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Skyfall(2012) - 自我詰問

這部可能也是我看過最好看的007電影。我肯定沒有把系列看全,以前的作品也沒多少記得,但這一部真的有水準。

這部007跟以前的作品有很大分別,而且是刻意將自己與過去區別開來。

1. Skyfall常問到自身存在的意義,準確一點是間諜身份和間諜電影目前於世的意義,當中亦有直接回應。例如冷戰凋淡後我們(英美?)是否已感覺十分安全?要是否定,那麼我們的危機感從何而來呢?我們不再懼怕蘇聯,我們卻仍懼怕我們自身,危機就在自己的土地上。故此Skyfall的結局就在Skyfall,面對的敵人就是自己的歷史過犯。這跟以往喜歡藉當時最具威脅的國家或組織之類做對手有明確分別。其次就是特務如007這種人物還有甚麼意義,電影的回應是有些玩槍的動作片仍是不可欠缺的fun。

2. 故事總在強調喜歡老一套。舊事舊物總有不可缺少、可靠、被鍾愛、足夠的意味,當中有舊特務、舊武器、舊剃髮用品等等,刻意營造的Back to Basic明顯在自我指涉故事手法本身。這部007不是耍帥、搞科技、特效、打鬥,一切的「007題材」都被簡潔有力的方式表達,而多注意到人物本身。M第一次成為一個立體的角色,(可惜Judi Dench 做了那麼長,角色稍有建立就被拉下台……)反而邦女郎就沒有多少戲。Bond主角本身也多了很多內在衝突,主要的原因是故事玩上了英雄老邁恐被淘汰的戲路,身體、社會……令每次遇上危機,都不是單純的智慧與武力的克服過程。此外還有壞蛋的塑造也是有所加強,有歷史背景、與主角內心衝突扣連,使簡單的情節充滿力量(陰謀佈局其實相當簡單,沒有多少懸疑,但角色的執意頗具動力,足以推動)。

3. 故事有些地方還是挺The Dark Knight 和The Dark Knight Rises,例如Silva與Joker有相似,說英雄復出狀態不如前,政府組織被質疑等等。

4. 007題材的處理也很特別,邦女郎的戲份很少、對任務沒多少幫助、性愛沒有渲染、其中一位與主角建立出有說服力、與主題相關的情感;武器異常低科技,甚至玩陷阱、原始陷阱,而且跟制勝關係不大(與主題關係卻扣緊)。

5. 美術方面做得很出色,攝影外就是片首主題曲Skyfall時的動畫…而且有趣地開槍剪影留在最尾,此類玩笑經常出現以示區別。

6. 而中文智破天凶城完全是個騙局,誤導之餘也展現了心虛,因為要是觀眾知道了結局在荒郊大屋中槍戰九成唔買票…我們的水平就是這麼低下了。(其他中文譯名亦多有欺騙成份…)

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