭娱乐系统。德莱士,一个学校成绩全A的学生,在当地连锁零售店里当店员,他琢磨出一个办法:将店中的录像带偷换成家里被抢的那些。于是他实施了偷换计划,而家里都已经付不起账单了,多了这些录像带也无济于事。所以德莱士决定抢劫附近的一家银行。他找了两个朋友合伙参与这档抢劫。至于影片的其他关于犯罪结果部分,我可不想剧透。


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