2008-02-24

觀讀聽 24/2/08

觀:

● 李玉 《蘋果》 (7/10)

● 胡金銓 《大醉俠》 (4/10)

● Marleen Gorris 《Antonia's Line》 (7/10)

● Cristina Comencini 《La Bestia nel Cuore/Don't Tell》 (7/10)

讀:

● Paola Antonelli 《Humble Masterpieces

● Francis Fukuyama 《After the Neocons

● Terence Bumbly 《The Museum of Unnatural History

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第一次看導演李玉的作品,真要拍手叫好。

蘋果的故事,重點描述兩對夫妻四個人的錯綜關系,有條有理,雖說較像話劇劇本,但不打緊。電影拍出來層次分明,不徐不疾,有大將之風。

四位演員亦表現出色。老的一對(梁家輝和金燕玲)的演技,無須多說,爐火純青。年輕的一對(佟大為和范冰冰)亦在水準以上。

蘋果鏡頭下的今日中國,人欲橫流,道德淪喪,四個不能算壞的普通人在偶然強奸發生後,各有盤算,保障自身利益。無怪乎大陸意識形態官員對此眾生描畫看不過眼。

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Humble Masterpieces: Everyday Marvels of Design, is a by-product of the 2004 MoMA exhibition Humble Masterpieces.

Paola Antonelli, the author and a curator of MoMa, handpicks 50 everyday, affordable, easily available objects and traces their design origins.

SwissChamp Knife, Slinky, Crown Bottle Cap, Sugar Cube, Whisk, Dixie Paper Cup, Filofax, Tablerone, Pushpins, Band-Aid, Chopsticks, ...

Humble Masterpieces is easy to read (for each object, 1 gorgeous full-page photo + 1 page of text, using just a couple of hundred words) and totally enjoyable.

Watch Paola Antonelli on Treating Design as Art:



#Further Reading: Henry Petroski, The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are

#Listen to Henry Petroski on toothpick