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陸上行舟

HKIFF 2018 第一回:22/03/2018 @ HKCEC

今屆電影節的重頭節目,必定是德國殿堂級電影大師華納荷索(Werner Herzog)應大會及香港大學邀請,出席大師班及座談會。大師首次踏足香江,與他相關的活動吸引一眾影迷蜂擁而至,希望與大師作近距離交流。作為荷索紀錄片迷的我,當然不想錯過如此難得的機會,幸好能抽空出席其中一場座談會,而且能在銀幕下觀看他其中一部鉅世無遺的劇情作品--《陸上行舟》(Fitzcarraldo)。

雖然荷索作為紀錄片大師的印象已深入民心,但其實早年他拍攝不少劇情作品。於我而言,《陸上行舟》(Fitzcarraldo)是一部結合劇情與紀事的電影。劇情涉及深入亞馬遜森林,並把一艘蒸汽船拉上山後再橫渡河流的艱鉅過程,當時並沒有任何特技幫助,而是透過鏡頭真實地將陸上行舟的過程呈現於觀眾眼前。另一部由Les Blank執導的紀錄片《Burden of Dreams》亦記錄了《陸上行舟》的拍攝過程。

雖然仍未有空看《Burden of Dreams》,但單看《陸上行舟》已讓我驚嘆不已。這個故事並非虛構,而是真有其事。一個希望在熱帶雨林興建歌劇院的歌劇迷Fitzcarraldo,為了籌集資金,不惜接下到森林開採橡膠的任務,而為了避過敵方公司的地域及急流,他決意將大船拉上岸,越過兩條河中間的一座山,然後再逆流而上。過程中雖然得到當地土著的幫助,但亦因為彼此言語不通,加上「神」的旨意,計劃最終失敗而回。即使如此,這仍然是一個瘋狂的壯舉。

荷索與片中的Fitzcarraldo,彼此或多或少滲著相同的偏執氣息。荷索透過電影告訴世人如何將不可能成為可能。如果說別人瘋狂,那只是因為沒有實踐的勇氣和決心。

荷索於映後座談會分享了當時拍攝的點滴,例如當時原來特意建造了兩艘大船作拍攝用途。他笑謂,雖然不想再重新拍一次,但如果真的要這樣做,他還是會選擇建造一艘船,絕對不會使用特技。雖然偶爾會遇上「九唔搭八」的觀眾問題,但荷索依然耐心解答,詳盡得來帶點幽默。聽他一席話,彷彿又上了一課。人生中有機會遇見自己喜歡的導演,好滾動~


影片來源: 香港國際電影節協會 (Hong Kong International Film Festival Society) 30 more words
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