2007-07-23

神的孩子都在跳舞:又一村上小說改編電影

在重看市川準的《東尼瀧谷》後,我寫下:我仍然堅持,村上看了這部電影後,相信不大可能再讓他的作品登上銀幕

我錯了。

村上春樹的短篇小說《All God's Children Can Dance/神的孩子都在跳舞》,已由Scott Coffey改編為同名英語電影,導演是Robert Logevall,Jason Lew演Kengo(即書中的善也),而母親則為陳冲。

IMDb | Trailer

Variety影評人在CineVegas Film Festival看過此片後,把它批得一文不值:

There are good reasons why some consider Haruki Murakami's fiction resistant to film adaptation. They need look no further for evidence than "All God's Children Can Dance". ... If the impossible dialogue isn't enough to sink pic, then studied perfs and pretentious direction by Robert Logevall are.

Las Vegas Weekly的報導,亦非常負面:

Although I have yet to see something really God-awful at the festival, a lot of critics have already given me their picks for worst movie at CineVegas. Apparently, Frownland, All God’s Children Can Dance and In the Land of Merry Misfits would’ve prompted a few walk-outs if critics didn’t have a professional obligation to stay until the end...

(本片結果嬴了個「評判團視覺表現特別獎」

或者,我應當說,村上不應再讓他的作品登上銀幕了。