电影艺术学赏析-A Highly Specific Overview Essay

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A Highly Specific Overview Essay

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每个人都对电影艺术有着自己的理解,不仅仅是一个不普通的名字,但是也代表了摄影界的精神。所有的信息都在我们的研究中呈现出来,这两个事实引起了我们的注意。      

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, to everyone who has ever cast a glance at the art of movie, not only means a not-surprising name, but represents the spirit of a cinematography—horror and suspense. However, among all information from my research, two facts have caught my special attention.

一部电影中,如果没有能够创造利润,他是对电影导演的一个致命的打击。因为人们都喜欢看科幻电影,并且电影要和生活有紧密的联系。

One is that among all Hitchcock’s movies, only one The Trouble with Harry (1955) failed to generate profits. It is still a striking record of hit rate in modern filmdom given how many films he had directed. Since people who went to the cinema during 1950’s to1970’s were not able to enjoy various fiction movies as modern people are, there must have been a strong connection between Hitchcock’s movies and their life, which dragged them to the cinema. Also, Hitchcock had got some complaint from actors and actresses about barely conducting their acting. Only Cary Grant, an Oscar winner, also known as one of Hitchcock’s favorite actors, felt just like a fish in water about Hitchcock’s “inaction”. When asked about the question, Hitchcock replied that no one knew better about acting as Cary Grant than himself, from which we can tell that Hitchcock himself didn’t regard his films as entirely imaginary fictions, but as scenes in which people have great chances to play himself. Therefore , the deeper I dig up about him, the more, surprisingly, I can be sure that even though Hitchcock was a master of suspense, the movies he had shot are nothing but reflections, probably a little exaggerated, to our real life. Because our life itself is always a mystery, the true meaning of which cannot be told until long after it goes to its end.

首先,电影中有太多的巧合,无巧不成书,没有电影能够避开这个问题,也没有人能够预先告诉我们将来要发生什么。这个故事会如何结束。

       First of all, there are too many coincidences no one can previously tell. It is said that there is no story without coincidences. Naturally, no movies, either. It is easy to find coincidences in Hitchcock’s movies, most of which determine where the story is going, how it would end, or even whether it should initiate. For instance, in Stranger on a Train (1951), amateur tennis star Guy Haines happened to take the same train with Bruno Anthony, who happened to be a “psycho” with all the crazy ideas in his mind, and, in the meanwhile, happened to have read the marriage situation Guy Haines was in. Any of the three elements in the coincident lost, the whole story might stay as an illusion in Bruno’s mind with no one’s fate changing so sharply. Also, Barbara (acted by Patricia Hitchcock, daughter of Alfred Hitchcock), younger sister of Haines’ girlfriend Anne Morton, happened to wear glasses like the victim Miriam and share similar hair color with her, and she happened to stand in front of the murder Bruno while he was choking an old lady. All these clues connected, Anne deduced the truth, after which she planned to right the wrong together with Haines, rather than leave him alone fighting with Bruno. With all these coincidences playing such important roles to bring about the climax, I cannot help thinking what if I happened to miss my first love three years ago, would I now still be happily waiting for it without any knowledge about how to deal with a relationship instead of being more mature by now? And if I happen to fail in my college entrance exam, how or where would I end up since it would definitely not be here? Sometimes, coincidences, which we can not previously tell indeed determine our life turns.

其次,没有人能告诉我们,电影中有太多的意外。所有的情节都是来自于意外,是人们没有意料到的。

       Secondly, there are too many accidents no one can previously tell. In North by Northwest (1959), all the plots are based on an accident that Thornhill, an advertising executive, was mistakenly captured by a criminal gang just because of a wave at the waiter. Although it was only an accident, still Thornhill experienced through the whole event, and accidentally met his soulmate Eva Kendall. Same in Torn Curtain (1966), it seemed that most troubles Professor Michael Armstrong got due to accidents, including the “safeguard” Gromek magically finding him in the isolated farm home, robbers in the forest wasting their time to distance the real bus, and the ballet dancer amazingly recognizing the professor and his fiancé Sarah Sherman. Although accidents in those films are a little bit depressing, there are cheerful accidents and depressing accidents both could change our life trace. Gossip Girl is a very popular TV series attracting many boys and girls including me, who yearn for those girls in the show capable of wearing fancy dresses and walking on the red carpet now and then. However, I wasn’t accidentally born in a family like those girls’, which means I can only keep those admiring feelings to myself, and for most time, live my own life. In fact, we are randomly arranged to be born in a certain family which we cannot choose (I don’t mean we should). It is just like an accident, no matter what kind of family we accidentally have, we should live and love with it despite the different fates we may have.